You've most likely heard someone say that music is food for the soul, which means a good playlist can be like the flavorful icing on top of your Friendsgiving celebration. Your BFFs are no strangers to randomly busting a move, so compiling the ultimate Friendsgiving playlist will have them on their feet and having a good time in no time. Even if you’re not the dancing circle type, putting on a good Friendsgiving playlist can really set the mood as you’re gathering and snacking on charcuterie boards before the big meal.
While there's never really a dull moment when it comes to music, you’re currently preoccupied (or preoccu-pied) getting together your dishes and setting the perfect Insta-worthy tablescape. The music at your Friendsgiving dinner should be the least of your worries. It’s a good idea to put together your musical masterpiece beforehand to keep the tunes flowing the day of without you having to worry about it. Having some musical inspiration will help you create the perfect Friendsgiving playlist now so that it can be ready to go the day you all get together. Between hanging out with your guests and serving the feast, all you’ll need to do is press play to add some great tunes to the mix.
Since your crew probably has a variety of musical tastes, you want a good mix of pop hits everyone loves along with some songs that mention food and are right on theme. Even if your friends are picky about what songs they listen to, you can't go wrong with including most, if not all, of these songs for your ultimate Friendsgiving playlist on Spotify or whatever streaming service you use.
“Stay” By The Kid LAROI Ft. Justin Bieber
You cannot wait to have all your friends all together again. You just want them to stay, so having this hit from The Kid LAROI on your playlist fits perfectly. It’s also almost impossible to stay still and not jump around and dance when you hear it.
“Shivers” By Ed Sheeran
Fall means sweater weather. As the temps outside gets cooler, it’s very fitting to have a song titled “Shivers” on your Friendsgiving playlist. You and your crew, dressed in your autumn best, can dance around to this Ed Sheeran song.
"Pretty Girl Rock" By Keri Hilson
This song is a must, especially if your Friendsgiving includes only you and your girls. You’ll be pretty girl rocking as you’re getting stuff done in the kitchen and chowing down at the table. Aside from the Spice Girls, you really only need each other to remember the fierceness of girl power.
“That’s What I Want” By Lil Nas X
While Lil Nas X may want someone who loves him, you and your friends already have that. You love each other, and at Friendsgiving, all you need now is a second helping of turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, and more.
"Feeling Myself" By Nicki Minaj Ft. Beyoncé
The Thanksgiving weather may not be perfect for rocking one pieces like Bey and Nicki, but everyone is wearing the heck out of their festive attire. Pass the stuffing and cranberry sauce, please.
"Stand By Me" By Bootstraps
It’s time to get into the sentimental stuff. Your friends at your Friendsgiving have become more like family. This song is so appropriate, because this is the crew that'll always have your back and be by your side.
"Hey Ya" By OutKast
This iconic song never gets old. There really hasn't been another song like”Hey Ya,” and even if it came out when you were an adolescent, you are still grooving to it as an adult. Just don’t forget to “shake it like a Polaroid picture.”
“Get Into It (Yuh)” By Doja Cat
If you’re looking to dance, you can’t go wrong adding any Doja Cat song to your playlist. This will get your friends up and moving. You may even whip out some moves you picked up from TikTok or record your own video to post with your crew.