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Listen Up! New Year’s Edition

This week, Listen Up!, our music column, welcomes 2009 with a New Year’s playlist. What songs are perfect for the occasion? Let us know in the comments and we’ll add your suggestion to our playlist.

As 2008 wraps up, we—doing our best Carrie Bradshaw impression—can’t help but wonder: What songs best capture the mixed bag of feelings that accompany the arrival of a new year? After all, if Death Cab for Cutie has taught us anything, it’s that not everyone welcomes the new year with excitement, a bottle of André, and a sloppy, wet midnight kiss with a significant other . . . or a total stranger, depending on your level of inebriation—but that, dear reader, is the subject for a separate playlist. (Oh, foreshadowing!)

Whether you see 2009 as an opportunity to clean the slate and start fresh or as just another reminder of the inexorable passing of time that brings you one step closer to the grave, we want to know what you’ll be listening to when the clock strikes midnight. Leave us your suggestions in the comments, and we’ll add them to the playlist.

That’s it. We’re really out this time. We’ll be back in 2009—we hope a bit wiser but no less fun. We promise.

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This playlist is no longer available. Sorry, folks!

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