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New Year’s Eve Songs To Ring In The New Year


New Year’s Eve is the day to celebrate the end of a calendar year and also a day to celebrate the beginning and restart of a new year. It is celebrated on December 31st when the clock strikes midnight to become January 1st. What better way to do so that with a list of the top New Year’s Eve songs?

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The beginning of a new year is typically celebrated with fireworks, resolutions, and a kiss. The songs played to reflect the same feelings events. Songs about fireworks, about having a party, songs about hope are all great songs to celebrate a re-start of your life. Out with the old and in with the new.

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New Year’s Eve Songs List

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10. Joy To The World – Three Dog Night
1970, Naturally
Genre – Rock

9. 1999 – Prince
1982, 1999
Genre – R&B Pop Rock Funk

8. Let’s Start The New Year Off Right – Bing Crosby
1947, Merry Christmas
Genre – Vocal
The album Holiday Inn by Fred Astaire features this song.

7. The New Year – Death Cab For Cutie
2003, Transatlanticism
Genre – Indie Rock

6. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve – Ella Fitzgerald
1960, Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas
Genre – Jazz


5. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
1981, Escape
Genre – Rock

4. Firework – Katy Perry
2010, Teenage Dream
Genre – Pop

3. New Year’s Day – U2
1983, War
Genre – Rock

2. It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) – R.E.M.
1987, Document
Genre – Rock

1. Auld Lang Syne – Mariah Carey
2010, Merry Christmas II You
Genre – R&B


Other Top New Year’s Eve Songs

Champagne Night – Lady A
2020, Ocean

2020, Bang!

thank u, next – Ariana Grande
2019, thank u, next

Champagne – Lindsay Ell
2017, The Project

In the New Year – The Walkmen
2016, You & Me


New Year’s Day – Bon Jovi
2016, This House Is Not For Sale

New Year’s Day – Pentatonix
2015, Pentatonix

Time of Our Lives – Pitbull & Ne-Yo
2014, Globalization

Champagne Kisses – Jessie Ware
2014, Tough Love

Can’t Hold Us Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton
2011, The Heist


Countdown – Beyoncé
2011, 4

New Year’s Eve – Snoop Dogg featuring Marty James
2010, New Year’s Eve

Raise Your Glass – P!nk
2010, Greatest Hits… So Far!!!

I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
2009, The E.N.D.

Welcome To The Future – Brad Paisley
2009, American Saturday Night


Gonna Make It Through This Year – Great Lake Swimmers
2008, Hands In Dirty Ground EP

My Dear Acquaintance (A Happy New Year) – Regina Spektor
2007, My Dear Acquaintance [A Happy New Year]

Better Days – Goo Goo Dolls
2006, Let Love In

Celtic New Year – Van Morrison
2005, Magic Time

Nothin’ New for New Year – Harry Connick Jr.
2003, Harry for the Holidays


Bye Bye Bye – *Nsync
2000, No Strings Attached

Next Year – Foo Fighters
1999, There Is Nothing Left to Lose

Will 2K – Will Smith feat. K-Ci
1999, Willennium

11:59 (It’s January) – Scrawl
1998, Nature Film

New Year’s Prayer – Jeff Buckley
1998, Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk


New Year’s Eve 1999 – Alabama
1996, The Classic Christmas Album

The Final Countdown – Europe
1986, The Final Countdown

Start Me Up – The Rolling Stones
1981, Tattoo You

Happy New Year – ABBA
1980, Super Trouper

You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
1980, Back in Black


Celebration – Kool & The Gang
1980, Celebrate!

Funky New Year – The Eagles
1978, Please Come Home for Christmas / Funky New Year

It’s Just Another New Year’s Eve – Barry Manilow
1977, Barry Manilow Live

Rock and Roll All Nite – KISS
1975, Dressed to Kill

After Midnight – Eric Clapton
1970, Eric Clapton


This Will Be Our Year – The Zombies
1968, Odessey and Oracle

New Year’s Resolution – Otis Redding and Carla Thomas
1967, King & Queen

Shout – The Isley Brothers
1959, Shout!

Happy New Year – Judy Garland
1957, Alone


Here’s a song as you wake up after the celebration.

New Year’s Day – Taylor Swift
2017, reputation

New Year’s Eve song list curated by Matthew Campbell

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