Adam Sandler’s Thanksgiving tune serves as the closest thing to an anthem for Turkey Day. Before Sandler became the music ambassador to Chanukah, he musically spoofed other holidays in his typically random fashion. In 1992, he commemorated Thanksgiving while peppering in references to Darryl Strawberry, Mike Tyson, Betty Grable and Sammy Davis Jr.
Whether you’re a fan of classical music or modern rock, there’s always a holiday-theme song on the radio during the months of December. (And by “always,” we mean “far too often.”) But Thanksgiving needs recognition as something other than Christmas’ lame little brother, so we thought we’d give you a list of songs to listen to in between watching the game and silently judging the quality of your relatives’ cooking.
1.) “Alice’s Restaurant” by Arlo Guthrie
2.) “The Thanksgiving Song” by Adam Sandler
3.) “The Last Resort” by The Eagles
4.) “Thank You” by Dave Brubeck
5.) “Thank You Too” by My Morning Jacket
6.) “Thanks a Lot” by Johnny Cash
7.) “November” by Tom Waits
8.) “Peanuts Thanksgiving Theme” by Guaraldi Trio
9.) “Kind and Generous” by Natalie Merchant
10.) “Thank You” by Led Zeppelin