Photo Courtesy Once  Upon A Teatime.

Music is the mood enhancer for everything… Cooking included!

I like to have the right music on while I cook… And different foods call for different tunes!  Does it make a difference to the quality of the final product? Who knows! But it sure makes me happy! And as Ma says, “When you are happy… the food you cook is happy too!”

So I’d like to share what’s on my playlist when I cook.

Banana-Strawberry-Muffins – Flip Fantasia (Cantaloop), Stars (Simply Red), Manic Monday (Bangles), Cruel Summer (Bananarama), Never Gonna Give You Up (Rick Astley), Glory Days (Bruce Springsteen), Knowing Me Knowing You (ABBA), Take On Me (A-Ha!)

Prawns-with-Orange-Mint-Sauce –  Jazz  (Duke Ellington, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis & John Coltrane)

Red-Velvet-Cake – Glee Season 2 soundtrack – Billionaire, I Want to Hold Your Hand, Lucky, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, One of Us, Stronger, Losing My Religion, Telephone, Empire State of Mind, Baby One More Time, Papa Can You Hear Me, I’m a Slave, Only the Good Die Young

Basil-Sun-Dried-Tomato-Olive-Loaf – Hasta Manana (ABBA), Dancing Queen (ABBA), Janie’s Got a Gun (Aerosmith), Black Velvet (Alannah Miles), Baby Baby (Amy Grant), Lucky One (Amy Grant), Walking on Broken Glass (Annie Lennox), You’re Gorgeous (Babybird)

A-100- Likes-La-Fraise – Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About (Bonnie Rait), Total Eclipse of the Heart (Bonnie Tyler), Waiting for a Star to Fall (Boy Meets Girl), Beauty & the Beast (Celine Dion), It’s in His Kiss (Cher), River of Dreams (Billy Joel), Casablanca (Bertie Higgins), Tub Thumping (Chumbawumba), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (The Wallflowers), Save Tonight (Eagle-Eye Cherry)

Holi-Fruit-n-Oat-Muffins – The loud-speaker at my building Holi party blasted out Bollywood Holi songs while I baked! Rang Barse (Silsila), Holi Ke Din (Sholay), Holi Hai! (Kranti), Aaj Na Chhodenge (Kati Patang), Holi Khele Raghuveera (Baaghbaan)

Zucchini-Cottage-Cheese-Bake – Coke Studio – Deewana (Ali Azmat), Gallan (Ali Azmat), Gaj Baras (Ali Azmat), Paheliyan (Omran Shafique), Shaman Paiyan (Rahat Fateh Al Khan), Anjane (Strings), Duur (Hassan Baksh Gullo & Strings), I’m in Love (Saba & Selina)

Off-Season-Gingerbread-Men – Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd), 21 Things (Alanis Morissette), Perfect Day (Lou Reed), Ironic (Alanis Morissette), Coffee & TV (Blur), Letting the Cables Sleep (Bush), December (Collective Soul), Shine (Collective Soul), Crush (Dave Matthews Band), Crash Into Me (Dave Matthews Band), Follow Me Home (Dire Straits), Barcelona Nights (Gypsy Kings), Bamboleo (Gypsy Kings), Beautiful in My Eyes (Joshua Kadison)

Rosemary-Garlic-Pull-Apart-Bread – The Sleepless in Seattle Soundtrack – As Time Goes By (Jimmy Durante), Kiss To Build A Dream On (Louis Armstrong), Stardust (Nat King Cole), Making Whoopie (Dr. John, feat. Rickie Lee Jones), In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning (Carly Simon), Back In The Saddle (Gene Autry), Bye Bye Blackbird (Joe Cocker), A Wink & A Smile (Harry Connick Jr.),  Stand By Your Man (Tammy Wynette), Make Someone Happy (Jimmy Durante), When I Fall In Love (Celine Dion, Clive Griffin)

Baking-Morning – Rain (Madonna), Girl You’ll Be A Woman Soon (Neil Diamond), I Want You To Love Me (Lobo), In All The Right Places (Lisa Stansfield), Stay (Lisa Loeb), Again (Janet Jackson), Your Smile (Gloria Estefan), Greensleeves (John Coltrane), Hold My Hand (Hootie & the Blowfish), You Sexy Thing (Tom Jones),  Both Sides Now (Joni Mitchell), Especially For You (Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan), What If God Was One Of Us (Joan Osbourne), I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor), My Way (Frank Sinatra), Everywhere (Fleetwood Mac), Banana Boat Song (Harry Belafonte), Lemon Tree (Fool’s Garden), Freedom ’90 (George Michael), I Knew You Were Waiting (Aretha Franklin & George Michael)

A-Left-Over-Lasagna – More Than Words (Extreme), Be With You (Mr. Big) , Don’t You Cry Tonight (Guns n Roses), If You Don’t Me By Now (Simply Red), Streets of Philadelphia (Bruce Springsteen), Total Eclipse of the Heart (Bonnie Tyler), Up Where We Belong (Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes), I Want to Know What Love Is (Foreigner), Don’t Look Back in Anger (Oasis), Tears in Heaven (Eric Clapton), November Rain (Guns n Roses)

Savoury Muffins 1- Sultans of Swing (Dire Straits), Making Love Out Of Nothing (Air Supply), Love Bites (Def Leppard), Brown Girl (Boney M), Life is Life (Opus), Take My Breath Away (Berlin), Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Tears for Fears), Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now (Starship), How Deep Is Your Love (Bee Gees), Brother Louie (Modern Talking)

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