Top 20: Dido tops this month’s list of songs about being thankful

Thanksgiving is a time when people often reflect on the many ways they are thankful. In keeping with the spirit of the season, for this month’s Top 20 we asked you to name your favorite song about being thankful.

You vote, we tallied the results, and can see the results in the list below. Which songs were the most surprising to make this month’s Top 20? 

Dido’s “Thank You” topped the list, a song that was integral to one of Eminem’s biggest hits (“Stan”). Watch it above. 

Another popular choice was this classic by Sly and the Family Stone: 


And the Flaming Lips also made the list with their signature song “Do You Realize”:


You also included this timeless gem from Led Zeppelin, originally released on their second album:


This month’s Top 20 list includes songs from multiple genres – some familiar to many, others beloved to a special few. See the full list below.

1 Thank You Dido 11 Do You Realize Flaming Lips
2 Thank You Too My Morning Jacket 12 Thank You Led Zeppelin
3 I Thank You ZZ Top 13 What A Wonderful World Joey Ramone
4 Thank You (Falettin’ Me Be Mice Elf Again) Sly & The Family Stone 14 Gratitude Earth, Wind & Fire
5 Kind And Generous Natalie Merchant 15 End Of The Line Traveling Wilburys
6 Thank You Friends Big Star 16 Thank U Alanis Morissette
7 Wonderful World Beautiful People Jimmy Cliff 17 Blessings Chance The Rapper
8 How Lucky John Prine 18 Love & Unity Burroughs
9 This Must be The Place (Naïve Melody) Talking Heads 19 Thank God I’m A Country Boy John Denver
10 Gratitude Beastie Boys 20 Be Thankful For What You’ve Got William DeVaughan


Related: Top 20 TV theme songs

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