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Encased Beats: A National Hot Dog Month mix

Listen to these songs about hot dogs

What started out as an ode to National Hot Dog month has become a full out endeavor to fulfill all of Chicago’s hot dog hungers. It isn’t just about the meat anymore. We’ve covered everything from hot dog-inspired body art to hot dog apparel and accessories and now we're digging into an even meatier realm: hot dog music.

It’s not hard to find melodic tributes to this timeless American delicacy, especially if you take it back to the 1950s, when rockabilly mainstays like Elvis and Wanda Jackson turned the two-syllable snack food into songwriting gold. Check out this tasty playlist next time you’re waiting at a hot dog stand or beefing up at the gym, and you may find yourself hooked on hot dog harmonies in no time.

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