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Stepping Out or Staying In: Music for New Year’s Eve

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Stepping Out or Staying in: a New Year’s Eve Music Playlist

With the thousands upon thousands of songs out there, this one is narrowed down to the anthems that embody the feeling of stepping out on New Year’s Eve.  We celebrate with feeling that time has stopped and we can dance and party as if the night will never end – but when it does (hopefully with a kiss), we know that tomorrow is really a new day. After all, “it’s just another New Year’s Eve…”

You don’t have to be going out to enjoy the music; kick up your heels with a glass of your favorite something and have yourself a private celebration of all you’ve come through this past year and ring in the next with a kick-ass attitude!

Stepping Out

Steppin’ Out – Joe Jackson

Tonight Tonight – Genesis

Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield

I’m coming out – Diana Ross

Celebration – Kool and the Gang

Raise Your Glass – Pink

Good to be Alive (Hallelujah) – Andy Grammar

Happy – Pharrell

Born to Be Alive – Patrick Hernandez

1999 – Prince

Gonna Make You Sweat – C&C Music Factory

New Year’s Eve – Snoop Dogg feat. Marty James

Funky New Year – The Eagles

This is the New Year – A Great Big World

Kids in America – Kim Wilde

Get Down Tonight – KC and the Sunshine Band

The Power – Snap!

I Just Want to Celebrate – Rare Earth

Firework – Katy Perry

Here Comes the Hotstepper – Ini Kamoze

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars

Everybody Have Fun Tonight – Wang Chung

Good Times – Chic

Let The Good Times Roll – The Cars

Shiny Happy People – R.E.M.

Let’s Groove – Earth, Wind & Fire

Word Up – Cameo

No Parking on the Dance Floor – Midnight Star

This is How We Do It – Montell Jordan

Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson

Get Lucky – Daft Punk

Feel Good Inc – Gorillaz

Can You Feel It – Jackson Five

All Night Long – Lionel Richie

Beautiful Life – Ace of Base

I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas

We Are Young – Fun

Party Rock Anthem – LMFA0

Tik Tok – K$sha

Party Train – The Gap Band

Give Up The Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker) – Parliament

Dance To The Music – Sly and the Family Stone

Let’s Get Started – Black Eyed Peas

Dance Dance Dance (Yowzah Yowzah Yowsah) – Chic

Don’t Stop the Music – Rihanna

Thanks For the Memories – Fall Out Boy

Best Day of My Life – American Authors

Love Runs Out – OneRepublic

The Final Countdown – Europe

Last Dance – Donna Summer

Auld Lang Syne – Mariah Carey

What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong


Here we can slow it down for the couples who are choosing to stay in and take advantage of the longer night…

Staying In

Same Old Lang Syne – Dan Fogelberg

Maybe Baby (New Year’s Day) – Sugarland

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve – Ella Fitzgerald

All of Me – John Legend

This Could Be the Night – Loverboy

It’s Just Another New Year’s Eve – Barry Manilow

Tonight I Celebrate My Love – Roberta Flack and Peabo Bryson

Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Isreal Kamakawiwo’ole

Let’s Start the New Year Right – Bing Crosby

Happy New Year – Abba