12 Greatest Food Moments in Music Video History

From epic food fights to twerking ice cream cones, see the best on-screen mashups of food and rock

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California Gurls by Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg

California Gurls by Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg
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Candyforina? Yes, please! Between Snoop Dogg dressed in a cupcake suit and running around in a life-sized Candyland game, this video sent us into sugar shock. Perry is still making fantastic food-centric videos: Her latest includes a twerking ice cream cone.

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(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party) by The Beastie Boys

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Who would say no to The Beastie Boys crashing their “soda and pie party?” No one we know – especially if you can guarantee that it’ll end in a giant pie fight like in this 1987 video. Of course, we’re bummed to see all those pies go to waste, but it’s a small price to pay for a really, really good time.

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Milkshake by Kelis

Milkshake by Kelis
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Years before she became a certified foodie, Kelis was singing about her milkshake in a slightly NSFW way. But you can’t argue with this catchy song or its diner-themed video.

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Sunday Morning by No Doubt

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may be going through heartbreak in this single off the group’s 1995 Tragic Kingdom album, but we’re more obsessed with the elaborate pasta meal the band cooks together. Although we would love to know what their homemade spaghetti tastes like, we’re happy to see it featured in a saucy food fight at the end.

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We Can t Stop by Miley Cyrus

We Can t Stop by Miley Cyrus
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If you can get past everything else that s happening in ‘s video, there are a few surreal foodie moments – toasting marshmallows over the candelabra, a skull made of French fries, and the return of alphabet soup, only this time it spells “TWERK.”

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Eat It by "Weird Al" Yankovic

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There might not be a lot of actual food in the video to Eat It, but the lyrics are chock full of food references. And with lyrics like: “Don’t want to argue, I don’t want to debate / Don’t want to hear about what kind of food you hate. / You won’t get no dessert ‘til you clean off your plate / So eat it” we think parents should start singing this to their picky eaters immediately. Still hungry for more Weird Al? You can indulge in every single Weird Al song about food he’s ever made.

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Diane Young by Vampire Weekend

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We would expect nothing less than highbrow eclectic from this band, and the riff on the Last Supper scene in their video doesn’t disappoint. Not only does the dinner party turn into a dance party, but there are also appearances by a fancy espresso machine, a caprese salad eye mask and lots and lots of champagne.

08 of 12

All the Small Things by Blink 182

All the Small Things by Blink 182
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Yes, they might have spent most of the video spoofing the boy bands and pop starlets of the early 2000s, but our favorite part is definitely the fan dressed up as a banana at the end of the video.

09 of 12

Don t Come Around Here No More by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Don t Come Around Here No More by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
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We’re not quite sure what to make of this trippy Alice in Wonderland themed video. But we do know that we’d love an invite to a tea party with a spread as decadent as that one. Just so long as we don’t end up drowning in a teacup with sugar cube icebergs and a donut for a life preserver.

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I Want Candy by Bow Wow Wow

I Want Candy by Bow Wow Wow
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Why are there giant candy canes (and no other sweets) in this old school video? Unclear. (We’d expect it to have the level of sweets seen in ‘s California Gurls.) We’ll have to chalk it up to the fact that it’s an Australian new wave video from the 1980s and leave it right there.

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Round and Round by Ratt

Round and Round by Ratt
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This video does fancy dining in the way only an 80s hair band video could – complete with Milton Berle. We only wonder what the dinner guests were nibbling on when they were so rudely interrupted by guitarist Warren DeMartini falling through the ceiling.

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Coffee & TV by Blur

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It’s a pretty emo song, but the video for this sleepy single does feature the cutest dancing milk carton we ve ever seen. During the course of the video, it goes on adventures around London in search of the missing person on the side of its carton.

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