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Top 101 Party Songs For New Year’s Eve 2012

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Congratulations! You’ve almost made it to 2013. Whether you get there in one piece or not, well, that’s another story.

Are you ringing in the New Year by watching the ball drop in Times Square? Are you going to be in a crowded bar where everyone’s drink winds up on YOU instead of in their mouth? Or will you spend a nice quiet evening at home and pop the bubbly with a few loved ones and close friends? Either way, you most definitely will need some music spinning to keep the party rolling well into the first of the New Year.

CBS-FM is playing the Top 101 Party Songs to bring 2012 to a close and get 2013 started on the right foot, so be sure to tune in and countdown with us!

101. Jammin’ – Bob Marley
100. Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) – Jacksons
99. Heaven Knows – Donna Summer
98. Dancing In The Dark – Bruce Springsteen
97. Little Red Corvette – Prince
96. Holiday – Madonna
95. Electric Avenue – Eddy Grant
94. Soul Man – Blues Brothers
93. Take Your Time (Do It Right) – The SOS Band

92. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi_lauper_girls_just_want_to_have_funIn the “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” music video, the role of Lauper’s father was played by WWE (than WWF) manager “Captain” Lou Albano. And the role of her music video mother was played by, well, he real life mother, Catrine (who used the stage name “Catrine Dominique”).

91. Bang On The Drum – Todd Rundgren
90. Dancing In The Streets – Martha & The Vandellas
89. Tainted Love Medley – Soft Cell
88. September – Earth Wind And Fire
87. Hot Legs – Rod Stewart
86. Get Down On It – Kool & The Gang
85. You Dropped a Bomb on Me – Gap Band
84. Give It To Me Baby – Rick James
83. Another One Bites – The Dust Queen
82. Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe – Barry White
81. Shake It Up – Cars
80. Let It Whip – Dazz Band
79. Bad Girls – Donna Summer
78. She’s A Bad Mama Jama – Carl Carlton
77. Let’s Spend the Night Together – Rolling Stones
76. Rappers Delight – Sugarhill Gang
75. White Wedding – Billy Idol
74. Mambo #5 – Lou Bega
73. Copacabana – Barry Manilow
72. Le Freak – Chic
71. We Got The Beat – Go-Gos
70. Let’s Go Crazy – Price
69. That’s The Way I Like It – KC & The Sunshine Band
68. Wild Thing – Tone Loc
67. Native New Yorker – Odyssey

66. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson

DontStopTilYouGetEnoughMichaelJacksonThe making of “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” can be credited to his role in the 1978 film The Wiz, an urbanized retelling of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Producer Quincy Jones was musical director for the film and offered his services to Jackson after the budding pop star inquired about producers for upcoming solo projects. “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” was the first single from the pair’s first collaboration together, Jackson’s 1979 album Off the Wall.

65. Rock Steady – Whispers
64. Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard
63. You’re the First, the Last, My Everything – Barry White
62. Funkytown – Lipps Inc
61. Locomotion – Grand Funk
60. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
59. Hot Hot Hot – Buster Poindexter
58. Let’s Groove – Earth, Wind & Fire
57. Night Fever – Bee Gees
56. Thriller – Michael Jackson
55. Love Shack – B-52’s
54. Born To Be Alive – Patrick Hernandez
53. Da Ya Think I’m Sexy – Rod Stewart
52. Last Dance – Donna Summer
51. Heart Of Rock N Roll – Huey Lewis
50. Dazz – Brick
49. I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
48. My Sharona – Knack
47. Do You Love Me? – Contours
46. Working For The Weekend – Loverboy
45. Shake Your Groove Thing – Peaches & Herb
44. Ladies Night – Kool & The Gang
43. Hungry Like The Wolf – Duran Duran
42. It’s Raining Men – Weather Girls
41. Shake Your Booty – KC & The Sunshine Band
40. Footloose – Kenny Loggins
39. Shout: Part 1 – Isley Brothers
38. Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
37. I Love The Nightlife – Alicia Bridges
36. You Give Love A Bad Name – Bon Jovi
35. Into The Groove – Madonna
34. Love Roller Coaster – Ohio Players

33. Start Me Up – Rolling Stones

RollStones-Single1981_StartMeUpMets first baseman Ike Davis uses “Start Me Up” by the Rolling Stones as the song played before each of his at-bats. In 2012, Davis hit for a career low of .227, but did have career highs in home runs (32) and RBIs (90).

And in case you missed it, the Mets missed the playoffs in 2012… again.

32. Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin – Michael Jackson
31. Crocodile Rock – Elton John
30. We Are Family – Sister Sledge
29. Jump – Van Halen
28. YMCA – Village People
27. I Love Rock And Roll – Joan Jet
26. Super Freak – Rick James
25. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
24. Hot Stuff – Donna Summer
23. December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) – Four Seasons
22. Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf
21. Disco Inferno – Tramps
20. You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
19. Beat It – Michael Jackson

18. Twist And Shout – Beatles

BeatlesTwistanShoutSingleThis Isley Brothers cover was featured on The Beatles’ debut album Please Please Me, released in 1963. The song was recorded in just 15 minutes because producer George Martin saved “Twist And Shout” for the very end, knowing it would take a toll on John Lennon’s vocals.

17. Stayin Alive – Bee Gees
16. Old Time Rock & Roll – Bob Seger and the Silver Bullett Band
15. 1999 – Prince
14. Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
13. Good Times – Chic
12. Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffett
11. Mony Mony – Billy Idol
10. Get Down Tonight – KC & Sunshine Band
9. Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
8. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
7. What I Like About You – Romantics
6. Brick House – Commodores
5. Satisfaction – Rolling Stones
4. Celebration -Kool & The Gang
3. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
2. Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
1. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey


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