New Year’s Eve is an exciting day, because it feels like the end of something old and tiresome and the chance to start all over again with a clean slate. So before you start struggling with trying to keep your New Year’s resolutions, have fun and bring in the New Year in style while listening to some of these great New Year’s songs:
What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? by Nancy Wilson
This song is perfect for someone looking for a New Year’s Eve kiss at midnight, and it has a very classy, 1940’s cocktail lounge feel to it, which makes it perfect for a New Year’s Eve cocktail party.
Changes by David Bowie
This is one of the most unique-sounding songs I’ve ever heard, and one of my personal favorites of all time. It’s perfect for this year, with a very big change coming to our country.
Somethin’s Happening by Peter Frampton
Peter Frampton used to rule the world, and it’s easy to see why with all the great songs he recorded. In this song he actually mentions the beginning of a new year, and “somethin’s happening.” Whatever it is, Peter makes it seem really exciting.
New Year’s Day by U2
This is perhaps the most obvious of the New Year’s songs and a lot of people love U2, so you can’t really go wrong with this one.
1999 by Prince
Sure it’s not 1999 anymore, but don’t you remember how hard you partied? With this great song, you can party that way every New Year’s Eve.
Happy New Year by ABBA
ABBA is another band you just can’t go wrong with, and all of the chicks at your party will really dig this song. Sure it mentions the end of ’89, but for anyone who remembers that year, it’s a great song for reminiscing.
Time Has Come Today by The Chambers Brothers
I love the cuckoo clock beginning to this song that’s all about time. The song states that “the time has come today” for a lot of things to change, and with many Americans making New Year’s resolutions to improve their lives in these tough times, it’s an anthem.
A Change is Gonna Come by Otis Redding
This song was originally by Sam Cooke, but I chose his version simply because I just love Otis Redding’s voice and the music in the song is outstanding. It’s a very hopeful song about a change for the better coming along in difficult times, and it suits the atmosphere of the country right now perfectly.
The Final Countdown by Europe
There’s no better song to play right before the countdown to midnight! It’s definitely an 80’s tune with plenty of synthesizing and fun riffs. It’ll really build up the excitement if you can time it just right before the 10-second countdown to midnight.
Auld Lang Syne by Die Toten Hosen
Why play just any old version of Auld Lang Syne when you can play this more upbeat, rock and roll take on the classic tune by German band Die Toten Hosen? It makes the perfect ending for a very fun and entertaining New Year’s songs playlist (plus it encourages you to drink more than the original version.)
So enjoy bringing in the New Year with these fun New Year’s songs, and be sure to really party like it’s 1999 to start 2009 off right.