New Years Eve Songs


New Year’s Eve – 11:59pm – Out with the OLD

New Year’s Day – 12 midnight – In with the NEW

New Year’s Eve as well as New Year’s Day are both associated with partying, some people prefer being out among the masses of people celebrating while others would rather be at home with loved ones celebrating. Many of us grew up watching Guy Lombardo and His Orchestra around the midnight hour during the late 50′s, 60′s, and 70′s — as well as Dick Clark during the 70′s, 80′s, 90′s and into the new millenium.During the past decade there have beena few other mainstream alternatives such as Carson Daly as well as several cable television specials. Other alternative choices have included events at local bars or pubs, movies, concerts, casinos, video game marathons, ballroom dancing, public firework shows, family game night with the kids, train excursions, party boats on the river, and the choices go on and on.

While there are “tons” of party type songs out there to choose from – from every imaginable genre of music – the focus here are on songs that basically reflect or pay tribute to the end of one year or the beginning of the coming new year – or may contain “New Years” within the song title or within the lyrics – even included are a few that focus on a “countdown” of sorts.

So, for your listening pleasure and putting together a party playlist, you may want to consider the following…..

New Years Eve Songs

  1. A Long December – Counting Crows  
  2. Auld Lang Syne (a Scottish folk song written by Robert Burn) the song most closely associated with New Years over the past century – specifically the version recorded by Guy Lombardo & His Orchestra 
  3. Bringing In A Brand New Year – BB King  
  4. Celtic New Year – Van Morrison 
  5. Congratulations (Happy New Year Song) – Pink Martini  
  6. Ding Dong, Ding Dong – George Harrison  
  7. Funky New Year – Eagles  
  8. Happy New Year – ABBA 
  9. Happy New Year – Judy Garland  
  10. Happy New Year – Nat King Cole 
  11. Happy New Year B – Original Cast from the musical ‘Rent’
  12. It Was A Very Good Year – Frank Sinatra  
  13. It’s Just Another New Year’s Eve – Barry Manilow  
  14. Let’s Start The New Year Right – Bing Crosby (from the film Holiday Inn)  
  15. My Dear Acquaintance (A Happy New Year) – Regina Spektor  
  16. New Year’s Eve – Snoop Dogg featuring Marty James  
  17. New Year’s Eve – The Walkmen 
  18. New Year’s Eve Party – George Thorogood
  19. New Year’s Eve 1999 – Gretchen Peters & Randy Owen (of the group, Alabama)
  20. New Year’s Day – U2  
  21. New Year’s Prayer – Jeff Buckley  
  22. New Year’s Resolution – Otis Redding & Carla Thomas  
  23. Next Year – Foo Fighters  
  24. Nothin’ New For New Year – Harry Connick, Jr. & George Jones  
  25. Our New Year – Tori Amos  
  26. Same Old Lang Syne – Dan Fogelberg 
  27. The Final Countdown – Europe  
  28. The New Year – Death Cab For Cutie  
  29. What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong  
  30. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? - Ella Fitzgerald, Barbara Streisand, Harry Connick    <br>  

A Few More Worthy Party Song Choices Include…..

  1. 1999 – Prince
  2. All Over The World – ELO
  3. Animal – Nickelback
  4. Boom Boom Pow – Black Eyed Peas
  5. Celebration – Kool & The Gang
  6. Changes – David Bowie
  7. Dancing In The Streets – David Bowie & Mick Jagger
  8. Don’t Stop – Fleetwood Mac
  9. Everybody Have Fun Tonight – Wang Chung
  10. Fight For Your Right To Party – Beastie Boys
  11. Get The Party Started – Pink
  12. Holiday – Madonna
  13. It’s The End Of The World – REM
  14. Just Dance – Lady Gaga
  15. Let’s Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas
  16. Last Dance – Donna Summer
  17. Pacific Coast Party – Smashmouth
  18. Rock & Roll All Nite – Kiss
  19. Right Round – Flo Rida
  20. Start Me Up – Rolling Stones
  21. The Whole World – Outkast
  22. Time – Pink Floyd
  23. Tubthumping – Chumbawumba
  24. Umbrella – Rihanna
  25. You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
  26. You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) – Dead Or Alive

and this list could go on and on and on and on and……….


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