Monday’s Music Moves Me: New Year’s 2021!

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The best thing that we can say about 2020 is that it’ll be over in less than four days. I have a feeling that rather than yelling "Happy New Year!" when 2021 arrives, many of us will be yelling "F— off, 2020!"

I started this year’s New Year’s playlit with songs I’ve done countless times in the past, then found a whole bunch of mew ones that I think will put us in a much better mood as 2021 rolls around. Hope you like it!

  1. Pentatonix, "New Year’s Day": This song is a few years old (I used it my first year of doing MMMM) but it’s a hopeful one about leaving the old year behind us and concerning ourselves with what’s to come. Good things, I hope.
  2. George Harrison, "Ding Dong, Ding Dong": The story goes that George sat down to write a song for New Year’s. As with everything George does, this is excellent.
  3. Charles Brown, "Bringing In A Brand New Year": Charles is ready to party in the New Year.
  4. The McGuire Sisters, "Happy New Year": Christine, Phyllis, and Dorothy hoping that the snow is whiter and the sun is brighter, something we can all get behind.
  5. Bing Crosby, "Let’s Start The New Year Right": From 1942’s Holiday Inn (hope I got that right…)
  6. Kondattam Music, "Happy New Year Song 2021": This is a production company out of India, and while the song isn’t terribly melodic, the colors are beautiful and the sentiment expressed is a good one.
  7. Johnny Otis Orchestra, "Happy New Year, Baby": A nice coincidence that today is (or would be) Johnny’s birthday. This is a classic from the "Godfather of Rhythm & Blues."
  8. Lightnin’ Hopkins, "Happy New Year": A little country blues from one of its greatest practitioners.
  9. Lonnie Johnson, "New Year’s Blues": Lonnie was a really talented musician who could play jazz guitar and violin (one of the first to play it in a jazz setting) and was a talented songwriter and singer who was a little chagrined that people only saw him as a blues guy…
  10. Connie Francis, "Happy New Year Baby": Miss Concetta certainly has it right: this is a year we won’t forget, much as we’d like to.

Happy New Year! That’s the last Monday’s Music Moves Me for 2020.

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20 thoughts on “Monday’s Music Moves Me: New Year’s 2021!

  1. Happy New Year, John. Enjoyed your songs. My favorite was “probably” Pentatonix (because George Harrison was a close second) And Connie Francis, yes…it was a year we won’t forget. We all hope 2021 will be a Happy, Happy New Year.


  2. John,

    There won’t be any lost sleep here when this year ends. I’ll be happy to see it end. Normally, I’m not like that. This year really weighed on me and I know I’m not alone when I say that, too. Fabulous close to 2020 with this playlist. Saying prayers for God’s blessings to be upon this country, her leaders, her people, and all the world. May 2021 be a good year for you, my friend! {hugs}


  3. Hi John – wonderful .. and great to know your choices … have a happy last few days of 2020 – here’s to a much easier 2021 for us all – Hilary


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