Five-song playlist: Thanksgiving Break

Five tracks for which to be thankful.

By Kelsey Hurwitz | Nov. 18, 2014

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With Thanksgiving break just around the corner, there’s finally time to set aside the textbooks and listen to some tunes. ‘Tis the season for giving thanks, and here are five songs that you can rock out to while remembering to be grateful this Thanksgiving holiday:

For when you finish your last class and are officially free: “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon

This new track is perfect for the moment you jump out of your chair after watching the last seconds of class wind down. Even if you’re not a dancer, you’ll find it impossible not to bob your head along to this upbeat song. The second it starts to play, you’ll be smiling –– a perfect start to Thanksgiving break.

For when you start feeling festive: “Helluva Life” by Frankie Ballard

Each time Ballard sings that it’s a “helluva life,” you start to believe it a little bit more. It’s the perfect song to put you in the Thanksgiving mood. Plus, there are lyrics prime for using when you go around the table saying what you’re thankful for.

For when your family acts crazy but you love them anyway: “Home” by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

This song is folksy, whimsical and upbeat, just what you need to stay sane when your family is anything but. They may be a bit out of the ordinary, but hey, they’re family.

For when you have the perfect Thanksgiving meal: “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong

First of all, this peaceful song is perfect to soothe your food coma. Secondly, it’s lyrically perfect for the holiday. Mr. Armstrong will get you smiling about all the little wonders of the world worth being thankful for this year and every year.

For when you head back to Mizzou after missing your friends for a week: “Hold On! I’m A Comin’” by Sam & Dave

By the end of the week, you’ll be ready to see your friends again, and as you’re getting ready to return to Columbia, this should be your theme song. This song will definitely psych you up as you head back into town. You’ll be a’ comin’ back to Mizzou with your toes tapping and a smile on your face.

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