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The Best Songs To Add To Your Thanksgiving Day Playlist

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August 16, 2023

Thanksgiving is one of those few times of the year when we get together with family and friends. The perfect occasion for everyone to come together and be grateful for each other. While everyone has their own traditions when it comes to Thanksgiving, the whole idea behind it is to come together and celebrate. You might be the traditional kind who loves to have large get-togethers with plates filled with juicy turkey and delicious side dishes and kids running around. Or you prefer a more modern celebration with just a few friends and wine and potluck and movie marathons. No matter what your style, a thanksgiving playlist to add to the spirit of the holiday is what you need!

We have rounded up soundtracks that will fit every Turkey Day celebration. From traditional soulful songs expressing thankfulness to more upbeat songs that capture the meaning of this day and some for the kids as well. Our Thanksgiving playlist has something for everyone!

Top 15 Songs For Your Turkey Day Playlist

1. Give Thanks and Praises - Bob Marley and the Wailers

This is a perfect reminder of everything that you are thankful for this Thanksgiving Day!

2. Stretchy Pants - Carrie Underwood

Stretchy pants are a must for Turkey Day and this song is all about eating, dancing, and being merry.

3. Be Thankful - Natalie Cole

The beautiful voice of Natalie Cole asking you to be thankful. What more do you need?

4. Thanksgiving Prayer - Johnny Cash

A heartwarming song that reminds you of the most important thing to be thankful for in your life - family and friends.

5. Autumn in New York - Billie Holiday

A beautiful song that is perfect for playing when you are all gathered around the dinner table and enjoying your food.

6. Pass the Peas - The JBs

A funny addition to your thanksgiving playlist for the person who always hogs on those side dishes.

7. Let's Turkey Trot - Little Eva

If you are looking for a number to groove with your friends then this is it!

8. Thanksgiving Day - Ray Davies

A soft rock tune that you can play in the background as you get the dinner ready.

9. Thank You For Being A Friend - Andrew Gold

A classic for this beautiful day.

10. Almost Thanksgiving Day - Graham Parker

Just the song you need for a cold Winter night.

11. The Thanksgiving Song - Adam Sandler

This one might not be a classic but has tons of thanksgiving jokes and is excellent to make light of the situation.

12. Thank You Girl - The Beatles

The lyrics, “Thank you for loving me the way that you do?" sums up why this song makes this thanksgiving playlist.

13. We are Family - Sister Sledge

When you need a song to sing at top of your lungs with your siblings or friends, then this one tops the list. 

14. I'm Alive - Willie Nelson

A reminder on this special day that the greatest blessing is staying alive.

15. What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

A classic that is awe-inspiring and beautiful! This song makes you feel grateful for everything around you. 

We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family. These songs are just perfect to make the occasion merrier, more wonderful, and cheerful.