What could be more perfect than a combo of food and music, especially when it’s right there in a song title. That is certainly the case with five classic rock songs from the very best artists of that rock era. No matter if it is the holidays, Sunday dinner, or a quick bite to eat, you can sit back and enjoy these mouth-watering songs ranging from burgers to pies, hot dogs, and most everyone’s favorite, chocolate. Bon appetit.
“Cheeseburger in Paradise” – Jimmy Buffet
Opening up the song list is its first entree offered, the All-American cheeseburger. One thing about Jimmy Buffet, besides singing about life’s a beach and shark fins, is about margaritas and now cheeseburgers. “Cheeseburger in Paradise” was actually inspired after some rough weather in the Caribbean seas when their boat finally made it to the island of Tortola. Lo and behold there was a menu with an authentic American cheeseburger on it.
Jimmy Buffett – Cheeseburger In Paradise
Jimmy Buffett – ‘Cheeseburger In Paradise’ Comment, Rate and Subscribe For Cheeseburgers! The song was released in 1978 and a Top 40 hit.
“Fried Neckbones (and Some Homefries)” – Santana
Maybe not neckbones, though home fries is a lot more appetizing. The band Santana covered this song by Latin jazz percussionist Willie Bobo as their encore at Woodstock. It was never an album track, yet they would perform “Fried Neckbones” at their concerts. In later Santana albums this live Woodstock piece would be added in as a bonus track on vinyl, CD, and digital formats. Incidentally, the song is about fried neckbones and some homefries, and not much else.
Santana – Fried Neckbones and Some Home Fries (Woodstock)
Cover of a song by the Latin jazz percussionist Willie Bobo and performed by Santana at Woodstock as an encore in 1969. “Fried Neckbones (and Some Homefries)” never appeared on any of Santana’s albums until decades later as a bonus track.
“Flaming Pie” – Paul McCartney
This could be about any kind of meat or vegetable dish like Shepherd’s Pie or Chicken Pot Pie. The song title was actually inspired by John Lennon’s snarky remark to early Beatles press conferences when asked about the band’s name. “Flaming Pie” is the title track from McCartney’s 1997 release. It features another classic rock artist, Jeff Lynne of ELO.
Paul McCartney – Flaming Pie
Song by Paul McCartney, from the album ‘Flaming Pie’ (1997). Video made by the uploader, IIITheMagicBoxIII. The song title comes from John Lennon’s snarky reply to the often asked question on how they came up with their name (Beatles).
“Hot Dog” – Led Zeppelin
When you think of Led Zeppelin the last thing you’d ever hear from them is a bona fide country song. “Hot Dog” is influenced by the rockabilly sound in which lead singer Robert Plant is a fan of. The song is about a girl in Texas as well as paying tribute to the state known for cowboys, ten-gallon hats, cowboy boots, and everything big. The only reference to the All-American comfort food is when Plant says “hot dog” at the end.
Led Zeppelin: Hot Dog 8/4/1979 HD
Released in 1979 this track is off the “In Through The Out Door” album. It’s a rockabilly influenced song about a girl in Texas and a homage to the Long Star State.
“Savoy Truffle” – The Beatles
Now for dessert are chocolate truffles and a song written by the Beatles’ George Harrison. His good friend Eric Clapton loves chocolate. The lyrics were taken from a candy box featuring the flavors of Montelimart (nougat), Ginger Sling, Cream Tangerine, and Coffee Dessert. The “Savoy Truffle” track comes from the popular Beatles album that’s simply known as “The White Album.”
The Beatles – Savoy Truffle
Creme tangerine and Montelimar
A ginger sling with a pineapple heart
A coffee dessert, yes, you know it’s good news
But you have to have them all pulled out
After the Savoy truffle