Popular Bands Named After a Food

Music is so important to me

I had a great time growing up in a era when music was so special. You went to dances and you actually touched the person you were dancing with. In fact, some people referred to slow dancing as having "sex with your clothes on". The drinking age was 21 at the time, so there were a lot of teenage dance halls that I had the pleasure of working at and spun a few 45's in my day. Some of the local bands were just outstanding,

Personally, I am a huge fan of old R & B music like Otis Redding, James Brown and the old Ike & Tina Turner Revue. Maybe my list of food related bands are not that popular but most of them you could dance to and that was what music should make you do. I got into the guitar and keyboards and even sang a little. There is no greater high than performing live on stage and you can hear a pin drop when you start a song. And when people give you a standing ovation, that is pretty special.

So here's some of my food related performers

  • Cream (with "Slow Hand of course")
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Wild Cherry
  • Bread
  • Chuck Berry
  • Three Dog Night (some sort of feast in Viet Nam
  • The Animals (OK so it doesn't work for vegetarians)

Now if you asked for song titles, here are a few that just came out of my head

  • Sugar Pie Honey
  • Red Beans & Rice
  • Green Onions
  • American Pie
  • 30,000 Pounds of Bananas
  • I Heard It Through The Grapevine
  • Cut The Cake
  • Memphis Soul Stew
  • Peel Me A Grape
  • Bird On A Wire (Ducks, Chickens, Geese, etc. are all birds)

Now here's the tough part. Name the recording artist that did these songs. We'll even let you pick some of the alternatives because some of these songs were made famous by more than one artist.

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Comments 20 comments

Matt KiRK 5 years ago

How about Semolina Gomez ???


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Bozoplay 5 years ago Author

Three Dog Night was inserted as a joke, but I believe the Inuit reference is right on the mark for the correct origin of the band's name.


Shavonne 5 years ago

Moby Grape, Pearl Jam, Cream


Joy 5 years ago

Three dog night is actually referring to a night so cold that you would need three dogs in bed with you to keep warm. The origin is either Inuit or Australian aboriginal. :)


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midnightbliss 7 years ago from Hermosa Beach

wow, i didn't realize there's so many bands named after food, I enjoyed your hub and reading the comments.


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Shady Lady 7 years ago from here and there

I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts!! I love Monty Python!!


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Amanda Severn 7 years ago from UK

Milkshake, Heard it on the Grapevine, Yes we have no bananas, I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts


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Bozoplay 7 years ago Author

Oatmeal. I guess I always called it porridge. Oats was something you fed a horse (lol) No matter what, they are both good for you.


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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

Limp Bizkit :)


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sixtyorso 7 years ago from South Africa

Great hub but I dont know if I wanna dance or eat!


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Anna Marie Bowman 7 years ago from Florida

Oates...Oatmeal!!! Come on...


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Bozoplay 7 years ago Author

Only 1 - 45. I think I have at least 5 or 6 hundred just in R & B. And i think I saw Peaches and Herb live too. Reunited... da da do doo doo. Oates as a food, We are stretching (lol) but this is good fun. That is what music is. A lot of fun

Try slow dancing to Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'. It was longer than the 2:15 standard for those days.


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The Real Tomato 7 years ago

Agree -Definately music should make you want to dance! Or do something! I remember slow dancin to Peaches and Cream...Hall & Oats ( I can still hear the baritone)

I think there was a band called the Lemonheads too.

45's? Dated yourself , Ha - I still have one - Sugar, Sugar by Jeff Barry


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Wow AMB! that's awesome and I just came back with one, and if it weren't for your The Sugar Cubes, I wouldn't have thought of The Sugababes! LOL Oh Wait, Fiona Apple! Ha! :D


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Anna Marie Bowman 7 years ago from Florida

Buckcherry, Cherry Poppin' Daddies, The Sugar Cubes, Damien Rice, Hall & Oates, Korn, Pearl Jam, Salt & Pepa, Strange Fruit Project...I could go on and on.

Just thought of a song, too. Peaches by The Presidents of the United States of America!


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Cake, Smashing Pumpkins, Meat Loaf (does he have a band? LOL) Bread, The Cranberries....still thinking! :D


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Anna Marie Bowman 7 years ago from Florida

How about The Black Eyed Peas, or Blind Melon, Blue Oyster Cult, and Bowling For Soup! Ok, I need to stop! This is too much fun!


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Oh Strawberry Switchblade! Thanks Shady Lady for reminding me! LOL I'm still thinking.... :D


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Shady Lady 7 years ago from here and there

Strawberry Alarm Clock!! Peaches and Herb!! Ummm...damn, now you got me thinking, too! LOL!


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

What about the Red Hot Chili Peppers? Now you got me thinking! LOL thanks for sharing :D

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