Memorial Day weekend is the official start of grilling season. All across the nation friends, family and neighbors will gather around the barbecue grill for an old fashion potluck, or at least to share a 12-pack of beer and a bag of potato chips. Like most life situations, country artists have covered this tradition thoroughly, with dozens of food-centric songs. What is your favorite song for a cookout?

The five songs listed below are some of the most popular food and drink songs ever recorded, but there are many others that you may prefer. Feel free to add new ideas in the comments section below. Of course, the real purpose of Memorial Day weekend is to honor our fallen soldiers. Be sure to check out this list of the Top 10 Memorial Day Songs, as well. And pass the mustard!