Picture the scene: it's New Year's Eve and midnight is fast approaching. Maybe you're at home with your best friends or perhaps you're in charge of the music at a house party or bar. Either way, you need the perfect song to kick dirt in the face of 2017 as you race off into the new year. The pressure is on and endlessly scrolling through your numerous party playlists is bringing no joy.
Luckily, Twitter users have begun suggesting uber-specific points in songs, and the exact time you need to hit play hear them as the clock strikes 12. It’s a simple way to guarantee that 2018 begins with the perfect soundtrack. Frank Ocean has a couple of great moments in his catalog, while starting the year with Evanescence's signature hit "Bring Me To Life" is another ideal scenario. Read on for a round-up of song selections, and those vital times, below. Oh, and FYI, if you play Kanye's "Monster" at 11:56:25 p.m. on the night, the Nicki Minaj verse will start just as 2018 begins.
if you play "bring me to life" by evanescence at exactly 11:59:08 on new years eve, the first "wake me up" will play at exactly midnight. start off your new year right— oob (@tmcripple) December 16, 2017
If you play "Hey Ya" by Outkast at exactly 11:56:39 on new years eve, the final hey ya chorus after the shake it breakdown will play at exactly midnight. You know what to do— 🎄Tiki🎄 (@TikiPnch) December 17, 2017
If you listen to “Father Stretch My Hands pt. 1” at exactly 11:59:28 the “of young metro don’t trust you” beat drop will happen at 12:00...start your New Year off right— Protect Robert Mueller (@Stephen_rum) December 17, 2017
if you play 'all in' by monsta x on december 31st at 11:54:20pm you’ll hear changkyun’s “girl im all in” meaning he is now in 2018 as the clock strikes 12.— sima ((exams)) (@extraminhyuk) December 17, 2017
start off your new year right.
If you start Peaches' Fuck The Pain Away at 11:59:32 on NYE, you'll start your new year by hearing "sucking on my titties". Start your new year right.— Liv (@liv_croagh) December 17, 2017
if you play "white nationalist Richard Spencer gets punched in the face camera while doing interview" on December 31st at 11:59:27 the punch will play right as the clock strikes midnight. Start off your new year right.— Gina Rushton (@ginarush) December 17, 2017
wanna start your new year in the most "killer" way possible? play mr brightside on december 31 at 11:56:26 PM and the final "bumm bumm buummm" will play right as the clock strikes 12, christening you into the new year as mr brightside. your mr brightside now. come out of ur cage— jomny sun (@jonnysun) December 18, 2017