It’s almost New Year’s Eve, that one, glorious, most hopeful night of the year. It’s also that one night you’re going to party like it’s 1999, so let this week be dedicated to mani-pedis, haircuts, outfit buying, midnight kiss daydreaming, preemptive sleeping and playlist making. When it comes to partying, everyone has a distinctive song, an anthem, if you will — and we’re here to tell you what your New Year’s Eve theme song, that banger you’re going to be cranking at midnight, says about your party style, and what kind of New Year’s Eve you can expect…
Britney Spears – “Til The World Ends”
You’re either a strong believer in Mayan mythology or you just really, really love dancing. Chances are you’re going to be on the dance floor all night — forget about everything else, you just want to dance (until the world ends, heh). We’re going to take a punt and guess that you were going through puberty the first time you heard “… Baby One More Time,” and that Britney just so, like, makes you feel like a teenager again! If you’re anything like us (a Britney stalwart since the start), you’re just completely ecstatic to see Britney get her groove back.
LMFAO – “Party Rock Anthem”
Don’t be surprised to find yourself on the 3rd of January, 2012, still shuffling. Your party style is “Forever.” Actually, your whole life is probably a party. You’re the kind of person who dance walks. And dance cooks. You even dance shower. Every day you’re shuffling.
Foster The People – “Pumped Up Kicks”
If you come from a cold climate, you’ve opted to escape for some place warmer for NYE, haven’t you? Moreover, you’ve done it with five or six of your closest friends, and after a night spent roaming the streets, getting up to mischief and laughing until your belly hurts, you’re going to find yourself watching the sunrise somewhere over one of natures glorious landscapes, be it mountains or ocean. You probably also have all manner of weird props from the night before, not least sunglasses shaped into the number “2012.”
Rihanna – “We Found Love”
Let’s face it, you’re basically setting yourself up to drink too much, smoke too much, take too many drugs, do something criminal like graffiti, and end the whole thing doing donuts in a stolen car in an abandoned lot, then having a teary screaming match with your lover in the early hours of the morning. Good luck.
Beyoncé – “Party”
If this is your jam you’re definitely a total babe, with an amazing wardrobe and an entourage of babe friends who all also have amazing wardrobes. You can go anywhere to party, even a trailer park like Bey, and have a great, really good looking, time.
Jennifer Lopez featuring Pit Pull – “On The Floor”
Honey, you’re going somewhere they have bottle service, and you damn well better be ushered in like you’re VIP. If you’re a girl you’re glittering like a disco ball in sequins, if you’re a guy you’re wearing sunglasses at night. It might not be elegant, but it will be glamorous.
Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera – “Moves Like Jagger”
Can anyone say skinny jeans and whiskey shots? Adam Levine and Xtina are the hardest pop artists you’re going to get, so you’re probably going to be channelling your inner rockstar on NYE. If you’re as hard as Adam you’ll probably wake up with something new tattooed to your pectoral.
Katy Perry – “Last Friday Night (TGIF)”
Baby you’re a firework! You’re colourful, loud, and likely to get into all kinds of trouble on NYE, not that you’ll remember. Despite your penchant for deviant sexual behaviour and over drinking, there’s probably something really effortlessly adorable about you, to the point where if you get arrested you’ll probably end up bursting into song in the police station, at which point balloons and glitter will fall from the ceiling and all the officers and other prisoners will start doing a choreographed dance.
Nicki Minaj – “Super Bass”
Whether you’re one of Nicki’s Barbz or not, you better have your nails did, you better be wearing a dress that clings to your booty and there better be something pink. On NYE you’re probably going to start some beef with your frenemy, hang with the boys, and stroke someone’s muscles in a bid for a midnight kiss.
Adele – “Someone Like You”
You’re way too sad for NYE parties, even if you are listening to the remix. Don’t kid yourself — invite some of your best buds over, crack open a bottle of wine, chain smoke cigarettes, maybe dance cry to Robyn and burn everything he/she ever gave you. At midnight you should be blubbering into your drink, screeching power ballads and dripping snot onto your best friend’s shoulder.