Looking to host a (virtual) New Year’s Eve Party to finally get rid of the worst year ever? Unfortunately, 2020 felt like a survival game with fatigue, anxiety, and stress, and not all of us got to make it through. But at the end of the year, everyone just wants to forget about everything and welcome the New Year with a new hope that it will be good. To set your mood to pump up during the midnight soirée, ListenOnRepeat presents you with the New Year party playlist that will divert people’s attention from all their problems and live the moment. Here are the best New Year’s Eve songs for 2021:
Auld Lang Sync / The New Year’s Anthem – Mariah Carey
New Year doesn’t feel like it if you don’t play “The New Year’s Anthem” by Mariah Carey. This ageless song might have been released a decade ago but with the vibe it gives, nothing else can. Several remixes were made for this song all these years and are available across YouTube. Hop-on and dance are the kinds of feeling everyone needs this 2021 and “The New Year’s Anthem” is all you need to make you feel so.
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See You Again – Wiz Khalifa
2020 is an unforgettable year for those who lost their loved ones. “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa is not just remembered for the death of Paul Walker but many more reasons. This is a type of song that is played to grieve and thank our loved ones for coming into our lives. It was a joyous ride, the life but It’s been a long day without you my friend and I tell you all about it when I see you again, truly spectacular.
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Raise Your Glass – P!nk
Good or bad, forget about everything and raise your glass to celebrate the New Year. Many lives were lost, many hearts were broken but you are standing still. This uplifting song suggests to accept ourselves, take a hit but don’t back down and keep our character. Take your attitude into the coming year and welcome whatever is coming with a smile. Raise your glass and celebrate every moment of your life.
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1999 – Prince
Forget the year, forget the problems, and just dance your life away. 1999 by Prince is one of those songs that make you put all your worries in a box and toss it into the sea. The song suggests, if the world is ending tomorrow, make sure you enjoy every bit of tonight. The most powerful part of the song represents 2020 to its best-
War is all around us, my mind says prepare to fight / So if I gotta die, I’m gonna listen to my body tonight.
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New Year’s Day – U2
Bono in his 1982 chart-topping hit “New Year’s Day” sings the most truthful words, “Nothing changes on New Year’s Day.” Honestly speaking, everyone is hopeful for the coming year to be good but deep down in our heart, there is a fear that things might get worse. Nevertheless, this doesn’t stop us from celebrating the New Year to the fullest however the year turns out to be.
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New Year’s Day – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift had massive success in 2019 being awarded “Artist of the Decade”. Released in 2017, “New Year’s Day” is a simple and sweet song that Swift sings over a piano. This song might not make you stand up on your feet and pump up to dance but it will make you hold the hands of your loved ones and remember all the times you had together. The chorus of the song is beautifully written: “Hold on to the memories, they hold on to you”.
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Don’t Start Now – Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa’s 2018 hit “Don’t Start Now” suggests we should leave our bad vibes and negativity behind and move forward to the future. Forget about how things changed in our lives this year and focus on how you want to live your life to the crazy fullest in the coming year. Embark the next 12 months with a positive and satisfying feeling in your heart.
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24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Get ready for the party with Bruno Mars’s “24K Magic”. A song that will get you pumped feeling happy and magical. 24K magic serves musical depth in its details, all composed to make it old-school sing and dance music. There was a time when this song was played on almost every occasion, event, or festival across the world.
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Thank U, Next – Ariana Grande
This year was terrible, Thank U, Next. Ariana Grande’s 2018 single “Thank U, Next” is all about moving on and forward in our lives. Either you were in a toxic relationship or stressful job; it’s time to say goodbye and move on to better things. Bad has happened, wrong has been done but in the end, you gotta hold on to the things that matter to you and let go of that doesn’t.
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New Year’s Eve – Tom Waits
Tom Waits, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer delivers his best vocals for the song that represents the last day of the year. The song opens showing winter vibes “The door was open I was seething, your mother burst in it was freezing” and everyone is out for the late-night party for the New Year. It is cold, we are sick but we’ve got to party with this New Year’s Eve song in the background.
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Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
The name of the song “Don’t Stop Believing” is enough to fill one’s heart with motivation. Although 2020 will be impossible to forget and all for negative reasons, playing this 1981 single by Journey will surely encourage listeners to believe in them, never give up and be hopeful. You survived 2020 and you’ll survive many more to come.
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Let’s Start The New Year Right – Bing Crosby
One minute to midnight, one minute to go / One minute to say good-bye, before we say hello. Bing Crosby is known for his best holiday songs and bags one for the New Year with his magical yet simple voice. You need positivity to start a new year and kiss goodbye to the old one. Let’s start the New Year right.
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Happy – Pharrell Williams
Whatever happened, let’s wrap up 2020 being happy. Play this happy tune from Grammy-winning Pharrell Williams and celebrate the upcoming days of 2021. This song will not only bring a smile to your face but will make you feel warm and surrounded on New Year’s Eve while everything else is cold and tethering.
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Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees
Staying alive in 2020 was the greatest achievement for everyone. At the end of the year, we all are happy to make it through, and let’s blast “Stayin’ Alive” by Bee Gees to express it on New Year’s Eve. The song itself speaks to our zest for life and everything that it brings.
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What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
New Year Eve is incomplete without Louis Armstrong’s “What A Wonderful World”. Remembering all the wonderful times you had this year makes you plan for the next. This jazz classic delivers Armstrong’s sweetest voice and simple message, it’s our world and it’s beautiful. Despite all the problems we faced in 2020, the world is still standing high and wonderful.
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We hope you enjoyed our playlist of best New Year’s Eve songs. Stay tuned for more amazing playlists.
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