Suggested Listening January 1, 2021

Hi everyone, welcome to our Suggested Listening posting for this week!

Our Suggested Listening postings focus on the music of the past, with a few new songs mixed in for good measure.

Suggested Listening postings come out weekly, on Fridays, and the next Suggested Listening posting will be out on Friday, January 8, 2020.

Bringing in a Brand New Year by Charles Brown (Genre: R&B, Vocal, Blues)

From The Album: Charles Brown Sings Christmas Songs (1961)

Celtic New Year by Van Morrison (Genre: Singer-Songwriter, R&B, Folk)

From The Album: Magic Time (2005)

Feeling Good by Nina Simone (Genre: Jazz, R&B, Vocal)

From The Album: I Put A Spell On You (1965)

It’s Just Another New Years Eve by Barry Manilow (Genre: Easy Listening, Vocal)

From The Album: Live (1977) & as part of the medley We Wish You a Merry Christmas/It’s Just Another New Year’s Eve from the album Because It’s Christmas (1990).

Let’s Start the New Year Right by Bing Crosby (Genre: Vocal, Jazz)

From The Single: the B side of the single White Christmas. Also found on the soundtrack to the film Holiday Inn (1942).

My Dear Acquaintance (Happy New Year) by Regina Spektor (Genre: Vocal, Pop)

From The Album: My Dear Acquaintance (Happy New Year) (iTunes Live Session Performance) (2010) by Regina Spektor

New Year’s Day by U2 (Genre: Rock)

From The Album: War (1983).

New Year’s Resolution by Otis Redding & Carla Thomas (Genre: R&B)

From The Album: King & Queen (1967)

Same Old Lang Syne by Dan Fogelberg (Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Pop-Rock)


From The Album: The Innocent Age (1981)

Starting Over by John Lennon (Genre: Rock)

From The Album: Double Fantasy (1980).

This Will Be Our Year by the Zombies (Genre: Rock, Classic Rock)

From The Album: Odessey and Oracle (1968).

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve by Ella Fitzgerald (Genre: Jazz, Vocal)

From The Album: Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas (1960).

Hoopla Pick of the Week

The Voice of the Turtle (1968) by John Fahey (Genre: Folk, Instrumental, Guitar)


A classic instrumental album by the great modern folk player John Fahey!


Clara, O., 2020. 25 Songs To Ring In New Year’s Eve 2021. [online] Men’s Health. Available at: <; [Accessed 28 December 2020].

DeAnna, J. and Grant, R., 2020. 35 Songs To Add To Your New Year’s Eve Playlist. [online] Oprah Magazine. Available at: <; [Accessed 28 December 2020].

Happy New Year!

Linda Reimer, SSCL


Print References

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn

Online References


Online Catalog Links:


The catalog of physical materials, i.e. print books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD, etc.

The Digital Catalog (OverDrive & Libby Apps)

The catalog of e-books, downloadable audiobooks and a handful of streaming videos.


A catalog of instant check out items, including eBooks, downloadable audiobooks, comic books, TV shows and movies for for patrons of the Southeast Steuben County Library.

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