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Music For Your Meal

BY Regan Hewitt

Every good Thanksgiving meal needs a little background music to complete the ambience, quietly supporting the warm chatter of family members around the table. We’ve got great playlists that will give you all the cozy vibes your day needs, for each portion of the day. Just queue up these songs, press shuffle and enjoy! 

While Cooking

Here, you want something upbeat but not distracting, so it’s best to go with Motown favorites, indie pop and modern country songs! 

  1. We Are Family – Sister Sledge 
  2. Home – Phillip Phillips 
  3. Sweet Potato Pie – Ray Charles & James Taylor 
  4. Lovely Day – Bill Withers 
  5. I Thank You – Sam & Dave 
  6. The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert 
  7. Shake It Out – Florence and the Machine 
  8. For The Longest Time – Billy Joel 
  9. Sweet Pea – Amos Lee
  10. You Can’t Hurry Love – The Supremes 

While Eating

Conversation and visiting should be the priority while eating, so your music needs to be soft and understated – think Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra! 

  1. Chances Are – Johnny Mathis 
  2. Thanksgiving Prayer – Johnny Cash 
  3. Where You Lead – Carole King 
  4. Autumn In New York – Billie Holiday 
  5. Harvest Moon – Neil Young 
  6. Thanksgiving Theme – Vince Guaraldi Trio 
  7. Early Autumn – Ella Fitzgerald 
  8. La Vie En Rose – Louis Armstrong 
  9. You Make Me Feel So Young – Frank Sinatra 
  10. (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding 

While Cleaning Up 

Again upbeat, fun music is the key here – something you can all belt along and move to in order to start working off those Thanksgiving carbs! 

  1. Respect – Aretha Franklin
  2. Volare – Dean Martin  
  3. American Pie – Don McLean 
  4. Your Smiling Face – James Taylor 
  5. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson  
  6. Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver 
  7. Home – Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
  8. I Feel The Earth Move – Carole King 
  9. I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross 
  10. All You Need Is Love – The Beatles 

Then before you know it, the family is off to watch the football game in the living room and countdown the seconds to the best online Black Friday sales. Tour Collierville wishes you a Happy Turkey Day! 

July/August 2020 Tour Collierville Magazine