The ability to express gratitude is essential to a happy life, but then again, so is the ability to give a sarcastic send off to those who’ve done you wrong. Musicians, in particular, seem to understand this as they’ve been writing about thankfulness (in both literal and not-so-literal contexts) for ages.

With Thanksgiving this week, I decided to put together a playlist centered around the words “thank you,” so whether you may be traveling far this week or staying in town, take some time to listen to these songs that will get you thinking about thankfulness.

Oh, and thanks for listening!

Thank You Songs Tracklist:

01. “Thank You for the Music” – ABBA
02. “Thanks for your Time” – Gotye
03. “Thank You” – Dido
04. “Thank You” – Estelle
05. “Thnks fr the Mmrs” – Fall Out Boy
06. “Thank U” – Alanis Morissette
07. “Thank You For Loving Me” – Bon Jovi
08. “Please and Thank You” – Wildcat! Wildcat!
09. “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” – John Denver
10. “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” – Vince Guaraldi Trio