The jury is still out on whether chocolate sales will suffer significantly in the current recession. It's traditionally a recession-proof product, but these days people are cutting back on luxuries in a big way, and chocolate is definitely a luxury.
An upcoming bright spot for sales is the Easter holiday. Chocolate is a treat that will be found in the Easter baskets of millions of children across the globe. In fact, Easter is one of the very best holidays for chocolate sales in the United States along with Valentines day and Halloween. Since chocolate can be easily melted down and molded into any shape imaginable it can make the perfect gift for any occasion. Children will soon find chocolate bunnies, eggs, chickens, lambs, crosses and all sots of other things in their Easter baskets.
Of course, the cult of chocolate extends way past holidays. It is rumored by some cultures to be an aphrodisiac, and many proclaim various health benefits including anti-cancer and blood pressure reduction effects.
I have not met many people in my life who don't love chocolate, musicians included. This playlist includes 25 chocolate inspired songs that you can enjoy while you bite the ears off your own chocolate rabbit this Easter.
Ode To Chocolate
1. Chocolate - Snow Patrol
2. Chocolate Jesus - Tom Waits
3. Chocolate Cake - Crowded House
4. Chocolate Lovely - Amon Tobin
5. Stray Dog And The Chocolate Shake - Grandaddy
6. Hershey Bar - Stan Getz
7. At The Chocolate Bon Bon Ball - Leon Redbone
8. Cigarettes And Chocolate Milk - Rufus Wainwright
9. White Chocolate Space Egg - Liz Phair
10. Chocolate Town - Ween
11. Chocolate City - Parliament
12. Chocolate - Kozo
13. Sunshine And Chocolate - Semisonic
14. Chocolate Cake - Vinyl Kings
15. Chocolate - The Getaway People
16. Chocolat - Cornershop
17. Chocolate Covered Secrets - Flying Blind
18. Chocolate Chip - Miles Davis
19. Chocolate Girl - Elk City
20. Chocolate Salty Balls (P.S. I Love You) - Isaac Hayes
21. Hot Chocolate Boy - Beat Happening
22. Morphine And Chocolate - 4 Non Blondes
23. Chocolate Bike - The Film
24. Chocolate City - Zapp and Roger
25. Chocolate Buttermilk - Kool & the Gang
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