Thursday, December 18, 2008

My Picks for a 2008 New Year's Eve Song Playlist

What a year this has been. Some don't want to see it come to an end, others can hardly wait for the New Year's countdown to begin. Whatever your take on this past year may be, time waits for no one.

No matter where you celebrate your New Year's Eve festivities you will, no doubt, hear such annual New Year's Eve song standards as; Prince's 1999, Europe's The Final Countdown and possibly even, U2's New Year's Day.

But when the clock strikes midnight, in every club and home, on every television and radio, you will most certainly hear the song that has become the anthem of every New Year's Eve, Auld Lang Syne.

As we prepare to bid adieu to 2008 and ring in 2009, with all of it's excitement and uncertainty I have selected a New Year's Eve Song Playlist sampler for those who are looking for some song playlist suggestions.

1. 'Shout' by the Isley Brothers, released in 1959 as a response to Jackie Wilson's 'Lonely Teardrops'.

2. What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

3. Waiting On The World To Change by John Mayer

4. Get The Party Started by Pink

5. You Should Be Dancing by the Bee Gees

6. Beautiful Day by U27. Last Dance by Donna Summer. It won an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1978.

8. I've Had the Time of My Life by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes. It won an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1987.

9. Everybody Have Fun Tonight by Wang Chung

10. The Dance by Garth Brooks

11. Dance, Dance by Fall Out Boy

12. I Don't Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith. From the film, Armageddon, it was written by Diane Warren originally for Celine Dion.

13. Let's Get It Started by Black Eyed Peas

14. Changes by David Bowie

15. 1999 by Prince. Yes, I had to include this one on my playlist.

16. December 1963 (Oh, What A Nigh)t by Frank Valli and the Four Seasons

17. Dance To The Music by Sly & The Family Stone

18. Rock and Roll All Night by Kiss

19. The Party Song by Blink 182

20. Celebration by Kool & The Gang

21. All Night Long by Lionel Richie. He performed this song at the closing ceremony of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles CA.

22. Get Down Tonight by KC and the Sunshine Band

23. Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys

24. New Year's Day by U2

25. Auld Lang Syne by James Taylor

So, there you have it. My selections for a New Year's Eve Song Playlist for 2008.
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