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January 18, 2007 12:26 PM   Subscribe

What are some songs that mention breakfast (or, second-best, the morning)?

I'm preferential to classic songs (e.g. "Good Morning" from "Singin' In The Rain") but modern ones are great too (e.g. "Banana Pancakes" by Jack Johnson). Happy songs are ideal.
posted by NickDouglas to Media & Arts (88 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
"Breakfast in America" by Supertramp
posted by ZenMasterThis at 12:27 PM on January 18, 2007


Maybe not all that happy...
posted by ZenMasterThis at 12:27 PM on January 18, 2007


"Groundhog's Day" by Primus.
posted by saladin at 12:28 PM on January 18, 2007


"Morning Angel" - Juice Newton
"Breakfast at Tiffiany's" - Deep Blue Something
posted by dpx.mfx at 12:28 PM on January 18, 2007


"You Were Meant For Me" by Jewel springs to mind.
posted by Diskeater at 12:29 PM on January 18, 2007


Good Morning Good Morning - Beatles
posted by zeoslap at 12:31 PM on January 18, 2007


"Good Morning Beautiful" - Steve Holy
posted by dpx.mfx at 12:32 PM on January 18, 2007


"Milk and Cereal" by G. Love.
posted by JeremiahBritt at 12:33 PM on January 18, 2007


"Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast" - Pink Floyd
posted by justkevin at 12:34 PM on January 18, 2007


Lucinda Williams' "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" mentions the "smell of coffee, eggs and bacon" early in the song...but it ends in tears.
posted by taliaferro at 12:34 PM on January 18, 2007


Good Day Sunshine - very upbeat, also Beatles
posted by vacapinta at 12:35 PM on January 18, 2007


"Happy Morning" by Folgers
posted by bigmusic at 12:36 PM on January 18, 2007


Breakfast in Bed by Baby Washington. Made famous by numerous cover versions.
posted by ktrey at 12:39 PM on January 18, 2007


Tom's Diner, perhaps in an oblique way?
posted by boo_radley at 12:39 PM on January 18, 2007


"St. Alphonso's Pancake Breakfast" by Frank Zappa
posted by milkrate at 12:40 PM on January 18, 2007


Joni: Woke up, it was a Chelsea morning, and the first thing that I knew
There was milk and toast and honey and a bowl of oranges, too
And the sun poured in like butterscotch and stuck to all my senses
Oh, wont you stay
Well put on the day
And well talk in present tenses

posted by thinkpiece at 12:40 PM on January 18, 2007


Godley and Creme, "Welcome to Breakfast Television"
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:40 PM on January 18, 2007


'Wake up it's a Beautiful Morning' by the Boo Radleys. That's a happy song.
posted by ob at 12:41 PM on January 18, 2007


"Banana Pancakes" -- Jack Johnson
posted by notjustfoxybrown at 12:41 PM on January 18, 2007


"Holding Back the Year" by Lou Barlow... but it's maybe a bit dark.
posted by loiseau at 12:42 PM on January 18, 2007


"Black Coffee in Bed" - the Squeeze. (Sorry, it's not a full meal.)
posted by malocchio at 12:43 PM on January 18, 2007


Good Morning Starshine (YouTube).
posted by fish tick at 12:43 PM on January 18, 2007


Grieg's "Morning Mood" has no words, but is universally recognizable.
posted by Sxyzzx at 12:44 PM on January 18, 2007


"When I Go to the Beach" by the Slickee Boys: ""We're drinkin' beer for breakfast."
"Wake Up Boo!" by the Boo Radleys (correct title)
"I've Been to Memphis" by Lyle Lovett: "The sun comes up/In a coffee cup/Waitress please I've had enough"
posted by kirkaracha at 12:44 PM on January 18, 2007


There's a song called "Breakfast at Tiffany's" that they used to play on wxpn all the time.
posted by Mister_A at 12:45 PM on January 18, 2007


Howazbout Mornin' by Al Jarreau?

'Mornin' Mister Radio...Mornin' little Cheerios
Mornin' Sister Oriole...did I tell you everything is fine in my mind?'
posted by Midnight Creeper at 12:45 PM on January 18, 2007


Morning Has Broken by Cat Stevens
posted by suki at 12:45 PM on January 18, 2007


Oh and Groundhog Day by Primus
posted by Mister_A at 12:46 PM on January 18, 2007


Kinda depends how you mean happy.

Wine in the morning and breakfast at night?
"Beginning to See the Light", VU

Simon & Garfunkel's "Punky's Dilemma" mentions several breakfast foods, Kellogg's Cornflakes, English muffin, etc.

"Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast" Pink Floyd, is very breakfasty. Happy? Well...

Beatles, "Scrambled eggs", oh baby how I love your legs.

Dylan's "New Morning" (from New Morning) is very happy, and mentions groundhogs, but not breakfast.

"Easy Like a Sunday Morning." (not like "Sunday Morning Coming Down")

Many songs mention coffee.
posted by fidelity at 12:48 PM on January 18, 2007


does "A Day in the Life" -the Beatles count (it mentions drinking a cup after waking up)?
posted by pibeandres at 12:49 PM on January 18, 2007


Oopps... Should have read the original question in its entirety. "Banana Bancakes" always makes me feel like sitting around a bonfire with friends.
posted by notjustfoxybrown at 12:50 PM on January 18, 2007


311 has a cool song called "8:16 am"

lyrics
It's 8:16 A.M. will you wake up to me
The first thing that you see
My eyes open I'm just hopin' you feel the same as me
The day starts carefully
posted by beccaj at 12:50 PM on January 18, 2007


"Wake Up Boo!" by the Boo Radleys (correct title)

Indeed, sorry about that!
posted by ob at 12:58 PM on January 18, 2007


Not exactly happy, but Yo La Tengo's "Drug Test" mentions breakfast ("ate leftover steak for breakfast...")

Then there's Rudy Can't Fail by The Clash ("you been drinkin' brew for breakfast...")
posted by nixxon at 1:00 PM on January 18, 2007


"Sunday Morning Call" by Oasis
"Sunday Morning" by No Doubt
"Parklife" by Blur

The video for Bjork's "Venus as a Boy" has her making eggs..

But other than these, a Google search for breakfast lyrics and "for breakfast" lyrics turns up some other possibilities..
posted by mariokrat at 1:04 PM on January 18, 2007


Here's a favorite of mine:
Cloud Cult - Breakfast with my Shadow [mp3]
posted by yeti at 1:04 PM on January 18, 2007


"She's Losing It" - Belle and Sebastian
posted by aparrish at 1:07 PM on January 18, 2007


Van Halen's Up For Breakfast and Orange Juice Blues by Bob Dylan
posted by CAnneDC at 1:10 PM on January 18, 2007


Little green apples?

"And i wake up in the morning with my hair down in my eyes and she says hi
And i stumble to the breakfast table while the kids are going off to school, goodbye"
posted by beccaj at 1:14 PM on January 18, 2007


Commodores "Easy Like Sunday Morning"
posted by premortem at 1:15 PM on January 18, 2007


Lovely Day - Bill Withers
posted by zeoslap at 1:16 PM on January 18, 2007


Desmond Decker, Israelites:
"Get up in the morning, slaving for bread, sir ..."

Not the most encouraging lyrics, but it sure is a snappy tune.
posted by GarageWine at 1:18 PM on January 18, 2007


*Confessor sobs*

From deep in my Christian past, I have unearthed The Breakfast Song by a band called the Newsboys.

excerpt:

When the toast is burned
And all the milk has turned
And Captain Crunch is waving farewell
When the big one finds you
May this song remind you
That they don't serve breakfast in hell

posted by The Confessor at 1:20 PM on January 18, 2007


Oh What A Beautiful Mornin' from Oklahoma!
posted by dr. fresh at 1:25 PM on January 18, 2007


Sunday Morning- The Velvet Underground
Starfish and Coffee- Prince
posted by Coaticass at 1:26 PM on January 18, 2007


Thank God I'm a Country Boy - John Denver
"sun's comin' up, I got cakes on the griddle..."
posted by mattbucher at 1:29 PM on January 18, 2007


Sorry, scratch that Velvet Underground song, as perhaps isn't so happy. Although hearing makes me feel happy.
posted by Coaticass at 1:30 PM on January 18, 2007


"I Ate You for My Breakfast" - Martin Sease
posted by bienbiensuper at 1:34 PM on January 18, 2007


"Self-Preservation," The Lucksmiths
posted by atayah at 1:37 PM on January 18, 2007


Jethro Tull 'Wond'ring aloud' from Aqualung
posted by Gungho at 1:42 PM on January 18, 2007


Daughter, by Pearl Jam, mentions a breakfast table in an otherwise empty room . . .
posted by Sassyfras at 1:46 PM on January 18, 2007


I'll throw some jazz in here...
"Nice Girls Don't Stay For Breakfast" (Julie London)
"Softly as in a Morning Sunrise"
"Good Morning Heartache"
"In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning"
posted by miss lynnster at 1:52 PM on January 18, 2007


"Postcard from a Dream" - Poi Dog Pondering

"Breakfast!" Good morning everybody,
The sun is up and there's lots of toast and jelly
Wash Wash, you gotta wash the dishes
If you're gonna eat upon 'em, ya gotta wash 'em.

posted by limeswirltart at 1:56 PM on January 18, 2007


All I wanna do is drink beer for breakfast
All I wanna eat is them barbecue chips

- "Beer for Breakfast" by the Replacements
Quite possibly the happiest song ever.
posted by vytae at 1:57 PM on January 18, 2007


Good Morning - Nas
posted by grex at 2:05 PM on January 18, 2007


Here's a good happy one! Breakfast Time (Milkshake)
Oh what a beautiful morning (From Oklahoma)
When am I gonna kiss you this morning (Dinah Shore)
Early in the Mornin' (Louis Jordan, fun song -- complete with bad impression of a Mexican bandito!)
Breakfast in Bed (UB40)
Boil the Breakfast Early (Cheiftains)
Beans for Breakfast (Johnny Cash)
Breakfast (Mary Prankster -- lots of f words)
Is there Life After Breakfast (Ray Davies)
Beer for Breakfast (Replacements)
Breakfast in Bed (Dusty Springfield)
Orange Juice Blues (The Band)
Cooking Breakfast for the Ones I Love (Maria Muldaur)
Breakfast for Two (Country Joe McDonald)
Let Jesus Make You Breakfast (BR549)
posted by miss lynnster at 2:10 PM on January 18, 2007


The Mamas and the Papas, "Blueberries for Breakfast."

Sheryl Crow, "All I Wanna Do": "I like a good beer buzz early in the morning." (Hey, it's breakfast, of sorts.)
posted by staggernation at 2:13 PM on January 18, 2007


Those to Come by the Shins.
posted by hermitosis at 2:29 PM on January 18, 2007


"Feed Me Breakfast" by The Hot Dogs!
(You can hear it at CD Baby if for some reason you don't already know it.)

Morning Coffee by Morning Musume is pretty bouncy and upbeat, but I have no idea what they're singing about.

All the other breakfast songs I can think of have been mentioned or are instrumentals.
posted by bink at 2:35 PM on January 18, 2007


"Every Morning" by Sugar Ray.
posted by lou at 2:40 PM on January 18, 2007


Sun Comes Up, It's Tuesday Morning (Cowboy Junkies) has a wide swath of breakfast language.
posted by rokusan at 2:50 PM on January 18, 2007


"Good Morning Baby" by Bic Runga. A great morning song. Site has wmv audio link.


At the other side of the emotional scale, there's always "At Dawn" by My Morning Jacket.
posted by Phred182 at 2:53 PM on January 18, 2007


9 to 5 (Morning Train) - Sheena Easton
posted by nooneyouknow at 2:55 PM on January 18, 2007


When the Hangover Strikes by Squeeze
posted by octothorpe at 3:01 PM on January 18, 2007


'Morning After', as in 'There's Got to be a Morning After' by Maureen McGovern. Orginal theme song of 'The Posiden Adventure.'
posted by brandz at 3:52 PM on January 18, 2007


"Saturday Sun" and "From the Morning" (and probably others, but those are off the top of my head) by Nick Drake.

"The Telephone Song" by Stevie Ray Vaughn.

"Morning Song" by Zero 7.

"Just the Morning" by Lyle Lovett.

"Morning Bell" by Radiohead.
posted by emelenjr at 3:58 PM on January 18, 2007


This old number has been running on a Tropicana juice commercial in the UK & Ireland for a couple of years now, and would seem to fit the request perfectly.
posted by genghis at 3:58 PM on January 18, 2007


Maroon 5 - "Sunday Morning"
posted by superfem at 4:05 PM on January 18, 2007


"Postcard from a Dream" - Poi Dog Pondering

"Toast and Jelly" is sort of a coda, but this was the first thing I thought of when I saw the question. It used to be the theme song for my morning radio show, too.
posted by solid-one-love at 4:28 PM on January 18, 2007


Touch me in the morning - Diana Ross
posted by dash_slot- at 4:51 PM on January 18, 2007


Just a Little Lovin' by Dusty Springfield:

"Just a little lovin'
Early in the mornin'
Beats a cup of coffee
For starting off the day"

etc. etc.

What with that and "Breakfast in Bed", she certainly must have been a morning person!
posted by exceptinsects at 5:04 PM on January 18, 2007


The Forecast, by Robert Cray

The Day Begins
Dawn: Dawn Is A Feeling
The Morning: Another Morning

All from Days of Future Passed, by The Moody Blues (The first one is not a song)

Early Morning Rain, by Gordon Lightfoot
posted by Kirth Gerson at 5:17 PM on January 18, 2007


garden of simple, by ani difranco.
posted by wearyaswater at 5:24 PM on January 18, 2007


Morning Song - Jewel
Art of Cooking For Two - The Lucksmiths
posted by Frank Grimes at 5:39 PM on January 18, 2007


A couple Tom Waits songs sprang immediately to mind. The most obvious one was Eggs and Sausage, but on looking at the lyrics again I see I'd forgotten that it's actually about late night, not morning, even though everybody's eating breakfast foods. The other one is The Ghosts of Saturday Night, which has lyrics like:
The early mornin' final edition's on the stands,
And that town cryer's cryin' there with nickels in his hands.
Pigs in a blanket sixty-nine cents,
Eggs - roll 'em over and a package of Kents,
Adam and Eve on a log, you can sink 'em damn straight,
Hash browns, hash browns, you know I can't be late.

posted by Hildago at 5:54 PM on January 18, 2007


I second G.Love's "milk and cereal". Also, for some reason "Bright sunshiny day" and "java jive" make me think of morning and breakfast.
posted by B-squared at 6:10 PM on January 18, 2007


Happy morning songs (everyone else got to the breakfast ones first):

"Good Morning, Baltimore" from Hairspray
"Fishing in the Morning" -- Dar Williams
"I Got the Sun in the Morning" from Annie, Get Your Gun
"E Ku'u (Morning Dew)" -- Iz (in Hawai'ian; translation)
"Farewell, Andromeda (Welcome to My Morning)" -- John Denver
"Morning Hymn / Alleluia" from The Sound of Music
"Morning Glow" from Pippin
"Watercolour Morning" -- Fivepenny Piece
"Saturday Morning in the City" -- Brian Wilson (2004)
posted by booksandlibretti at 6:29 PM on January 18, 2007


"Oh You Pretty Things!"- David Bowie

Wake up you sleepy head
Put on some clothes, shake up your bed
Put another log on the fire for me
Ive made some breakfast and coffee
Look out my window what do I see
A crack in the sky and a hand reaching down to me
All the nightmares came today
And it looks as though theyre here to stay

posted by kimdog at 7:23 PM on January 18, 2007


40oz for Breakfast by Blackalicious.
A forty ounce for breakfast gets a brother through the day
I guess I shoulda had a V8 instead; anyway
Let me contemplate my thought something back to a time
When my fridge was full of booze but in my pocket not one dime
posted by Netzapper at 7:52 PM on January 18, 2007


"First of May" by Jonathon Coulton. Fantastic song. Starts off sweet and then turns into a ode to the joys of having sex out of doors. Highly recommended.
posted by ColdChef at 8:07 PM on January 18, 2007


"Double Shot of My Baby's Love"
Woke up this morning, my head was so bad
The worst hangover that I ever had
What happened to me last night
That girl of mine, she loved me so right (yeah!) (oh, oh)
She loved me so long and she loved me so hard
I finally passed out in her front yard (whoo!)
It wasn't wine that I had too much of
It was a double shot of my baby's love

posted by ColdChef at 8:10 PM on January 18, 2007


Harry Nilsson's the Point has a morning song, Think About your Troubles
Sit beside the breakfast table.
Think about your troubles.
Pour yourself a cup of tea.
Then think about the bubbles.
You can take your teardrops
And drop 'em in a teacup.
Take them down to the riverside ...
posted by hortense at 10:44 PM on January 18, 2007


Robert Earl Keen sings a song called "Five Pound Bass."

Up this morning
Before the sun
Fixed me some coffee and a honey bun
Jumped in my pickup
gave her the gas
I'm goin' out to catch a five pound bass

posted by Clay201 at 11:40 PM on January 18, 2007


"How d'ya like your eggs in the morning?" by Dean Martin & Helen O'Connell (1951)
posted by essexjan at 2:23 AM on January 19, 2007


"Monday Morning's No Good Coming Down" by The Eighteeth Day of May.
posted by amusem at 9:44 AM on January 19, 2007


"Sunday Morning Coming Down" -- "and the beer I had for breakfast wasn't bad, so I had one more for dessert."
posted by fourcheesemac at 9:48 AM on January 19, 2007


Don't Mug Yourself (The Streets):
A new day another morning after, leaning back on my chair in a greasy spoon cafeteria
Last night was some beer laryness done our way but again we're back in the light of day
Chatting shit, sitting at the wall table telling jokes playing with the salt, lookin out the window
Girl brings 2 plates of full english over with plenty of scrambled eggs and plenty of fried tomato
Also, Powdered Milk Man (The Aquabats!)
posted by Alt F4 at 10:23 AM on January 19, 2007


"Tangerine" by Buffalo Tom.

Breathless from the coffee I drop my newspaper down
Left my eyeballs to read about some other town
Blueberry flu and a message that breakfast was nice
But when you shoot your mouth off expect to pay the price

posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 10:41 AM on January 19, 2007


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