“Mixed Fruits” Playlist


So Heather was looking on my iTunes for Strawberry Wine, which, at the time, I didn’t have, but came across other strawberry songs, and somehow or another that ended up with my making her a Mix CD of fruit-related songs, including but not limited to:

  • Strawberry Wine — Matraca Berg
  • Peaches — The Presidents Of The United States of America
  • Watermelon Man — Albert King
  • Raspberry Swirl — Tori Amos
  • Black Horse And The Cherry Tree — KT Tunstall
  • Another Bite of the Apple — Neil Diamond

And so, in honor of Mrs. Tutor, for whom I’ve not done one of these in way too long, I thought I’d do an old-school playlist post:

Since I’ve already listed some fruit songs, I’ll open it up a bit — What songs belong in a proper “Fruits And Vegetables” mix playlist? Bonus point for each fruit or vegetable that hasn’t already been named.

6 Responses

  1. Burnt Orange Peels – Beck
    Yes! We Have No Bananas – (Traditional, various, my copy is by the Great White Way Orchestra)

    hmmm….so far no actual edible fruit on my list….

  2. Blueberry Pie- Bette Midler

  3. Raspberry Beret
    Strawberry Fields Forever

  4. Something with “Date” in the title wouldn’t really fit the spirit of the thing, would it? What about “I Yam What I Yam” from the woeful Popeye movie (which, Elizabeth would proudly but shamefully tell you, she actually saw in theaters in Ripley, MS)?

    Here goes:

    I Heard It Through The Grapevine — Marvin Gaye
    Lemon — U2
    Clementine — Pink Martini
    Pineapple Rag — Scott Joplin
    Coconut — Harry Nilsson (bonus points for lime, too!)
    Grapefruit Diet — Weird Al
    (I hear he also once wrote a parody of “Desperado” called “Avocado” (genius), but I have no evidence of its existence either way.)
    Mulberry — John & Yoko
    Blueberry — Snoop Dogg
    Grow A Pear — Ke$ha
    Collard Greens and Cornbread — Fantasia
    Glass Onion — The Beatles

    …and although it shouldn’t count, I love the “You’re So Vain” line, “Your scarf, it was apricot.”
    I’m including nothing by Tangerine Dream or The Cranberries ’cause that’s the group name, and nothing by Blind Melon ’cause they suck.

    Strangely enough, I actually own most of these. Weird.

  5. Oh, wait! “Tangerine” by Led Zeppelin!

  6. Cherry Pie – Warrant (yeah!)
    Raspberry Beret – Prince
    Green Onions – Booker T and the MGs
    Cheese and Onions – The Rutles
    Cheesburger in Paradise – Jimmy Buffet
    Burger Man – ZZ Top
    TV Dinner – ZZ Yop
    Coffee in Bed – Squeeze
    Black Coffee – Black Flag
    Java Jive – Manhatten Transfer
    C is for Cookie – Cookie Monster
    Cinnamon Girl – Neil Young
    Sugar Mountain – Neil Young
    No Anchovies Please – J Geils Band
    Spam – Monty Python
    Fish Heads – Barnes & Barnes
    The Lemon Song – Led Zeppelin
    The Candy Man – Sammy Davis, Jr.
    I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow
    Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones
    Ice Cream – Sara McLaughlin
    Hot Tamales – Robert Johnson
    Malted Milk – Robert Johnson
    Breakfast At Tiffanys – Deep Blue Something
    Cornflake Girl – Tori Amos
    Dixie Chicken – Little Feat
    and of course …
    Milkshake – Kelis
    Wow, I spent too long with that.

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