Starting off a new year having your own kitchen can often be overwhelming. You won’t necessarily have all of the cooking equipment that your parents have at home and you might not be exactly sure how to do it on your own.
Thankfully, Spotify exists at a student rate. Music is the perfect way to calm your cooking nerves and hone in on new skills. These food-related songs are great to sing along to. Have fun, and whistle while you work.
All songs are listed on this playlist, “hungry hungry hippos” on Spotify.
1. Broccoli feat. Lil Yachty – D.R.A.M.
Big shout out here to D.R.A.M. for highlighting a vegetable that gets too much hate. Roll up these yummy little Cheesy Broccoli Tots.
2. Sugar – Maroon 5
A great excuse to watch the music video.
3. Bitten by the Apple – Big Black Delta
You’re really gonna want to take a bite out of these Apple Cider Donut Bites.
4. Simple Things – Miguel
Miguel reminds us to remember the simple things in our cooking, but even the pros forget sometimes. The Huffington Post has a simple list of essential things you shouldn’t forget.
5. Candy Shop – 50 Cent
You can ditch the candy shop all together and make these candy inspired drinks in your kitchen instead.
6. Bonfire – Childish Gambino
There’s a lot to love about Childish Gambino and his incredible ability to freestyle, but you definitely don’t want a forgotten dish on the stove to turn into a bonfire.
7. Mess is Mine – Vance Joy
A reminder that making a mess is sometimes all part of the experience.
8. Better Together – Jack Johnson
PB & J… chocolate and peanut butter… broccoli and cheetos? They’re all better together in your cooking.
9. I Am A God feat. God – Kanye West
Kanye just talked to Jesus, he said, “look at these birthday cake croissants.”
10. American Pie – Don McLean
What’s more American than a good ol’ slice of pie à la mode?
11. Sunshine & Whiskey – Frankie Ballard
Grill up some Irish Whiskey Burgers to add more sunshine to your day.
12. Chicken Fried – Zac Brown Band
Everything just tastes better fried. Here are the 25 best places in the country to get your fried chicken fix.
13. Your Song – Elton John
Elton John’s gift to you is his song, my gift to you is this recipe for a Cinnamon Roll Waffle Sandwich with Bacon, Nutella, PB, and Chocolate Chips.
14. Cake by the Ocean – DNCE
You can actually bring your cake to the ocean when you bake it in a mug.
15. Collard Greens feat. Kendrick Lamar – ScHoolboy Q
Guy Fieri has a classic recipe highlighting one of his favorite, and severely underrated, veggies.
16. Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2 feat. Jay Z – Drake
Take your pound cake to another level using Limoncello.
17. Root Beer Rag – Billy Joel
Root beer floats are about as classic as Billy Joel is as a singer. If you’re looking to spice up your ice cream and soda combo, here are four creative ideas that’ll have everyone running to your kitchen.
18. Company – Justin Bieber
Cooking is always fun with others, especially for family dinner.
19. Cherry Wine – Hozier
Drinking a glass while you cook is always encouraged, but you can also turn it into cupcakes jammin’ out to the Irish genius.
20. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) – James Taylor
“How sweet it is to make strawberry and beet pancakes…” That’s how the song goes, right?
21. Milkshake – Kelis
Try making your next milkshake with vegan ice cream.
22. Help! – The Beatles
This one is especially good for when you’re having one of those classic SOS moments in the kitchen.