New Years is just around the corner, and if we have anything to celebrate it is saying goodbye to 2020 and welcoming in the clean slate of a new year.
With celebrations with friends and family on lock this NYE, what’s the key for a great night? A banging playlist, of course. Nothing sets the mood of an evening quite like a thoughtful track selection to keep the vibes up.
The good news? We’ve done the hard work for you. Full of classic tunes, throwbacks, upbeat groovers, and some surprises, ‘New Year’s Eve Party’ will carry you and your NYE buddies through to the new year.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at our top party playlist picks:
Blinding Lights – The Weekend
What better way to send out 2020 than with one of its best and biggest hits? ‘Blinding Lights’ takes everything great about eighties music and adds The Weeknd’s intoxicating spin to make it appropriate for the modern age. ‘Blinding Lights’ is a synth-tastic party tune – and bonus points if you and your pals can do the Tik Tok dance.
Pon De Replay – Rihanna
Celebrating 15 years of ‘Pon De Replay’ this year, this spicy track is where it all began for Queen Ri. It stands the test of time and will bring the heat to any party this NYE. For a trip down memory lane – look no further than this fiery dancehall hit.
Head & Heart (ft. MNEK) – Joel Corry
Nothing like an addictive house tune to level things up. Don’t know it? Get ready for the driving baseline of ‘bum bum ba-dum dum’ to be stuck in your head. The whole gang will be fist-bumping to the drop by the second listen thanks to Joel Corry and MNEK’s chemistry on this party starting track.
It’s Gonna Be Alright (t1r & Netsky remix) – Jon Lemmon
A euphoric festival number, ‘It’s Gonna Be Alright’ comes from local legend t1r and electronic heavyweight Netsky. With a heavy-hitting drop and uplifting vocals, Jon Lemmon spreads his positive message that’ll create those happy #feels we all need when entering a new year.
Nice For What – Drake
It wouldn’t be a real party without some Champagne Papi to help celebrate. Drake is at his most fun on ‘Nice For What’ with the slick Lauryn Hill sample setting the playful tone to this celebratory anthem. Drizzy knows that we been laying low, working hard, and paying bills and we got to blow off some steam.
September – Earth, Wind, & Fire
Disco legends Earth, Wind, & Fire created one of the most popular songs in 1978 with the inception of ‘September’. While lyrically reminiscing on a September night between two lovers, the only lyric you need to know to get on board is ‘Ba-dee-da’. Exceptionally funky, groovy, and sure to get everyone involved, add ‘September’ to your NYE playlist now. You may or may not be part of a conga line by the end of it.
Sparking My Fire – SACHI & ROE
From the New Zealand duo’s electrifying EP ‘Nights With Ruby’ comes the upbeat ‘Sparking My Fire’, a vocal-driven house tune that’ll make you want to turn it up – and it’s not just the volume we’re talking about.
Yeah! – Usher, Lil John, Ludacris
The throwbacks to end all throwbacks – from the ‘Peace Up, A-Town down’ intro to the iconic beat, ‘Yeah’ is incredibly lit from start to finish. The combination of Usher, Lil John, and Ludacris cannot be beaten, and this track is definitely going to catch the attention of any party goer.
Sucker – Jonas Brothers
We’re still not over the fact that the Jo Bros are back together tbh. And what an epic comeback it was with the pop goodness that is ‘Sucker’ – catchy, slick, and high energy, it’s bound to get even the most reluctant party attendee on the dance floor.
Dancing Queen – Abba
Has there been a more appropriate NYE song? This timeless hit from the Swedish group ABBA will make you feel like you’re the life of the party, even if you’re not young and sweet or seventeen. Good for dancing too and great for karaoke, ‘Dancing Queen’ is an all-round winner.
Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers) – Daft Punk
French funk maestros Daft Punk struck gold with this intoxicating retro yet futuristic masterpiece. With legends Nile Rodgers & Pharrell Williams in the mix, several years on this song remains, quite simply put – perfect.
Dancing On My Own – Robyn
Ah, Robyn. Speaking our minds when we needed it the most. The best happy-sad club song of the decade, ‘Dancing On My Own’ is for the lonely hearts left on the dance floor when the lights come on. But we’ll be damned if we aren’t the last ones standing – and having a good time while doing it.
Find all these songs and more on our ‘New Year’s Eve Party’ playlist!