Following Paul McCartney's bizarre meat-free Monday rap, we've tracked down some less worthy songs with foodie titles. If music be the food of love, play on ...

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Sir Paul McCartney

British musician and Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney has knocked out a rap in support of meat-free Monday.


While the campaign is a very worthy one – it asks people to stop eating meat for one day a week in an effort to reduce their carbon footprint and help fight climate change – the rapping has left us ever so slightly scared.

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But he's not alone. We're living in a world where rappers write cookbooks, snow is known as marshmallow and George Harrison wrote a song about Eric Clapton's chocolate addiction. Well, at least Macca's is for a good cause ...

American Pie by Don McLean

Nope, unfortunately this isn’t about apple pies or other tasty baked treats. This 70s hit was actually inspired by the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J P Richardson Jr in 1959. Not so light and fluffy then.

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Milkshake by Kelis

No, we’re not talking about strawberry or vanilla here. Kelis, who was behind this 2003 R&B number, explained that this mysterious milkshake was really a "thing that makes women special. It’s what gives us our confidence." Race you to Shake Shack?

Via YouTube / emimusic

Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk by Rufus Wainwright

A recipe for disaster some might say but this lively song (in a French cabaret kind of way) from the American-Canadian songwriter, Rufus Wainwright, is really talking about addiction and desire. Oh, so it could be about chocolate milk, then?

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Ice Cream Paint Job by Dorrough

We admit it, we don’t really know what this is about. One thing is for sure though, he’s not talking about a 99 with a chocolate flake.

Via YouTube / Dorrough Music