55 Best Songs For New Year; Countdown Time!


“Peace” by Norah Jones

Song Year: 2002

When you need something to calm everyone down and bring a little bit of quiet into the atmosphere, you can’t go wrong with Norah Jones.

Her song “Peace” is a beautiful jazz tune with sweet instrumentation about how anyone can find peace if they want to look for it.

“Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey

Song Year: 1981

Journey is sure to be a success no matter what the occasion. If you need extra songs to spice up your playlist, “Don’t Stop Believin’” is a must-have.

The song is about people finding their place in a big, impersonal world. It has a great driving beat, quintessential for any 80s dance anthem.

“Bringing in a Brand New Year” by B.B. King

Song Year: 2001

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as ringing in a new year with the impressive blues rhythms of B.B. King.

“Bringing in a Brand New Year” is a laid-back, relaxed song that anyone can enjoy.

“Brand New Day” by Sting

Song Year: 1999

Sting has the sort of voice that melds perfectly with almost any occasion. That’s why this song, “Brand New Day,” works for your New Year’s party.

It has many consistent themes accompanying the idea of new things and fresh starts.

“I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston

Song Year: 1987

Whitney Houston knows how to get people on their feet.

“I Wanna Dance With Somebody” is a fun, upbeat song that you can guarantee your guests will love.

“I Got You (I Feel Good)” by James Brown & The Famous Flames

Song Year: 1966

When you have the person you love by your side, it’s easy to have a positive feeling and good vibes as you walk through life.

Not to mention, James Brown makes some great dancing music.

“Let’s Start the New Year Right” by Bing Crosby

Song Year: 1942

Ringing the New Year in the right way means smooching your love at the stroke of midnight and never looking back.

Bing Crosby does a great job with this sweet song about true love and fresh beginnings. 

“Funky New Year” by Eagles

Song Year: 2000

You’re probably going to have a weird start to New Year’s Day if you spend New Year’s Eve drinking too much.

The Eagles did that in this song, and they all ended up in the hospital.

“Same Old Lang Syne” by Dan Fogelberg

Song Year: 1980

Some things never change, even when a brand new year rolls around, and everyone talks about their resolutions and big plans.

Dan Fogelberg reminds us that there are some consistencies in the world that, good or bad, you can at least count on them to be the same.

“Celtic New Year” by Van Morrison

Song Year: 2005

The Celtic New Year is more about celebrating harvest than ringing in the New Year. That’s one of the things that makes this song so unique.

Van Morrison has a classic folksy sound, making this song a great addition to any blues or country-focused playlist.

“(There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays” by Perry Como

Song Year: 1959

This epic Perry Como song is not just a Christmas song. It’s the perfect song for celebrating the holiday season and bringing nostalgia into the mix.

As Perry Como reminds us, “(There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays,” and that’s not such a bad thing.

Top New Year Countdown Song, Final Thoughts

The best songs for New Year aren’t necessarily songs that are explicitly about New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day. However, they are songs that speak a meaningful message.

New Year's songs are also great dance songs that will take your countdown party to the next level.

What are your favorite New Year’s songs? Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments below!

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