A few years ago journalist and No Hope/No Harm singer Luke O’Neil lamented the lack of any quality Thanksgiving songs. Halloween playlists are plentiful, and Christmas songs are often ubiquitous, but November’s celebratory holiday is less about music and more about shitty football games and awkward conversations with your relatives about their political views (which reminds us: next Thursday should be terrible for everyone).
In 2012, we dined loudly on Linda Belcher’s “Thanksgiving Song” from Bob’s Burgers, which was enough for us to never have to hear Adam Sandler sing about the birds ever again. It was even covered by the National.
But now comes maybe the greatest Thanksgiving rap to ever exist, courtesy of the latest internet challenge. As FADER notes: “Instagram user RemixGodSuede took it upon himself to get you excited about Thanksgiving, adding his own instrumental behind a clip of gospel icon Shirley Caesar. Caesar’s ‘beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes’ chant, paired with organ sounds and a banging drum pattern, make for a ridiculously catchy snippet and social media users have already begun making their own #UNameItChallenge dance videos and generally using the audio in creative ways.”
Well, we quickly have a winner winner turkey dinner.
Yes to the greens, no to the meats. Whatever he’s munching on, he deserves a seat at the head of every table.
Here’s the base clip…