Thanksgiving gets a bad wrap. It's one of the few days when families and friends come together to indulge in our favorite foods! The only thing missing is the music. Every year the masses complain about Christmas tunes being played too early or how there just aren't any good songs about Thanksgiving.
Well, we're here to help make your Turkey Day or Friendsgiving Party playlist complete!
"Thanksgiving Song" by Adam Sandler
Let's start with the unofficially best Thanksgiving song of all time!
"Turkey for me, turkey for you. Let's eat turkey in a big brown shoe."
This 1992 SNL classic by Adam Sandler is a must-listen every Thanksgiving.
"Thanksgiving Day" by Ray Davies
"Thanks for our health. Thanks for our hearth."
This smooth song by Ray Davies will leave you feeling extremely grateful.
"I've Got Plenty To Be Thankful For" by Bing Crosby
Although Bing Crosby is most known for singing "White Christmas" in the Holiday Inn musical, the soundtrack also includes this Thanksgiving tune that reminds us all to be thankful.
"Thanksgiving Song " by Mary Chapin Carpenter
True to the theme, Mary Chapin Carpenter paints a beautiful picture of spending Thanksgiving with loved ones.
"Grateful for each hand we hold. Gathered 'round this table. From far and near we travel home, Blessed that we are able"
"Stretchy Pants" by Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood hilariously sings about the joys of wearing stretchy pants during the holidays. After a Thanksgiving meal, they will be much needed!
"Wild Honey Pie" by The Beatles
Even the Beatles know how important dessert is to a dinner! It's the perfect song to sing while kneading your grandmother's famous pie crust recipe
"Sweet Potato Pie" by Ray Charles
Can you tell we love pie? Here's another song about pie from Ray Charles!
"Over the River and Through the Woods"
One of the few other traditional Thanksgiving hymns "Over the River and Through the Woods", was written in 1844, the poem was published in a book of poems for children, by a poet who was a staunch advocate for slave emancipation. (Though that fact doesn't enter into the song, it is, you must admit, an interesting side fact.)
"Gobble Gobble" by Matthew West
The title says all you need to know. This song by Matthew West embraces the most fun parts of Thanksgiving!
"You Name It!" - Dj Suede The Remix God ft Pastor Shirley Caesar
Ok, this meme totally counts as a Thanksgiving song! Who doesn't love "beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes"?
"Jingle Bells" by James Lord Pierpont
Surprising, I know! Apparently, Jingle Bells was originally written in 1850 with the title "One Horse Open Sleigh". It has been reported, though not proven, that he wrote his popular winter song for his father's Sunday School class one Thanksgiving and it was so popular that the class sang it again around Christmas time. One of Pierpont's friends called the song — "a merry little jingle."
Check out our Thanksgiving Music Playlist for more tunes!