A Top Ten for Thanksgiving: Songs for Your Table

A Playlist To Share Your Gratitude

Catherine Hardison, Staff Writer

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We’ve all heard the Christmas music blaring out of the speakers in department stores in the early weeks of November.

But, wait! Where is the Thanksgiving music?

Well, to those who claim Thanksgiving music doesn’t exist, time to prove you wrong. 

1. Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie, by Jay & The Techniques

Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie is an underrated song of the late ’60s about apples, peaches, and pumpkin pie. It is perfect for a Thanksgiving dinner party. 

2. California Dreamin’, by The Mamas & The Papas

Even though this song technically has nothing to do with Thanksgiving food, it highlights the scenery of what a winter’s day looks like. It’s a classic. 

3. Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes), by Dee Dee Sharp

This early ’60s pop song makes you want to get up and do the “Mashed Potato.”

4. Pumpkin Pie, by The California Honeydrops

The California Honeydrops made this Folk song about pumpkin pie. It is phenomenal. 

5. Crowded Table, by The Highwomen 

In this country song, The Highwomen sing about how they want a house that is welcoming and has a “crowded table.” It is one festive song for Thanksgiving.

6. Turkey Time, by Drug Cabin

This song isn’t necessarily about turkeys, but the folk sounds and the guitar’s strumming create a warm, grateful vibe. 

7. Young Pilgrims, by The Shins

The Shins sing about young kids fooling around on a cold November day. The acoustic sounds and raw vocals are what you need to include in your holiday festivities. 

8. November Rain, by Guns N’ Roses

Now, we’re nearing the end of the playlist and we need a hard-hitting song to leave you satisfied. November Rain is a Classic Rock song, and it wouldn’t be right to leave it out on a Thanksgiving playlist, hence Thanksgiving is in November. 

9. Mama, I’m Coming Home, by Ozzy Osbourne

This is another Classic Rock song to brighten the mood. If you are coming home for Thanksgiving, this is perfect for you.

10. Thank You For Loving Me, by Bon Jovi

Lastly, we have Bon Jovi to accentuate exactly what Thanksgiving is about; being thankful.