Author:
Category:

Best New Year's Songs: Top 10

A selection of the best New Year's songs...

Top 10 New Year's Hits

With the onset of winter, we all begin to feel the approach of some kind of magic ... And indeed! Decorated on the eve of the New Year with garlands and themed decorations, the streets take even adults into a kind fairy tale, filling the soul with the warmth and smell of childhood... New Year is the most magical holiday of the year, which is dedicated to fairy tales, films, cartoons, and, of course, songs! Today we have collected for you 10 Christmas songs that have managed to get cult status during their existence! Enjoy listening (immersion in the days of youth, and maybe childhood, is guaranteed!)

ABBA - "Happy New Year" (1980)

The selection opens with the cult anthem "Happy New Year" - the greatest New Year's composition, which was presented to us by the equally outstanding Swedish band ABBA. The song is so melodic and sincere that it is hard to believe that it was not written out of warm motives... At first it was a small comic track. And to become a full-fledged holiday work, it took her as much as 10 years ...

And if you don’t know English well, then it will be a big shock for you that the lyrics of “Happy New Year” are by no means joyful, but pessimistic and somewhat gloomy ... There is an opinion that the composition is dedicated not so much to the New Year as to the termination of Agneta’s relationship and Bjorn... The song also expresses the uncertainty about the future, which, as a rule, visits all people before the start of each new decade. What else can I say: far from the most positive song, which, nevertheless, has become an integral attribute of every New Year ...

"Can't Help Falling In Love" (1961)

Most of this measured ballad is familiar from the performance of the unsurpassed king of rock and roll Elvis Presley! However, in fact, its roots date back to the 18th century ... It was then that the French composer Jean-Paul Ejid Martini wrote the romance "Plaisir d'amour", which quickly became a national anthem.

https://youtu.be/pXhKWWCCdk8

Around the middle of the next century, the composer Hector Berlioz rearranged The Joy of Love. From that moment on, the composition was performed by everyone - from pop artists to the best voices of classical opera. And in the twentieth century, this work has become a truly cult! It was performed by many masters, but it was Elvis Presley who managed to endow the song with the proper character, which fits perfectly into the warm atmosphere of Christmas...

wham! - "Last Christmas" (1984)

An interesting fact: many world-famous songs that the listener strongly associates with the New Year are in no way connected with this magical holiday. And the single "Last Christmas" by Wham! — bright proof of that!

Merry Christmas this song has in common ... except perhaps the title. The lyrics of "Last Christmas" are not addressed to the holiday, but to the eternal theme of love... But this does not bother either the listeners or the radio stations, which traditionally play this hit on New Year's Eve...

Mariah Carey - "All I Want For Christmas Is You" (1994)

This sincere song has become one of the most successful in the career of charming Mariah Carey! Everything is perfect here: vocals, arrangement, lyrics, and even the video! One feels that Carey really missed the single through her soul...

The most interesting thing is that not two or three, but four music videos were filmed for the track! The most famous is the video, sustained in a homely spirit: the video begins at home and develops on the snowy mountain slopes ... By the way: the footage was filmed in the Fairy Forest of New Jersey, and the role of Santa Claus was played by none other than the then husband of the singer, the head of record companies Tommy Mottola!

"We wish you a Merry Christmas"

Probably everyone knows this old Christmas custom: to congratulate neighbors with festive carols. So: it originated in Foggy Albion, and the poorest people came up with it ... The poor fellows walked around the yards of the local elite, delighting the rich with festive songs. Those, in turn, thanked the "traveling artists" with treats from the master's table ...

The composition "We wish you a Merry Christmas" is one of those very songs that have not lost their popularity today! According to the researchers, this New Year's song first appeared in the 16th century!

Queen - "Thank God It's Christmas" (1984)

This is one of the most recognizable songs from Queen's repertoire all over the world! The popularity of "Thank God It's Christmas" is great, despite the fact that the composition has not completed any of the group's albums ... Moreover! She never received proper promotion, and was left without a clip ...

One of its authors, Brian May, recalled:

“It’s fun to do Christmas singles in the summer when you’re not in the holiday spirit at all… But we recorded this song in the summer because if we started doing it at Christmas, it would probably be over…”

Roxette - "Christmas for The Broken-Hearted" (1997)

This composition has become a cult anthem not only for the New Year, but also for the Roxette group! And this despite the fact that at first neither Marie nor Per saw potential in the song ...

Known today as "It Must Have Been Love", an early version of the hit was called "Christmas for The Broken-Hearted". She lay idle on the shelf for a long time, until the creators of the film "Pretty Woman" offered the duet to write a soundtrack. As such, Roxette had no desire to do this. So they took this track and changed it a bit. However, for most listeners, "Christmas for The Broken-Hearted" remained a Christmas hit!

Melanie Thornton - "Wonderful Dream" (2001)

This song is familiar to millions of people around the world thanks to the advertising of the drink Coca-Cola! But did you know that it was performed by the charming Melanie Janine Thornton, a member of the once popular duo La Bouche!

Curiously, despite its age, the composition "Wonderful Dream" still enters the German Christmas charts every year.

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" (1966)

To begin with, I would like to emphasize that this composition is called “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!", because over the years the shortened version has become more and more common ... However, this is not the most interesting misconception associated with this song!

The most interesting thing is that the second most popular Christmas song in the world at first had nothing to do with this fabulous holiday! Furthermore! It was written in Hollywood on an unusually hot summer day ...

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" performed by many artists, but the version of Dean Martin is considered the most successful.

Perry Como - "Magic Moments" (1966)

“Magical” song from the word absolutely: melody, performance, vocals… Everything is saturated with such a fabulous and peaceful atmosphere that all that remains is to turn on this composition and just allow yourself to dissolve in it…

"When the telephone
Was busy for hours.
I sent you
A basket of flowers...

Moments of happiness
We will return to memory
Moments of happiness
Time to erase them powerlessly,
Those moments of happiness and love ... "

Bonus track

Well, where without Frank Sinatra! "Jingle Bells" performed by him has long become a classic holiday song!

Speaking of composition: they first learned about it in 1857. It was called, by the way, not "Jingle Bells", but "One Horse Open Sleigh". Initially, it was not conceived as a Christmas hit ... It was an ordinary winter song. However, over the years, it has become the golden anthem of a wonderful winter holiday, which can only be dreamed of and sung about ...

How Will Smith first met Michael Jackson

The story of meeting Will Smith and Michael Jackson If you call the two names Will Smith and Michael Jackson, it's not immediately apparent that there is a connection between these...

"Didn't want to, but became part of the story" - Abbey Road cover man

Paul Cole is the man on the cover of Abbey Road: History and Facts It's been over half a century since the Beatles released their masterpiece "Abbey...

Simon Le Bon - Top 6 Facts About the Duran Duran Vocalist

Simon Le Bon - interesting facts about the vocalist of Duran Duran Few bands have been as influential as Duran Duran in the 1980s. The British kings of the new wave...
Related Articles

Cute song turned out to be gangsta rap from Sweden: a story about Ginseng Strip 2002

Yung Lean - popularity, songs, biography of the musician. What is behind the success of world stars - quality production, talent or something else? Then how do you explain the fact that...

Top 15 greatest pop singers of all time according to Fuzz Music magazine

The greatest and best pop singers in the history of music Music history is rich and varied in terms of its faces. It knows many high-profile names that have stood as...

"Paranoid": a Black Sabbath cult classic written in minutes

Black Sabbath's hit "Paranoid": history and facts It's no secret that some of the most legendary works were born in a matter of minutes. In general they say that brevity is...

Kirkorov was Michael Jackson's "friend": fiction or truth

Friendship between Michael Jackson and Philip Kirkorov Michael Jackson is an American pop king who has made a tremendous contribution to music history. However, many myths have always centered around him,...