New Year’s Eve is always a great opportunity for a fresh start. It’s a chance to get get rid of negative vibes and tell yourself that this year will be your year. Or if you’ve had an awesome year, it’s a time to celebrate and party like it’s 1999. Whatever you’re mood may be, we want you to welcome 2012 with open arms. So we’ve compiled a list of songs that will set the mood just right this New Year’s Eve. Below are 10 songs for your New Year’s Eve Playlist – the list runs the gamut from 60s pop to Indian (yes, Indian) rock n’ roll. Check it out!
10.) Grouplove – “Colours”
This possibly one of the best songs of the year. Grouplove‘s “Colours” is a confident song that’s bursting with energy. It’s perfectly crafted and well produced. Plus, behind the music is a group of friends whose bond transcends as the music plays. On a night like this, friendship is one of the things that matters most.
9.) Sky Ferreira – “One”
Sky Ferreira has yet to release her debut record, but her single “One” is one among many of her songs that defines her as one of the voices of today’s generation. “One” is a catchy tune and it’s perfect to dance to.
8.) Rihanna – “We Found Love”
We can’t deny that Rihanna‘s “We Found Love” is a great pop song. The infectious chorus and upbeat tempo make this song perfect for a New Year’s Eve party, but the lyrics also tell a beautiful story about young love that many of us can relate to.
7.) The Strokes – “You Only Live Once”
The message here is simple – you only live once. This is a night to create goals and remind ourselves that life is short. So play this song, serve yourself and your friends a shot of Jameson and vow to live your life to the fullest.
6.) Santigold – “L.E.S. Artistes”
This is another song that’s perfect for the dance floor.
5.) Florence & the Machine – “Dog Days Are Over”
Get your theatrical dance moves on with this jam. The message here is the most important, Florence is telling you that the dog days are over!
4.) The Beatles – “In My Life”
This is a song that’s less about dancing and more about remembering. It might get you a little sad, but hey, New Year’s Eve won’t be complete without getting a little nostalgic. So remember the good old days as you’re making new memories.
3.) Mohammed Rafi – “Jaan Pehechaan Ho”
“Jaan Pehechaan Ho” has got to be one of the most energetic and happy songs out there. You’ve probably recognize this song from the opening sequence of Ghost World or during that Heineken commercial – whatever the scenario may be, everyone is always having a good time when this song is playing.
2.) Journey – “Don’t Stop Believing”
This song is a must. It’s filled with optimism,
1.) Kanye West – “All Of The Lights”
And finally, we close our playlist with Kanye West‘s “All of the Lights.” This song was made for a big event, a big night. Just imagine confetti falling from the ceiling, lights stroking all around you, and people chanting 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… Happy New Year!
What other songs would you put on the playlist? Tell us in the comments!