Imagine a world without chocolates. Life would never be the same. Valentine’s Day and other occasions would somehow appear incomplete if there’s no chocolate to give to your loved ones.
Chocolate is a food like no other. It’s sweet, delicious, and decadent. It’s been a part of our lives since time immemorial it should already be an institution.
In this article, we’ll look at 15 of the best songs about chocolate. So grab some of this delectable dessert and get your earbuds. Join us as we explore some of the sweetest ways musicians have celebrated one of the world’s favorite snacks!
1. “Chocolates & Roses” By The Green
It’s only fitting that we start our list with a song with “chocolate” in the title. Throw in roses in there and we’ve got something of a love song. The Green‘s “Chocolates & Roses” was released in 2013 from their album Hawai’i.
Needless to say, many people love receiving chocolates and roses, most especially when there are occasions. Receiving these means that the giver has a special feeling for you.
In the song, the singer compares himself to a lot of things. He lists these as fireworks on New Year’s Day, a dozen roses on Valentine’s Day, and a cloudless sky in May. Like these things, he’s all she’ll ever need. And like chocolates and roses, she won’t be able to resist him.
2. “Chocolate” By Kylie Minogue
The song “Chocolate” by Kylie Minogue is a powerful reminder that the right kind of love has the power to change us. On this soulful jam, Minogue talks about opening herself up to a new romance despite past hurts.
She draws on her signature synth-pop sound as she paints a dreamy picture of an endearing affair. She sings, “If love were liquid, it would drown me… melt me slowly down like chocolate.” The song was released in 2003 but has aged well and remains a relevant classic.
This track illustrates everything we find unique about Minogue. Its infectious beat, sharp lyrics, and charming sentimentality make it one of her undeniable classics.
3. “Chocolate Cake” By Crowded House
Our next song that mentions “chocolate” in the lyrics is Crowded House‘s “Chocolate Cake.” Released in 1991, it’s a commentary on several events.
First, the song criticizes Andrew Lloyd Webber for bowing to the queen. Second, the band references Tammy Bakker, an American evangelist who stood by her husband amidst allegations of fraud and rape. The lyrics go, “Can I have another piece of chocolate cake, Tammy Bakker’s got a lot on her plate.”
The band also has something to say about art, stemming from incidents of fake paintings of Picasso being sold. They sing, “Andy Warhol must be laughing in his grave.”
4. “Chocolate Pope” By Electric Six
With only five lines, Electric Six‘s “Chocolate Pope” is a real enigma. It’s ironic, weird, and only 53 seconds long. Yet, you might find yourself charmed by the tongue-in-cheek nature of this silly track.
Like most people, it’s challenging to decipher what Electric Six wants to say with this song. It begins with the line, “I bought my girlfriend a chocolate pope.” Apparently, something caused her frustration, and this “Italian candy with SWISS chocolate flavor” is a way to pacify her. Or, according to the band, “to save her.”
Despite its short length, it has a catchy piano riff that you can’t help but get drawn into. Although it never became a mainstream hit, fans enjoy it as the outro to one of the best Electric Six albums ever released, Switzerland.
5. “Chocolate Rain” By Tay Zonday
Youtube sensation Tay Zonday came up with “Chocolate Rain” in 2007. Who would have thought that a simple home-recorded music video would become popular?
The song’s lo-fi aesthetic struck a chord in 2007, becoming one of the first viral videos on YouTube. Of course, it didn’t hurt that Jimmy Kimmel featured the singer on his late-night show.
Many consider this song just another quirky cult classic. But it actually touches on the crucial issue of systemic racism against African-Americans. Unfortunately, it went viral for the wrong reasons. Listeners have overlooked much of that more profound meaning.
6. “Savoy Truffle” By The Beatles
The song “Savoy Truffle” by The Beatles has a delicious story behind it. George Harrison wrote the track after being inspired by his friend Eric Clapton’s legendary sweet tooth. He borrowed most of the lyrics from a box of chocolates.
According to the lyrics, some of Clapton’s favorites were coconut fudge, ginger sling, cream tangerine, and cherry cream.
It’s no surprise Clapton inspired such a tasty ode. There was even one incident when he stayed up all night devouring chocolate down to the last truffle! So next time you reach for that box of chocolates, thank the iconic duo for taking us along on their sweet adventure.
7. “Chocolate Girl” By Deacon Blue
Our next song with “chocolate” in the title is a classic from the Scottish band Deacon Blue. With sparkling synthesizer tones and smooth guitar, “Chocolate Girl” captures classic pop-rock from the late ’80s. It has withstood the test of time since its release in 1987.
At its core, “Chocolate Girl” is about a failing marriage. The band has insisted time and again that it wasn’t a love song. It’s about a bad relationship between a rich guy and a spoiled girl.
Perhaps the fact that “he doesn’t like emotion” contributes to the breakdown of their marriage.
8. “Gimme Chocolate!!” By Babymetal
Many people will definitely relate to the Japanese band Babymetal‘s “Gimme Chocolate!!” The song gained international success, partly thanks to its more than 170 million views on Youtube.
The song was in Japanese, but it’s basically about a girl who loves chocolate. The band represents those who have difficulty maintaining their figure. There is a certain food they love, but they worry about gaining weight.
The music video for “Gimme Chocolate!!” is highly entertaining. It features the trio wearing eye-catching outfits while executing various dance moves that add to the energetic revival of the song.
9. “Chocolate Jesus” By Tom Waits
Up next is a song that mentions “chocolate” in reference to religious things but in a sarcastic way. Tom Waits‘ “Chocolate Jesus” is a whimsical and oddball track that has garnered a cult-like following over the years.
Not many other songs have lyrics about prayer and loving Jesus shimmering with thoughts of chocolate. The singer is saying that he doesn’t have to go to church on Sunday. But he does fall on his knees “at Zerelda Lee’s candy store.”
Not many people will see that this song is a satire of how Americans view Christianity. These days, it is commoditized and monetized. Some people who claim themselves as Christians don’t practice their faith.
10. “Chocolate” By Snow Patrol
What does lying have in common with chocolate? You’ll find it out from the song “Chocolate” by Snow Patrol. This track was released in 2003 as part of the band’s album Final Straw.
Some say that the band’s frontman wrote this song after he cheated on his girlfriend at the time. And several clues in the lyrics would attest to this. “Final straw in the roof of my mouth, as I lie to you” is proof of how addictive lying can be, like chocolate.
He reflects on the mistakes he made and regrets them. In the end, he knows that what he’s done put an end to their relationship.
11. “Hot Chocolate Boy” By Beat Happening
The 1991 cheery hit “Hot Chocolate Boy” by Beat Happening is an infectious classic of their indie pop catalog. It first became popular in the Pacific Northwest grunge scene before gaining exposure across America and Europe.
The title may evoke a romantic ballad. But listening to the lyrics, you can imagine an awkward boy who doesn’t know how to talk to girls.
We get the idea from the beginning of the song, “He’s always waiting, Gotta make a move to tell her.” In the second verse, we find him walking by his crush’s house at midnight. Perhaps he’s waiting for a chance to see or talk to her.
12. “Chocolate” By Big Boi
When your sweet tooth acts up, you might end up letting your imagination run wild. Take it from Big Boi, one-half of the hip-hop duo Outkast, in his 2017 song “Chocolate.”
The song is smooth and sultry and takes listeners on a musical journey. With its catchy beat and seductive lyrics, it has become an instant classic, and no one can resist getting down to this jam!
Here, the singer announces he’s going to splurge on chocolate after cashing his check. That’s because his sweet tooth is acting up.
The song exudes energy from start to finish, featuring background vocals from Troze. Every second of the song works together to create an unforgettable listening experience.
13. “Mars Bars” By The Undertones
Among the songs in The Undertones‘ 1979 debut album The Undertones, “Mars Bars” is probably the funniest. It’s easy to see why.
In the song, the band is all praises for Mars bars. This chocolate snack is nougat with caramel and covered with milk chocolate. There are also references to other brands, such as Twix, a chocolate snack with a cookie in the center and coated with milk chocolate.
According to the band, Mars bar is superior. They mock, “who still eats Twix?” For them, Mars bars help them “work, rest and play.”
14. “The Candy Man” By Sammy Davis Jr.
The classic song “The Candy Man” by Sammy Davis Jr. is notable for its infectious rhythm and sweet lyrics. Featured in the 1971 musical Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, this song is sure to put a spring in your step.
This delightfully upbeat song tells about the incredible abilities of candy makers worldwide. They can turn ordinary ingredients into pure joy. It doesn’t only speak to children who, unsurprisingly, love sweets. But adults can also enjoy this song, as we also dig sweet snacks such as chocolate.
Davis Jr.’s performance of this classic is nothing short of iconic. His warm, baritone voice makes you want to hum along. “The Candy Man” is guaranteed to bring a smile to anyone’s face!
15. “Sweet Like Chocolate” By Shanks & Bigfoot Ft. Sharon Woolf
To wrap up our list, we have “Sweet Like Chocolate” by garage music duo Shanks & Bigfoot and Sharon Woolf. This is a catchy song that will make you want to get up and dance!
Basically, the song is an ode to one’s love interest. She sings about all the reasons why he’s special. But above all, he’s “sweet like chocolate.”
The song came out in 1999 and became a top hit in the UK, making it one of their most successful songs. The lighthearted lyrics and fast-paced production create the perfect mix of danceable fun and humor.
Summing Up Our List Of Chocolate Songs
Clearly, music and chocolate are a delicious combination. From classic tunes to more recent hits, the songs inspired by this sweet treat will stick in our minds for years to come.
Is there anything more comforting than singing along to these timeless melodies while snacking on something from the candy aisle? We think not!
So we hope you enjoyed the selection of songs we made today about chocolates. Don’t forget to give in to your sweet tooth from time to time.