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An Old-Timey Playlist to Bring in 2012

Classic New Year's Eve Songs

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New Year’s Eve is all about looking forward, but on Saturday night take a trip down memory lane with these oldies.

Waiting for a Train,” by Jimmie Rodgers
(Hop on the Chinatown bus instead.)

I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (Yesking Remix),” by Billie Holiday
(Good thing, because you’re freezing in that dress.)

At the Christmas Ball,” by Bessie Smith
(Sing it, sister.)

Having a Party,” by Sam Cooke
(Invite the neighbors.)

Let the Good Times Roll,” by Shirley & Lee
(Here we go.)

Action Packed,” by Jonathan Richman
(South Philly to Fishtown? Better find a cab.)

Pretty Thing,” by Bo Diddley
(You finally caught his eye.)

Feeling Good,” by Nina Simone
(Thanks to your flask.)

I Want to Be Your Driver,” by Chuck Berry
(Here are the keys.)

New Year’s Resolution,” by Otis Redding
(Stick to them this year.)

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