Thanksgiving Edition: Songs About Your Family

How would you describe your family in a song? Would it be AC/DC's ominous "Highway to Hell," or The Beatles' warm, sentimental "All You Need Is Love"?

Last week we asked you to tell us about the songs that remind you of your family. We got a lot of wonderful stories (and a few unsettling ones), along with a bunch of great song suggestions that reflect the same wide range of family experiences.

On this special Thanksgiving week edition of All Songs Considered, we share some of our favorite stories and songs — from still in love to "still crazy."


Album: Highway to Hell

Song: Highway to Hell

The Beatles

Album: Magical Mystery Tour

Song: All You Need Is Love

Alasdair Roberts

Album: Farewell Sorrow

Song: Whole House Is Singing

The Beatles

Album: I Want to Hold Your Hand/This Boy

Song: I Want to Hold Your Hand


Album: OK Computer

Song: No Surprises

Sister Sledge

Album: We Are Family

Song: We Are Family

Carl Douglas

Album: Best of Carl Douglas: Kung Fu Fighting

Song: Kung Fu Fighting

Night Beds

Album: Country Sleep

Song: Even If We Try

Paul Simon

Album: Still Crazy After All These Years

Song: Still Crazy After All These Years

Jimmy Dean

Album: 20 Great Story Songs

Song: Please Pass the Biscuits

Lead Belly

Album: Best of Lead Belly

Song: Goodnight Irene

Joni Mitchell

Album: Blue

Song: A Case of You

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Album: It's Blitz!

Song: Heads Will Roll

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