Gallery: Musical Food Pyramid Homage

What started as rumors and quickly became headlines has become clear: The reign of the beloved, if controversial, Food Pyramid has officially ended.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced that a new "food icon" would replace the existing version of the Food Pyramid, 2005's MyPyramid.

But for most of us, by far the most recognizable map of food consumption guidance is 1992's Food Guide Pyramid. The now iconic graph separates food into four main levels: Grains, fruits and veggies, proteins, and sweets. As you know (hopefully), the omniscient table advised us to consume amounts of foods from any level proportionate to its allotted space on the pyramid.

Now that the Food Pyramid's days are over, we decided to pay homage to the erstwhile nutritional guide. And since we had so much fun finding food-related movie scenes and music videos, we figured we'd once again explore food through the pop culture prism.

We compiled a group of 20 (mostly) iconic album covers that include depictions of food. According to the Pyramid, it seems clear that the music industry by no means supports a balanced and healthy diet. Fats, oils, and sweets, which were to be used sparingly, showed up in over a third of the covers, while bread, cereal, rice, and pasta, with their recommended 6-11 servings a day, only showed up twice.

Check out our list and slideshow below as we bid a final farewell to our beloved Food Pyramid, but first, one last look at the breakdown:

Fats, Oils, and Sweets = use sparingly

Proteins (Milk, Yogurt, Cheese, Meat, Poultry, Fish, Dry Beans, Eggs, and Nuts) = 4-6 servings per day

Fruits and Veggies = 5-9 servings per day

Grains (Bread, cereal, rice, and pasta) = 6-11 servings per day