Gluttony is one of the seven deadly sins.
My favorite one, unfortunately.
Especially when confronted with pizza and beer.
But I know I’m not alone.
The number of songs about gluttony makes that very clear.
It also means there are plenty of great tunes to make me feel better after suddenly realizing I, once again, polished off two pieces of cake.
Keep reading for my favorite songs about overeating and indulging in delicious food.
Songs About Gluttony
I tried to include gluttony songs from as many different genres as possible, so that there is something here for everyone to enjoy.
I Want Candy by Bow Wow Wow
This song was released in 1982, from Bow Wow Wow’s album Modern Heroes. You can hear genres of reggae and indie from this song and its upbeat feel is one to really make you dance. This version is a cover from The Strangloves, with the original version dating back to the 1960s.
With lyrics stating “I want candy” on repeat, this is a great song to add to your gluttony playlist. It’s sure to add some cravings, especially if you have a sweet tooth.
Eat It by “Weird Al” Yankovic
“Weird Al” Yankovic took a play on Michael Jackson’s Beat It with this song. He released it in 1983, just a year after Michael Jackson’s version came out. It comes from the album “Weird Al” Yankovic in 3D and was recorded for Rock ‘n Roll and Scotti Brother’s Records.
The song’s lyrics mention “have some more chicken, have some more pie” and “just eat it (eat it)”. So, if you’re needing the perfect song about gluttony, then I recommend this one.
Cake By The Ocean by DNCE
This song was the debut single from American band DNCE and was released through Republic Records. It comes from their album Swaay and was released in 2015. The song is a 1970s inspired pop and disco-funk track that has a happy, upbeat feel.
It’s suggestive lyrics such as “I’m going blind from this sweet, sweet cravin'” and “I keep on hopin’ we’ll eat cake by the ocean” gives it that gluttonous feel.
Sweet Tooth by Dave Rawlings Machine
With more of a folksy feel, this song goes on about needing to “feed a sweet tooth ten times a day”. The song was released in 2009 and comes from the album A Friend of a Friend. Rawlings even produced the album himself.
The song’s lyrics explore the irresistible allure of sweetness, making it a thoughtful addition to your playlist. Sweet Tooth delves into the theme of desire with more of an earthy feel compared to other songs about gluttony.
Ice Cream Man by Van Halen
Van Halen’s rocking Ice Cream Man serves up a different kind of treat. With its bluesy riffs and playful lyrics, the song paints a picture of an irresistible ice cream vendor, adding a flavorful twist to your gluttony-themed list.
The lyrics include lines such as “I got bim bam banana pops, dixie cups”. It’s one song that’s sure to leave you craving some sweet ice cream, making it the perfect song to add to your gluttony playlist.
Junk Food Junkie by Larry Groce
Larry Groce’s novelty song Junk Food Junkie humorously tackles the idea of hidden indulgences. The song’s satirical lyrics take a jab at the love for unhealthy snacks, making it a playful addition to your gluttony playlist.
The song was released in 1976 and spent 15 weeks on the U.S. charts. The song is about having an addiction to unhealthy snacks like corn chips and moon pies.
While the lyrics speak on healthy eating, Groce also sings about “a Big Mac on my breath”, making it a song I would recommend if you need one on gluttony.
Savoy Truffle by The Beatles
Savoy Truffle was written by George Harrison and draws inspiration from the temptation of delicious sweets. The song’s bluesy vibe and vivid lyrics make it a standout track that explores the darker side of indulgence.
It was released in 1968 and comes from the album The Beatles. This is one of the few songs that was purely written about candy and not using it as a metaphor for anything else such as attraction.
Its lyrics include lines such as “cool cherry cream, a nice apple tart”. This song is sure to start your mouth watering.
Candyman by Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera’s Candyman serves up a seductive blend of swing and pop as it celebrates the irresistible allure of a particular confectioner. The song’s catchy chorus and playful lyrics make it a modern addition to our gluttony playlist.
The song was released in 2006 and comes from the album Back to Basics. The lyrics include phrases such as “really got me working up an appetite” and “sweet-talkin’, sugar coated candyman.” I don’t know about you, but it’s really got me craving some candy.
Too Much Food by Jason Mraz
Jason Mraz’s Too Much Food explores the consequences of excess. The singer-songwriter’s acoustic sound and thoughtful lyrics offer a reflective note on the pitfalls of gluttony.
The song was released in 2002 and comes from the album Waiting for My Rocket to Come. It has lines such as “my stomach’s smaller than my eyes” and “living in a fast-food bag makin’ friends with ketchup and salt”. While it isn’t a song that will leave you craving treats, it will open your eyes to the damage eating in excess can cause.
Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson’s acoustic gem Banana Pancakes is a soothing ode to slowing down and enjoying the simple pleasures in life, including a leisurely breakfast that might involve some indulgent treats.
This song comes from the album In Between Dreams and was released in 2005. Its genre is stated as pop, but Johnson’s work has a soft, acoustic feel to each song.
The lyrics include lines such as “maybe we could sleep in, make you banana pancakes”. It’s definitely a song that makes me crave pancakes in the morning.
Cheeseburger In Paradise by Jimmy Buffett
Jimmy Buffett’s tropical rock hit celebrates the simple pleasure of a juicy cheeseburger, transporting listeners to a beachside paradise where indulgence is the order of the day.
The song was release in 1978 and is from the album Son of a Son of a Sailor. The song has lyrics such as “cheeseburger in paradise, heaven on earth with an onion slice.” It’s one of the most popular songs about food that will get your mouth watering and probably find a spot on your gluttony playlist.
Sweets For My Sweet by The Drifters
The Drifters’ classic love song uses the metaphor of sweet treats to express affection, adding a touch of romance to your gluttony playlist.
This was The Drifter’s first single with Charlie Thomas on the lead vocals and it reached number sixteen on the charts. It was released in 1961 and comes from the album Save the Last Dance for Me.
The song features notes of R&B and doo wop to give it an energetic feel. It’s lyric of “sweets for my sweet, sugar for my honey” really fire up those cravings.
Sugar Sugar by The Archies
This bubblegum pop classic by The Archies is a sugary-sweet anthem that perfectly captures the joy and indulgence associated with everyone’s favorite sweetener.
The song was written by Jeff Barry and Andy Kim. It was first recorded by The Archies who are a fictional band for the TV show The Archie Show.
It was released in 1969 and has sugary lyrics such as “pour a little sugar on it honey” and “I’m gonna make your life so sweet”. It mixes love and sweet foods together to create the perfect pop song.
Milkshake by Kelis
Kelis’ R&B hit Milkshake uses the metaphor of a milkshake to describe a woman’s irresistible allure, adding a playful and seductive song to your gluttony playlist.
This huge hit was released in 2003 and comes from the album Tasty. It features elements of R&B and hip hop. It peaked at number 3 on the charts and has been Kelis’s most successful song.
The lyrics include lines like “my milkshake brings all the boys to the yard” and while it isn’t directly about food, it still addresses gluttony, making it a great track to add to the playlist.
The Candy Man by Sammy Davis Jr
Originally from the film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Sammy Davis Jr.’s rendition of The Candy Man is a classic celebration of sugary delights. The song comes from the album Sammy Jr. Delights and was a number one hit for a huge three weeks.
You can tell why it was chosen for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory with lines such as “sweet chocolate, chocolate malted candy, gum drops”. This song is sure to bring back sweet memories of the film, making it a great choice to add to any gluttony playlist.
Hot Cheetos And Takis by Da Rich Kidzz
This hip-hop track went viral for its catchy beat and playful lyrics that celebrate the joy of snacking on Hot Cheetos and Takis. The song was released in 2013.
With lyrics such as “I can’t get enough of these hot Cheetos and Takis” and “bout to cop me some hot cheetos and a lemonade brisk” it’s easy to see why this song became an internet success. It’s certainly one to add to your gluttony playlist if you’re a lover of chips and cheese puffs.
Songs About Overeating: Final Thoughts
As mentioned, I wanted to include songs about gluttony from every genre I possibly could. Of course, some genres are definitely underrepresented. And some are missing entirely.
But you can help! If you know of any good glutton songs I missed, please let me know in the comments below. I’d especially appreciate songs in genres I missed, but will be happy for suggestions in any genre.