Planning for any New Year's Eve party usually involves a lot of things, from deciding on your outfit, the food that will be served to your guests and even the games that will be played throughout the celebration. And of course, you shouldn't forget about creating an epic NYE playlist.

Whether you are partying at home or at another venue like a pub, music will play a huge role in putting everyone in the festive spirit and bonding people together. It will also be a great opportunity to put your fine taste in music on full display and perhaps even convince your friends to listen to the artists you've been following.

Creating the perfect NYE playlist may take a lot of time, as it requires you to curate bops depending on the theme or vibe you are going for. You may also have to look back to past favorites and narrow down lists of songs in your mind, especially if you are the type of person who listens to all sorts of genres.

But if you are pressed for time, here are 30 handpicked options that are sure to make any NYE party come alive:

  1. "Yo Perreo Sola" by Bad Bunny: The line that translates to "I twerk alone" in English suggests that it's for the people who are kicking off the new year solo.
  2. "Facts Only" by Alex Mali: Whether you are feeling crazy in love or are heartbroken, this song is sure to fit your mood.
  3. "Cheers" by Blackbear feat. Wiz Khalifa: Start another year on a positive note with this piece.
  4. "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" by Whitney Houston: It is a song that you will likely play on repeat.
  5. "Shut up and Dance" by Walk the Moon: Inspire everyone to just dance and leave their worries behind with this song.
  6. "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves: It is the perfect party starter that will get everybody twerking.
  7. "abcdefu" by Gayle: Agonizing over how to stick to your resolution next year? This song will give you all sorts of motivation in just a single play.
  8. "TiK ToK" by Kesha: This song will make you realize that crazy party and the foot-tapping number almost go hand in hand.
  9. "Wannabe" by Spice Girls: Here's an old favorite that would totally evoke nostalgia.
  10. "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey: New Year's Day is a time for self-reinvention, and this song will remind everyone of that.
  11. "Love Shack" by The B-52's: It's an old classic that gives rise to a riot of emotions.
  12. "ABC" by The Jackson 5: This song's a perfect pick for any get-together.
  13. "New Year's Day" by Taylor Swift: The iconic artist has a song for every occasion, and this one is for New Year's Day.
  14. "Dancing on The Ceiling" by Lionel Richie: There's nothing like old classics on a wintry night.
  15. "Vegas" by Doja Cat: It's important to play this at least once, as it's a potent crowd-puller.
  16. "New Year's Day" by Bon Jovi: If there's any song that is synonymous with the occasion, then that must be this.
  17. "Raise Your Glass" by P!nk: Before launching into dirty dancing, raise your glass to this song.
  18. "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!" by ABBA: No one can go without loving this song, ABBA fan or not.
  19. "Let's Get Loud" by Jennifer Lopez: There's no harm in getting loud, as it's party time.
  20. "All Night Longer" by Sammy Adams and B. o. B: There should always be a good drinking song on your list, of course.
  21. "Death By Sex" by Kim Petras: Want to spend a not-so-silent night with the "special someone"? Try this.
  22. "I'm Good" by David Guetta and Bebe Rexha: Dance the night away with this peppy soundtrack.
  23. "Sorry Not Sorry" by Demi Lovato: A Demi Lovato song a day keeps the bad mood away.
  24. "Break Free" by Ariana Grande: New Year's Eve is a great time to break free from old habits and toxic relationships, which makes this song perfect for the occasion.
  25. "I Don't F*ck with You" by Big Sean: For many, it's a New Year's Eve tradition to play this song.
  26. "Hold Me Closer" by Elton John: Eat and cheer your way to New Year's Day and most importantly, hold each other closer.
  27. "We Found Love" by Rihanna: Let's hope the broken hearts will be mended in the year to come.
  28. "Run the World (Girls)" by Beyoncé: Queen Bey knows how to pull the heart's cords.
  29. "Dancing with a Stranger" by Sam Smith: Step away from the daily hustle and relax yourself dancing "with a stranger."
  30. "About Damn Time" by Lizzo: Put this on when the party is winding down to end the night on a sweet note.
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