They said it couldn't be done. They said there weren't enough Thanksgiving songs in the history of the world to make up an entire Thanksgiving Playlist. But it must be a Thanksgiving miracle because we have put together the ultimate Thanksgiving playlist!
It turns out that there really aren't too many songs about Thanksgiving. But there sure are plenty with "thanks" or "thank you" in them and that's close enough for me. I also had to include Arlo Guthrie's Alice Restaurant which tells the story of a very strange incident that took place on Thanksgiving day 1965. I also included The Weight, the best known song by The Band, in honor of their final concert which was held on Thanksgiving day 1976 and later turned into the film The Last Waltz. Anyway that's enough writing...let's get to the music!
1. Thank You - Dido
2. The Weight - The Band
3. Eat It - Weird Al Yankovic
4. Thanksgiving Theme (from Peanuts) - Guaraldi Trio
5. Be Thankful - Natalie Cole
6. Sweet Potato Pie - James Taylor & Ray Charles
7. Alice Restaurant - Arlo Guthrie
8. Homeward Bound - Simon and Garfunkel
9. Thank You - Bonnie Raitt
10. Thanksgiving - Sage Gentle-Wing
We hope our Thanksgiving Playlist helps you enjoy an amazing holiday. Just remember to save some for leftovers! Hungry for even more Thanksgiving jams? Check out the Top Songs for a Thanksgiving Wedding post on the Wedding Blog.