The movie CHIPS is out today on DVD and Blu-ray. We’re still not sure how they made a whole movie about the yummy deep fried slivers of potat… What? Cop show? ’70s TV? Uh. Umm.
Well anyway, we already put together this salute to chips and other potato by-products in song, so we hope you enjoy regardless. Oh, and yes, naturally we listened to plenty of Hot Chip while compiling it…
Through Being Cool
“Going to bang some heads
Going to beat some butts
Time to tell those evil spuds what’s what”
Shake a Tail Feather
Ray Charles and The Blues Brothers
“Do the mashed potato…”
Do Fries Go with That Shake?
“Do fries go with that shake?
Oh, Do fries go with that shake?”
There’s a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis
“There’s a guy works down the chip shop swears he’s Elvis
But he’s a liar and I’m not sure about you”
What I Don’t Know ’bout You
You Am I
“Fish and chips stall down the south coast ready
I can show you what I’m worth
So set me up a bottle and salt and vinegar
If you get there first”
Chips on My Shoulder
Chips on my shoulder.”
Addicted to Spuds
Weird Al Yankovic
“Your greasy hands, your salty lips
Looks like you found the chips
Your belly aches, your teeth grind
Some tator tots would blow your mind”
Belle and Sebastian
“Get some fish and chips
What’s on the box?
‘Man About the House’ with Paula Wilcox”
French Fries with Pepper
“On 06/06/66 I was little I didn’t know sh-t
About 07/07/77 11 years later still don’t know any better
By 08/08/88 it’s way to late for me to change and
By 09/09/99 I hope I’m sitting on the back porch drinking red wine singing
Oh french fries with pepper”
Tokyo Storm Warning
Elvis Costello & the Attractions
“So they flew the Super-Constellation all the way from Rimini
And feasted them on fish and chips from a newspaper facsimile”
Marceline the Vampire Queen
“What kind of dad eats his daughter’s fries,
And doesn’t even look her in the eyes?
Daddy, there were tears there.
If you saw them would you even care?”
…or for younger types, The Wiggles Mk 1.5…
“Hot potato, hot potato (Hot potato, hot potato)
Hot potato, hot potato (Hot potato, hot potato)
Hot potato, hot potato (Potato!)
Potato, potato, potato
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