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10 tracks to mark... the World Pie Eating Championships

Food fanatics will be taking on a juicy challenge next week at the annual World Pie Eating Championships.

Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan

Competitors will see who can down a standard pie the fastest at the event on Wednesday, December 18, with the current record sitting at less than 45 seconds. To get you ready for this filling contest, here are 10 tracks about pies.

Flaming Pie

Paul McCartney

This track is taken from McCartney's tenth studio album Flaming Pie. The album features McCartney's friends and family and was recorded after his involvement in the Beatles Anthology project.

Petootie Pie

Ella Fitzgerald

Released as a single by Decca Records in 1946, this track reached number three in the US R&B charts and has been included on several best of Ella Fitzgerald albums. It featured bandleader Louis Jordan.

Sweet Potato Pie

Ray Charles

This track appeared on Charles's final studio album, Genius Loves Company. It was recorded between June 2003 and March 2004 and posthumously released in August 2004.

Sweetie Pie

Eddie Cochran

Released in August 1960, this track appeared as the b-side to the Sharon Sheeley song Lonely. The track was posthumously released in August 1960 but only reached number 41 in the UK charts.

Cherry Pie


Taken from the American band's 1990 album, this track was not originally supposed to be on the record. The song was written on a pizza box which is now displayed in the Hard Rock Cafe in Florida.

Cutie Pie

One Way

This track by the American R&B funk band reached number four in the US Billboard Soul chart and 61 in the pop chart in 1982. It was the band's most successful record.

Country Pie

Bob Dylan

Released in 1969 by Columbia Records, this track appeared on Dylan's ninth studio album Nashville Skyline. The country music album reached three in the US and gave Dylan his fourth UK number one.

American Pie

Don McLean

This track stayed at number one in the US for four weeks when it was released in 1972. Asked what the song meant, McLean said: "It means I don't ever have to work again if I don't want to."

Ocean Pie

Shed Seven

Taken from the Britpop band's debut album Change Giver, this track was released as a single in October 1994. It reached number 33 in the UK singles chart.

Key Lime Pie

Kenny Chesney

Written by Chesney, Bill Anderson and Buddy Cannon, this track appeared on the singer's 2005 album Be As You Are (Songs from an Old Blue Chair). The album reached number one in the US charts.

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