THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2016 |
Posted by: Amy Tang
The most wonderful time of the year has come (well, second most wonderful) and we are absolutely thrilled! So while you're busy making that perfect cranberry stuffing and baking those delicious pecan pies, what better way to give thanks and be thankful for a plate full of mashed potatoes, corn, and of course turkey, than with these eight songs?
1. Band of Horses - "Long Vows"
In a mix of acoustics, Ben Bridwell encapsulates "cozy" in a realm of gorgeous vocals and acoustics. It's the perfect song to get in the mood or when you're about to doze off after having too many plates!
2. Fleet Foxes - "Montezuma"
Fleet Foxes' ethereality can't get any more mystical and rustic than "Montezuma." You can practically imagine yourself in a forage of golden leaves or driving through rolling hills and mountains while admiring the beautiful fall landscape (if you're from the northeast that is). Or scarfing down turkey - whichever you prefer.
3. Led Zeppelin - "Custard Pie"
Fun, funky, with just the right amount of rock 'n' roll, Led Zeppelin absolutely nails it in "Custard Pie." So what if the song has a different kind of connotation? In the meantime we can totally attribute it to "sweet and nice" custard pie.
4. Louis Armstrong - "What A Wonderful World"
Of course this is a classic and can be listened to any time of the year, but for some reason, it just seems right to listen to it at Thanksgiving when youre surrounded at the dinner table by family and loved ones. Oh, and food.
5. Bing Crosby - "I've Got Plenty to be Thankful For"
We all have plenty to be thankful for! And Bing Crosby makes that absolutely clear through his lyrics. "I've got eyes to see / ears to hear with / arms to hug with / lips to kiss with." And really how simplistically blissful is that?
6. Jay & The Techniques - "Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie"
If Jay & The Techniques' "Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie" doesn't get you ready for Thanksgiving, then what will? This 1967 hit will take you on an upbeat ride and just the mention of these yummy foods will instantly have you salivating.
7. Vince Guaraldi Trio - "Thanksgiving Theme"
But of course, who can forget the "Thanksgiving Theme" featured in Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving? With instrumental piano guiding us from the beginning to the end, the Vince Guaraldi Trio gives you the perfect atmosphere to enjoy the holidays.
8. Grandma Thanksgiving Rap Song
To really get you hyped up for Thanksgiving, you might try taking a listen to this remixed rap. Taken from what seems like a gospel session, the woman seems to rapping her heart out on what everyone's in for for the big feast. And we got to admit, it's FIRE. I don't think we've wanted beans, greens, potatoes, and tomatoes until we saw this video for ourselves.