As we kiss 2011 goodbye, there’s no better way to greet the New Year than with some danceable and upbeat tunes. So whether you are dancing the night away at a huge rave or just kicking it with a couple friends, these jams are sure to start the New Year off with a bang!
1. We Are Young – Fun. [Feat. Janelle Monae]
This anthem of youth and carefree living is the perfect tune for any New Year’s celebration. With its catchy and chant-worthy chorus, there will be plenty of fists in the air for this one.
2. The Edge of Glory – Lady Gaga
Gaga always delivers the perfect party songs, and The Edge of Glory definitely screams New Year’s. Its slightly 80’s feel coupled with a great beat makes for a fantastic jam.
3. Rock and Roll All Night – KISS
Don’t forget to bring in some old school jams, such as this classic KISS tune! Nobody can pass up the opportunity to “rock and roll all night, and party every day!”
4. Raise your Glass – P!nk
What better way to welcome 2012 than to raise a glass of your favorite beverage and scream along to some P!nk. Raise Your Glass is definitely essential to any New Year’s celebration.
5. Shutterbug – Big Boi
This song has an infectious bass that will liven any get together. It’s the perfect tune to get the dancing started!
6. Till The World Ends (Femme Fatale Remix) – Britney Spears [Feat. Nikki Minaj & Ke$ha]
With 2012 approaching, the year of yet another possible apocalypse, hopefully this song doesn’t take on a literal meaning! At any rate, the Till The World Ends Remix is a fast paced and compelling tune ideal for a New Year’s bash.
7. We Found Love – Rihanna (Feat. Calvin Harris)
Sure to get the energy levels pumping, Rihanna gives us another great addition to the New Year’s Eve playlist. Sing your hearts out, girls.
8. T.H.E (The Hardest Ever) – Will. I. Am [Feat. Jennifer Lopez & Mick Jagger]
Will. I. Am’s newest jam is high energy and filled with irresistible instrumentals, making it hard to resist the urge to dance. So why resist? Play this jam to get everyone up on their feet.
9. Countdown – Beyoncé
Beyoncé’s powerful vocals paired with a fantastic beat make her latest tune yet another hit. This song will be ideal to Countdown to the New Year!
10. Levels – Avicii
This song has the perfect New Years feel, as well as some unique and intricate vocals. It’s another great addition to any New Year’s playlist!