10 Songs Inadvertently About Thanksgiving Leftovers

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OK, just admit it. Thanksgiving was yesterday, and you’ve eaten leftovers every few hours since—for dinner, a midnight snack, even for breakfast. That’s right. You crept stealthily into the kitchen, cracked open that tub of mashed potatoes, spooned out some of your mamma’s now-solidified gravy, stuck a fork in a few strips of leftover dark meat, slopped it all on a sandwich, popped it in the microwave, topped it off with a little cranberry sauce and chowed down. Don’t even try to deny it.

This time-honored holiday tradition gets its very own Paste list of the day, conveniently broken down into appetizers, sides, main course and dessert. Bon apetit.


1. Willie Bobo – “Fried Neck Bones and Some Home Fries”

2. Sir Mix-A-Lot – “Buttermilk Biscuits”

3. The Holy Modal Rounders – “Hot Corn, Cold Corn”

4. Anthony Hamilton – “Cornbread, Fish & Collard Greens”

5. Wilson Pickett – “Land of 1000 Dances” (Mashed Potato)


6. Donny Who Loved Bowling – “Cranberry Sauce”

7. Cracker – “Sweet Potato”

Main Course

8. John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band – “Cold Turkey”

9. Beck – “Nicotine & Gravy”


10. Golden Smog – “Pecan Pie”

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