Top Ten Thursdays: Top Ten Songs About Food

Burly, bearded Zac Brown and his band play Sunset Cove Amphitheatre on Saturday. The highlight of the evening will likely be a beer-drenched, sing along performance of his fiddle-laced, pleasantly simple and patriotic country smash "Chicken Fried." It's a fun little ditty that got me thinking about all the really great songs inspired by food -- or with something edible in the title. Here's my highly subjective list. 
 
1. "Potato Head Blues," Louis Armstrong

It's a magical, trailblazing work of beauty that never fails to move me in a positive way. Check this quote from Woody Allen's character in his 1979 masterpiece Manhattan: "Why is life worth living? It's a very good question. Um... Well, There are certain things I guess that make it worthwhile. Groucho Marx, to name one thing and Willie Mays and the second movement of the 'Jupiter Symphony.' Um, Louis Armstrong's recording of 'Potato Head Blues....'

Here it is. (It takes about 18 second before music -- the original 1927 recording -- kicks in.)


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