That went by fast – 2018, that is. You know those that are they say that the older you get, the faster time flies by – they sure weren’t kidding! Here’s to a hopefully slower and definitely amazing 2019 – who’s with me?

Meanwhile, it’s Monday, and Monday means music! Even though it’s technically still December for one more day, and the month of December the running theme for the entire month is Christmas Song/Music/Tunes, today is New Years Eve, so I’m going to do New Year songs! Let’s get this party started!

Let’s start with this homage to New Year’s Eve that is a reworking of a song that was originally recorded by John Eddie. The artist was quoted as saying:

“John’s a great guy and a good songwriter and a fun songwriter, and he had that idea and I’m like, ‘Wow, I can’t believe no one’s written a New Year’s song like that. He had written the song but we flipped it around; I was like, “I want to make this about getting laid.’ It seems to me New Year’s, a wedding, things like that seem like opportunity. Something’s in the air in those situations…so we just put it in that mind set and went with it.”

Give a listen to Kid Rock with “Happy New Year”:

Next up is a song that this group first received widespread exposure when it was featured on Glee, helping it to become a minor hit. The success of the tune helped the duo earn a recording contract with major label Epic Records. The duo explained the background of the song:

“In 2008 we went to the most epic New Years party ever in the middle of nowhere, Pennsylvania. On our way back, we felt incredibly inspired by life. This song came from a place where making changes and resolutions in our lives seems to only happen once a year, and we feel like they should be and can be made every day.”

The video was shot by one of their friends during a holiday party. The duo recalled:

“Our friend at the time brought his camera and a light to another friend’s holiday party in Brooklyn. We took over her bedroom and just played the song on repeat as people from the party jumped into the frame drunkenly singing with all their heart (or pretending to know the words). Honestly we don’t even know some of the people in that video. But most of them are friends! I think we just wanted to capture pure unscripted joy.”

For your enjoyment, here’s A Great Big World with “This is the New Year”:

We can’t have New Years Eve music without the old classic that’s been around since 1788.  Originally a Scots poem written by Robert Burns and set to the tune of a traditional folk song. It is well known in many countries, its traditional use being to celebrate the start of the New Year at the stroke of midnight.

The song’s Scots title may be translated into English literally as “old long since”, or more idiomatically, “long long ago”, “days gone by” or “old times”. It’s also loosely translated as “for (the sake of) old times”.

For those of you (like me) who never know what the lyrics are, here you go:

Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot and days of auld lang syne?
For auld Lang syne, my dear, for auld Lang syne,
We’ll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld Lang syne.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot and days of auld Lang syne?
And here’s a hand, my trusty friend and gie’s a hand o’ thine
We’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet for auld Lang syne.

This is a beautiful version by this American singer-songwriter and actress.

Get ready for some misty eyes, here’s Ingrid Michaelson with “Auld Lang Syne”:

Last, but definitely not least, this is one of my favorite songs from this artist. This is from her album that was released around this time last year, and I’ve played this song on repeat in my car – so much so, that Princess Nagger has been able to sing just about every song on it to perfection. OK, I admit it, I do, too. We can honestly say we’re bonafide Swifties. Ahem.

Without further ado – here’s Taylor Swift with “New Year’s Day”:

That’s a wrap for this week – have a great Monday! See you on the dance floor, and have a Happy and Safe New Year!

Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:   PhotobucketI have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and our musical cohort, the awesome Cathy from Curious as a CAThy, and while our beloved Callie of JAmerican Spice is taking a break, our friend Michelle from Musings and Merriments with Michelle is helping out with hostess duties!

Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!


  1. Stacy,

    Age has nothing to do with the year zinging by…I’m certain…I hope…ah, just ask a kid they’ll say the same thing that the year went by too fast. 🙂

    I appreciate your mewsic choices because you never fail to share all new-to-me tunes. I especially enjoyed Kid Rock’s “Happy New Year”.

    It’s been a blast to spend 2018 with you in Blogosphere and I shall look forward to our continued friendship throughout the coming new year. May the good Lord bless and keep you & yours always! 😘

  2. That was great to listen to while cooking our cabbage for the New Year. Hope you have a fabulous 2019!

  3. “A Great Big World” (I wasn’t familiar with it) was such a fun video. Was hoping someone I knew (well, two young people I know from Brooklyn) were in there and of course they weren’t. My husband is a Kid Rock fan but we didn’t know that song, either. At least we knew Auld Lang Syne and yes, it was a beautiful version. Finally – Taylor Swift. funny that I like her songs, but I don’t seek them out, because her musical talent is so extensive. I don’t think my computer likes her. My browser crashed three times trying to listen to the song. It’s also been refusing to download a Windows update and is just being ornery in general. I liked the piano accompaniment a lot in this song. Best wishes for a Happy New Year, Stacy!

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