by Dave Segal
on Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 2:46 PM
Because of tomorrow's holiday, thankfulness is on a lot of people's minds. For me, that means music. For Line Out, that means fluffy posts about the best song with "Thank You" in its title. So many songs have these words in their titles; we humans are a damned thankful lot. After some perfunctory research, I've concluded that Sly & the Family Stone's 1969 hit "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" is the greatest such tune in the canon of musical gratitude. (Check also Magazine's cover of it.) Coiled, minimalist/maximalist, celebratory funk with a genius arrangement and Sly and company's vocal acrobatics? Competition is none.
What is your considered/haphazard opinion on this matter?