The biggest party night of the year is here and you’re going to need some righteous jams to keep you rocking to midnight. While there aren’t that many classic rock songs specifically about New Years, there are a hell of a lot about partying down and knocking back a few cold ones and we know that is definitely on the menu tonight. I mean, your better half doesn’t honestly expect you to celebrate New Year’s Freakin’ Eve with some lame P!nk or Miley Cyrus tunes do they? What you need is some hot rockin’ songs to keep you and up and take things to the next level so here are some of the hottest classic rock party joints, seasonal or otherwise, to help you ring in 2014!
The Kinks “Father Christmas”
Hey man, New Years comes right after the Holidays so it’s OK to crank some Christmas rock like this classic Kinks cut.
The Stooges “1969”
Alright man, enough of this Christmas sh**. Let’s get this party started ‘cause like Iggy Pop sang tomorrow’s “another year with nothing to do.”
Led Zeppelin “Celebration Day”
It’s celebration day tonight, or I mean, celebration night today ‘cause today is New Year’s Eve or like, yo whatever man, pass me another beer.
Beastie Boys “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)”
Oh snap! That’s right kid, turn this jam up ‘cause we’re gonna fight for your right to PAAAAARRRRTTTYYYYY!!!! Yo, grab me a another beer?
Jimi Hendrix “Auld Lang Syne”
And then it’s all “3-2-1” at the strike of midnight and BAM Jimi freakin’ Hendrix is gonna bust out some “For old acquaintance forgot….” Yo man, you’re wasted bro! Need a beer?
Kiss “Rock and Roll All Nite”
Awwww yeah! This party ain’t never gonna stop because we’re gonna rock and roll all nite and party every day!
George Thorogood “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”
I don’t know what time it is but it’s definitely shot o’clock! Wow man….why is this song so long? Uh oh, that last shot didn’t go down right.
Steve Miller Band “Fly Like An Eagle”
Totally appropriate choice because time keeps on slippin,’ slippin,’ snippin’ into the future….wow, this song is bumming me out bro. I definitely drank too much.
John Lennon “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”
The party’s winding down and it’s time chill out with a seasonal slow jam. Nah, I’m OK. I’m just going to close my eyes for a second and…
U2 “New Year’s Day”
The morning after. Ugh, I feel horrible. A world in white may be getting under way but I just want to watch the Twilight Zone marathon and order in Chinese food.