5 Songs to Welcome the New Year

It’s a new beginning and what better way to welcome in the New Year than with some good music! Here are 5 songs that are about hope and looking forward and will encourage you to start the New Year on a positive note. Happy Listening!

Happy New Year – ABBA

We’ve loved their ‘Mamma Mia’ and ‘Voulez Vous’ and now it’s time to get drunk on yet another fabulous song by this hit Swedish band. Titled ‘Happy New Year,’ this song is perfect for bidding adieu to the year gone past. The lyrics are hopeful and encourage you to believe in the promise that every ‘tomorrow’ holds.

New Year’s Day – U2

This song is a part of U2’s 1983 album ‘War’ and is about the Polish solidarity movement. The song’s lyrics are edgy and reveal a sense of discontentment. The lyrical chorus gets stuck in your head and you can’t help but enjoy the rock n roll vibe the song has!

Funky New Year – The Eagles

This 1970’s song is quite different from the music the band is normally known for. The song documents the aftereffects of a night of merrymaking, especially if it also involves too much alcohol. Its groovy vibe makes it a perfect song to listen to on New Year’s Day, especially if you did have a ‘Funky New Year!’

This is the New Year – A Great Big World

This upbeat song is so full of optimism, it instantly puts a smile on your face. The lyrics are absolutely wonderful and the tune is one that will easily get stuck in your head. Put on your headphones and give this song a listen if you need a dose of optimism to brighten up your New Year’s Day.

Auld Lang Syne

This popular New Year’s Eve classic is actually based on a poem by Robert Burns. The song is melodious and lyrical, making it an absolute pleasure to sing along too!