As I set up my own Thanksgiving playlist, I thought of a list that has a little of something for everyone. So, if you're stuck playing DJ at your dinner, feel free to use any or all of the songs on here! Or feel free to make your own list and together we could make a great holiday album ;p
A great bluesy song perfect for Autumn in New York or for Thanksgiving dinner at your place! A few people will always find their way into any dinner playlist I make and Billie Holiday is definitely one of them.
Sure, it's a song about a woman but, it's a fun one to add to the list! Rule number one for holiday playlists: you can't play all holiday songs, you'll drive yourself and your guests nuts! So, add a couple of songs in the same genre (for Thanksgiving, keep it mellow- you're not going to do a bunch of dancing after all that tryptophan. Play music that acts well in the background).
One of my favorite bands does a remix of one of my favorite funk jams, so yes, it's DEFINITELY on my Thanksgiving list! "Though you may not drive a great big Cadillac/ Gangster whitewalls, TV antennas in the back/ You may not have a car at all/ But remember, brothers and sisters/ You can still stand tall/ Just be thankful for what you've got
Frank is the ultimate dinner playlist crooner- everyone loves some Frank, trust me on this one! With the freezing temperatures keeping us snuggled up by the fire this Thanksgiving, here's a nice one to help keep us singing our off-key behinds off (no, not you guys...I'm talking about my tone deaf family lol).
Another of those artists I was talking about that I have to include in every playlist, especially if my family's involved, are the fantabulous (yes, it's a word....even if only in my own version of the dictionary ;p) Earth, Wind & Fire! A happy, upbeat song keeps people awake and talking, not crashed out on your dinner table.