Where is the Thanksgiving music?

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 21, 2018 - 11:25 am

So many of our favorite holidays have specific music we associate with them.  Christmas has its own music.  So do Halloween and 4th of July.  This is yet another example of how Thanksgiving gets the short straw.

Why are there really no Thanksgiving songs?

Yes, I know the Adam Sandler song... but that's really a spoof on Thanksgiving. It is funny, but it doesn't put me in the mood for the holiday like Christmas music does or scary music or patriot music for their respective holidays.

I noted during the Early Edition of WWL First News that Sandler's song is not what I want wafting through my home as I prepare the Thanksgiving feast.

"You're wrong dude," One person texted in response to 870870. "Adam's song IS the only song i want blaring as i prep dinner. # Official TG SONG."

To each their own.  You be the judge...

We had some people text other songs they feel are appropriate for Thanksgiving, but none really feel like they are Thanksgiving songs to me.   I appreciate the effort, but think it is a challenge that just cannot be tackled. 

Here is the list:

  • Country Roads
  • Alice's Restaurant
  • Beans Greens Potatoes Tomoatoes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJBeOmaJfJA&feature=youtu.be
  • It's always a family tradition for us to jam to swamp pop Christmas music on thanksgiving
  • Over the River and Through the Woods.
  • Weird Al's Eat it
  • Addams family values movie the Thanksgiving song at the camp
  • One of the Eagles, I think maybe Don Henley, but also could be Glenn Frey, has a song called my Thanksgiving. Never made the charts though
  • What about Adam Sandler's Turkey Song?? That's actually a Thanksgiving song
  • Adam Sandler
  • Adam Sandler "Thanksgiving Song"
  • Turkey in the straw
  • and the shot heard round the world"- jail house rock
  • Adam Sandler has a Thanksgiving song
  • Adam Sandler turkey song
  • Adam Sandler has a Thanksgiving song
  • Adam Sandler turkey song
  • Adam Sandler as a Thanksgiving song
  • Adam Sandler.... Turkey song
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