Learn English vocabulary the fun way, here are some songs about one of our favourite topics - food.


Song Title Artist/Group
Big Apple Kajagoogoo
Banana Republic The Boomtown Rats
Blueberry Hill Fats Domino
Cherry Oh Baby UB40
Chocolate Girl Deacon Blue
Do the Clam Elvis Presley (1965 - in the charts for 8 weeks!)
Whipped Cream Herb Albert & the Tijuana Brass
Food Glorious Food From the musical Oliver (Lyrics below)
Wild Honey The Beach Boys
Hot Dog Shakin' Stevens
Lemon Tree Peter, Paul and Mary
Life is a lemon and I want my money back Meatloaf
Life is a Minestrone 10cc
Green Onion The Beatles
Sweet Pea Manfred Mann
Peaches Presidents of the USA
American Pie Don McLean / Madonna
Rags to riches Tony Bennett
Raspberry Beret Prince and the Revolution
Polk Salad Annie Elvis Presley (number 23 in 1973)
Strawberry Fields Forever The Beatles
Brown Sugar The Rolling Stones
Sugar, Sugar The Archies
Cold Turkey John Lennon
Who'd want to be a Turkey at Christmas? Elton John


Food Glorious Food

Is it worth the waiting for?
If we live 'til eighty-four
All we ever get is gru...el!
Ev'ry day we say our prayer -- Will they change the bill of fare?
Still we get the same old gru...el!
There's not a crust, not a crumb can we find,
Can we beg, can we borrow, or cadge,
But there's nothing to stop us from getting a thrill
When we all close our eyes and imag...ine

Food, glorious food!
Hot sausage and mustard!
While we're in the mood
Cold jelly and custard!
Pease pudding and saveloys!
What next is the question.
Rich gentlemen have it, boys: In-di-gestion!

Food, glorious food!
We're anxious to try it.
Three banquets a day -- Our favourite diet!
Just picture a great big steak -- Fried, roasted or stewed.
Oh, food, Wonderful food, Marvellous food, Glorious food.

Food, glorious food!
What is there more handsome?
Gulped, swallowed or chewed -- Still worth a king's ransom!
What is it we dream about?
What brings on a sigh?
Piled peaches and cream, about Six feet high!

Food, glorious food!
Eat right through the menu.
Just loosen your belt
Two inches and then you
Work up a new appetite.
In this interlude –
Then food, Once again, food Fabulous food, Glorious food!

Food, glorious food!
Don't care what it looks like:
Burned, underdone, crude -- Don't care what the cook's like.
Just thinking of growing fat -- Our senses go reeling.
One moment of knowing that Full-up feeling!

Food, glorious food!
What wouldn't we give for
That extra bit more -- That's all that we live for.
Why should we be fated to Do nothing but brood
On food, Magical food, Wonderful food, Marvellous food, Fabulous food, Beautiful food, Glorious food!