Chef Aid: The South Park Album

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Chef Aid: The South Park Album
The album's cover shows Stan, Kenny, Cartman and Kyle, while Chef is performing on stage
Soundtrack album by
various artists
ReleasedNovember 24, 1998
American Recordings
ProducerRick Rubin (exec.), Matt Stone (exec.), Trey Parker (exec.)
South Park album chronology
Chef Aid: The South Park Album
Bigger, Longer & Uncut
Singles from Chef Aid: The South Park Album
  1. "Chocolate Salty Balls"
    Released: December 1, 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[3]
The Austin Chronicle3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyB[1]
USA Today2.5/4 stars[4]

Chef Aid: The South Park Album is a 1998 soundtrack album based on the American animated comedy series South Park. Several well-known artists perform on the record, which was mainly produced by Rick Rubin. Chef Aid contains a number of songs from and inspired by the show, while other songs are largely independent from South Park. The album was released during the show's second season, shortly after the broadcast of the episode called "Chef Aid", which features many of the stars and songs that appear on the recording. Soul singer Isaac Hayes appears in character as Chef throughout the album, which mimicks a live concert.

Chef Aid: The South Park Album was made available with two collectible covers and in three different versions – "Clean", "Explicit", and "Extreme". The Explicit version contains profanities (including "fuck") and carries a Parental Advisory sticker, but it is still censored, even for lesser profanities, such as "goose shit". The Extreme version is completely uncensored.

Songs and concept[edit]

There are a several kinds of songs that appear on Chef Aid: The South Park Album. These include songs featured in the series, and sung by South Park characters or various artists. Other songs have been inspired by the series, with some written by the song's performer artist. The remainder of the songs are largely unrelated to South Park, although some of them have appeared on the corresponding "Chef Aid" episode.

Many of the South Park-related tracks on the album were written by show co-creator Trey Parker, and are extended versions of original songs from the series. A large portion of these, such as "Chocolate Salty Balls", are sung by soul singer Isaac Hayes, in character as Chef, the school cafeteria worker who often breaks into soul songs on the show. Other characters that appear on the record include the main boys—Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny—as well as Ned Gerblansky. As on the show, the characters are voiced by the two creators; Stan, Cartman and Ned are voiced by Trey Parker, whereas Kyle and Kenny are voiced by Matt Stone.

The album is presented as a live concert. Chef performs most of the show's original songs, and also sings some lines on most of the other tracks, as well as acting as announcer between songs.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Performed byLength
1."South Park Theme"PrimusPrimus0:40
2."Nowhere to Run (Vapor Trail)"The Crystal Method, Jack Blades, DMX, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Ozzy Osbourne, Rick Rubin & John EatonOzzy Osbourne, DMX & Ol' Dirty Bastard; music by The Crystal Method with Fuzzbubble4:40
3."Chocolate Salty Balls (P.S. I Love You)"Trey ParkerIsaac Hayes as "Chef"3:55
4."Brad Logan"Tim ArmstrongRancid2:16
5."Come Sail Away" (by Styx)Dennis DeYoung"Eric Cartman"5:12
6."Kenny's Dead"Master P & C. Mayfield ("Freddie's Dead")Master P3:24
7."Simultaneous"Trey ParkerIsaac Hayes as "Chef"3:17
8."Will They Die 4 You"M. Betha, R. Lawrence, S. Combs, K. Jones & S. Taylor; music written by System of a DownMase, Puffy, Lil' Kim & System of a Down3:52
9."Hot Lava"Trey ParkerPerry Farrell & DVDA; featuring DJ Nu-Mark3:50
10."Bubblegoose"Wyclef Jean & Salaam RemiWyclef Jean featuring "Stan", "Kyle", "Cartman" & "Kenny"2:52
11."No Substitute"Trey Parker & Bruce HowellIsaac Hayes as "Chef"4:47
12."Wake Up Wendy"Elton John, Bernie TaupinElton John5:58
13."Horny"Mousse T. & Errol RennallsMousse T. vs. Hot 'n' Juicy3:31
14."Huboon Stomp"Robert Casale & Gerald V. CasaleDevo3:21
15."Love Gravy"Trey ParkerRick James & Ike Turner4:01
16."Feel Like Makin' Love" (by Bad Company)Paul Rodgers & Mick Ralphs"Ned Gerblansky"3:26
17."The Rainbow"WeenWeen2:45
18."Tonight Is Right for Love (with Meredith Baxter-Birney)"Trey ParkerIsaac Hayes as "Chef" & Meat Loaf3:03
19."It's a Rockin' World"Joe StrummerJoe Strummer; featuring Flea, Tom Morello, D. J. Bonebrake, Benmont Tench & Nick Hexum2:31
20."Mephisto and Kevin"Primus & Trey ParkerPrimus5:18
21."Mentally Dull" (Think Tank Remix)Wayne Simms & David GoogeVitro; featuring the cast of South Park3:45[5]
22."Kyle's Mom Is a Big Fat Bitch" (hidden track)Trey Parker[6]"Eric Cartman"0:48 [5]

Episode reference[edit]

Song Episode
3. "Chocolate Salty Balls" Season 2, Episode 9, "Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls"
5. "Come Sail Away" Season 2, Episode 2, "Cartman's Mom Is Still a Dirty Slut"
7. "Simultaneous" Season 2, Episode 8, "Summer Sucks"
9. "Hot Lava" Season 1, Episode 3, "Volcano"
11. "No Substitute" Season 1, Episode 2, "Weight Gain 4000"
Season 1, Episode 11, "Tom's Rhinoplasty"
12. "Wake Up Wendy" Season 2, Episode 14, "Chef Aid"
15. "Love Gravy" Season 1, Episode 1, "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe"
18. "Tonight Is Right for Love" Season 1, Episode 5, "An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig"
22. "Kyle's Mom Is a Big Fat Bitch" Season 1, Episode 9, "Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo"


  1. "Chocolate Salty Balls (P.S. I Love You)" – Performed By Chef
  2. "Oh Holy Night" (Snippet) – Performed By Eric Cartman
  3. "Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem" (Snippet) – Performed By Ned Gerblanksy
  1. "Chocolate Salty Balls (P.S. I Love You)" – Performed By Chef
  2. "Come Sail Away" – Performed By Eric Cartman
  3. "Mentally Dull" (Think Tank Remix) – Performed By Vitro
  • "Kenny's Dead"[7]
  1. "Kenny's Dead" – Performed By Master P
  2. "Come Sail Away" – Performed By Eric Cartman
  3. "Tonight Is Right For Love" – Performed By Chef and Meat Loaf
  • "Simultaneous"[8]
  1. "Simultaneous" – Performed By Chef
  2. "Kyle's Mom's A Big Fat Bitch" (In D Minor) – Performed By Eric Cartman
  1. "Simultaneous" – Performed By Chef
  2. "Cheesy Poofs" (Theme) – Performed By Eric Cartman
  3. "Come Sail Away" – Performed By Eric Cartman
  4. "My Best Friends" (Snippet) – Performed By Eric Cartman
  5. "Stinky Britches" (Snippet) – Performed By Chef
  • "Bubblegoose"
  1. "Bubblegoose" (Remix) – Performed By Wyclef Jean, Cartman, Kenny, Stan & Kyle
  2. "Come Sail Away" – Performed By Eric Cartman
  3. "No Substitute" – Performed By Chef
  • "Nowhere To Run"[9]
  1. "Nowhere To Run" (Vapour Trail) – Performed By Ozzy Osbourne & DMX
  2. "Will They Die 4 You?" – Performed By P Diddy & Lil' Kim & System Of A Down

Chart performance[edit]

The album spent two weeks at number 2 on the UK Compilation Chart, held off by Now 41.

Charts and certifications[edit]


Chart (1998) Peak
Australian Albums Chart 1
Canadian Albums Chart 14
UK Compilation Albums (OCC)[10] 2
US Billboard 200 14


Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[11] 3× Platinum 210,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[12] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[14] Platinum 1,300,000[13]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


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  7. ^ "Kenny'S Dead: Master P: Musik". Retrieved 2012-02-09.
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  10. ^ "Official Compilations Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 November 1998.
  11. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1998 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  12. ^ "British album certifications – Various – Chef Aid OST". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Chef Aid OST in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
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