If you want the ultimate Thanksgiving playlist then you have certainly come to the right place. We have compiled this guide for you so you know exactly what to play on the day, while also feeling confident knowing that the songs you are choosing are going to go down a treat with your guests.
Thank You - Sly & the Family Stone
A lot of people love this song and it was the number one for five weeks. It shows a transition from the 60's to the late 70's and it is really needed if you want to have a celebration. It doesn't matter why you play this song or whether you like it or not, it is a must have over Thanksgiving and it has plenty of slap bass riffs that will really bring the group together. In fact, some people say that this is one of the most legendary tunes of all time. Why not add this to your playlist today, you won't regret it.
Dear Mama- 2 Pac
A lot of rappers rap about codeine and any other drug that's on the market but 2Pac was different. Dear Mama reflects the entire age of rap at that moment and in the song he talks about the fact that his mother wasn't present because she suffered from a drug addiction. In the song, he also acknowledges the fact that his mother loved him none the less and the song really is more of a lyrical masterpiece. He plucks the emotional strings of the song even though he is one of the toughest rappers around. Eminem has voiced the fact that he also loves the song and even Kendrick Lamar has said that this is the one song that inspired him to be an artist as well.
I Want To Thank You- Alicia Myers
What is so convincing about this song is the fact that it reflects the disco-infused beats of the 80's. There is something in this song that really speaks to those who listen and the lyrics are fantastic as well. She hints at a darker period of her life in the song as well and that is what makes this song so special.
Charlie Brown Thanksgiving- Vince Guaraldi Trio
This song was designed for kids but it also gives you plenty of nostalgia when it is played on the radio. It was created to give a cheery vibe and it hits just the right note for a Thanksgiving dinner.
Thank You Friends- Big Star
Big Star suffered a huge loss when Alex Chilton died. That is what gave him the get-up and go to carry on and it was also one of his reasons for loving this song so much. Chilton sings the song so it brings a quiet sense of thought to anyone who listens and it really is a stand out song that you should certainly play towards the end of the night. This is a song that you need to listen to for yourself because you really won't regret it and it is ideal when combined with other songs from that day and age.
So there you have it, top Thanksgiving songs that you should certainly have played at your Thanksgiving dinner. These songs cover all the bases and they talk about the fact that even though you may have loved and lost, you can still appreciate those who are around you today and it is also a perfect example of how family really is the most important thing you could ever ask for. Why don't you add these songs to your playlist today.