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The 30 best Thanksgiving songs to warm up your holiday

The 30 best Thanksgiving songs to warm up your holiday
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If you are among the lucky ones, Thanksgiving means amazing food, quality time with family and friends and reflecting on all you have to be grateful for. It’s certainly an occasion for appreciating the best things in life and that can also include some great music.

Unlike Christmas, though, Thanksgiving doesn't have a long list of designated tunes. There are few Thanksgiving songs we return to year after year, but there are actually quite a few great songs associated with the holiday that many people tend to forget about. That's why we made the following list!

If you’re trying to set right the vibes for your Thanksgiving weekend, here’s a Thanksgiving playlist that's guaranteed to make everyone happy! You're welcome! 



“Autumn in New York,” by Billie Holiday

"Autumn Leaves" —Nat King Cole

A Very Gaga Thanksgiving featuring “You and I,” by Lady Gaga

“A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,” by George Winston

"Blessings," by Chance the Rapper

“Boogie Pilgrim,” by Elton John

"Do the Mashed Potatoes" — James Brown

"Everybody Eats When They Come to My House" —Cab Calloway & His Orchestra

“Family Business,” by Kanye West

“Friday, I’m in Love,” by The Cure

“Grateful,” by Rita Ora

“Home,” by Phillip Phillips

"It Don't Have to Change," by John Legend ft. The Stephens Family

“I’ve Got Plenty to Be Thankful For,” by Bing Crosby

"Let’s Turkey Trot" —Little Eva

“Ode to My Family,” by The Cranberries

"Praise You," by Fatboy Slim

"Sweet Potato Pie," by Ray Charles

“Thank God for Hometowns,” by Carrie Underwood

“Thankful,” by Kelly Clarkson

“Thankful,” by Céline Dion

"Thank You Girl" —The Beatles

"Thanksgiving Day" —Ray Davies

“Thanksgiving Prayer,” by Johnny Cash

"Thank You for Being a Friend" —Andrew Gold/Cynthia Fee

"Thank You For The Music" —ABBA

“Thank U,” by Alanis Morissette

"Thank U, Next" — Ariana Grande

"Thank You," by Dido

“We Are Family,” by the Sister Sledge


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