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Top 10 Chocolate Songs

Happy National Chocolate Day! The U.S. National Confectioners Association (NCA) created this glorious day in which we celebrate all things chocolate. Did you know every year Americans drop $22 billion (!!!) on chocolate? This level of popularity may be why there are multiple chocolate days: International Chocolate Day (July 7), World Chocolate Day (July 11), and to make matters even more confusing, the NCA lists its International Chocolate Day as Sept. 13.

I happen to love chocolate and am just fine with celebrating it every day. I love chocolate so much that I assembled a list of the top 10 chocolate songs, spanning nearly 75 years. We begin with a Doris Day tune from the ‘40s and wrap things up with a new song from rising R&B star Kiana Ledé. Much like a Russell Stover assorted chocolate box, there’s plenty of variety on this list. [Note: The songs had to include “chocolate” in both the title and the lyrics.] So grab your favorite chocolate bar, my fellow chocoholics, and enjoy 360°Sound’s soundtrack to National Chocolate Day.

Doris Day – “A Chocolate Sundae on a Saturday Night”

Songwriters: Al Frisch, Fred Wise and Hal David
Genre: Traditional pop
Release date: 1947

Choco-lyrics: A chocolate sundae on a Saturday night/What a way to make an evenin’ end right

Parliament – “Chocolate City”

Songwriters: George Clinton, Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell
Genre: Funk
Release date: 1975

Choco-lyrics: There’s a lot of chocolate cities, around/We’ve got Newark, we’ve got Gary/Somebody told me we got L.A

The Undertones – “More Songs About Chocolate and Girls”

Songwriter: Damian O’Neill
Genre: Pop punk
Release date: 1980

Choco-lyrics: Cos here’s more songs about chocolate and girls/It’s not so easy but it will be heard

Deacon Blue – “Chocolate Girl”

Songwriter: Ricky Ross
Genre: Sophisti-pop
Release date: 1987

Choco-lyrics: He calls her the chocolate girl/Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her

The Time – “Chocolate #2”

Songwriter: Prince
Genre: Funk
Release date: 1990

Choco-lyrics: Ha, oh Lord/Give me some of that chocolate/Just can’t wait no more

Crowded House – “Chocolate Cake”

Songwriters: Neil Finn and Tim Finn
Genre: Rock
Release date: 1991

Choco-lyrics: Can I have another piece of chocolate cake/Tammy Baker’s got a lot on her plate

Kylie Minogue – “Chocolate”

Songwriters: Karen Poole and Johnny Douglas
Genre: Disco/electronic/pop
Release date: 2004

Choco-lyrics: Melt me slowly down/Like chocolate/Tastes so good/My heart’s been mended who’d have thought it would

The 1975 – “Chocolate”

Songwriters: Matthew Healy, George Daniel, Adam Hann and Ross MacDonald
Genre: Pop rock
Release date: 2013

Choco-lyrics: Hey now we’re building up speed as we’re approaching the hill/Oh my hair smells like chocolate

Big Boi – “Chocolate”

Songwriters: Antwan Patton and Jacob Troth
Genre: Hip-hop
Release date: 2017

Choco-lyrics: Ay, just cashed the check/And I’m ‘bout to blow it all on chocolate

Kiana Ledé (feat. Ari Lennox) – “Chocolate”

Songwriters: Archer, Ari Lennox, Chelsea Lena, Kiana Ledé and Pierre Jameson
Genre: R&B
Release date: 2020

Choco-lyrics: So chocolate, craving it/So amazing that it ain’t fair

We hope you enjoyed these tasty chocolate songs. I had to restrain myself; I wanted to keep going. (I admittedly got a bit carried away with the coffee playlist on International Coffee Day). If you haven’t already, make sure you check out our songs about beer and ice cream as well. Stay tuned to 360°Sound for more food-, drink-, and whatever-themed songs. Now, if you’ll excuse me, it suddenly got cold here in Austin this week, so I’m going to pour myself a cup of hot chocolate.

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