The Best Hip-Hop & R&B Jams That Surprisingly Make Great Thanksgiving Songs

By Peyton Blakemore

November 20, 2018


No fighting over the radio this year!

We all know it takes a lot to appease both the old heads and the youngins' when it comes to the good ol' Thanksgiving playlist. Some only want the golden hits while others want the new jams. So, we at iHeartRadio have come up with a compromise playlist of sorts that features nothing but the hits from both the old and new school. And while each song may not be about eating turkey and collard greens (some are) each track has one thing in common — they're all about family/and or partying as a family!

Scroll on to get the R&B and hip-hop Thanksgiving playlist of your dreams.

1. "We Are Family" — Sister Sledge

2. "Collard Greens" — Schoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar

3. "Family Reunion" — The O’Jays

4. "Rock with You" — Michael Jackson

5. "Tell Me Something Good" — Rufus & Chaka Khan

6. "Family Affair" — Mary J. Blige

7. "Party" — Beyoncé

8. "Family Feud" — Jay Z featuring Beyoncé

9. "All That I Got Is You" — Ghostface Killah featuring Mary J. Blige

10. "Blessings" — Chance the Rapper featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Anderson .Paak, and BJ the Chicago Kid

11. "Dear Mama" — 2Pac

12. "Brickhouse" — Commodores

13. "Keep The Family Close" — Drake

14. "Perm" — Bruno Mars

15. "Before I Let Go" — Maze featuring Frankie Beverly

16. "September" — Earth, Wind and Fire

17. "Dance with My Father" — Luther Vandross

18. "I’ll Be There" — Mariah Carey featuring Trey Lorenz

19. "Hold On, We're Going Home" — Drake featuring Majid Jordan

20. "Crazy in Love" — Beyoncé

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