Your Next Playlist – Turkey Time!

by Jette-Mari Anni

It’s already the end of week 12 at North Central College, and students are getting ready to wrap up for the holidays. This year, we’re going home by Thanksgiving and won’t return to campus until late January. Everyone is getting more excited by the day, and are already imagining stuffing their face with turkey.

Although gatherings are still limited due to the ongoing pandemic, holidays are nowhere near cancelled! Millions of Americans will gather their families for a hot, home-cooked meal and spend the day together, celebrating all they’re thankful for. This occasion just calls for the absolute perfect playlist that brings joy and warmth to every heart.

Some artists to consider for a feel-good family hangout with rock music are Nickelback, 30 Seconds to Mars, Sunrise Avenue, Simple Plan, and Plain White T’s. If you’re looking some older, smooth melodies, look to Billy Joel, Don McLean, Stevie Wonder, and Rod Stewart. Their melodic and nostalgic songs are guaranteed getting everyone to sing along. But what about something less lyrical for dinnertime?

If you’re more in the mood of classic Hollywood, dinner music, jazz, and classical, some artists to consider would be Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, anything featuring Audrey Hepburn, and Thelonious Monk. From classical music, the top recommendations include Bach – Brandenburg Concertos, Beethoven – Symphony No.6, Leonard Bernstein – America, and Vivaldi – Four Seasons. Perhaps even some opera for the grand entry of the turkey?  Think Andrea Bocelli, Luciano Pavarotti, Birgit Nilsson, Sarah Brightman, and Anna Netrebko.

We hope you’re making the most out of these final sunny days and that you stay safe over the holidays. But do tell us – who’s on your Thanksgiving playlist?