The 5 Most Interesting Uses of Food in MVs

Let me preface this post by making something clear: I don’t watch MTV, VH1, or BET anymore. Haven’t since probably 2003-ish. So any videos coming after that I’ve seen by chance or someone has shown me (mostly someone from YAM). So, no, there will be no Katy Perry on this list… sorry.

With that said, this is clearly a small list and features only videos that I’ve actually seen. Therefore, even as much as I love music, my scope is somewhat limited in terms of actual MVs. I’ve recently become more inclined toward simply listening to the music rather than watching MVs, anyway. With that in mind, I go forth, drubbing up to mind videos that have left an indelible mark on me.

It’s not exactly surprising that some of the most frightening and most glorious music videos have involved food. After all, two of the greatest gifts bestowed upon humanity are food and music. However, there are some videos that manage to take it to a level that even I couldn’t imagine. Everything from artistic to perverse to just plain strange, these five videos have actually done a lot more to influence my interest in art than many of the illustrious canon comprising most galleries around the world.

So without much further ado, I give you the five most twisted and interesting uses of food in MVs that I’ve ever seen.


As unexpected as my path was to loving all things weird, more unexpected is my ability to get attention for writing about the stuff.

11 Responses

  1. aw shoot I forgot – I don’t think they’ve shown a lot of food in their music videos, but the rap group Calle 13 tends to mention food nonstop in hilarious and often dirty contexts.

  2. amy says:

    I’m just gonna post the links we had for research…
    Not exactly a video, but Shonen Knife has a bunch of food-related song, like Sushi Bar[clip].
    But this one is totally a music video and song about Bacon[MV]. BACON!!! I’m gonna have some bacon xD
    This is part of a movie, but the VBQ (vegetarian bbq) song from McDull Alumni is PRICELESS! [clip]. You know something is great when the musical number begins with entering an oven, it has children in bunny rabbit outfits (awwwww) and a girl brandishing her machete or Chinese cooking knife. xD

  3. ghost says:

    OK Go’s music may bore people. Were they ever known for their musical genius anyway? But this toast MV for Last Leaf is pretty cool (yet wasteful).

    Also this video for Jesse & Joy for Chocolate.

    The poisoning of people through food in Lady Gaga’s Telephone counts?

  4. amy says:

    This Oreskaban song PAPAYA [clip], if my Japanese is… okay… seems to sing about their like for Papaya hahahaha. Don’t they say “Papaya ga suki ga Papaya” or something? xD And then say “Shake it up baby!” even though it sounds like “Shaking a baby” xD~~~~

    • Camiele says:

      @amy, Sligtly unrelated, but you know, I’ve never hae papaya before…? I love me some mango, and I’ve heard a lot of people who love fruit really can’t stand papaya. But it looks so pretty and sweet… HaHa.

      Of course, I’ll most DEFINITELY have to check out this video. God mad love for Japanese anything, so anything they do relating to food just seems right… HaHa.

      • amy says:

        @Camiele, seriously? I gotta admit, papaya has a distinct flavor, so I get why some people might not like it. I like Papaya better in juice than actually having to eat the fruit. My favorite fruits are banana (in anything… cupcakes, pancakes, bread, milkshake, ice cream… you name it!) and mango (in juice, ice cream, sorbet… but mango is best as fruit xD).

  5. Camiele says:

    Obviously I’m gonna have to check out ALL of these videos. I’m not particularly fond of Gaga or OK Go. But, I’ll check the MVs to see something interesting… HaHa. Thanks for all the suggestions! :D

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