Top Five: Favorite Food Songs

This list may or may not be inspired by some unreasonable hunger pangs that I’ve had today.

What are some of your favorite songs that mention food?

Here’s my list:

  1. Hank Williams, “Jambalaya (On The Bayou)” (Jambalaya, crawfish pie, fillet gumbo)
  2. Alabama, “Cheap Seats” (dogs with mustard and relish)
  3. Little Jimmy Dickens, “Country Boy” (cornbread, tater, chicken)
  4. Joe Diffie, “Good Brown Gravy” (brown gravy, biscuit)
  5. Billy Currington, “Banana Pancakes” (banana pancakes)


  1. 1. Alabama, “Song of the South” (Sweet Potato Pie)
    2. Alan Jackson, “Where I Come From” (Cornbread and Chicken)
    3. Trisha Yearwood, “Everybody Knows” (Give me some chocolate and a magazine)
    4. Tim McGraw, “Something Like That” (BBQ)
    5. Craig Morgan, “That’s What I Lovr About Sundays” (Chicken and Baked Beans)

  2. Kinky Friedman – Get your biscuits in the oven and your buns in the bed
    Kinky Friedman – Bananas and cream
    Kinky Friedman – Highway Cafe (corn beef on rye)
    Caitlin Rose (the other one) – Southern Truck Stop

  3. Brandy Clark-The Day She Got Divorced-(She burned the toast just like she did the day before.)
    Kacey Musgraves-Biscuits
    Jimmy Buffett-A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean
    Will Hoge-Jesus Came To Tennessee (offered him a sandwich cause he was looking awful thin.)
    Holly Williams-Waiting On June (Honey, don’t burn the bacon.)

  4. Robert Earl Keen – Barbecue
    Guy Clark – Home Grown Tomatoes
    Gaelic Storm – The Bear and the Butcher Boy (our hero saves his love from a escaped circus bear by throwing meat at it until it gets its fill and falls asleep)
    Cory Branan – Prettiest Waitress in Memphis
    Jimmy Buffett – Last Mango in Paris

  5. Shenandoah – “Next To You, Next To Me” (BBQ Chicken and a TV Guide)
    John Anderson – “Swingin” (Brother’s on the sofa, eating chocolate pie)
    Kentucky Headhunters – “Dumas Walker” (We’ll have a slaw burger, fries, and a bottle of ski)
    Ricky Skaggs – “Halfway Home Cafe”
    John Berry – “Better Than A Biscuit” (This one’s off of a rare John Berry album. I’m not going to lie, it’s a little corny…but it does have a neat bluesy feel to it.)

  6. Leann Rimes – “Nothin Bout Love Makes Sense” (jumbo shrimp) I heard Gary Burr sing this song last night at a songwriters show at the Nashville City Winery.
    Mo Pitney – “Cleanup on Aisle Five” (cheerios)
    Suzy Bogguss – “Eat at Joe’s” (eggs and ham)
    Hal Ketchum – “Ordinary Day” (eggs and bacon)
    Catherine Britt – “The Upside of Being Down” (Hagen Daz)

  7. My five:

    2. GOODBYE EARL–The Dixie Chicks (black-eyed peas)
    3. THANK GOD I’M A COUNTRY BOY–John Denver (got CAKES on the griddle)
    4. BISCUITS–Kacey Musgraves
    5. HOT DOG–Buck Owens

  8. 1. Green Bananas – Jake Owen (I don’t buy green bananas, I don’t play that far ahead)
    2. I Hope They Get To Me In Time – Darius Rucker (Mama’s in the kitchen, got fried green tomatoes popping in the pan)
    3. The Good Life – Trent Willmon (I’ll go meet Amy at the Dixie Dog, get a number 3 and a Coke float)
    4. Do You Want Fries With That – Tim McGraw

    And I am shocked no one has mentioned
    5. Cheeseburger in Paradise – Jimmy Buffett

  9. “Cheap Seats”–Alabama
    “Chicken Fried”–Zac Brown Band
    “Jambalaya (On The Bayou)–Hank Williams
    “Burgers and Fries”–Charley Pride
    “Do You want Fries With that?”–Tim McGraw

    Honorable memntion: “Biscuits”–Kacey Musgraves

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