By Nadia Noir
Put the beers in a cooler. Fire up those barbecues. And make sure you have the fire department on speed dial. It’s Memorial Day weekend and America’s favorite way of remembering is to cook up piles of animals and get wasted.
If you need an inspirational soundtrack to your beer-soaked sausage-fest (or burger-fest or taco-fest or sirloin-fest if you’re fancy), we’ve got twenty tunes about meat that range from tasty to tasteless.
Slather on some BBQ sauce and take a shot of tequila and even the most mediocre musical pick can sound good.
“We Like Meat”-Bloodhound Gang
Just a cool intro.
“Eat Steak”-Reverend Horton Heat
Basically your mantra for this weekend.
“Meat Is Murder”-The Smiths
The Smiths are always such a buzzkill. Pass the turducken.
This song is not literally about kielbasa sausage. FYI.
“Spam 9”-Save Ferris
Remember this song? OK, you can go back to forgetting it now.
This will inspire you to get post-BBQ creepy midnight make-out tacos.
“Cheeseburger in Paradise”-Jimmy Buffett
“Cheeseburger is paradise/Heaven on earth with an onion slice/Not too particular, not too precise/I’m just a cheeseburger in paradise.” We feel that.
“Spam Song”-Monty Python
Under the age of 40? Now you know where this dorky cultural reference comes from.
Is this the only song in existence that has guitar finger picking that sounds like a clucking chicken?
“Hot Dog and a Shake”-David Lee Roth
There’s some obvious sexual euphemism here. If you can’t figure it out, :(.
“My Bologna”-Weird Al
Never gonna stop. Eat it up. Such a tasty snack. Wooo!
“Pork and Beans”-Weezer
Weezer wants to eat candy with pork and beans, which is kind of disgusting, but hey, we’re not judging. We’ve put worse things in our mouth.
“Steak ‘N Shrimp”-Uncle Kracker
Uncle Kracker knows that surf ‘n turf is the only way to go if you’re trying to nosh in luxury.
“Hot Dog”-Led Zeppelin
This song doesn’t really have anything to do with hot dogs, but it’s got that southern twang that makes you wanna shove a tube of mystery meat into your mouth.
“Der Weinershcnitzel”-The Descendents
Is this the shortest punk song ever? Please discuss.
“Satan Gave Me A Taco”-Beck
When Satan gives you a taco, just say no.
“The Burger Song”-Skee-Lo
If you wanna be as fat as Skee Lo, you need to forget about that Memorial Day BBQ and hit up Micky D’s.
“Fried Chicken and Gasoline”-Southern Culture on the Skids
If your fried chicken tastes like gasoline, you’re cooking it wrong. Just a pro tip.
“Say Ten”-Reel Big Fish
All the vegans in the house…better bring their own faux-meat products because we are not going to cater specifically to your dietary needs. Don’t be self-centered. There’s corn on the cob if you’re desperate.