The Soundtrack to Your Thanksgiving: 3 Essential Selections

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and that means all the glories of family, football and good times combined with awesome amounts of overeating (obviously the best part) are upon us. And while the original Thanksgiving dinner in 1621 may have lacked the necessary means to play a soundtrack in the background of the dinner, rest assured many of us today enjoy some appropriate tunes during our Thanksgiving day feasts. Here are our top 3 selections:

Thank You For Being a Friend by Andrew Gold (The Golden Girls Theme): a quintessential Holiday time recording and even more perfect to help celebrate a great Thanksgiving dinner. This song encapsulates friendship and understanding very well.

We Are Family by Sister Sledge: a fantastic tune about family bonding and sticking together. Perfect for any Holiday soundtrack but perhaps most appropriate for Thanksgiving.

That’s What Friends Are For by Dionne Warwick:  this is another one of those songs that even if it isn’t your favorite style, you have to appreciate what the song is saying. The chorus is both simple lyrically and in its message, but that somehow makes it all the more profound in its impact on the listener, and also what makes it an essential Thanksgiving day tune:

Keep smiling, keep shinin’,
Knowin’ you can always count on me, for sure
That’s what friends are for
For good times, and bad times
I’ll be on your side forever more
That’s what friends are for

Thanksgiving is a really neat time of the year, where everyone slows down for a few days to take some time to pay attention and homage to things that matter most – good family, good friends and good food and health! The three tracks mentioned above should certainly lend a hand in providing the appropriate vibe for doing just that. If you want some holiday time sound effects to go along with the soundtrack to your evening, we have got you covered there too. Any registered user can download them for free here. Enjoy your Holiday.

Our Favorite New Hip Hop Royalty Free Music Artist

Once in a while a royalty free music artist comes along that seems a cut above the rest. Even rarer is that this artist is focused on the popular genres of R and B and Urban/Hip Hop. About two months ago, AudioMicro started receiving submissions that sounded a whole lot like top notch, top 40 Urban Hits… the mystery producer behind them? SBTracks.

SBtracks is one of AudioMicro’s newest contributors, with a fresh take on royalty free urban music that is very authentic and “now.” Using a combination of Fruity Loops programming coupled with Pro Tools for mixing and mastering, SB has created an efficient workflow that has allowed him to deliver over 130 tracks in a very short expanse of time.

His current library covers pretty much every corner of urban you could imagine, from epic sound track style hip hop to more gritty, TR-808/909 percussion based dirty south and crunk style hip hop. The more you listen the more it becomes clear this young man is both a master of rhythm and composition, as relentless urban percussive beds are accompanied by brilliant compositional style.

A testament to this quality of work and the rapidly rising popularity he is experiencing on the platform – over 50% of SBtracks’ tunes have been favorite-d by AudioMicro users. Needless to say, he is one to keep an eye and ear closely on if you are one who is often looking for quality urban, hip hop, or r and b tunes. Check out the goods here.