Thursday, March 3, 2011

The five greatest songs ever written about sandwiches

Posted By on Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 9:05 AM

Has a sandwich ever inspired you to burst into song?
  • Has a sandwich ever inspired you to burst into song?

If you thought there were only five songs about sandwiches, you'd be wrong. The filling between two slices of bread has inspired a lot of men, with synthesizers, to sing its praises. (Don't test this out on YouTube; it's an endless rabbit hole of more than 5,000 results.) Now if you were to suggest that there are only five great songs about sandwiches, you might be on to something.

Fat City has therefore compiled just such a list. If you know another and better song, I'll be shocked. Let the great sandwich-song debate begin ...

5. Peanut Butter Jelly Time. There was a time when this song would have earned the top spot on this list, but that time has long passed. Still, the dancing banana deserves props for introducing a whole new genre of song -- it's the Macarena of sandwich tunes.

4. Double Down Sandwich Song. Ian Cohen put his homage to the KFC Double Down to the tune of Tom Petty's Free Fallin'. The chorus of "Double Down, Double Sandwich" should be co-opted for an ad campaign. 

3. The Sandwich Song. Pan flute? Possibly. Fu Manchu? Definitely. Fully clothed man in a bathtub? Bizarre, but affirmative. Oddly adult version of a Disney song? Yup. The Weird Hour has created arguably the catchiest song on this list. 

2. Down Under. Men at Work introduced a whole slew of Americans to the idea of a Vegemite sandwich. Neither really caught on, when all was said and done, in the United States.   

1. I Like Sandwiches. Reeve Oliver took a guest appearance on Yo Gabba Gabba and wrote the finest ode ever penned to sandwiches. They nailed it when they told us "there are so many chances to eat a good sandwich and so little time now." If only we could go back and tell our younger selves to get down to the business of eating sandwiches. Kudos to you, Reeve Oliver, for teaching the next generation not to repeat our mistakes.

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