35 New Year's Eve Songs to Get the Party Started

Good vibes only.

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Surviving New Year's Eve without sinking into a deep spiral of disappointment relies on the crew, the booze, and, most importantly, the good vibes. And considering the divisiveness of the past year (that's almost run its course!), we wouldn't blame you for feeling equal parts hopeful and "ugh." To set the right mood for your midnight soirée, press play on this 35-track party playlist of up-tempo hip-hop, pop, and disco that will, for several hours, divert people's attention from the Big Problems to the little conflicts in life, such as "chaser" vs. "no chaser" and "vintage Drake" vs. "new Drake." (Your custom-made Spotify playlist is at the very end of this piece.)

"Don't Start Now" - Dua Lipa

"Friends" - Justin Bieber, BloodPop

"Boogie" - Brockhampton

"All My Friends" - Snakehips ft. Tinashe and Chance the Rapper

"Paper Planes" - M.I.A.

"Lost In Japan" Remix - Shawn Mendes ft. Zedd

"This Is How We Do It" - Montell Jordan

"Nothing Breaks Like a Heart" (Don Diablo Remix) - Mark Ronson ft. Miley Cyrus

"Old Town Road" - Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus

"I Follow Rivers" (Magician Remix) - Lykke Li

"You Little Beauty" - FISHER

"Juice" - Lizzo

"One More Time" - Daft Punk

"Nice for What" - Drake

"I Like Me Better" - Lauv

"SICKO MODE" - Travis Scott ft. Drake

"I Like It" - Cardi B

"Thank U, Next" - Ariana Grande

"Youngblood" - 5 Seconds of Summer

"Lemon" - N.E.R.D. ft. Rihanna

"Homemade Dynamite [Remix]" - Lorde ft. Khalid and Post Malone

"One Dance" - Drake

"Bad Girls" - Donna Summer

"I Feel it Coming" - The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk

"Side to Side" - Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj

"Losing You" - Solange

"24K Magic" - Bruno Mars

"Rollin" - Calvin Harris ft. Khalid and Future

"Don't Stop Til You Get Enough" - Michael Jackson

"Super Bass" - Nicki Minaj

"Stay" - Zedd & Alessia Cara

"We Found Love" - Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris

"Caroline" - Aminé

"American Boy" - Estelle ft. Kanye West

"Pursuit of Happiness" Remix - Kid Cudi


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Bianca Rodriguez

Bianca Rodriguez is the Fashion & Luxury Commerce Manager at Hearst Magazines, covering fashion, beauty, and more for Cosmopolitan, Elle, Esquire, Harper’s BAZAAR, and Town & Country. She likes lounging about with a good book and thinks a closet without platform sneakers is a travesty.