Some great songs for Thanksgiving Day: A Playlist

By Chris Moore:

This Turkey Day, if you’re searching your shelves or mp3 player for some appropriate music, then look no further.  This morning, as I was preparing to seize the Thanksgiving Day, I began thinking about songs that I would like to hear throughout the day.  After some brainstorming of relevant topics and themes, and a great deal of musical exploration via my iTunes, I came up with the following list.

As you read through the list, you’ll notice the dual take on thanksgiving — the first set of songs are positive songs of “thanks,” while the second segment is devoted to more sarcastic takes on the sentiment.  Then come the songs about pilgrims and Native Americans, followed by tracks about food — what else?  Top it all off with a final set of songs about the family and Marcy Playground’s “Thank You,” and you’ve got yourself a Thanksgiving day playlist!

1)  “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again)” -Sly & The Family Stone

2)  “Thank You Girl” – The Beatles

3)  “Photo (The Thanksgiving Song)” – Mike Fusco

4)  “The Thanks I Get” – Wilco

5)  “Thank You for Sharing” – The Vanity Project

6)  “You To Thank” – Ben Folds

7)  “Thanks a Lot” – Third Eye Blind

8)  “Pilgrimage” – R.E.M.

9)  “Indian Reservation” – Paul Revere & the Raiders

10)  “Pilgrim” – Eric Clapton

11)  “Ten Little Indians” – The Beach Boys

12)  “Lone Pilgrim” – Bob Dylan

13)  “Food Party” – Barenaked Ladies

14)  “Vegetables” – The Beach Boys

15)  “Eat Healthy” – Jim Gaffigan

16)  “Family Affair” – Sly & The Family Stone

17)  “The Family Gardener” – Jeff Tweedy

18)  “Thank You” – Marcy Playground

This is one in a series of acoustic cover songs, original music, and free mp3 downloads here on the Laptop Sessions Music Video Blog.

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