In case you need a reminder of why to be thankful or just some sonic inspiration to get you through the day we’ve pulled together the most thankful songs from pop, rock and hip hop for your listening pleasure. So enjoy the tunes, don’t eat too much, and remember Thanksgiving only comes once a year so it’ll be awhile before you see your family again. Unless you celebrate Christmas which means you’ll see them again in a few weeks. In which case, have another glass of wine.
Alanis Morissette “Thank U”
This one tops our list because a) we almost forgot about this song (so we’re thankful for remembering it) and b) it’ll annoy the hell out of our older brothers at Thanksgiving Dinner.
Led Zeppelin “Thank You”
Fine. Here’s one for our older brothers so they can stop picking on us for a second.
Andrew Gold “Thank You for Being a Friend”
We’d just like to give a shout out to the Golden Girl at the dinner table. You know who you are, Grandma!
Dido “Thank You”
Thank God for Dido. She ’s one of those artists that’ll cater to all the family’s Thanksgiving tastes.
Jay Z “Thank You”
We’re thankful for so much at the dinner table, but especially this humble list of Jay Z’s luxurious lifestyle. I mean, he left out the yacht this time and everything.
Kelly Clarkson “Thankful”
Here’s a cheesy love song, just in case you’re too full and feel like barfing up all that food.
Busta Rhymes, featuring Kanye and Q-Tip “Thank You”
We’re thankful for hip hop this Thanksgiving and thankful for this video’s gratuitous images of women’s naked butts and expensive bottles of alcohol.
Bon Jovi “Thank You for Loving Me”
We’re thankful that Jon Bon Jovi still has great hair and good looks. But does this song sound good? We’ll let you decide.
Beastie Boys “Gratitude”
But seriously, Thanksgiving is all about being thankful for the many blessings we take for granted every day and for great bands like The Beasties whose righteous tunes get us through those moments we are seriously not thankful for.
Adam Sandler “The Thanksgiving Song”
Last but not least, here’s an oldie but a goodie. Hey, who says you can’t laugh while listening to music at the dinner table? And Lord knows, after another Thanksgiving dinner with the family we need something to laugh about.