Here it is, the one week of the year that we pay lip service to being thankful for all of the stuff we took for granted the other 51 weeks.
I’m guilty of that, but mostly I’m just grouchy today and I don’t know why; well, I kind of do. Like most Americans, the holiday season marks the start of a lot of bad memories; granted, there are a lot of good ones mixed in there, too, but the bad ones are miserably bad.
Also, “songs of thanks” is a terribly cliched playlist, but what are you gonna do? Hopefully you find a song or two on here that floats your gravy boat.
“I Thank You,” Sam and Dave. Sure, we could’ve gone ZZ Top with this one, but come on — this is “Deep Cuts.”
“Thank You,” Kashmere Stage Band. Greatest high school band ever recorded.
“Thank You For the Love,” Mother’s Finest. Don’t have a copy of Another Mother Further? Fix that. Right now.
“Thank You Friends,” Big Star.
“Thank You Boys,” Jane’s Addiction.
“Thank You Girl,” The Beatles.
“Thanks For the Night,” The Damned.
“Thanks For Christmas,” XTC.
I feel a little better now. All that thanking does a body good — it let’s me be myself again. Have some favorite thank you songs? I’m listening.
“Thank God I’m a Country Boy” – John Denver
“Thanks to You” – John Denver
“Thank God and Greyhound You’re Gone” – Roy Clark
“Thank You Girl” – Jerry Reed
“Thanks” – Waylon Jennings
“Thanking the Good Lord” – Merle Haggard
“Thank You Lord” – Bob Marley
“Thank You World” – The Statler Brothers
“Luck Stars” – Jimmy Buffett
“Gratitude” – Paul McCartney