We don’t need to tell you how much people love ice cream, it’s part of the fabric of America. From the formica and chrome countertops of soda fountains to candy-colored ice cream trucks heralding tinkling versions of nursery songs in its wake, we love ice cream and all of its sugary frozen associates. We love it so much in fact, that its influence on pop culture is inescapable. It’s been heavily represented in our art, our lore, and our music for decades. You may have an ice cream print in your kitchen, sticker on your notebook, or even an ice cream tattoo, but you know you’re really in love with ice cream if you can recite the words to these three songs (at the very least we expect a respectful head nod—in time with the beat if you please).
Ice Cream Man—Van Halen. This boot-stomping, hard-rocking ode to summer love and frosty peaks is almost 100% family friendly if you ignore the double entendres and focus on the guitar solos.
Ice Cream Man—Jonathan Richmond and the Modern Lovers. A very different reimagining of the dutiful role of the beloved ice cream man, this sweetly sung love song to the cherished ice cream truck is a timeless classic. Listen to this song with a vanilla cone in one hand and a tambourine in the other for maximum effect.
Ice Cream Man—Tom Waits. Tom Waits is the coolest ice cream man around, regaling his listeners with his neighborhood love story, serving cool treats to his cherished sweets in the deadest heat of summer.
For more fun facts about ice cream, froyo, and everything in between, visit Frenzi Frozen Yogurt’s website.