We’re celebrating YUM this week with a food-related tribute jam-packed with bands and songs guaranteed to put some wobble into your gobble this Thanksgiving.
Written by Dolores O’Riordan and Noel Hogan, Dreams was released in 1992 as the debut single for the Irish band, The Cranberries. The single was included on the album, Everyone Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? and peaked at No. 42 on Billboard Hot 100.
Friends and Lovers is from Bread's 1969 debut album, Bread. Written primarily by guitarist James Griffin, the song is about meeting different people in life and, as time goes by, how even close connections start to fade away.
Written by Billy Corgan, Tonight, Tonight was released as the fourth single from the Smashing Pumpkins' album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (1995). Corgan said the song pays homage to Cheap Trick and is addressed to himself, who survived an abusive childhood, to keep Corgan believing in himself. It peaked at No. 36 on Billboard Hot 100.
Let's Turkey Trot was written by Gerry Goffin and Jack Keller, with the original 45 giving Carole King credit. Little Eva recorded Let's Turkey Trot as her third single. Released in 1963, the song peaked at No. 20 on Billboard Hot 100.
Spice Up Your Life was released as the lead single from the Spice Girls’ 1997 album, Spiceworld. The song landed at No. 1 in the UK for one week, making the Spice Girls the first group to have its first five consecutive singles reach the top spot in the UK. In the US, it hit 18 on Billboard Hot 100.
Strange Brew is by Cream. Released in 1967 from the album Disraeli Gears, Strange Brew features guitarist Eric Clapton on lead vocals instead of the usual lead, Jack Bruce. The song wasn’t released in the US, but it was later featured in the 1979 film, More American Graffiti.
Written by Jim Steinman, Paradise by the Dashboard Light was first released in 1977 from Meat Loaf’s debut album, Bat Out of Hell. Ellen Foley sang the female lead in the original recording but Karla DeVito was used in the music video and during live performances. Peaking at No. 39 on Billboard Hot 100, the song is one of the longest, uncut singles ever to be released on one side of a 45 RPM record.