75 Songs for Your Thanksgiving Music Playlist

Who says there isn't any Thanksgiving music?

Lauren Miolene


They said it couldn't be done. They said there weren't enough Thanksgiving songs in the history of the world to make up an entire Thanksgiving music playlist. It must be a Thanksgiving miracle because we put together the ultimate Thanksgiving playlist for your upcoming dinner party! 

There really aren't too many songs directly about Thanksgiving, but we’ve tracked down plenty of songs with a cozy fall vibe that will accent your Thanksgiving party perfectly. With classics like “Home” by Phillip Phillips to “the lakes” by Taylor Swift, these songs are  going to be on repeat all fall long. Put on this playlist during your Friendsgiving get-together or your next fall party to elevate the mood this season.

Here are 75 songs to add to your Thanksgiving music playlist: 

    • Stick Season - Noah Kahan
    • Wildfire - John Mayer
    • Flicker - Niall Horan
    • ‘tis the damn season - Taylor Swift
    • Sleep On The Floor - The Lumineers
    • Little Talks - Of Monsters and Men
    • You’re Gonna Go Far - Noah Kahan
    • Thank You - Dido
    • The Weight - The Band
    • Eat It - Weird Al Yankovic
    • Thanksgiving Theme (from Peanuts) - Guaraldi Trio
    • Be Thankful - Natalie Cole
    • Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
    • Home - Phillip Phillips
    • Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
    • Sweet Potato Pie - James Taylor & Ray Charles
    • Alice's Restaurant - Arlo Guthrie
    • Homeward Bound - Simon and Garfunkel
    • Thank You - Bonnie Raitt
    • Thanksgiving - George Winston
    • Take Your Time - Vance Joy
    • Love on the Weekend - John Mayer
    • Sweet Creature - Harry Styles
    • Everybody Eats When They Come To My House - Cab Calloway
    • Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep - Bing Crosby
    • Home - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
    • How Sweet It Is - James Taylor
    • We Are Family - Sister Sledge
    • Thank You For Being a Friend - Andrew Gold
    • You Are The Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
    • Stand By Me - Ben E. King
    • Cheek To Cheek - Fred Astaire
    • All You Need Is Love - The Beatles 
    • From Eden - Hozier
    • Silver Lining - Mt. Joy
    • Linger - The Cranberries
    • Everybody Needs Somebody To Love - Solomon Burke
    • I Want To Thank You - Otis Redding
    • The House That Jack Built - Aretha Franklin
    • Thank You Friends - Big Star
    • Northern Attitude - Noah Kahan
    • Autumn’s Fall - Kevin Goodwin
    • Begin Again (Taylor’s Version) - Taylor Swift
    • The Makings Of You - Curtis Mayfield 
    • Great Pumpkin Waltz - Vince Guaraldi Trio
    • The Bones - Maren Morris, Hozier
    • Soulful Strut - Young-Holt Unlimited
    • What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
    • California - Joni Mitchell 
    • Lovely Day - Bill Withers
    • Gratitude - Earth, Wind & Fire
    • Blue Ridge Mountains - Fleet Foxes 
    • Rock And Roll Part II - Gary Glitter
    • Easy - Commodores
    • Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
    • the lakes - Taylor Swift
    • In Your Arms - Chef’Special
    • Better Together - Jack Johnson
    • This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) - Natalie Cole
    • Ho Hey - The Lumineers
    • Missing Piece - Vance Joy
    • Dirty Paws - Of Monsters and Men
    • Sweater Weather - The Neighbourhood
    • Almost (Sweet Music) - Hozier
    • Ophelia - The Lumineers
    • Just Like Autumn - Jordy Searcy, Carly Bannister, The Tuesday Crew
    • Home - Michael Bublé
    • Vienna - Billy Joel
    • cardigan - Taylor Swift
    • Fire and the Flood - Vance Joy
    • Run feat. Ed Sheeran (Taylor’s Version) - Taylor Swift
    • ivy - Taylor Swift
    • Where You Lead - Carole King
    • Fast Car - Luke Combs
    • The Thanksgiving Song - Ben Rector

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    Published on 10/4/2023