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Your daily dose of Vitamin C

18 May

If you don’t want scurvy, just listen to the following songs:

“Orange Juice” – EarlWolf

“Orange Pineapple Juice” – Common

“Orange Crush” – R.E.M.

“Tangerine” – Big Boi

“Citrus” – The Hold Steady

Now that you’re feeling right, come back tomorrow for some real content.

Top five songs named after desserts

9 Aug

I think the list of songs named after deserts would be much shorter. And less delicious. Fork and spoon drumroll please…

5. “Savoy Truffle” – The Beatles

Been on a White Album kick lately. This is a goofy Harrison song (a la Piggies), but it’s worth a listen occasionally.

4. “Sex and Candy” – Marcy Playground

Is it OK to like this song? Disco lemonade is so refreshing.

3. “Peaches and Cream” – John Butler Trio

Although this song doesn’t necessarily showcase it, John Butler is one of the best guitarists I’ve ever seen. This is a poignant song, made slightly less poignant by the revelation that Butler named his daugher Banjo.

2. “Custard Pie” – Led Zeppelin

As this rocking tune makes abundantly clear, Robert Plant loved pastries. Especially underage pastries.

1. “Magic Pie” – Oasis

Only on trivial lists like this should you find Oasis ranked ahead of The Beatles and Led Zeppelin. But I gotta admit, Be Here Now is incredibly underrated, and “Magic Pie” is one of the best songs on the disc.

Top five songs named after fruits

2 May

I’m pretty fuzzy at the moment, which means I’m not exactly capable of providing you with thoughtful essays about Grand Theft Auto IV or The Vogue tonight. What I can do is supply you with a bunch of YouTube videos. Without further ado or explanation, here is my list of the top five songs named after fruits, perhaps the most underrated food group of all.

5. ” Peaches” – Presidents of the United States of America

4. “Banana Co.” – Radiohead

3. “The Lemon Song” – Led Zeppelin

2. “Strawberry Fields Forever” – The Beatles

1. “Tangerine” – Led Zeppelin

It’s worth noting that two of these ace songs come courtesy of Led Zeppelin. Robert Plant was truly the king of “food-as-sex” metaphors. If you don’t believe me, listen to the Zeppelin B-side, “Young Cherries with Juicy Melons.”

It can be found on the band’s rarities collection, Euphemisms Are Always Funny Regardless of Context.