April 24, 2024

The Final Countdown – Europe

The title track from the band’s third album was based on a keyboard riff written by lead vocalist John Tempest. The song peaked at #8 on the Billboard 200 in ’86.

Funky New Year – The Eagles

The B-side of “Please Come Home For Christmas,” the song was composed by the band’s Don Henley and Glenn Frey along with their frequent collaborator, J.D. Souther.

After Midnight – Eric Clapton

Written and originally released by J.J. Cale in ’66, Clapton covered the tune for his ’70 s eponymous album.

Next Year – Foo Fighters

The song was the last single from the band’s third album “There’s Nothing Left To Lose.”

Party Hard – Andrew W.K.

Andrew Fetterly Wilkes-Krier (born May 9, 1979), known professionally as Andrew W.K., is known for his anthemic songs about partying. 

It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) – R.E.M.

Composed by the band, the track was the second single from the band’s ’87 album, “Document.”

1999 – Prince

 The title track from his ’82 album originally peaked at #44 on the Billboard Hot 100. A mid-’83 re-release reached #12 in the U.S.  and in heavy rotation on MTV.

New Year’s Day – U2

It was the band’s first U.K. hit single (#10) and the band’s first single to chart in the U.S. (#53).

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