Music for the New Year

What song did you ring in the New Year with?
“‘Race for the Prize’ by the Flaming Lips — Steve Marovitch
“I rang in the New Year with about 30 seconds of ‘Auld Lang Syne’ followed by ‘Stronger.’” — Bonnie Stiernberg
“The Final Countdown” — Amy Meyer
“Tradition calls for ‘Auld Lang Syne’…and so it was.” — Amanda Shively
“‘Take On Me’, by a-ha — I think they are a bit stuck in the ‘80s here in Orange County” — Tom Cyrs
“I think Reel Big Fish was on after the countdown. You can’t have a bad time when you’re listening to ska.” — Joe Smyth
“‘Auld Lang Syne’ followed by ‘Soulja Boy’ — Anthony Collebrusco
“I have NO idea. Is that telling of my NYE? — Trendy Rende
“Auld Lang Syne” — Charlie Johnson
“We rang in the new year with ‘Do You Realize?’” — Josh Fisher

What was the worst song you heard all New Year’s?
“‘The Final Countdown’ by Who Gives a Shit” — Steve Marovitch
“The worst song of New Year’s was easily ‘We Are Family.’ Come on guys, where does it say we’re required to ring in every year with the same tired disco song?” — Bonnie Stiernberg
“Probably ‘The Final Countdown’; it was funny when George Oscar Bluth II would perform mystifying tricks to the tune in Arrested Development, but from spending too much time at Murphy’s, I’ve come to hate it.” — Amy Meyer
“I was at a family party with a group of 15-year-olds who insisted on listening to Dave Matthews Band over and over and over again. I couldn’t even tell you the name of any of the songs, but I can tell you that they were not fun.” — Amanda Shively
“That ‘Beautiful Girls’ song by Sean Kingston was definitely the worst song I heard. Music is hitting a low point when somebody can write a catchy song about suicide.” — Joe Smyth
“‘Soulja Boy.’” — Anthony Collebrusco
“Again, I really cannot remember. I’m sorry. I’ll assume ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ cause I was with a bunch of white kids and they love singing that song together at parties.” — Trendy Rende
“The worst song I heard all New Year’s was ‘Come On Eileen’ when my friends sang along to it in the car at full volume.” — Josh Fisher
“I was at Spoon on NYE. No such thing.” — Carlye Wisel

Predict what will be the biggest music news story of 2008
“Kevin Federline will return to the public eye with a highly anticipated new album entitled Dr. Strangerub, or How I Learned to Love the Bum.” — Steve Marovitch
“I think in 2008 you’re going to see a lot of labels turning to DRM-free downloads as a way to combat poor sales. But all of that business-y stuff will undoubtedly be overshadowed by marginally talented pop stars heading in and out of rehab.” — Bonnie Stiernberg
“In 2008, Britney Spears is going to shock the music world by announcing that 2007 was a prolonged April Fool’s Day joke and releasing …Baby One More Time Volume 2. Far too many people will care greatly.” — Amanda Shively
“My Morning Jacket’s new album changing the face of music.” — Tom Cyrs
“Amy Winehouse or Pete Doherty is going to overdose this year. They have to eventually with the way they party, right?” — Joe Smyth
“ Hopefully something about the RIAA learning to see music as art and not a source of exploitation, but who am I kidding?” — Anthony Collebrusco
“Led Zeppelin headlines Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival” — Trendy Rende
“Suge Knight turns his focus from dominating the gangster rap industry and starts managing Wilco. Jeff Mangum comes out of hiding to make a new record with the notorious rap king pin.” Charlie Johnson
“The biggest music news story of 2008 will be when T.I. changes his name back to T.I.P.” — Josh Fisher

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