Friday Playlist: This Will Be Our Year

A mixtape for the REAL New Year’s Eve.

I’ll tell you right now, New Year’s Eve is a sucker’s bet. It’s good for only a few things: 99-cent-store noisemakers, wearing those glasses shaped like the year, kissing someone as the clock strikes 12, and dance parties in someone’s living room. This playlist I put together for you, my bestest of internet friends, is good for background for the first two things (YACHT, GbV), will embolden you to do the third thing (the Zombies!), and will most definitely make it easy to set up that last thing (Robyn, Scandal, BritBrit). I am pretty sure the Mayans were wrong (fings crossed) about 2012 but if they weren’t, there is no better way to go out than with Robyn’s backward-roll-into-slow-floor-hump move…just maybe practice a few times first? Happy New Year, you guys!!!!

Illustration by Minna


  • annagracie December 30th, 2011 7:36 PM

    ooo love Yacht! Shangri-La La La La La La La La La

  • imeksav December 30th, 2011 8:15 PM

    I’m jammin’ to this playlist tmrw night! Happy New Years girlsss :D

  • Hazel December 30th, 2011 8:20 PM

    BAND OF GOLD?! DRIVE ME CRAZY?! THE WAGON??!! ohmygod this is THE BEST

  • Leilani December 30th, 2011 9:11 PM

    Come on Eileen is the best happy/dancing/singing along song EVER! <3

  • fizzingwhizbees December 30th, 2011 9:17 PM


    …that is all.

  • Mustachefan December 30th, 2011 9:29 PM

    Drive Me Crazy is easily the best Britney song.

  • FashionHauties December 30th, 2011 9:43 PM

    Yeah, new years is kind of dumb. All of my resolutions are from mid July or early November. Just because it’s the new year doesn’t mean that it will bring new promises.

  • cherrycola27 December 30th, 2011 10:00 PM

    I though This Will Be Our Year by the Zombies might not actually be on there, because it was way at the bottom, and I was shocked!
    But it is, and it’s a good playlist anyway!

  • Suzette December 30th, 2011 10:09 PM

    Sooo glad that you commented on Robyn’s backward-roll-into-slow-floor-hump move… That shit was crazy.

  • Sonja December 30th, 2011 11:05 PM

    this mix is solid gold bananas. Greg Kihn Band. Anaheed just taught me the word ‘AUCE’..just by being. Back to GKB: one of their/his albums is called ‘Kihnspiracy’. Pretty perfect.

  • plainjane December 30th, 2011 11:56 PM

    okay… this is freaking awesome! love it all.

  • Adrienne December 31st, 2011 1:59 AM

    If this playlist is a potato, it’d be a pretty nice potato.


  • iloveyouivat December 31st, 2011 7:33 AM


  • AthenaP92 December 31st, 2011 8:03 AM

    Dinosaur Jr. What?? Best playlist ever.

  • Ruby B. December 31st, 2011 10:47 AM

    “This Will Be Our Year” is one of my favorite songs and I literally squealed when I saw it on the playlist!

  • Abby January 1st, 2012 1:02 AM

    So, I love Come on Eileen, but after watching a show where they made jokes like, “Eileen, there’s something white on your dress…” (ewwww….), it’s just not the same. :(

  • hazeleyedgirl January 1st, 2012 12:05 PM

    LOVE this.
    On another note, the end of the Mayan Calendar doesn’t signify the end of the world as everyone seems to be worried about, it actually signals the beginning of a ‘Golden Age’. So if you believe that stuff, you should be happy! :)

  • Microbyte1 January 1st, 2012 11:20 PM

    everytime i here come “on eillen” i feel like i’m gonna die of a overdose of hapiness

  • Emilyisananglophile January 2nd, 2012 3:32 AM

    I essentially worship Rivers Cuomo as a house hold God… just… well done.

  • teamyacht January 2nd, 2012 2:31 PM

    YACHT extends its deepest gratitude, but we hope your 2012 will be a blissed-out utopia, not our fire-and-brimstone vision of dystopia!


    • Anaheed January 2nd, 2012 6:40 PM

      Oh, hi, YACHT. We love you, YACHT.

    • Tavi January 2nd, 2012 9:18 PM

      We really do!

      • teamyacht January 6th, 2012 1:10 PM

        YACHT loves Rookie! Hittin’ refresh on the daily for inspiration!


  • EmmaTheFrench January 23rd, 2012 2:31 PM

    Your playlists are all perfect!
    I think a song of Stuck in the Sound (a french band that sing in english) (like pursuit or brother) would have been perfect in it!

  • sabrina January 27th, 2012 2:02 PM

    so glad you put the zombies on there, one of my favourite songs :)