Top 100 Lists


TOP 100 FOOD SONGS
OF THE '50S AND '60S

  1. If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake -
    Eileen Barton - 1950
  2. Lollipop - The Chordettes - 1958
  3. Little Green Apples - O.C. Smith - 1968
  4. Bread and Butter - The Newbeats - 1964
  5. Jambalaya - Jo Stafford - 1952
  6. Green Onions - Booker T. and the MG's - 1962
  7. Banana Boat (Day-O) - Harry Belafonte - 1957
  8. Jambalaya (On the Bayou) - Hank Williams - 1952
  9. Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie - Jay and the Techniques - 1967
  10. Java - Al Hirt - 1964
  11. The Banana Boat Song - The Tarriers - 1957
  12. Tea For Two Cha Cha - Tommy Dorsey - 1958
  13. Taste of Honey - Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass - 1965
  14. Polk Salad Annie - Tony Joe White - 1969
  15. Ginger Bread - Frankie Avalon - 1958
  16. Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles - 1967
  17. Watermelon Man - Mongo Santamaria Band - 1963
  18. Cherry Pie - Skip and Flip - 1960
  19. Pineapple Princess - Annette - 1960
  20. Gravy - Dee Dee Sharp - 1962
  21. Hot Pastrami - The Dartells - 1963
  22. Cotton Candy - Al Hirt - 1964
  23. Candy and Cake - Mindy Carson - 1950
  24. On Top of Spaghetti - Tom Glazer and the Do-Re-Mi
    Children's Chorus
    - 1963
  25. Peanut Butter - The Marathons - 1961
  26. Candy and Cake - Arthur Godfrey - 1950
  27. Pa-Paya Mama - Perry Como - 1953
  28. Peanuts - Little Joe and the Thrillers - 1957
  29. Mangos - Rosemary Clooney - 1957
  30. Lemon Tree - Trini Lopez - 1965
  31. Cocoanut Woman - Harry Belafonte - 1957
  32. If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake -
    Georgia Gibbs - 1950
  33. The Banana Boat Song - The Fontane Sisters - 1957
  34. The Popcorn Song - Cliffie Stone - 1955
  35. A Marshmallow World - Bing Crosby - 1950
  36. Pickin' Wild Mountain Berries - Peggy Scott and Jo Jo
    Benson
    - 1968
  37. Shish-Kebab - Ralph Marterie - 1957
  38. I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Cocoanuts - Danny Kaye - 1950
  39. Watermelon Weather - Perry Como and Eddie Fisher - 1952
  40. The Banana Boat Song - Steve Lawrence - 1957
  41. The Land of Milk and Honey - The Vogues - 1966
  42. The Banana Boat Song - Sarah Vaughan - 1957
  43. I Can't Grow Peaches on a Cherry Tree - Just Us - 1966
  44. No Milk Today - Herman's Hermits - 1967
  45. The Popcorn - James Brown - 1969
  46. Beans in My Ears - The Serendipity Singers - 1964
  47. Jambalaya (On the Bayou) - Fats Domino - 1961
  48. Lemon Tree - Peter, Paul and Mary - 1962
  49. Peaches 'n' Cream - The Ikettes - 1965
  50. Lemonade - Louis Jordan - 1951
  51. Lollipop - Ronald and Ruby - 1958
  52. Hot Pastrami with Mashed Potatoes - Joey Dee and the
    Starliters
    - 1963
  53. I Like My Baby's Puddin' - Wynonie Harris - 1950
  54. Little Green Apples - Roger Miller - 1968
  55. Strawberry Shortcake - Jay and the Techniques - 1968
  56. Puddin' n' Tain - The Alley Cats - 1963
  57. A Taste of Honey - Martin Denny - 1962
  58. Java - Floyd Cramer - 1963
  59. Rice is Nice - The Lemon Pipers - 1968
  60. Another Cup of Coffee - Brook Benton - 1964
  61. English Muffins and Irish Stew - Sylvia Syms - 1956
  62. The Eggplant That Ate Chicago - Dr. West's Medicine Show and Junk Band - 1966
  63. My Wife Can't Cook - Lonnie Russ - 1962
  64. Jelly Jungle (Of Orange Marmalade) - The Lemon Pipers - 1968
  65. Ice Cream Song - The Dynamics - 1969
  66. Peanuts - Rick and the Keens - 1961
  67. I Love Onions - Susan Christie - 1966
  68. Chicken Feed - Bent Fabric - 1963
  69. Gravy Waltz - Steve Allen - 1963
  70. Whipped Cream - Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass - 1965
  71. Molasses, Molasses (It's Icky Sticky Goo) - Roberta Quinlan with Jan August - 1950
  72. Peanuts (La Cacahuata) - The Sunglows - 1965
  73. Watermelon Man - Gloria Lynne - 1965
  74. Sippin' 'n Chippin' - The T-Bones - 1966
  75. Raspberries, Strawberries - The Kingston Trio - 1959
  76. Spreadin' Honey - The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm
    Band
    - 1967
  77. Dumplin's - Doc Bagby - 1957
  78. 40 Cups of Coffee - Bill Haley and his Comets - 1957
  79. Fried Eggs - The Intruders - 1959
  80. Dumplin's - Ernie Freeman - 1957
  81. Apples and Bananas - Lawrence Welk - 1965
  82. Black Berries - The Isley Brothers - 1969
  83. Jellybread - Booker T. and the MG's - 1963
  84. Shortnin' Bread - Paul Chaplain and his Emeralds - 1960
  85. I'll Just Have a Cup of Coffee (Then I'll Go) - Claude Gray - 1961
  86. (Do The) Mashed Potatoes - Nat Kendrick and
    the Swans
    - 1960
  87. Potato Peeler - Bobby Gregg and his Friends - 1962
  88. The Watermelon Song - Tennessee Ernie Ford - 1957
  89. Jambalaya - Bobby Comstock and the Counts - 1960
  90. The Wedding Cake - Connie Francis - 1969
  91. Hot Cakes! 1st Serving - Dave "Baby" Cortez - 1963
  92. Peas 'n' Rice - Freddie McCoy - 1967
  93. A Taste of Honey - Tony Bennett - 1964
  94. Mo-Onions - Booker T. and the MG's - 1964
  95. Shortnin' Bread - The Bell Notes - 1960
  96. Saltwater Taffy - Morty Jay and the Surferin' Cats - 1963
  97. Rib Tips - Andre Williams - 1966
  98. Fried Onions - Lord Rockingham's XI - 1958
  99. It's a Cotton Candy World - Jerry Wallace - 1964
  100. Grits 'n' Cornbread - The Soul Runners - 1967

This list is comprised of songs with items of food in the title or direct references to food in the lyrics. Brand name products and alcoholic beverages are not included. Indirect references, such as dances named after foods, are also not included. Rankings are based on the popularity of each song during the period of 1950 through 1969.





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