January 6th is a very special day. Yes, your sleuthing skills (aka reading of the title of this post) have not led you astray. January 6th is National Bean Day! Bean fans everywhere, unite! And mark your calendar for World Pulses Day, February 10th.
Beans are – in my humble (and correct) opinion – amazing. But then, you already knew that. Hence, rather than carry on about all their incredible benefits and delicious applications, I thought we could do something different. After all, beans do have a reputation – be it correct or not – for being the musical fruit. So, let’s enjoy some bean-y music on National Bean Day with these bean songs!
Wait, bean songs? Plural? Oh yes. And I wouldn’t want another Bean Day to pass without you experiencing them. Are they strange? Well… yes. But then, what about that has ever deterred us?
Pro tip: Multitask by delighting both your gustatory, olfactory, and auditory senses by enjoying a tasty bean dish or snack while listening.
Bean Song #1
Josh Groban sings the Bean Song, presented by Bush’s Beans. This song is…. interesting, to say the least. It’s brilliant, funny, and hard to put into words, so be sure to watch and listen for yourself – it’s bound to bring a smile and a laugh! Bush’s Beans declares that, “Beans deserve better than a song about toots.” I definitely agree on this point!
Update #1: This song no longer seems to be available in its full glory, with the accompanying video. However, the audio is still available, linked below. Plus, there is this delightful photo of Josh Groban floating on a cannellini bean cloud.
Update #2: after much searching, it appears that at least as of Jan 5, 2023, the video can be accessed through Facebook!! I’m afraid this will also disappear though, so I will leave the lyrics only YouTube version up for now.
Bean Song #2
If you love beans, then chances are you have heard of Rancho Gordo. And now you can hear Abby McKee and Adam Lansky sing These Beans in celebration of Rancho Gordo’s 20th anniversary. This was very creative and definitely made me chuckle. Admittedly, it may be funnier if you know a bit about Rancho Gordo. But if you don’t, then this song could be your segue!
Bean Song #3
I have heard the first 2 songs several times (let’s be real – I listen to them on repeat). And of course there is the Beans, Beans the Musical Fruit song. But, perhaps there are more, I dared to dream. So, I started searching. And indeed they exist! Here is a (very strange) ditty with accompanying smiling bean images. It’s called Baked Beans.
Bean Song #4
One more bizarre bean song? Sure, why not. Here is a 1-minute-ish listen called I Love Beans.
Now, I am not here to attest to the musical quality of any of these songs, especially peculiar songs 3 and 4 (I admit I do love the voices singing songs 1 and 2). However. Despite how odd I found these songs, it was also – in some strange way – comforting to know that I am not along in my bean obsession.
Alright, so what did you think? Do you have a favorite song, or lyrics that stood out to you? Or, do you know of any other bean songs?! Please share in the comments below!
And on that note, Happy Bean Day to all! May it be delicious and nutritious.
2023 National Bean Day – Bean Song Update
I shared this post with folks for fun for National Bean Day 2023, and some of you shared additional delightful bean songs. Thank you for spreading more bean-y joy!
Ryan E shared several songs, including the Bean Market Blues:
Johnny Cash mentions it’s hard to eat beans from a can… I actually have no problem doing this and it’s one of my go-to breakfast when traveling!
Bet you never knew there were so many bean songs, right?? Please send me a message if you have more bean songs to share!
Happy National Bean Day!
Here is the 2023 National Bean Day post, sharing about some of the many reasons to love beans!