Thanksgiving Vibes Playlist

Let’s talk about Thanksgiving. We’ve all been waiting for this time of year. The air’s getting cooler, the trees are changing colors and we’re coming up on a holiday known for having your family members fight to tear open a turkey, yet value the feeling of togetherness that we all need to experience in this world. To celebrate, we want to have a playlist that accompanies those Thanksgiving vibes and share them with others. Here are a few picks to add to your list of family-friendly songs to play.

“This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” by Natalie Cole

This R&B and soul hybrid is such a classic family-friendly tune. While the song’s original meaning refers to a romantic relationship, it can be used in a variety of settings. Specifically around the Thanksgiving table with family. This song can also be found in popular family movies including “The Parent Trap,” “Taxi,” and “A Cinderella Story.”

“We Are Family” by Sister Sledge

This is a staple family get-together song. Just look at the title! Sister Sledge, a popular R&B/disco group, pumped out a dance-party worthy track to get the energy flowing even after scarfing down that huge turkey at the dinner table. The song earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1980. The music video has also acquired some popularity with the Youtube publication amassing more than 4.9 million views as of Nov. 2021.

“Come Together” by The Beatles

There’s no reason to not have this unforgettable Beatles track on your Thanksgiving Day soundtrack. Pulled from their Abbey Road album, “Come Together” is perfect to listen to during that infamous post-Thanksgiving dinner hang out. If you’re still not convinced, know that this song has also frequently appeared on numerous publications’ lists of the best Beatles hits including Rolling Stones.

“Something Special” by Colbie Callet

There’s definitely “something special” about two-time Grammy Award winner Colbie Calliet. After hearing this song, you’ll agree that she knows a thing or two about releasing pop hits. The song has elements of folk-pop and R&B, sticking in theme with the popular warm and cozy songs we all know and love. Fun fact: this song was also released and mixed to support the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.

“Home” by Phillip Phillips

Now, everyone has heard this popular song, either on the radio or as you’re passively watching TV and have stumbled upon a few television commercials and promos. The American Idol winner gave the world the perfect song, providing a warm and cozy feeling that everyone desires during Thanksgiving.

“Thanksgiving Theme” by Vince Guaraldi Trio

Famously heard in the CBS Special “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” this Vince Guaraldi Trio hit will definitely have the memories flooding back of you as a child, sitting in front of the TV watching this iconic program. For those that aren’t familiar with the “Peanuts” franchise, don’t fret! Just trust that the name says it all.

In honor of Swift’s recent album release “All Too Well,” we have to include “Out of the Woods.” An oldie but a goodie, this 2014 release mixes pop with synth elements for you to fall into that good old Thanksgiving-friendly vibes.