Bacon

Album: Last Year Was Complicated (2016)
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Songfacts®:

  • According to this song, the way to embrace the bachelor life after a breakup is to "throw some bacon on it." Nick Jonas explained on the UK radio show Capital Breakfast with Dave Berry: "So many people have asked me what the song is about and a lot of guesses were: it's the morning after and it's bacon because you're having breakfast. That's not at all what its about. The idea is when you are out of a relationship and you start to be okay with the fact that it's ended. In my case my life was great, it's so good that we should throw some bacon on it to make it even better."
  • Jonas enlisted the help of Ty Dolla $ign for this song. The California R&B artist croons the bridge.
  • The word "bacon" is derived from the Old High German bacho, meaning "buttock," "ham" or "side of bacon." Here are some bacon fun facts from The Encyclopedia of Trivia

    The Dunmow Flitch started in 1111. This is a long-standing tradition established at Dunmow, Essex whereby married couples who stay together for a year and a day without arguing or regretting their marriage and can prove this are able to claim a gammon of bacon. The saying "Bring home the bacon" originates from this.

    The first mention of bacon and eggs in literature in England was made by Andrew Borde in 1542 in his book, In A Compendyous Regyment, or a Dyetary of Health. He wrote: "Bacon is good for carters and plowmen I do sat that collopes (slices of bacon) and egges is holsome for them."

    American competitive eater Matt "the Megatoad" Stonie set a world record on February 22, 2015 by eating 182 rashers of bacon in five minutes.

    The popularity of bacon in the United States has given rise to a number of commercial products including bacon vodka, bacon peanut brittle, bacon toothpaste and bacon mints.

    When heated, sugars in bacon react with amino acids. This, along with the thermal breakdown of fats, leads to the aroma of cooking bacon.

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