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Top 10 Songs about Sweets

Being all pregnant as I am, there are many things I enjoy but most avoid (booze, sushi, brie, caffeine, excessive late nights out, waaaah! Now I'm getting depressed!). But one thing I can have in abundance is sweets. Which is good, as I have a huge sweet tooth.

Which got me thinking: Why aren't there more pop songs about snacks, or candy, or treats? I had a hard time generating a Top 10 Songs about Sweets list, but I've done my best and here they are!

As per always, please tell me your favorites! I'm sure I forgot tons.

  1. "Candy Girl" by the Archies
    Someone please remind me of this song next time I'm starring all ambivalent at the karaoke book. I love this song and I always forget about it...
  2. "Just Like Honey" by Jesus and Mary Chain
    Honey, nature's candy!
  3. "Lips Like Sugar" by Echo and the Bunnymen
    Boy, Ian McCulloch was sure delicious back in the day!
  4. "I Want Candy" by Bow Wow Wow
    I don't remember this video being so corny... and her hairdo sure does seem tame these days. But I love that little guitar riff! And I like candy when it's wrapped in a sweater!
  5. "Ice Cream Man" by Van Halen
    Sorry about the "Sex! Drugs! And ROCK AND ROLL!!!!!' cheesy Dave intro. C'mon, it was filmed live in '83... what'd you expect? And no, I don't like mine with pickles. But thanks for asking.
  6. "Candy" by Iggy Pop
    I docked this song out of the top five because it's about a girl's name, and not the sweet. It's still a great jam.
  7. "Pour Some Sugar on Me" by Def Leppard
    As a wee one I believe I saw Def Leppard on this tour with a strange opening band that kinda scared and bored me... a band called Pixies! Could that possibly be a true story, or am I making that up?
  8. "Cinnamon" by the Long Winters
    One of my favorite spices, and one of my favorite bands ever.
  9. "Cherry Pie" by Warrant
    Do you think this is where the White Stripes drew their early red and white striped visual aesthetic inspiration?
  10. "Candy Girl" by New Edition
    Starting and ending the list with "Candy Girl" seemed fitting!

 

So you tell me -- What other great Songs about Sweets make your mouth water??

My favorite is "Ice Cream" by New Young Pony Club:

"Mars Bar" by The Undertones would be a nice addition to this list.

here's a couple of my faaavorite sugartooth tunes:

Starlight Mints...."Popsickle"

France Gall....."Les Sucettes"

also...Talking heads...."Sugar on my Tounge"

yippeeeeeee! sugar!

I might lose all indiecred for this but what about "Chocolate" by Sarah MacClachlan?

Ooh Trevor, I was wracking my brain for a popsicle song and that one is PERFECT! It's also another great video with puppets. Shane Curry will be pleased. Hopefully he'll stop by this blog post and see it.

how about: -

Cocteau Twins - Sugar Hiccup
Jesus & Mary Chain - Some Candy Talking
The Velvet Underground - Candy Says
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Candyman
Deacon Blue - Chocolate Girl

and my personal fovourite, Cookie Monster - C is for Cookie.

Marcy Playground - Sex and Candy
OK Go - C-C-C-Cinnamon Lips
Hummingfish - Chocolate
Sheena Easton - Sugar Walls (OK, so this one, like the Talking Heads song may not actually be talking about sugar....)
CJ Lewis - Sweets for My Sweet

"(Song For My) Sugar Spun Sister" - The Stone Roses
"Sugar Pill" - Ambulance Ltd.
"Sugarcube" - Yo La Tengo
"Sweet As A Candybar" - Air Miami
"Savoy Truffle" - The Beatles

Not about candy the treat but still great songs:
"Candy Says" - The Velvet Underground
"How Does It Feel To Look Like Candy?" - Swervedriver

Some lesser known tracks...

"Sweet Sweets" - P:ano (completely adorable track from Vancouver BC band)
"Lollipop" - The Hidden Cameras (more Canadians, yah)
"Cotton Candy" - Al Hirt (Instrumental; the suggestion of candy is uncanny)
"My Boy Lollipop" - Millie Small (Fun pop song from "The Reggae Box" set)

Definately "Popsickle" by Starlight Mints

That song was my summer anthem :D

Need I remind the world that the #1 song on this list is actually called "Sugar, Sugar"?

Bob -- Heh, that explains why I never find it in the karaoke books, eh? ;)

A gun that shoots knives is coming out with a new EP soon which will feature a song called "candy and toys." I know, it's kind of a tease, cuz you all haven't heard it, but trust me, it's great

How oh how could I (and the rest of the TIG faithful) possibly have forgotten "Chewing Gum" by Annie?

Candy Cane Crawl//The Twilight Singers//PowderBurns

Oh, Candy//Cheap Trick//Cheap Trick

Candy//Morphine//Cure For Pain

Candy Man//Roy Orbison

Big Rock Candy Mountain//Harry McClintock

The Candy Man//Cibo Matto//Viva! La Woman

Sugar And Stress//The English Beat//Special Beat Service

If Sugar Was As Sweet As You//Rockpile//Seconds Of Pleasure

Sugar//Ladytron//Witching Hour

Sugartune//Sloan//Smeared

Brown Sugar//The Rolling Stones//Sticky Fingers

Wild Mountain Honey//Steve Miller Band//Greatest Hits

Honey Bee (Let's Fly To Mars)//Grinderman//Grinderman

and for contrast,

Sugar Shack//J. Gilmer & The Fireballs

Ooooh these are GREAT ones!!!!

Sea uno más de los que ya juegan póquer en mesas virtuales.

The immense mother beamed for some changing support. This process is loosely wise. A unfair p

The Peppermint Twist
Lollipop

Ooh, fun!

I'd add:

1) Ice Cream Man- Tom Waits
2) Shaky Puddin- Soledad Brothers
3) Brown Sugar- D'Angelo
4) Candy- Cameo
5) I Taste Just Like Candy- Foxxxy Brown (Sorry! I love the beat to this one!)
6) Candyman- Candyman (Ooh, boy, I love you so...)
7) So Like Candy- Elvis Costello
8) Ice Cream Man- Raekwon
9) Da Munchies- Immature

A lot of the early 90s hip hop and R&B sang about candy apparently...

One of the best is "Savoy Truffle" by The Beatles.

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