It's hard to argue with Charlie Brown: Thanksgiving is here, man (paraphrased). Over on our on food blog, City of Ate, the writers are counting down to Thanksgiving with odes to their favorite T-Day foods. DC9's thinking: why can't we join in on the fun?
After the jump, we've constructed a compendium--an A-Z field guide, if you will--of the songs spanning time and space that give thanks to loved ones, to drugs, to whatever they desire. If you're the type of family that goes around the table and declares "thanks" on this holiday, then these songs may gave you inspiration.
ABBA: "Thank You for the Music"
Adam Sandler: "The Thanksgiving Song"
Alanis Morrisette: "Thank U"
Andrew Gold, Golden Girls theme song: "Thank You for Being a Friend"
The Beatles: "Thank You Girl"
Ben Folds: "You to Thank"
Big Star: "Thank You Friends"
Bob Hope: "Thanks for the Memories"
Bob Marley: "Give Thanks and Praises"
Bon Jovi: "Thank You For Loving Me"
Boyz II Men: "Thank You"
The Charlatans UK: "Thank You"
Descendents: "Thank You"
Dido : "Thank You"
Drake: "Thank Me Later"
Ernest Tubb: "Thanks Alot"
Fall Out Boy: "Thnks fr th Mmrs"
The Flaming Lips: "Thank You Jack White (For That Fiber-Optic Jesus That You Gave Me)"
Flatlanders: "Thank God for the Road"
Gavin DeGraw: "I Have You to Thank"
Hank Williams: "Thank God"
Jay-Z: "Thank You"
Joe Tex: "You're Gonna Thank Me Woman"
John Denver: "Thank God I'm a Country Boy"
Kris Kristofferson: "Thank You for a Life"
Led Zeppelin: "Thank You"
Mariah Carey: "Thanks for Nothing"
Mary Chapin Carpenter: "Thanksgiving Song"
My Chemical Romance: "Thank You for the Venom"
Neil Diamond: "Thank the Lord for the Night Time"
Reigning Sound: "I'm So Thankful"
Sam and Dave: "I Thank You"
Shania Twain: "Thank You Baby"
Simply Red: "Thank You"
Sly & the Family Stone: "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)"
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Talking Heads: "Thank You For Sending Me An Angel"
Wilco: "Is That The Thanks I Get"
World Party: "Thank You World"
ZZ Top: "I Thank You"