Meals: The Musical – The Song List

Readers have wondered if this would ever be done, but here it is – the first-ever song list of a musical. For those wanting to make a collection of recordings, a note of caution – this list contains 267 songs. A big shout-out to The Producer for leading this production. More importantly, many thanks to everyone for their contribution in creating the one of the best song lists about food in one place that I’ve seen.

MealsPlaybillAct 1: Meals (28 songs)
St. Alfonzo’s Pancake Breakfast (Frank Zappa)
Breakfast Blues (Unknown)
Supper’s Ready (Genesis)
Breakfast in America (Supertramp/Roger Hogson)
Lunch Will Keep Us Together (Neil Sedaka)
TV Dinners (ZZ Top)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Deep Blue Something)
Breakfast Time (Cookie Monster, Sesame Street)
Beans for Breakfast (Johnny Cash)
Blueberries for Breakfast (Mamas and Papas)

Whiskey Before Breakfast (Norman Blake)
It’s Suppertime (Little Shop of Horrors)
Suppertime Reprise (Little Shop of Horrors)
Hey Food (Cookie Monster, Sesame Street)
Girls Just Wanna Have Lunch (Weird Al Yankovic)
Alan’s Psychedelic Breakfast (Pink Floyd)
Food, Glorious Food (Oliver Twist)
The Food Song (Rae Patalinghug)

Food (Turtles)
Nice Girls Don’t Stay for Breakfast (Julie London)
Out to Lunch (Eric Dolphy)
Dinner with Deloris (Prince)
Breakfast at Sweetheart’s (Cold Chisel)
Breakfast in Bed (Dusty Springfield)
Food on the Table (Alabama)
Healthy Food (Cookie Monster, Sesame Street)
Dinner at Eight (Rufus Wainwright)
Soul Food to Go (Manhattan Transfer)

Act 2: Fruit (35 songs)
Peel Me a Grape (Diana Krall)
Blueberry Hill (Fats Domino, Vladimir Putin)
Raspberry Beret (Prince)
I Like to Eat Apples and Bananas (Raffi)
Kiwi and the Apricot (Keller Williams)
Banana Pancakes (Jack Johnson)
Peaches and Cream (Beck)
Chiquita Banana Song (The Terry Twins)
Tangerine (Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, Frank Sinatra, Dr. John)
Cherry Ripe (Dame Joan Sutherland)
Banana in Your Fruit Basket (Bo Carter)
Strawberry Fields Forever (The Beatles)
Strange Fruit (Beth Hart, Billie Holiday)
Tangerine (Led Zeppelin)
Peaches (The Presidents of the United States)
Grapefruit Juicy Fruit (Jimmy Buffett)
Mandarin Oranges Part 3 (Little Simz)
Apple Bottom Jeans (T-Pain)
Banana Boat Song (Harry Belafonte)
Orange Crush (REM)
Watermelon in Easter Hay (Frank Zappa)
Scrapple from the Apple (Charlie Parker)
Pineapple Express (Annette Funicello)
Why is a Carrot More Orange Than an Orange (Amboy Dukes)
Watermelon Man (Herbie Hancock)
Banana Juana – Ralph Robles
Banana Splits Show Theme Song (Banana Splits, The Dickies)
Spontaneous Apple Creation (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown)
Elderberry Wine (Elton John)
One Bad Apple (The Osmonds)
Little Green Apples (Glen Campbell)
Cherry Bomb (John Mellencamp)
Cherry Cherry (Neil Diamond)
Kiwi (Maroon 5)
I Heard It Through the Grapevine (CCR)

Act 3: Sides (22 songs)
Broccoli (The Association)
The Potato Song (Cheryl Wheeler)
Captain Vegetable (Sesame Street)
Call Any Vegetable (Frank Zappa)
Butterbeans (B52s)
Quiche Lorraine (B52s)
Side Dish (Robert Cray)
The Eggplant that Ate Chicago (Dr. West’s Medicine Show Junk Show Band)
Glass Onion (The Beatles)
Hang on Little Tomato (Pink Martini)
Space Nuts (Booker T and the MGs)
Yellow Yam Blues (Yank Rachell, Sonny Boy Williamson)
The Golden Potato Song
Frim Fram Sauce (Diana Krall)
Beans & Cornbread (Louis Jordan)
Pork and Beans (Weezer)
Mashed Potato Time (Dee Dee Sharp)
Mom’s Spaghetti (Eminem)
Bread and Butter (The Waitresses)
Salt Peanuts (Dizzy Gillespie)
Do You Like Broccoli Ice Cream? (Super Simple Songs)
Collard Green & Cornbread (Fantasia)

Act 4: Meat (41 songs)
Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens (Asleep at the Wheel)
Jive Turkey (Ohio Players)
Burger on a Bun (Wilma & Betty)
Chicken Wing Song
Struttin with some Barbecue (Louis Armstrong)
Cheeseburger in Paradise (Jimmy Buffett)
Pickin’ a Chicken (Eve Boswell)
Boiled Beef and Carrots (Harry Champion)
Chicken in Black (Johnny Cash)
Chicken Song (Techno Chicken)
Dixie Chicken (Little Feat)
Bacon Blues
Chicken Dance
San Antone Meat House (Woody Guthrie)
Meat and Potatoes (Belle & Sebastian)
All the Meat and No Potatoes (Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald)
Hot Dog (Elvis Presley)
Pork and Beans (Weezer)
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (Charlie Mingus)
Cold Turkey (John Lennon)
One-Eyed Chicken (Beth Hart)
Chicken Pot Pie (Weird Al Yankovic)
Funky Chicken (Rufus Thomas)
Chicken Breast Bone (Manhattan Transfer)
Meat is Murder (The Smiths)
Uncle Meat (Frank Zappa)
Hot Dog Song (Mickey Mouse Club)
Pork Chop Song (Guitar Shorty)
Rump Steak Serenade (Fats Waller)
Ribs (Lorde)
Tastes Like Chicken (The Austin Lounge Lizards)
Fried Chicken and Gasoline (Southern Culture on the Skids)
Pork Chops (Two Gentlemen Band)
Pork Chops and Mustard Greens (Ernie Andrews)
Hot Dog Song (Led Zeppelin)
Eat Steak (Reverend Horton Heat)
Chicken Reel (Les Paul)
On Meatball (Bing Crosby and the Andrew Sisters)
Meat and Potato Man (Alan Jackson)
Jerky Ribs (Kelis)
T-Bone (Neil Young)

Act 5: Ingredients (20 songs)
Sugar Shack (Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs)
Sugar Sugar (Archies)
Coriander (David Brookes)
Salt and Pepper (Harry Chapin)
Just Like Honey (Jesus and Mary Chain)
Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young)
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Beatles)
Tupelo Honey (Van Morrison)
Oregano Flow (Digital Underground)
I Should Live in Salt (The National)
Salt of the Earth (Rolling Stones)
Sassafras Roots (Green Day)
Brown Sugar (Rolling Stones)
The Herbs and Spices Song (Todd Gilbert)
The Garlic Song (Andrew Rouse)
Hot Sauce (Louis Prima & Keely Smith)
Mean Mr. Mustard (Beatles)
Green Onions (Booker T & the MGs)
Bar-B-Q Sauce (Sam Price)
Taste of Honey (Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass)

Act 6: Non-Alcoholic Drinks (24 songs)
Soda Fountain Rag (Duke Ellington, Shelly Berg)
Apple Cider Reconstitution (Al Stewart)
Tea for Two (Ella Fitzgerald)
Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk (Rufus Wainwright)
Imaginary Tea (Jon McLaughlin)
Lemonade (Coco Rosey)
Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon and Garfunkel)
Black Coffee (Ella Fitzgerald)
Milkshake (Kelis)
You’re the Cream in My Coffee (Marlene Dietrich)
I Like to Buy the World a Coke (Commercial)
Dr. Pepper (Commercial, Garth Brooks)
The Song of Lime Juice and Despair (Shinyribs)
A Nice Cup of Tea (Binnie Hale)
Orange Crush (REM)
Nesbitt’s Lime Soda Song (Negativland)
Proper Cup of Coffee (Trout Fishing in America)
Coffee and TV (Blur)
Black Coffee in Bed (Squeeze)
Cool Water (Johnny Cash)
Java Jive (Ink Spots, Manhattan Transfer)
Horchata (Vampire Weekend)
Juice Box Rap (Preschool Popstars)
The Beverage Song (Judson Brown)

Act 7: Alcoholic Drinks (22 songs)
Bottle of Wine (Fireballs)
Scotch and Soda (Kingston Trio)
Titties and Beer (Rodney Carrington)
Beer for My Horses (Toby Keith & Willie Nelson)
Bourbon in Your Eyes (Devil Doll)
Spill the Wine (Eric Burdon & War)
Tequila (Terrorvision)
Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffett)
Red Red Wine (UB40)
Gimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer (Billie Holiday)
Rum and Coca Cola (Andrew Sisters)
Blue Champagne (Manhattan Transfer)
‘Piña Colada (Rupert Holmes)
Straight, No Chaser (Miles Davis & John Coltrane)
Summer Wine (Lee Hazelwood)
Bourbon and Boys (Laura Bell Bundy)
Days of Wine and Roses (Frank Sinatra)
Strange Brew (Cream)
Titties and Beer (Frank Zappa)
1 Bourbon, 1 Scotch, 1 Beer (John Lee Hooker)
Little Old Wine Drinker Me (Dean Martin)
Beer Barrel Polka (Valerio Longoria)

Act 8: Desserts (25 songs)
Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy (Dinah Shore)
American Pie (Don McLean)
If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’d’ve Baked A Cake (Eileen Barton)
Mom’s Apple Pie (Tyrone Davis)
Coconut Cream Pie (Galt MacDermot)
Miss Fogarty’s Christmas Cake (Irish Rovers)
Key Lime Pie (Kenny Chesney)
I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) (Four Tops)
Custard Pie Led Zeppelin
Gelato Al Cioccolato (Pupo)
Ice Cream (New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band)
Savoy Truffle (The Beatles)
Wild Honey Pie (The Beatles)
Honey Pie (The Beatles)
Cream Puff (Johnny Nash)
Country Pie (Bob Dylan)
Tutti Fruitti (Little Richard)
Soul Cake (Sting)
Tapioca Tundra by The Monkees
Ice Cream (Sarah McLachlan)
Birthday Cake (Rihanna)
Poundcake (Van Halen)
Cakewalk Into Town (Taj Mahal)
Apples Peaches Pumpkin Pie – Jay & The Techniques
Banana Split (Louis Prima)

Act 9: Snacks and Leftovers (24 songs)
Saturday Night Fish Fry (Louis Jordan)
Animal Crackers in My Soup (Shirley Temple)
Animal Crackers (Melanie Safka)
Hold Tight Want Some Seafood Mama (Fats Waller)
Lollipop (Chordettes)
Chocolate (1975)
The Candy Man (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
Pretzel Logic (Steely Dan)
Cheese (Tim Minchen)
My Nuts Song (Hammy the Singing Hamster)
Candy Shop (Madonna)
Beef Jerky (John Lennon)
Popcorn (Hot Butter)
Mother Popcorn (James Brown)
Rock Lobster (B-52s)
Buttered Popcorn (Diana Ross & The Supremes)
Oysters (Tori Amos)
Pizza Pie (Norman Fox & the Rob Roys)
Candy by Big (Maybelle, Manhattan Transfer)
C is for Cookie (Cookie Monster)
The Black Bat Licorice (Jack White)
My Boy Lollipop (Millie Small)
I’m a Nut by Roger Miller
Song of the Shrimp (Elvis Presley)

Act 10: The Mess (28 songs)
Don’t Go Reachin’ Across My Plate (Albert Collins)
Mack the Knife (Louis Armstrong)
Cuts Like a Knife (Bryan Adams)
Silver Spoon (Kiss)
Pot Kettle Black (Tilly and the Wall)
Spoonman (Soundgarden)
Washing Dishes (Jack Johnson)
Chopsticks (Liberace)
Blue Plate Special (Freddie Cannon)
Eggs on a Plate (Iggy Pop)
Blunt the Knives (from “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”)
Dirty Dishes (Scotty McCreery)
Pans in the Kitchen (Patka Pacic)
Love is the Knife (Bonnie Tyler)
Moonlight Over a Spaghetti Plate (Lady Anne Montgomery)
A Spoonful Of Sugar (from “Mary Poppins”)
Boogie Woogie Blue Plate (Louis Jordan)
Dish (Pulp)
The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon (Merrie Melodies)
Glass of Water (Coldplay)
Raise Your Glass (Pink)
Silver Kettle (Al Stewart)
One more cup of coffee (Bob Dylan with Joan Baez)
Knives (Brad Mehldau Trio)
Hot Plate Heaven at the Green Hotel (Frank Zappa)
Old Black Kettle (Dolly Pardon)
Polly Put the Kettle On (Sonny Boy Williamson)
Spoonful (Howlin’ Wolf)

115 thoughts on “Meals: The Musical – The Song List

  1. Ah, the inveterate List-Maker 😀
    Wonder how you do it… how many hours/days would it take me, I wonder. You must have a remarkable quick-thinking, fast-read-access drive up there on top of your shoulders 😀


    • Cynthia,
      I constructed the list as we went, so it wasn’t hard to put together … but oh yes – once I noticed the entirety of the list – Wow! Thanks for your efforts in making the musicals successful.


    • Cathy,
      Who would have thunk it was that many songs. I can’t imagine the length of the song list for Time & Life! You’ve been a loyal participant in these for some time, so thanks to your contributions. At least I didn’t challenge you to identify your songs just from the list. 😉


  2. It is impressive to see them all laid out like this – I wish I had the time to listen to them all in one go and see if they actually tell a story – -wouldn’t that be something if we all got that clever!! Good job Frank – you are a genius at making interactive blog posts!


    • Pauline,
      Thanks for the kind words, but to me, this is a salute to the contributors as yourself who provided the songs .. and if one took the approximate 16-17 hours to hear the music, there’s got to be a story.


      • I did the unthinkable, Frank: I published a post about my pile of hell. We’re just about ready to leave Manhattan. I guess. There is still so much left to do. We’ve been working mega hours. I could sleep solidly for a month I’m so exhausted.


        • I just received the notification about the post … on my way soon. Lack of sleep is not good — but even more so for someone who cherishes it. Hopefully you are getting extra dollars for your efforts! Thanks for the update! … and hang in there!!!!

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        • Thanks pal! Once we finish the Manhattan side of this agony, we move onto setting up shop in LIC. That should be a sequel to this hell. This monster of a DIY move has completely overtaken my life.


  3. WOW…I know I need to come up with another word. That is quite a collection, Frank….I went through a good part of them….I found many I hadn’t heard in years….A few I don’t remember of from various singers.
    I am amazed. Simply amazed.


    • Sarah,
      Being relatively new to these parts, you may not be familiar with the blog musicals … but most of these the readers contributed, and yes – many songs I didn’t know either … but in that, I discovered many good songs.


    • Robin,
      Belief it or not, not that hard because I was compiling after every act. Nonetheless, there is a sense of grandeur when seeing it all together. I can’t imagine what the song lists for Time and Life would be like. Thanks for your contributions!!!


  4. Oh wow, I thought you made up some of these titles, but after Googling several, I see you didn’t! How you came up with them all, I’ll never know. I also know I probably won’t be downloading the song ‘Broccoli’ anytime soon. 😉 (I gave it a listen on You Tube. Ha!) But I still like eating broccoli!

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  5. Holy Moly …!!! I’d love to hear all of them. I wonder how long it would take. 267 …. eeeekkk!!!!
    It would keep an IPOD going for a good walk. LOL I think I need a glass of wine. LOL
    You must be very organized. Thanks for the list. GREAT JOB, aFrank ….!!!
    Isadora 😎


  6. Thank you dear Frank! What I find very neat is how much fun it is to find the songs I posted & remember the songs from other contributors.
    Your musicals are the most fun participation posts …. ever! (even if I mess up once in awhile)


    • Brigette,
      You are a newbie here, so I won’t accept your self analysis … but hey … enjoy the tunes. FYI: Dance: The Musical just started … Act 2 is starts next Tuesday, 9:30 pm (Eastern US) … all song titles must include Dancing or Dancin’. First come first serve on the songs.


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