Top Chocolate Songs for Your SXSW Playlist

Chocolate songs: Chocolate music CD created by Delysia Chocolatier
Chocolate music “CD” created by Delysia Chocolatier

 

What do chocolate and music have in common? Both are soothing ways to trigger the release of the feel-good hormone dopamine. Over the years many musicians have paired the two together for a double dose of dopamine goodness.

Some songs are very literal while others use chocolate as a metaphor for something else entirely – social injustice, abundance and, of course, love. With SXSW in Austin for the next few days, we were inspired to create a playlist filled with some of the best chocolate songs ever created. Push play, sit back and enjoy the music while indulging in Delysia Chocolatier’s latest chocolate creations.

 

Chocolate (Choco Choco)

Performer: Soul Control

Genre: Pop

This upbeat song is about bringing people together through their love of chocolate and catchy dance beats you can’t get out of your head.

 

Chocolate

Performer: The 1975

Genre: Alternative Pop

Don’t let the band’s name fool you. The song Chocolate is a part of their debut album that was released in 2013. The band has called the song a love letter to the authority figures of their hometown in Manchester, England.

 

Chocolate Rain

Performer: Tay Zonday

Genre: Indie

Who could forget this 2007 Internet sensation? Zonday’s comedic performance and Barry White-like baritone voice shot his Youtube video straight to the top.

 

Chocolate City

Performer: Parliament

Genre: Funk

George Clinton has always been quick to use music as a platform for social commentary, which is exactly what he does with this funky, spoken word song.

 

Ice Cream

Performer: Sarah McLachlan

Genre: Indie

According to Ms. McLachlan, love is one of the few things that are better than chocolate.

 

Uncomplicated

Performer: Elvis Costello

Genre: Pop Rock

This tune is on the Blood & Chocolate album, so it’s not surprising that chocolate ends up in the first line of the lyrics.

 

Little Palaces

Performer: Elvis Costello

Genre: Pop Rock

Chocolate is a reoccurring theme for Mr. Costello. In this song he is describing the town where he grew up, which he calls Chocolate Town.

 

Chocolate

Performer: Kylie Minogue

Genre: Pop

Chocolate is one of Ms. Minogue’s poppy, sexy tunes from the early 2000s that followed the mega success of her Fever album.

 

Chocolate Cake

Performer: Crowded House

Genre: Rock

This lounge-worthy tune is a reflection on American culture and overindulgence.

 

Feb 14

Performer: Drive-by Truckers

Genre: Alternative Country

Love isn’t always easy, and Feb 14 tells the tale of a Valentine’s Day gone wrong.

 

Cigarettes & Chocolate Milk

Performer: Rufus Wainwright

Genre: Indie Pop

It appears that Mr. Wainwright has several indulgences that are borderline addictions, including rich chocolate milk.

 

There are plenty of other chocolate-filled songs to enjoy, but these are our top picks for SXSW 2015. If we missed your favorite cocoa-inspired tune share it with us in the comments below!

 

Nicole Patel

Nicole Patel is the proprietor of and chocolatier for Delysia Chocolatier. In 2006 while pregnant with her first son, Nicole made a batch of chocolate truffles as holiday gifts. To the delight of friends and family, she continued to create chocolates as a way to relieve stress from her corporate engineering job. In 2008, a chance trip to Becker Vineyards led to Nicole being the first in Texas to make truffles using local wines. Within five years, what started as a hobby turned Delysia into one of the Top Ten Chocolatiers in the Americas, as selected by the International Chocolate Salon.