This illustration is from The Make-Believe Story Book (c.1925), a present to my mum on her eighth birthday. It shows the Dewmops, whose job is to mop dew from the grass before the sunbeam fairies come to air and warm it. One morning the Dewmops discover a discarded, soggy bar of chocolate cream and end up squashed into it after an unfortunate encounter with Brekekekex Coàx, the local frog. The story has a happy ending when they discover that chocolate tastes rather nice – which is a convoluted introduction to your tasty songs about Chocolate. If you have an earworm you’d like to share, please send an .mp3, m4a or a link to firstname.lastname@example.org, together with a few words about why you’ve chosen it. Next week’s theme will be works of art – paintings, sculpture, etc.etc. Many thanks to all contributors.
The 1975 – Chocolate – AliM: For ‘chocolate’, read ‘cannabis’, I think.
Lyrics Born – Chocolate Cake – tincanman: It’s a rare song that makes me hungry and horny at the same time, but LA rapper Tom Shimura’s power funk makes a mess of my apron. TMI? Sorry. As you were.
Happy Mondays – Wrote for Luck – vanwolf: Wasn’t in my itunes so as recorded straight from the vinyl – Vince Clarke remix.
Let’s Eat Grandma – Chocolate Sludge Cake – severin: After winning the battle to pick their Donnie Darko song for the Festive Spill, I feel duty bound to say that I hadn’t heard of the band until barbryn nominated “Rapunzel” for the “weird and surreal” topic in 2017 and I listed it. But they’re mine now, I tell you.
Coldcut – Chocolate Box – shoegazer: Janis Alexander doing her Sade impression.
Iggy Pop – Chocolate Drops – Ravi Raman: Optimism Mr Pop style! From his 2016 album Post Pop Depression.
Wood Brothers – Chocolate On My Tongue – tincanman: First heard this last year on Kathy Mattea’s Pretty Bird and was moved by it’s simple tenderness. The Lightnin’ Hopkins-style original is a nice reminder to make time to enjoy life’s little pleasures. You still here? Off you go and run a bath. I’ll guard the chocolate.
Spaghetti Vabune! – Chocolate Song – vanwolf: When I was made redundant c 2005 I had a spell of having a bit more free time, some of which was spent trawling various indie blogs where I found lots of delightful things, this being an example. I have no idea what they are singing about but hearing it always cheers me up, rather like eating chocolate.
Kylie Minogue – Chocolate – severin: “Melt me slowly down, like chocolate”. Well, if you insist. Sounds a bit messy though.
Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison – Chocolate Sundae – Ravi Raman: A muted start develops into an excellent track. Stan Getz and Gerry Mulligan also part of the ensemble.