Crisps immortalised in Song

Splodgenessabounds

Crisps get a mention in many popular songs, and they’re even the subject of one 1980’s song: “Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Please” by Splodgenessabounds. In honour of its total Crispness, we’ve included the lyrics in full below:

Two pints of lager and a packet of crisps, please.
Two pints of lager and a packet of crisps, please.
I’ll have two pints of lager and a packet of crisps, please.
I’ll have some pickled onions,
And a little bit of cheese, please.
Thank you.

Two pints of lager and a packet of crisps, please.
Eh. Two pints of lager and a packet of crisps, please.
Two pints of lager and a packet of crisps, please.
And I’ve got all the right money
And all that, please.
Thank you.

Oi! Two pints of lager and a packet of crisps, please.
Ay! Two pints of lager and a packet of crisps, please.
Two pints of lager and a packet of crisps, please.
I’ve been here half hour
And I’m getting very thirsty!

Two pints of lager and a packet of crisps, please.
Over here!
Oi! Two pints of lager and…

Special mention to some other songs which mention crisps

Life Begins at the Hop, XTC

I have learnt there’s a magical spot at the hop
Come with me to the church on the corner the hop
There’s nuts and there’s crisps and c-c-cola on tap
A good time had by those boys and those girls at the hop

Take Me Back to London, Various Artists

Because nobody thinks I write rhymes
And now I’m back in the biz with my guy
Give me a packet of crisps and my pint
I hit my friends up, go straight to the pub

When I Was a Youngster, Rizzle Kicks

These days you can catch me,
Sitting on the bench in the park with a lager and crisps

Never Miss a Beat, Kaiser Chiefs

I really want to really big coat
With words on it
What do you want for tea?
I want crisps

National Express, The Divine Comedy

On the National Express there’s a jolly hostess
Selling crisps and tea
She’ll provide you with drinks and theatrical winks
For a sky-high fee

True Love Waits, Radiohead

And true love waits
In haunted attics
And true love lives
On lollipops and crisps

Food Play, Lady Sovereign

Spoons. ice cream, crisps, food blenders,
fridges, lick that plate, lick that spoon

Squeeze, Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti

She left in the middle of the night with the kids
Wrapped in a blanket with a packet of crisps
Heading for her mothers on another estate
The kids looked up at the light and the rain

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