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50+ songs about dessert, sugar & chocolate!

If you’re anything like me, you love making dessert, eating dessert, and taking photos of dessert. It makes total sense, then, that you’d love to listen to some sweet songs about dessert. I’ve got you covered with the ultimate dessert lover’s playlist! This list contains over 50 songs about chocolate, ice cream, and baked goods so you can eat something sweet while listening to songs about sugar! 

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Songs about dessert: cake, pie, and other baked goods

Apple Pie à la Mode

Destiny’s Child 

I have never once referred to any of my dates as a chocolate-covered strawberry apple pie à la mode. Maybe that’s where I’ve been going wrong…

Cake By the Ocean


Every time I use “Cake by the Ocean” as an Instagram caption, the know-it-alls feel the urge to tell me the true origins of the song. Apparently, the Swedish producers kept confusing “cake by the ocean” and “sex on the beach” and a hit was born! 

The birth of the unicorn cowgirl – Inspiration alley Forth Worth

I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)  

Four Tops

I know the lyrics “sugar pie, honey bunch, you know that I’m weak for you, I can’t help myself, I love you and nobody else” are about a lover… but I feel the same way about ice cream. 

Chakra crack pie

Chakra crack pie – Jerusalem, Israel

Song of the South


Give me a delicious sweet potato pie and I’d shut my mouth, too! It’s rude to chew with your mouth open!

Songs about ice cream and frozen deliciousness

Donna Darling

The Swan Sisters

This is quite possibly one of my favorite songs in the whole entire world. It evokes road trips around Queenstown, New Zealand with my bestie on missions to find pastries in Wanaka and explore Arrowtown. Here are my favorite lyrics:

“Oh, when I miss you I just think of little things like ice creams and sunbeams… And on the days you’re feeling low I want to teleport and hug you. Tap dance my small shoes. Make you apple pie like it’s a cooking show delight cuz when it’s us two, we can be great fools”

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Ice Cream Song

The Mother Goose Club

“Ice Cream Song” makes me smile every time I hear it. Try not to get this caught in your head: “When the day is hot and steamy, Ice cream is so cold and creamy. Put it in a cone. Put it in a cup. I’m just gonna eat it up!”



Y’all, I’ve been making (and drinking ) milkshakes for years, but there are no boys in my yard. Although the song may be misleading, I’ll keep drinking milkshakes just in case. 

Unicorn freakshake London - Maxwell's Covent Garden

Unicorn freakshake London – Maxwell’s Covent Garden


Songs about candy

A Marshmallow World

Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, and SO SO many more! 

It’s not Christmas until “A Marshmallow World” has been played on the radio 100 times! Who doesn’t love a “whipped cream day”?

Dessert Museum Manila room of 10,000 marshmallows



Cameo’s “Candy” was released the year I was born. With a song like that on the radio, it’s no surprise I love all the sugary sweetness. 


Will Smith

Will Smith samples Cameo’s “Candy” in his song– also named “Candy.”

Candy Girl

New Edition

New Edition feels a whole lot like Jackson 5 with an 80s beat! 

Dessert Museum Manila Santa's candy

Dessert Museum Manila Santa’s candy

Candy Shop

50 Cent

Pretty sure he’s not *actually* talking about a candy shop…


Christina Aguilera

“Candyman” is a modern-day “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” with some scandalous overtones!

Cotton Candy Land

Elvis Presley

This is a sweet tooth’s ultimate lullaby: “A cloud of pink ice cream, Where every star is a candy bar, And the moon is a marshmallow dream.”

Rainbow cotton candy from Totti Candy Factory

I Want Candy

Bow Wow Wow

Bow Wow, I so relate. 

Kid in a Candy Store

JoJo Siwa

The line “Gonna live the dream like a candy queen” makes this song my anthem.


The Chordettes

Julius Dixson and Beverly Ross were scheduled for a songwriting session, but when Dixson’s daughter got a lollipop stuck in her hair, it made the songwriter late to the meeting… and inspired the beloved doo wop song!

Dessert Museum Manila candy

Sex and Candy

Marcy Playground

Eleven-year-old me was very confused about what these two topics had to do with each other. 

Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows

Lesley Gore

I love this sunshiny song! I also like the ukulele version by Lenka. 

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Israel Kamakawiwoʻole

Love this song played on the ukulele that takes me to a place where “troubles melt like lemon drops.” 

Songs about sugar

I Got You (I Feel Good)

James Brown & The Famous Flames

It’s impossible to feel anything but good when listening to this song!

Like Sugar

Matchbox Twenty

“I just wanna make you go away, But you taste like sugar” is exactly why I can’t cut ice cream out of my diet…

Cereal shake Cupcake Central-Melbourne's best freakshakes

Cereal shake Cupcake Central-Melbourne’s best freakshakes

Pour Some Sugar on Me

Def Leppard

Sounds sticky, but no rocking night out is complete without this song! 


Jennifer Nettles

Jennifer Nettles rose to stardom in a band called Sugarland. Then, in 2015, she released “Sugar” as a solo act. She’s definitely into the sweetness! 


Maroon 5

Don’t miss the music video for “Sugar!” Maroon 5 crashed weddings around LA, and the result was (you guessed it) sweet!

Sugar Mice


This song about sugar is a little more sad than sweet.

Canvas Cafe Shoreditch Lotus Biscoff vegan freakshake London

Canvas Cafe Shoreditch Lotus Biscoff vegan freakshake London

Sugar, Sugar

The Archies

I loved the movie “Now and Then” and this song always makes me think of sweet summer days with friends. 


The McGuire Sisters

“Sugar in the mornin’, Sugar in the evenin’, Sugar at suppertime” sounds a whole lot like my diet. 

Sugar, We’re Goin Down

Fall Out Boy

The perfect sweet song for teenage angst. 

Sugar, You

Oh Honey

Both the band and the song are super sweet! 

Barker Gelato freakshake Castle Arcade Cardiff

Barker Gelato freakshake Castle Arcade Cardiff

Sweets for my Sweet

The Drifters

Love this sweet, wholesome song from 1961!

Watermelon Sugar

Harry Styles

Released in 2019, this song is still blowing up on the radio! Just try to keep it from getting stuck in your head. 

Love is the sweetest thing

How Sweet it is (to be loved by you)

Marvin Gaye, James Taylor, and Michael Bublé

Marvin Gaye recorded this song in 1964, James Taylor released his version in 1975, Michael Bublé recorded it in 2005, and it’s been sung by countless others over the decades!

Sweetest Thing


U2 knows love is the sweetest thing!

Try a freakshake at Pop Cereal

Freakshake at Pop Cereal in Lisbon

Sweet Child O’ Mine

Guns N’ Roses

This was my go-to song on Guitar Hero. 

Songs about sweets from musicals and movies

A Spoonful of Sugar

Mary Poppins: Julie Andrews

And thus a whole generation of kids who need a spoonful of sugar to soothe the ickiness of medicine, break-ups, and bad days. Pass the ice cream, please!


Pitch Perfect 2: The Treblemakers

“Lollipop” is a total bop, and I’m here for it! I love everything about Pitch Perfect and this song is no exception. 

Candy Store 

Heathers the Musical:Jodie Steele, Sophie Isaacs, and T’Shan Williams

This song is anything but sweet. I highly recommend staying away from the Heathers’s candy store. 

What’s Inside 

Waitress: Sara Bareilles 

I still haven’t seen the musical, but I know every word to every song by heart. Sara Bareilles croons “sugar, butter, flour” as she sings about a perfect baked good and a mess of a life. Relatable.

Ice Cream

Anne of Green Gables: The Musical 

I love this ode to ice cream! 

Rainbow rolled ice cream

Vanilla Ice Cream

She Loves Me: Laura Benanti

I’ve often said the world would have less conflict if there was more ice cream. And this song proves it! 

The Candy Man

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory: Aubrey Woods

Did you know that I met the real-life Texan Willy Wonka?

Songs about dessert from my childhood

I’m a 90s kid, and I still jam out to Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, and Hanson on the regular. Doubt my 90s devotion? Check out my awesome birthday cake, a la Lisa Frank!

WildChild Cupcakes Lisa Frank cake


Mandy Moore

I’ll never believe that anyone truly misses me unless they tell me they miss me like candy. 

Dessert Museum Manila cake pop

Dessert Museum Manila cake pop

Lollipop (Candyman)


The Danish dance-pop group is best known for “Barbie Girl,” but the entire “Aquarium” album is dance-worthy!

Tootsie Roll

69 Boyz

Holy moly. I had NO idea what I was singing about. 

Songs about sweets that include fruit

Ok, so I am staunchly in the “fruit is NOT a dessert” camp. Just try to convince me otherwise. However, I know that many of y’all lump fruit into the dessert category and I’m a non-judgy kinda gal, so I’ve included sweets songs about fruit here just for you. 

Banana Pancakes

Jack Johnson

Bananas are not dessert. But I guess they can be breakfast. Although, if you’re taking orders, I’d prefer chocolate chips in my pancakes…

Grapefruit-Juicy Fruit

Jimmy Buffett

It’s not summer until Jimmy Buffett sings about grapefruit, bathing suits, and Juicy Fruit gum.

Dessert Museum Manila gum ball machine

Dessert Museum Manila gum ball machine

Strawberry Fields Forever

The Beatles 

Strawberry Field was a children’s home in Liverpool, and John Lennon drew on his experience playing in its garden as a child to write this psychedelic song. 

Strawberry Swing


“Strawberry Swing” is a unique combination of upbeat-yet-relaxing. Although the meaning is debated, many believe strawberry swing refers to a nostalgic time with a childhood crush. 

Strawberry Wine

Deana Carter

This song evokes nostalgia for easier times, innocence, and first love. 

Strawberry cheesecake at Bon Bon Berry Atami

Tutti Frutti

Little Richard

Did you know that tutti frutti means all fruits in Italian? 

Fruit platter at La Pitchoune

Fruit platter at La Pitchoune

Songs about chocolate


The 1975

In this catchy song, the singer says his car and hair smells like chocolate. I’m going to need more information about his shampoo…

Hash beaker hot chocolate with fairy floss

Savoy Truffle

The Beatles 

George Harrison wrote this song for his friend Eric Clapton– who was known to eat too much chocolate– using the names of the truffles on a Mackintosh’s Good News chocolate box. 


Kylie Minogue

When I lived in Melbourne, I learned all about Australians’ obsession with Kylie Minogue. And in “Chocolate,” Kylie describes her obsession– love, as compared to chocolate. 

Milk chocolate inside Otello Gelato Tel Aviv ice cream cone

Hungarian, Israeli and Korean songs about sweets

גומיגם (Gumigam)

Static and Ben El  

I love everything by Static and Ben El and was super excited to find out that the translation of one of the lines in “גומיגם” is “I want me you and ice cream on a desert island.” 

Candy Pop


TWICE is a K-Pop girl group from South Korea. In the “Candy Pop” music video, the nine members act as sweet superheroes in an animated candy world, saving a little girl from boredom with their upbeat tune!

The Gummy Bear Song

How in the world did I miss this one? It’s been viewed over 2.1 BILLION (yes, with a B) times on YouTube. The original song was recorded in Hungarian, Itt Van A Gummimaci, and is now available in 25 languages! 

Dessert Museum Manila gummy bears

Ice Cream

BLACKPINK & Selena Gomez

“Ice Cream” is the epitome of a sweet summer pop song that’ll have you singing “ice cream chillin’ chillin’ ice cream chillin'” in your head for hours! Don’t miss the music video for entertainment that’s sweet, colorful, and fun! BLACKPINK is a popular K-POP group, but the majority of this song is in English. 

Eddy’s Ice Cream Harajuku

Have I missed your favorite song about sugar? Let me know in the comments and I’ll update the post! 

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