Music and coffee are one of life’s great pairings; like country western and pickup trucks, heavy metal and leather and Sonny and Cher.
There are songs that enhance the natural jolt you get when drinking coffee. There are other songs that complement the moment you take your first sip of coffee in the morning. And then there are songs you just enjoy because they are all about or reference coffee.
If your love for music is as strong and deep as your love for coffee, we have picked out a few songs you should listen to. Smokin’ Beans Coffee Company, your source for green coffee beans, offers songs about coffee.
Black Coffee in Bed
This sleeper classic from Squeeze features Paul Young and Elvis Costello on backing vocals as it finds a narrative use for coffee stains resembling the remnants of a failed relationship.
This particular song cements coffee’s unexpected place as the most wistful of beverages.
This is a Black Flag song featuring Henry Rollins shouting about drinking black coffee and staring at the walls. He then makes a connection between anger and coffee and the reason he is feeling mean. A classic punk rock song.
This 18th-century composition by Johann Sebastian Bach has the stand-out line, “If I couldn’t, three times a day, be allowed to drink my little cup of coffee, in my anguish I will turn into a shriveled-up roast goat.”
How well would roast goat go with coffee?
One Cup of Coffee
This is one of Bob Marley’s earliest works that tells a tale about a failing relationship. It isn’t one of his more well-known songs, but it is certainly an intriguing listen.
The Coffee Song
This song by Ol’ Blue Eyes Frank Sinatra sounds just as fresh today as it did upon its release over 70 years ago.
This is a song from the California punk heavyweights Descendents. It’s a small but powerful jolt of energy, kind of like an espresso shot.
Lingering over a cup of coffee is one of life’s simple pleasures. There is no lingering over this song, however, as it is only 34 seconds in length.
Second Cup of Coffee
In this 1970s gem, Gordon Lightfoot tries to stave off pain with multiple cups of coffee. You can hear, nay, feel the sadness in his lyrics. The song is almost as powerful as his saga of the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
“Meet me at the coffee shop, we can dance to Iggy Pop,” implores Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. You will enjoy this focused outburst of fat-free funk rock.
This just isn’t a song by Kate Bush, it is a work of art. Few performers are as unique in their art and this is a wonderfully weird song with sinister lyrics.
Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
The Cranberries are all power in this title track to the 2001 album of the same name.
Order coffee beans from Smokin’ Beans Coffee Company and listen to some great coffee songs.