Songs The Best Songs About Being Thankful  

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Being thankful is a great way to show appreciation for the little things in life. Enjoy this list of the best songs about being thankful, ranked by user votes. Thanksgiving isn't the only time of year to give thanks and several great artists have shared their gratitude in thank you songs. Family, God, life and love are just a few of the topics that inspired rock stars, rappers and blues musicians to write songs of thanks.

One of the best songs about being thankful of all time has got to be “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” by Sly and the Family Stone. The chorus of this hit generates a guaranteed sing-along and dance party. Another good song of thanks is “Danke Schoen” by Wayne Newton. This song was featured in an iconic scene in the 1986 film, Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Danke Schoen is the German equivalent to saying “Thank you.”

“Gratitude” by Earth, Wind & Fire and “Blessing” by Big Sean also made this list of the top songs about being thankful. Jay Z says thanks to his fans on his hit, “Encore.”

Which song about being thankful is your favorite? Give it a thumbs up and please add any we may have missed.
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Wayne Newton

2
24 14
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Rita Ora

3
12 3
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Boyz II Men

4
12 3
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Big Sean

5
21 14
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Dido

6
22 16
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Mavis Staples

7
7 1
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Rod Stewart

8
8 2
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10 4
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15 9
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Paul McCartney

11
29 23
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Alanis Morissette

12
10 5
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6 2
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Sly & the Family Stone

14
6 2
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Judas Priest

15
10 7
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9 6
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Earth, Wind & Fire

17
6 3
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Solomon Burke

18
6 3
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Stevie Wonder

19
5 2
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George Harrison

20
4 1
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Bonnie Raitt

21
4 1
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22
4 1
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23
3 0
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Kris Kristofferson

24
3 0
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Nat King Cole

25
8 6
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Ani DiFranco

26
5 3
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The Flaming Lips

27
5 3
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Ozzy Osbourne

28
4 2
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Ben Folds

29
4 2
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30
3 1
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31
3 1
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Jane's Addiction

32
2 0
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Chris Brown

33
2 0
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Simple Plan

34
2 0
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Martina McBride

35
2 0
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DMX

36
2 0
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Third Eye Blind

37
2 0
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My Chemical Romance

38
4 3
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Tennessee Three, Johnny Cash

39
3 2
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40
3 2
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41
3 2
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42
3 2
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43
3 2
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Carrie Underwood

44
3 2
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Commodores

45
3 2
I Wanna Thank Ya is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Songs About Being Thankful
Angie Stone, Snoop Dogg

46
3 2
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Jay-Z

47
2 1
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Barry White

48
2 1
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Cradle of Filth

49
2 1
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Drake

50
2 1
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Sinéad O'Connor