New Year 2024 is approaching fast and it’s time to celebrate this big occasion in style. One of the most important ingredients to a perfect celebration is New Year Songs, as nothing sets the ambience right like it, and when on a lookout for the best celebratory things for the New Year, you must pay special attention to the musical aspect.
Below we have compiled some of the most famous new year songs.
A mix of mid 1990s and recent hits of late 2000s make our list of happy new year songs one of the most desired track list to play this new year’s eve..
2.) What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve by Rufus Wainwright
3.) It’s Just Another New Year’s Eve by Barry Manilow
4.) New Year Songs by Beautiful Republic
5.) After New Year’s Eve by Heartbeats
6.) Same Auld Lang Syne by Dan Fogelberg
7.) Auld Lang Syne
8.) A Long December – Counting Crows
9.) Kiss Me at Midnight by NSYNC
10.)This Kiss by Faith Hill
11.) Celebration by Kool and the Gang
Happy New Year Songs 2024
“Auld Lang Syne” by Relient K – The famous Scottish folk song that tells off beautiful times gone by and the importance of new beginnings is ones that you will surely want to add to your playlist, also the version by Relient K which has featured in it perfect harmonies is perhaps the most solemn start you can get to the New Year.
“New Year’s Day” by U2 – U2 is one of the most famous bands of our time and their song New Year’s Day is perhaps one of the most different takes on the New Year however it makes a great song to listen to, so plug it in and enjoy.
“Let’s Start the New Year Right” by Bing Crosby – Released in1943, the song is all time favourite, belonging to the album White Christmas; the song is one of the most popular songs of all time, and an inherent part of the vintage American New Year celebrations.
“Seasons of Love” from Rent (the Movie) – With harmonies that are pitch perfect and really beautifully rendered and lyrics that warm your heart Seasons of Love makes a wonderful listen, as you get lost in the beautiful melody of the song, making your New Year’s even more wonderful and magical.
“What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve” by The Orioles – One of the most popular pop songs written about the New Year, the song tells of the young lover who decides to venture out on the 32st of December to take chances and grab life by the leases. This number is an all-time favourite and is a pleasant tune to listen to.
“Same Old Lang Syne” by Dan Fogelburg– One of Danny Fogelburg’s greatest hits Same Old Lang Syne is perhaps one of those bittersweet melodies that with a twinge of nostalgia get to you. Telling the tale of a cab driver who meets his old girlfriend and they get discussing about the bygone days, their hopes, dreams and all their aspirations. It is a tale of love and life and all the things that are encompassed by them, be it regrets or happy memories. Same Old Lang Syne is a re-telling of our experiential existence and the trials and tribulations that we go through. This track is a must listen.
“A Long December” by Counting Crows – Once in a while a song comes along that you can relate to so well; written by Adam Duritz the frontman of Counting Crows in the year 1995, after a friend faced a grave accident, the song is replete with nostalgia as well as hope for a better tomorrow. Countless people will tell you how this song helped them cope with their grief as well as the troubles that they were going through, so it is no wonder that the song is featured in our list of the best songs for the New Year’s.
“It’s Another New Year’s Eve” by Barry Manilow – One of the early songs written by Manilow, the song is a sombre sweet melody that talks about enjoying the moment one is in, and counting your blessings as you cut back your losses and try to look at the positive things in life. The singer tells his loved one in the song of all the beauty that might have come out of troubled times and to look upon everything in a positive light and keep living life to the fullest. All in all the song most assuredly makes a good listen.
“Happy New Year” by Nat King Cole – The immortal voice of Nat King Cole filled with the richness that can send you into a musical swoon, poured his heart in this song, when talking about past loves and looking back at the past with a hint of nostalgia and yet a smile. The silky smoothness of this sombre tune is enough to set the ambience right, with the beauty of the melodious voice that serenades the senses.
“New Year’s Resolution” by Otis Redding and Carla Thomas – A sweet love-song by Otis Redding and Carla Thomas as the title of the song goes New Year’s Resolution is all about being in love and taking care of your loved ones, no matter how difficult times may be. The couple in the song acknowledges their flaws and make resolutions to get by the difficult times and overlook each other’s flaws and focus on loving and taking care of each other. The sweetness of the melody surely makes you feel tender towards your loved one, so pop in this song and enjoy the sweet nothings that the song makes you remember.
“The Millennium Prayer” by Sir Cliff Richard – Composed in the tune of the all-time favourite Auld Lang Syne, The Millennium Prayer by Sir Cliff Richard is basically the Lord’s Prayer with a few odd verses; probably one of the few songs in free verse, the song was acclaimed worldwide, for the familiar lyrics and tune, which one could feel associated to. The song has a very sombre yet cheerful air about is and is one that definitely brings that all pervading sense of calm.
“Another Year Has Gone By” by Celine Dion – Celine Dion has long held the title of being one of the most popular singers of our time, with famous love songs to her name Another Year has gone by, makes for a wonderful love number that you would want to share with your loved ones, talking about cherishing and treasuring love the song is sure to set your mod.
“New Year” by Beautiful Republic– There are many numbers that may figure on top of the beautiful melody list, New Year is one of them, the song is beautifully harmonised and makes for a lovely musical New Year’s.
“My! My! Time Flies” by Enya – The haunting voice of this beautiful singer has been applauded by people worldwide, couple it with the New Year’s and what you have is a wonderful evening, where music pervades all.
“Brand New Year (My Revolution)” by SHeDaisy – If there was ever a song that can be used as an anthem for looking forward to the days that are to come then Brand New Year would be it, full of vigour the song is about taking control of your life and making the most out of what you have.
“New Year by Charlie Hall – When looking for a song that infuses your spirit with hope and joy, this song by Charlie Hall is one that should be your best bet, so plug in this number and let it fill your heart with hope and joy.
“Funky New Year” by the Eagles– The Eagles and their country rock sound definitely makes for a Funky New Year listening, so pop in this track and groove to the Eagles’ music.