The Best Thanksgiving Songs of All Time to Keep Dinner Humming

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so it’s time to prepare for guests. In order to have a perfect Turkey Day, you’ll need three key things: good food, a great cocktail, and even better music. If cooking and mixology aren’t your specialties, pass those tasks to someone else, and take this as an opportunity to work on your deejaying skills. After all, the right playlist will keep your family happy from the moment they set the table, until it’s time to hunt for some Black Friday deals.

Below, you’ll find a list of traditional (and not-so-traditional) songs for the big day. This playlist includes everything from Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like the Wolf” to Thelonious Monk's "Stuffy Turkey," making for a mix of old and new jams that will impress even your pickiest guests. So make your selections, turn the volume up, and prepare to shamelessly dance around the kitchen. Trust us, your family will thank you.

"This is How We Do it" - Montell Jordan, Wino

"Family Affair" — Sly & The Family Stone

"NFL on Fox Theme Song" — Phil Garrod, Reed Hays, and Scott Schreer

"Stuffy Turkey" — Thelonious Monk

"Hungry Like the Wolf" — Duran Duran

"Celebration" — Kool & The Gang

"All The Debts I Owe" — Caamp

"This Must Be The Place" — Talking Heads

"Don't Worry" — Leon Bridges ft. Ink

"Crowded Table" — The Highwomen

"Candyman" — Jim James & Friends

"Waiting On A Friend" — The Rolling Stones

“I’m Just Snacking” — Gus Dapperton

“We Are Family” — Sister Sledge

“Harvest Moon” — Neil Young

“American Pie” — Don McLeon

“Thank You” — Dido

“Shower the People” — James Taylor

"Thank U, Next" — Ariana Grande

"Food" — Ghostface Killah, BADBADNOTGOOD

"For the Hungry Boy" — Jonny Greenwood

"Thursday Girl" — Mitski

"Thanksgiving" — Pinegrove

"Roll Plymouth Rock" — Brian Wilson

"A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" — George Winston

"Young Pilgrims" — The Shins

"Be Thankful For What You Got"—Love

"Kitchen"—Mary J. Blige

"Knives Out" — Radiohead

"Sweet Potato Pie" — Ray Charles

"Cooking Up Something Good"— Mac DeMarco

"Do the Mashed Potatoes" — James Brown

"Dinner" — Blood Orange

"The Thanksgiving Filter" — Drive-By Truckers

"Family Business" — Kanye West

"Turkey Dog Coma" — Flying Lotus

"Keep the Family Close" — Drake

"Family Tradition" — Hank Williams Jr.

"Give Thanks & Praises" — Bob Marley & the Wailers

"Autumn in New York" — Billie Holiday

"Home" — Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

"I've Got Plenty to be Thankful For" — Bing Crosby

"Ode to my Family" — The Cranberries

"Macy's Day Parade" — Green Day

"Thank You Too!" — My Morning Jacket

"The Thanksgiving Song" — Adam Sandler

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