New Year’s Eve Party songs

It’s New Year’s Eve and you’re in charge of picking out the music for the big night. There are the New Year’s Eve classic tunes to pick from and then there are some newer tunes you might consider. Here are some celebratory songs that will sound just right as you and family and friends ring in the New Year.

Kool and the Gang – Celebration – This one is a time-tested classic that everyone will enjoy.

Prince – 1999 – At the risk of sounding dated, you may consider including this Prince classic cut.

Johnny Mathis – What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve – This crowd pleaser will go over big time on New Year’s Eve, especially for the older folks.

Beatles – In My Life – Be prepared to shed a tear as you slow dance to this Fab Four ballad.

Auld Lang Syne – This quintessential New Year’s Eve classic should be in your playlist.

Europe – The Final Countdown – If there are some ‘80s hair-metal rockers in your New Year’s Eve party crew, fire this song up and see if they don’t react.

Black Eyed Peas – Let’s Get it Started – No matter when you play this awesome BEP track, it is bound to generate some energy in the room.

Abba – Happy New Year – Did you know the original title of this 1980 song by Swedish vocal acrobats, Abba, was “Daddy, Don’t Get Drunk on Christmas Day?” It sure was!

Frank Sinatra – It Was a Very Good Year – Someone better play this on New Year’s Eve or else some legs are going to get broken. Seriously, someone play this song, now.

Dan Fogelberg – Same Old Lang Syne – If your New Year’s eve crew was around in the 1980s or happened to meet their loved one in a supermarket, they will enjoy hearing this track.

Other New Year’s Eve songs you might consider for your playlist: BB King “Bringing in a Brand New Year”; Louis Armstrong “What a Wonderful World”; Lady Gaga “Just Dance”; Donna Summer “Last Dance”; Rihanna “Umbrella.”

Best romantic songs for New Year’s Eve kiss

Auld Lang Syne. Really? Aren’t there other songs that are just as appropriate to smooch your sweetheart to as you ring in the New Year?! Absolutely there are. Here are our picks for some really romantic songs that sound especially great on New Year’s Eve and will get your year started off on the right foot.

If you’re going old school

Fans of the Fab Four may enjoy, “In My Life,” an achingly beautiful ballad that is perfect for a slow dance when the clock strikes midnight. Paul McCartney’s “Maybe I’m Amazed,” a love song to Macca’s late wife Linda, is a really touching love song is sure to get the job done as well. And for the really romantic, try John Lennon’s “Oh My Love,” which is sparsely arranged and is an eloquent ode to love.

Johnny Mathis’ “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” is a time-honored classic that still sounds sublime after all these years. Want to kick it old-school with your longtime love? Why not give Frank Sinatra’s “You Brought a New Love to Me” a spin and you’re guaranteed to get at least a New Year’s smooch in return. Anita Day’s “I Love You” and Glenn Miller’s classic “Moonlight Serenade” are also stellar choices of songs to pucker up to on New Year’s Eve.

Fans of R&B and soul have several great choices for music that will ring in the New Year with a peck on the cheek. Sam Cooke’s rendition of “What a Wonderful Life” is a romantic and nostalgic number that almost everyone knows by heart. Stevie Wonder’s “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” is probably one for lovers-only and well, Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get it On” is about as romantic as things can get musically.

Don’t forget Barry White’s “Love’s Theme” which is a recognizable song that is sure to be a hit when celebrating New Year’s Eve. If you grew up listening to music in the ‘70s, Kenny Loggins’ “Celebrate Me Home” may make your partner swoon and if you’re a produce of the ‘80s and new wave, Modern English can help you celebrate the New Year with a kiss with their hit, “Melt With You.” (Hairspray not included.)