Skip the Thank You Note: Say Thank You With a Song

When it comes to finding just the right words to say thank you to a significant other, close friend or family member there are times when you’ll want to skip the thank you note and say thank you with a song. The lyrics and melodies of thank you songs stir inner emotions and can open the door to a flood of memories from years gone by. When you feel that a song, more thank a thank you card, can best capture the message you want to express, go with what your heart says. Here is a fabulous collection of thank you songs, gratitude songs and appreciation songs. As you pull up each one on YouTube, close your eyes and absorb its beauty. Select the perfect thank you song that communicates exactly what you want to say.

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Thank You for Being a Friend, Andrew Gold

This song by Andrew Gold was one of the biggest hits of 1978, and it’s easy to see why. It expresses sincere thanks to a friend who’s been there through thick and thin. Someone who’s been a great pal and confidant. He’s not ashamed to say he hopes it will always stay this way. The chorus repeats “thank you for being a friend.” What dear friend of yours wouldn’t be moved and filled with emotion when hearing this beautiful thank you song that you’ve dedicated to them? This wonderful gratitude song continues to stand the test of time.

Here’s the official video on YouTube: Thank You for Being a Friend

Thank You, Dido

A beautiful ballad by Dido expressing thanks to a special someone who takes the time to call and brighten a dreary morning that’s filled with things gone wrong. Her significant other is there waiting at home at the end of a rough day to provide comfort and love. A picture of this person on the wall serves as a reminder that things really aren’t so bad. This thoughtful friend is showered with gratitude: “I want to thank you for giving me the best day of my life.” This is a perfect appreciation song for your special loved one.

Here’s Dido’s video on YouTube: Thank You

Thankful, Kelly Clarkson

This song is perfect for a close friend, significant other or dear family member. This moving thank you song expresses thanks for blessings and lessons learned with that special person. This song goes on to acknowledge that this person knows everything about her, including her heart and dreams, and brings love to her life. She says, “you know my soul.” This incredible person makes her feel strong, and removes all heartache and pain. This is an intensely personal ballad that is rich with heartfelt emotion. Use this song to say thank you to those you love and cherish.

Enjoy Kelly’s thank you song on YouTube: Thankful

Thank You for Loving Me, Bon Jovi

A soulful ballad from a man that is eternally grateful for his lover. He acknowledges that sometimes it’s hard to communicate the heartfelt things you want to say. This lady picked him up when he fell down, she was his eyes when he couldn’t see, and she parted his lips when he couldn’t breathe. Throughout the song he repeats this phrase: Thank you for loving me. This is a fantastic thank you song for a significant other. It’s also a wonderful song choice for a couple’s first dance at their wedding reception.

Watch and listen to this gorgeous song on YouTube: Thank You for Loving Me

Wind Beneath My Wings, Bette Midler

This thank you song is packed with emotion. It’s often used as a remembrance song for Celebration of Life memorials. But it can be used to thank incredible friends who have been the backbone of your career, or a spouse who has allowed you to grow and shine while providing critical unseen support to allow you to fulfill your vision and dreams. Among all the thank you songs out there this one is very special. It ends with these words: thank God for you, the wind beneath my wings.

Visit this touching thank you song here on YouTube: Wind Beneath My Wings

Thank God I Found You, Mariah Carey + Joe + 98 Degrees

Filled with overwhelming gratitude, this thank you song expresses appreciation for a cherished lover. This person brings sunlight, happiness and a sense of completion to her/his life. Every wish and dream has now become a reality because of this significant person. This moving song ends with the words “I’m so thankful I found you.” Engaged couples may want to consider adding this heartwarming thank you song to their wedding playlist.

View this thank you song on YouTube: Thank God I Found You

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