An unforgettable New Year’s Eve playlist curated by VYNYL
2020 has been an absolutely horrible year. With a pandemic that has turned everyone’s lives upside down, a contentious election and a revolution based on racial equality – 2020 will go down in history as an, if not the, craziest year on record. With the hope of learning lessons and new insights gained, we will soon enter 2021 with unprecedented prospects. To ring in the New Year, we asked pop/rock band VYNYL to create a playlist to kick off the New Year in style. Featuring Miley Cyrus, The Cure, Tame Impala and more, this playlist will have you rocking all the way.
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Porter Robinson – “Get Your Wish”
Andrew Cole, bassist: This is my most played song of the year. I really love the energy and the message and can’t stop listening.
Miley Cyrus – “Give Me What I Want”
John Tyler (singer/guitarist): Miley just did this. I love the new sound that punk/alt-rock artists like her, MGK, YUNGBLUD and others are bringing to the mainstream. This song gives me big NIN vibes “Closer”
Blackbear – “me and your ghost”
JT: This song hits me hard – I love Blackbear’s direction and delivery. He hits that perfect pop/alternative genre with ease and swagger and I’m a sucker for good Blackbear songs.
The CAMINO group – “Daphne Blue”
Logan Hileman: I listened to this whole album on repeat, but I think this is the song that stands out [the most]. I like the sound of guitars and drums.
Pit of Passion – “Lifted (1985)”
THAT : “Lifted Up (1985)” is a great song to usher in the new year. I recently forgot about this track and found it – definitely one of my favorites from Passion Pit.
Tangerine Glass Animals
Hunter Heurich, lead guitarist: “I think this song really stands out from the new Glass Animals album. It’s so eye-catching and provides a great vibe. I’m also a big fan of minimalist production, which is both efficient and impactful.
The Cure – “Friday I’m in Love”
THAT : “Friday, I’m In Love” is one of the greatest pop songs of all time and the New Year falls on a Friday, need I say more?
Ben Rector – “Children (MPLS version)”
HL: This song is just fun and feels good. The song is about a simple moment of fun playing music before it got complicated.
Tame Impala – “Lost Yesterday”
HH: I was obsessed with Tame impala last year, which was a break from the normal pop music I listen to. It’s hard to pinpoint my favorite Tame Impala song, but I chose “Lost in Yesterday” because it’s the perfect mix of psychedelic, funk and pop. The production is one of my all-time favorites because it’s so fresh and inspiring.
Miike Snow – “Genghis Khan”
HH: In my opinion, Miike Snow is underrated and you can never go wrong with “Genghis Khan”. I love how creative and memorable it is.
Larnell Lewis – “The Promise”
HL: I love the melody of this song. It’s another album that has been rehearsed for me but I like to sing along with the instruments on this song.
DON BROCO – “ACTION”
JT: This star-studded collaboration with one of modern rock’s most underrated bands (DON BROCO) was my best song of the year. I first heard it last year when we were recording “Who Could U Be” with our producer Chase Martinez and it’s been on repeat ever since. It motivates me, it’s original, and I think we’ll have a lot of high-energy experiences in 2021, so it’ll be fine.