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1/8 Spotify Playlist: New Year, New Semester, New Beginnings

A new year and a new semester provides an opportunity for improvement or starting over. Grades are reset and new classes provide for new friendships and adventures. 2017 was a wacky year, but it is early enough to make 2018 better. Here are songs dedicated to leaving the past and moving forward.

  • “Auld Lang Syne (The New Year’s Anthem)” // Mariah Carey
    • Becoming a New Year’s Eve tradition, Carey’s iconic holiday catalog continues to grow as she sings this tune to ring in the new year.
  • “Together We’ll Ring in the New Year” // Motion City Soundtrack
  • “Breaking the Habit” // Linkin Park
    • If it’s unsure what’s worth fighting for, it’s time to break those old habits.
  • “Feeling Good” // Nina Simone
    • “It’s a new dawn and a new day and a new life for me and I’m feeling good.”
  • “Let’s Start the New Year Right” // Bing Crosby
  • “New Year’s Day” // U2
  • “The New Year” // Death Cab for Cutie
  • “Start Again” // Two Door Cinema Club
    • Everything comes to an end, but with every end comes an opportunity for a new beginning.
  • “Pick Yourself Up” // Nat Cole King
  • “Best Day of My Life” // American Authors
  • “I Can See Clearly Now” // Johnny Nash
    • The ugly storms of yesteryear have past. Now it’s time to look toward the bright future.
  • “This Will Be Our Year” // The Zombies
    • Make this year your year.
  • “Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)” // The Byrds
  • “Brand New Day” // Kodaline
  • “I Wanna Get Better” // Bleachers
  • “In the New Year” // The Walkmen
  • “This Is the New Year” // A Great Big World
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