Counting Crows – A Long December Back in 1996, Counting Crows’ Adam Duritz wasn’t having a decent December. A Long December is about a promising new year. Leaving the bad times behind.
U2 – New Years Day Always look to Bono to kill a vibe. While others are trying to stay upbeat, and positive for a better year, Bono is talking about the Polish political landscape in the early 80s, in U2’s heavy-hitting anthem, New Years Day.
ABBA – Happy New Year ABBA has always been a family favourite. My cousins, my sisters and I would pretend to be the group and perform ABBA tracks in front of family. We don’t have video of these shows, at all. Really, don’t ask. Anyway, we used to play this ABBA staple at family gatherings in the summer. It’s just a “let’s celebrate” type of tune, no matter the time of year.
Jamie Cullum – Next Year Baby For that modern jazz, pop twist, I always look at my mate, Jaime Cullum. Next Year Baby will get you dancing and maybe inspiring ideas for a few resolutions for 2016.