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Perfect '10

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Photos: Simone Joyner / Getty Images

The ’00s had their ups and downs. (And then a few more downs.) Tonight, we hereby resolve to play the following ten fresh-faced, bright-eyed tunes as we usher out the old-and-cruddy and rock in the new.

Zero,” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
(Here’s to blank slates.)

1901,” by Phoenix
(Feel free to change lyric to “2010.”)

Rip It Up,” by Orange Juice
(The dance floor, that is.)

Warm Heart of Africa,” by The Very Best featuring Ezra Koenig
(Turn up the heat a little bit.)

Ambling Alp,” by Yeasayer
(Perfect for that new punch-dance you’ve been working on.)

Morning Light,” by Girls
(Don’t stop partying till you see it.)

Should Have Taken Acid with You,” by Neon Indian
(Pause revelry briefly to consider ’09 regrets; refill champagne flute.)

Race for the Prize,” by The Flaming Lips
(Art-rock motivational speaking, part one: Get yours!)

What Would I Want? Sky,” by Animal Collective
(Art-rock motivational speaking, part two: Sky’s the limit next year!)

Strictly Game,” by Harlem Shakes
(The refrain: “This will be a better year.” ’Nuff said.)


Bubbles, bubbles, everywhere. Don’t miss DailyCandy’s recipe gallery of New Year’s cocktails.

Photo: Simone Joyner / Getty Images