Making a playlist for a New Year's Eve party is always a daunting task. Who wants the pressure of ruining a night with such high expectations? A bad playlist could at once end a year on a bade note and start another one on the wrong note. So, whether you're curating the tunes for an entire gathering or just putting together a playlist to listen to while you're getting ready, we've got you covered.
Listen to the best New Year’s Eve songs
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Hosting the perfect New Year's Eve party aka one that doesn't involve your guests getting bored or starting to regret the past days relies on three things: Strong drinks, a few great friends, and fun music. This year might have been filled with ups and downs, but December 31 is your last chance to close out the crazy year that was on a good note. After you've come up with the perfect party theme and prepared all of your favorite New Year's Eve appetizers , it's time to focus on the tunes. Add these best New Year's Eve songs to your party playlist and keep the festivities going 'til you watch the virtual New Year's Eve ball drop and beyond. From timeless classics to new hits, there's something for everyone on this track playlist. It wouldn't be a winter holiday without Bing Crosby crooning over the speakers, and no one can resist dancing to Ariana Grande's "thank u, next. And figure out what "Auld Lang Syne" means once and for all! Add Mariah Carey to the mix, and you'll have the whole room belting out the lyrics. This old school song will have every couple new and old!
The sprightly music is a little joke from Johann Strauss II, who wrote the piece to evoke the sound of champagne bottles being uncorked. You can almost see the fireworks flying from the orchestra in this effervescent piece by Tchaikovsky. Loud, brash, over the top, yet beautifully musical, this celebratory orchestral number is bound to give you a burst of optimism as the old year draws to a close. This lovely polka by Strauss II was played at the very first of these concerts in This music fit for a king was first performed on 27 April