Battle of the Bands New Year’s Edition! Happy New Year Y’all!
Since it’s a holiday, this is going to be short and sweet. I’m featuring two different songs by the same name. In celebration of the day, both songs are called Happy New Year. Since it’s not the same song, just vote on which one you’d rather listen to on New Year’s Day. And tell us why.
Contender #1: “Happy New Year” by Kid Rock: from the 2012 album Rebel Soul: A video for Happy New Year came out in late December. It featured a cameo by super model Cindy Crawford. It gained minor attention from CMT and VH-1 and failed to chart.
Contender #2: “Happy New Year” by Abba
The cut appeared on the iconic Swedish pop group’s first album of the ’80s, Super Trouper, which reached No. 17 on the Billboard 200 in 1981. Reflecting on its ’70s heyday, the act sings, “It’s the end of a decade / In another 10 years time, who can say what we’ll find? / What lies waiting down the line, at the end of ’89?”
Time to vote! When you’re done voting here, be sure to go visit the other Battle of the Bands participants and check out their cool battles:
- Far Away Series
- Stephen T. McCarthy’s Battle of the Bands Blog
- Tossing it Out
- Mike’s Ramblings
- Curious as a Cathy
- Book Lover
- The Sound of One Hand Typing
- dcrelief ~ Battle of the Bands
- Shady Dell Music & Memories
- Cherdo on the Flipside
- THE DOGLADY’S DEN
- Jingle Jangle Jungle
- Janie Junebug Righting and Editing
- J.A. Scott
- Novel Brews
- Holli’s Hoots and Hollers
- Quiet Laughter
- Your Daily Dose
Hope you’re rockin’ into this new year! This next song has nothing to do with today’s battle. Just thought I’d rock you into the New Year with a little U2. Here’s their 1983 hit song New Year’s Day, from their album War.
About the song: “It was released as the album’s lead single in January 1983. Written about the Polish Solidarity movement, “New Year’s Day” is driven by Adam Clayton’s distinctive bassline and the Edge’s piano and guitar playing. It was the band’s first UK hit single, peaking at no. 10, also becoming the band’s first international hit, reaching for example no. 9 in Norway, no. 11 on the Dutch Top 40, no. 17 in Sweden and charting on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States (just missing the Top 50) for the first time in their career.” (Source: Wikipedia)
Here’s a studio promo video of U2 performing New Year’s Day. Look how young they all were! Enjoy! and Happy New Year…
See you on the 15th for the next Battle of the Bands…