Friday Pick Six from EKG: Pick Six Songs for the New Year

Friday, January 14, 2011
Fourteen days into 2011 now, and I'm sure for many of us, it still feels a bit like 2010. I've always seen January as a kind of transitional month, where you get a bit of time to get used to the idea that there's a full year ahead of you, and get used to the idea that you've already lost another year. January is a time of resolutions, promises, and, at it's worst, lost goals and missed chances. This makes it prime material for some good music, both uplifting and, well, not, at times. For this week's Friday Pick Six, I've picked six favorite songs about the New Year, and the feelings and opportunities it can bring.

1. Time to Move On, by Tom Petty
2. Resolution, by Jack's Mannequin
3. Meeting Across the River, by Bruce Springsteen
4. Holiday in Spain, by Counting Crows
5. Calender Marks, by My Favorite Highway
6. Next Year, by Foo Fighters

Videos after the jump


Time to Move On by Tom Petty (no live version or music video, but here's the song at least)

Resolution by Jack's Mannequin (live)

Meeting Across the River by Bruce Springsteen (live) (thanks to madpoet for the suggestion!)

Holiday in Spain by Counting Crows (live)

Calender Marks by My Favorite Highway (live)

Next Year by Foo Fighters (live)

2 comments :

  1. Nice call on Calendar Marks. It sounds like a song you would play for yourself when you are all alone at 2 AM on New Years Eve. After you broke up with your girl friend. And someone stole your car. And your best friend kicked your puppy.

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  2. Not only do I like your pics, I am a little proud of what good taste you have! :) However...you are too cool to remember this, but I have to add Dan Fogelberg's "Same Auld Lang Syne" because...well...we all thought it was touching and spoke of all that is lost and isn't that what remembering the year gone is about?
    "We drank a toast to innocence we drank a toast to time
    We're living in our eloquence, another old lang syne
    The beers were empty and our tongues grew tired
    and running out of things to say
    She gave a kiss to me as I got out
    and I watched her drive away
    Just for a moment I was back in school
    And felt that old familiar pain
    And as I turned to make my way back home
    the snow turned into rain"

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