Top 10+ Most Famous New Year Songs To Sing In 2024
Nothing helps us celebrate the end of the year like listening to music. Whether you want to reflect, reminisce, or have a good time, creating a playlist with some of the best New Year’s Eve songs is a surefire way to prepare for the new year. Whether you’re throwing a themed New Year’s Eve party for family and friends or celebrating from the comfort of your couch, this roundup will help you start the new year off right. From moving new hits like Dua Lipa’s “Dance the Night” to rock classics like Europe’s “The Final Countdown,” this powerful list has something for most every taste and musical mood.
Think of it as a curated soundtrack spanning a variety of genres to inspire, motivate and of course, get the party started. There are songs that will put you in a romantic mood, others that will be suitable for a sit-down dinner, and others that have lyrics that are perfect for that midnight countdown. Hey, some even have “New Year” in the title, so hearing them on December 31 is a must.
Though the Swedish quartet bids adieu to the 1970s while contemplating “what lies waiting down the line/ In the end of eighty-nine,” ABBA’s operatic 1980 masterpiece may be quite specific in terms of time period, its sentiment captures the essence of what New Year’s Eve is all about: the hope of better things to come.
The most iconic song by Katy Perry is appropriate for practically any social situation, even funerals. Indeed! Christening? Without a doubt. Getting through your driving test? Why is that not true? Even so, her bouncingly upbeat pop hit definitely gets about ten times better if there are real fireworks around, as there usually are on New Year’s Eve.
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This Irving Berlin song was sung by Bing Crosby, the real Mr. Holiday, in the 1942 movie Holiday Inn, which also starred Marjorie Reynolds and Fred Astaire. The Academy Award-winning movie “White Christmas” also featured this song as the b-side when it was published on 78 RPM vinyl (RIP).
It makes perfect sense that the reigning Queen of Christmas-pop, Mariah Carey, would perform a whistling, dancefloor-ready rendition of Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns’ 18th-century folk song to round off her second holiday record, Merry Christmas II You (2010). For best effect, start listening to this as soon as the clock strikes midnight.
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What better time of year to reflect on the past and look forward than New Year’s? How can you express that in a song? However, the UK pair Let’s Eat Grandma manage to do just that on the song “Happy New Year,” which praises Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth’s friendship and remembers their early years together. Your heart is built of stone if this one doesn’t move you. Plus, it’s got fireworks sound effects in it – it doesn’t get more New Years-y than that.
Frank Loesser’s 1947 hit, which is likely the most covered New Year’s song, has been sung by a wide range of musicians, including Bette Midler, Donny Osmond, Lena Horne, the Carpenters, Johnny Mathis, Harry Connick Jr., and the Stylistics. Just the video featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel has received 16 million views on YouTube.
Are you prepared to party as if it’s 1999 and like someone from 1982? Whatever the year, Prince’s 1982 song is still the ideal New Year’s jam. It serves as a wonderful reminder to live in the present, no matter how hopeless circumstances may appear.
Whether you feel like this is going to be a big year for change or you think things might stay the same, you really can’t go wrong starting off the year with Alicia Keys’ unbelievable pipes.
You can’t have a proper New Year’s celebration without a countdown. Count down the last seconds of the year with the best counting partner there is—Beyoncé.
Carla Thomas and Otis Redding are a match made in heaven. This is a terrific resolution for anyone seeking to improve themselves in the coming year, regardless of whether it involves working with their spouse, as it does for the characters in the song.
Start the new year off right with this upbeat song. Despite the group’s name being Europe, the song remains popular even after becoming a worldwide hit in the mid-1980s. You get a sonic surge from the instruments alone before a single word is spoken.
The drunken, rambling tales of nostalgia by the indie rockers are ideal for a holiday that is as much about looking forward as it is about looking back. Despite the band’s 2013 “extreme hiatus,” this song from the underappreciated 2008 album You & Me is still a gem.
Americana for those who detest Great Lake Swimmers by Tony Dekker is best described as Americana. The irony of that, however, is that Ontario, Canada, is the home province of the pastoral band that has been performing for ten years, and here they are showcasing the finest of our wonderful nation.
Which song do you love the best? Is there any other New Year song that makes you want to play on the New Year’s Eve? Feel free to share with us and we will make an album of the best New Year songs ever.
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