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15 Songs to Put on Your New Year's Playlist



Say goodbye to 2014 with these timely tracks.

Ella Fitzgerald, "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?"
What are you doing New Year's Eve? Let's hope it not sitting in the corner crying with this song on repeat. But here it is just in case.

Andrew Byrd, "Auld Lang Syne"
Byrd gives his indie folk take on the holiday standard.

Jeff Buckley, "New Year's Prayer"
Let this haunting percussive track from the late singer-songwriter be your mantra for 2015.

The Walkmen, "In the New Year"
Some people eat black-eyed peas, I listen to this song every year at midnight.

U2, "New Year's Day"
As we look to the future, let's also look back—way,way back—to the time when U2 was actually good. If you're looking to tear up the dance floor, there's also this remix from EDM producer Ferry Corsten.

Death Cab for Cutie, "The New Year" 
For those who want to be all emo about New Year's Eve. 

Daft Punk, "Around the World"
For all the packed dance floors in every time zone.

The Black Eyed Peas, "Rock that Body"
So, I'm only half joking by putting the Black Eyed Peas on the list. Hey, sometimes you just have to dance.

M83, "Midnight City"
Perfect for the dance floor when the clock strikes twelve.

ABBA, "Gimme! Gimme! Gimmie! (A Man After Midnight)
For those who went without a New Year's kiss.

The Weeknd, "Till Dawn (Here Comes the Sun)
For you crazy people who are somehow not in bed by 10 p.m.

Disclosure, "January" 
An electronic jam for the dead of winter.

JAY Z & Kanye West, "New Day"
The prevailing kings of hip hop sample the jazz queen Nina Simone for their New Year's beats.

Bright Eyes, "First Day of My Life"
It's always good to have hope for the year ahead.

Thievery Corporation, "Resolution"
Sit back and chill while you contemplate the changes you want to make this year.

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