Get Turnt Up To UPROXX Music’s New Year’s Eve Party Playlist

What does New Years mean to you? Is it a celebration of change, a remembrance of past things, or is it just cause to drink and dance your face off? Whatever connotations New Year’s Eve holds for you, we have the song to fit your mood or motivation. Here are 16 of the jams from this and other years that you should be playing during your NYE party. Now, save some champagne for us.

Nas – “Drunk by Myself”

Besides being a thrilling gem off of an under appreciated album, Nas’ “Drunk by Myself” is the ode to your lonely struggle as you sit and drink by yourself on New Year’s Eve. I wish that situation on no one, and hopefully if you are drinking by yourself on NYE, it’s only because you got out of work late or prefer solitude. Either way, tip the bottom of the glass/bottle toward the sky, allow the warm juice to simmer you insides, and count that mother*cking ball down by your lonesome like a boss. –Dariel Figueroa

Diet Cig – “Scene Sick”

Diet Cig’s debut EP Over Easy is smart enough to keep it short, sweet, and rocking, but “Scene Sick,” with its general ethos of just wanting to dance, is perfect for any sort of party situation wherein dancing is your primary goal. — Chris Morgan

Fabolous feat. French Montana – “Ball Drop”

The song’s title explains it all but this Young OG original just feels equally like a reflection on the days past and an optimistic view of the ones ahead that takes a minute to raise a glass to toast both in the here and now. I always feel like you have a 50/50 shot when French gets involved with a song and “Ball Drop” is one of those times where his sing-songy chorus and verse mesh perfectly with the vibe. Unsurprisingly, Fab brings his best bars to the table. — Gotty

MNEK – “One Thousand Years”

Don’t wait too long to play this wild mashup that starts off as a clap-heavy transformation of Vanessa Carlton’s dreamy piano ballad, “A Thousand Miles,” into a club appropriate jam before raiding the room with a synth-heavy remake of the B-52’s classic ’80s party track, “Love Shack.” Your guests are going to be primed for the rest of your playlist while at the same time excited and curious about where you’re going to go next.  — Jason Tabrys

Titus Andronicus – “Dimed Out”

This was probably my favorite song of the entire year, filled with so much energy and so much attitude. All the NYE parties I’ve been to in the past have included mostly the same songs, full of hip hop tracks to get people dancing. Well, this is the year to change it up. Patrick Stickles nails it and if “Dimed Out” isn’t included in your New Years Eve playlist then I don’t want to be at your party. — James Sullivan

J.D. McPherson – “Let the Good Times Roll”

This song makes me want to drink, like recklessly. Like with little to no consequences. Like I might not make it to breakfast the next day and if I do, I will probably not be much for conversation. So I can think of no better song to blast as we ring in the new year than this song — blast being the operative word. It’s a flipping travesty to play this song at anything lower than damn near super high volume. — Ryan O’ Connell

Major Lazer – “Lean On” Feat. DJ Snake & Mø