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.
- "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…
- "Just Like Honey" by Jesus and Mary Chain
Honey, nature's candy!
- "Lips Like Sugar" by Echo and the Bunnymen
Boy, Ian McCulloch was sure delicious back in the day!
- "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!
- "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.
- "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.
- "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?
- "Cinnamon" by the Long Winters
One of my favorite spices, and one of my favorite bands ever.
- "Cherry Pie" by Warrant
Do you think this is where the White Stripes drew their early red and white striped visual aesthetic inspiration?
- "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??