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“It’s Just Another New Year’s Eve” by Barry Manilow and Marty Panzer, sung by Barry Manilow: Video posted by BarryManilowOfficial Okay, okay, Murphy Brown joke, whatever. But did you listen to the song? Because it’s really good. Try listening to the same song sung by Lea Salonga: Video posted by LeaSalonga–Topic (Provided to YouTube by

Is it too early to ask? Or too late? These things are so complicated.

“What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve” by Frank Loesser, sung by The Orioles in the original 1949 recording: Video posted by MusicProf78 According to the Songfacts blog, this is the second most popular song for the end of the year, and it is the kind of ballad that is usually sung in a melancholy

Although it’s been said many times…

“The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” by Mel Tormé and Bob Wells, sung by Paul McCartney: Video by Paul McCartney And sung by Mel Tormé and Judy Garland, including the rarely-recorded opening verse: Video posted by BestArtsJudy “The Christmas Song,” was written by Tormé and Wells when then were 19 and 22

May your days be merry and bright

I don’t think this song needs much of an introduction–here’s “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin, sung by Bing Crosby and Martha Mears (dubbing actress Marjorie Reynolds), in the movie Holiday Inn: Video posted by alpineic1. (Only the first two and half minutes or so of the video are from the film.) Or, if you prefer,