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Thanksgiving Playlist: 10 Feel-Good Songs About Giving Thanks

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Thanksgiving Playlist

Thanksgiving's a reminder of our many blessings, and the people around the table are even more important than the turkey and fixings served on it. Give your Turkey Day some extra gratitude with this playlist of appreciative popular songs you can dedicate to your friends, family, or special someone.

1. "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) by James Taylor. Stop and thank your baby.

2. "With A Little Help From My Friends" by The Beatles. Words to live by: "Do you need anybody? I need somebody to love."

3. "Natural Woman" by Aretha Franklin. For the person who makes you feel most alive.

4. "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion. Say what you want about Celine Dion. The woman knows how to give credit where credit is due.

5. "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler. For the person who always cheers from the sidelines (and/or loves Beaches).

6. "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" by Sly and The Family Stone. Get down with your oldest friends to this 1969 groove. 

7. "Thank You" by Dido. For that person who makes the rainiest day brighter.

8. "Thank You" by Keith Urban. Keith Urban wrote this song for wife Nicole Kidman. But he won't mind if you dedicate it to your sweetheart.

9. "Best Thing I Never Had" by Beyoncé. Leave it to Beyoncé to see the bright side of a breakup.

10. "Thank You For Loving Me" by Bon Jovi. We couldn't have put it better ourselves.