10 Must-Have New Year’s Eve Party Songs

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With everyone releasing their “Top New Year’s Eve tracks” playlists, we figured we should get in on the action. Because, well, they can suck it and we are better. There’s a few on our list that you might expect, and a few that you won’t (Spoiler: That Mariah Carey “Auld Lang Syne” techno-BS is NOT on this list).

10. U2 | “New Year’s Day”

Is this song about changes to come in the New Year? Is it about a soldier trying to get home during WWII? Does anyone really care what Bono is talking about? Who knows. Take whatever meaning you want from the song, but it’s a great rock tune, and it’s been a classic New Year’s song for years. I think everybody forgets that U2 used to play some good rock (a long, long, long time ago).

9. Snoop Dogg feat. Marty James | “New Year’s Eve”

It wouldn’t be a proper song list if there wasn’t a “It’s so bad, it’s good” entry. “New Year’s Eve” is a half-assed attempt at modern hip hop NYE anthem. It has a dumb chorus, and even worse rhymes by Snoop like “11:59 and not a second later// She’s stayin’ in the mix like a crossfader.” Thanks to Snoop Dogg for constantly making terrible songs that we love.

8. Death Cab for Cutie | “The New Year”

I will probably get some shit because Death Cab are not necessarily known for their upbeat songs, or the fact this song was on the “O.C,” but the idea of grabbing this moment and making it what you want is something to be admired. Actually, this is probably one of the most upbeat Death Cab songs ever.

7. Madonna | “Holiday”

I know it’s hard to imagine that there was a time when Madonna made great pop hits and was slutting it up as a hot 20-something (as opposed to slutting it up like a 55-year-old mother of 4). A feel-good dance track about just dropping everything to take a holiday is perfect for NYE. This song is forever a reminder of what Madonna has done for Pop music.

6. Michael Jackson | “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”

Though almost any song from Jackson’s Off the Wall would make for a good NYE jam, the infectious groove from “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” springs it past all other New Year’s Eve-worthy MJ tracks. I mean, if you had to pick a song to dance to in a sparkly tuxedo, this is THAT song.

5. Daft Punk | “One More Time”

I’m sad that this song doesn’t show up on more NYE party lists. It’s a techno-pop classic, everyone knows the words (there’s only like 3 lines), it’s about dancing and celebrating, what else could make it a more worthy entry? Nothing. So make sure this is on your playlist come midnight!

4. REM | “It’s the End of the World As We Know It”

Half the fun of this apocalyptic rock classic is trying to sing along with it. Make sure to watch everyone attempt a drunken mumble through the spit-fire, nonsensical verses. Nobody will care because it’s New Year’s Eve and they’re all drunk, but God help you if you miss the “Leonard Bernstein” moment.

3. Earth, Wind & Fire | “September”

This is a perfect NYE jam because it not only encompasses reflecting upon fond memories, but it’s also one of the greatest funk songs ever. When this song kicks on, you better be dancing in a stupid hat with a bottle of cheap champagne in your hand.

2. Kool & The Gang | “Celebration”

Probably the #1 choice for NYE party-goers over the age of 50, and for good reason. It’s got a funky groove, an easy to sing chorus, and a part where you can seriously just yell “Ya-hoo!” It’s called “Celebration,” for crying out loud. It may be cheesy, but come 12:01am, you’ll be singing along just like everyone else.

1. Prince | “1999”

1999 from PRINCE on Myspace.

Because I will use any excuse to listen to Prince. End of the old year? Prince. Beginning of the New Year? Prince. If Prince is playing in the background as the world come to a firey end, I will go out with a smile on my face.

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The Weeknd | “D.D. (Dirty Diana)” (Michael Jackson Cover)

For anyone that knows me, you know I never pass up anything MJ, and The Weeknd’s cover of “Dirty Diana” is just fantastic. It’s darker and heavier than the original, and that’s really saying something. The Canadian producer reworks the tone to sound more like the track was recorded in an industrial steel mill. Hammers are banging, things are crashing into each other; it’s what you’d imagine if Michael Jackson had teamed up with Trent Reznor.

“Lil’ Weezy’s Neighborhood” Mixtape!

What better way to start the new year than with a BC and Merch Mixtape?  We’re bringing you a kind assortment of tracks that sample and mix sir Lil’ Wayne with a little help from his friends.  Make sure you snag it fo-free and gift it to your friends to let them know you care.

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Tracklist:

Brenton Duvall | “Ambien (Sleepy Trip) (Lil Wayne vs. Passion Pit)”

Ester Dean | “Drop It Low (Remix – Feat. Lil Wayne & Chris Brown)”

Kevin Rudolf | “Let It Rock (feat. Lil Wayne)”

The White Panda | “Stuntin’ Like My Energy (feat. Lil’ Wayne & Keri Hilson)”

Ramona Falls | “Russia (feat. Lil Wayne) (The Hood Internet Remix)”

DJ Khaled | “We Takin’ Over (Feat. Akon, T.I., Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Baby & Lil Wayne)”

The Hood Internet | “Comfortable Up Here (Lil Wayne feat. Babyface vs Royksopp)”

Michael Jackson & Cookin’ Soul | “I Want You Back (feat. Lil Wayne)”

Santogold | “Fire Superman (Ft. Lil’ Wayne)”

Fat Joe feat. Lil Wayne | “Make It Rain”

Kanye West | “Barry Bonds feat. Lil Wayne (Eli Escobar Remix)”

Pretty Lights & Phoenix vs Lil’ Wayne | “Stuntin’ with a Milli (Basic Physics Mashup)”

Lil Wayne vs The Office Theme | “Office Musik (Clockwork Edit)”

BC & Merch 2010 Winter Party Sampler!

We’re back with a whopping 15 tracks of pure party music for our Winter 2010 Party Sampler. We decided to up the ante from our Fall 2010 Sampler and give you the best in new electronic, hip hop, rock and all around kick ass party music, so download it for FREE and prepare to have your head blown. Enjoy.

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Tracklist:

Cee-Lo Green | “Bright Lights Bigger City”

Digitalism | “Blitz”

Chiddy Bang feat. Q-Tip | “Here We Go”

Hey Champ | “Shake”

The White Panda | “Golden Encore (Jay-Z//One Republic//Whitest Boy Alive)”

Ou Est Le Swimming Pool | “Dance The Way I Feel”

The Knux feat. Naledge | “Floozy”

Chromeo feat. Solange Knowles | “When The Night Falls”

Chambaland | “Downtight (Stevie Wonder//Big Sean feat. Lil Wayne)”

DJ Felli Fel feat. Three 6 Mafia, Lil Jon | “I Wanna Get Drunk”

N.E.R.D. feat. T.I. | “Party People”

Michael Jackson & Cookin’ Soul feat. Jay-Z | “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough”

Big Freedia | “Rock Around The Clock”

Paul Wall feat. Bun B, Kid Sister | “Imma Get It”

Lupe Fiasco | “The Show Goes On”

“Cover It Up!” Halloween Mixtape Vol. 3

Here is the third installment of our Halloween Mixtape series.  Can you believe we gathered so many frickin’ cover songs over the course of this month to dish out to you? They’re all coverin’ up in their little costumes, just look at ’em, so cute! Oh, sorry, I was talking about this basket full of puppies that have Halloween costume kini’s on. Anyway, make sure to download the zip file so you can rock it out and take to your Hollerween parties.

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(You can also download as a .zip file)

 

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Track list:

Discovery | “I Want You Back” (Originally by Jackson 5)

The Blue Meanies | “So Happy Together” (The Turtles)

Emanuel | “Kryptonite” (Purple Ribbon All-Stars)

The Riverboat Gamblers | “Let’s Go Crazy” (Prince)

My Brightest Diamond | “Tainted Love” (Soft Cell)

CAKE | “I Will Survive” (Gloria Gaynor)

Save Ferris | “Come On Eileen” (Dexy’s Midnight Runners)

Set Your Goals | “Message In A Bottle” (The Police)

Woodhands | “I Kissed A Girl” (Katy Perry)

Shiny Toy Guns | “Burnin’ For You” (Blue Oyster Cult)

Scissor Sisters | “Comfortably Numb” (Pink Floyd)

Alien Ant Farm | “Smooth Criminal” (Michael Jackson)

[New Release] Chromeo | “Don’t Turn The Lights On”

Chromeo is like the funky and smooth four-way love-child of Michael Jackson, Prince, and Hall & Oates.

It’s been three long years since the Canadian electro duo released Fancy Footwork,  an album BC considers the “seminal dance album of the decade.” (He is kind of obsessed)

“Don’t Turn The Lights On” is the second song released off their upcoming album, Business Casual. The first was the riff-heavy funk jam “Night By Night.”

Chromeo | “Don’t Turn The Lights On” [mp3]

And here’s the super-baller “Night By Night video: