10 Songs Incorporating Thanksgiving Words | Playlist
Celebrating thanksgiving and beyond, this playlist features 10 songs that incorporate Thanksgiving vocabulary words. Some wholesome, some not.
The title of our latest, greatest playlist is self-explanatory. This playlist features 10 songs that incorporate Thanksgiving vocabulary words. While this list isn’t exactly taking adults back to school, it is a way to at least acknowledge Thanksgiving musically. Sure, not all of the songs are exactly wholesome and thankful, but isn’t hat part of the allure of a random playlist? Of course, it is! Without further ado, 10 Songs Incorporating Thanksgiving Words.
1. Wale, “Thank God”
Album: Shine, 2017
Vocabulary word: Thanks
“Thank God” opens Shine with a ‘shine’ indeed. Wale is all about positive vibes and thankful for his success. While he is thankful, he also flexes like his contemporaries. “Thank God” still possess some signature characteristics of the rapper, but also signals his willingness to try different things throughout Shine.
2. Chris Young, “Holiday”
Album: Losing Sleep, 2017
Vocabulary word: Holiday
“Holiday” commences with a soulful, country groove. It feels warm and inviting from the jump, exhibiting throwback vibes. As always, Chris Young nails the vocal performance. He showcases poise, but also adds ample flavor with twang and nuance. The production is balanced, neither under- nor over-produced. Throughout the course of “Holiday,” the instrumental touches – guitar, pedal steel, etc. – are thoughtful. The chorus is catchy and well-sung. Young doesn’t integrate anything ‘brand-new’ per se, but all in all, “Holiday” is pleasant; well-rounded.
3. India. Arie, “Give Thanks”
Album: SongVersation: Medicine, 2017
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Vocabulary word: Thanks
“Give Thanks” is a perfect example of depth in spite of a lack of depth. Huh? India. Arie approaches “Give Thanks” like a Contemporary Christian (CCM) song, with repeated lyrics on the verse. There are few lyrics, yet, her messaging is prudent and ultimately, transcendent. At the end of the song, she brings together the few lyrics, successfully closing one of the set’s highlights:
4. Russ, “Family & Friends”
Album: There’s Really a Wolf, 2017
Vocabulary word: Family
The respectable, somewhat simple “Family & Friends” is all about the inner circle. This is Russ’ showcasing his ‘Drake mentality’ – think “Keep the Family Close,” “Fake Friends,” or “No New Friends.” All in all, it goes without a hitch. It’s well-produced and balances singing and pop-rapping.
5. Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Feasting on the Flowers”
Album: The Getaway, 2016
Vocabulary word: Feast
“Feasting on the Flowers” is in memoriam, evidenced by select lyrics throughout its course. Lyrical examples include “Lasting I remember there were tears of blood and just not mine,” and, “Feasting on the flowers so fast and young / it’s a light so bright that I bite my tongue.” Despite being morbid, “Feasting on the Flowers” finds Red Hot Chili Peppers exhibiting the utmost consistency in the context of their 2016 album, The Getaway.