Ring in the New Year With Curated Playlists From Kylie Minogue, Olivia Neill, Craig David, and More
New Year’s Eve is sure to be a bit different this year, but fear not! There’s a party playlist ready to brighten your night. To help ring in 2022, Spotify worked with artists and creators around the world to curate nearly 20 of our most head-banging, fist-pumping, karaoke-ready playlists. From Kylie Minogue taking over 80s Hits to a brand new playlist from the internet’s bestie, podcaster Olivia Neill, the danceable playlists span themes, genres, and decades to fit every listener’s tastes.
Whether you’re hoping to start the year discovering a new song or remembering a past favorite, here are the tracklists handpicked by your favorite musicians, podcasters, and DJs for the ultimate celebration.
Kick off your NYE soiree with nothing but bangers. Kylie Minogue has selected the top ’80s discs for her takeover of 80s Hits. These nostalgic beats will have you out of your seat in no time—no leg warmers required.
Fans already rely on Olivia Neill, known for her Inner Monologue podcast, for company and conversation. Now, she’s created a brand-new playlist for anyone spending NYE on the go. The peppy playlist called Driving With Olivia Neill features singable hits from Rihanna, Drake, Orlando, Her’s, and Tyler, The Creator.
Push back the sofa, switch on the strobe lights, and turn your living room into the most exclusive club in town with the help of noughties favorite Craig David. To celebrate the 20-year anniversary of his debut album, Born to Do It, the U.K. popstar has brought his signature style to curate Spotify’s old-school anthems playlist Room 2: Classics. There, R&B and U.K. garage come together in the form of more than six hours of throwback tunes.
Katy B, the original queen of dubstep and U.K. funky, played on dance floors across the U.K. in the early 2010s. Now, she’s taken over Spotify’s high-energy UK Funky playlist for NYE as she continues her musical return. The On A Mission star has mixed up her favorite classic dance hits, along with recent funky discoveries, to get the party started at any time of the day.
Dutch DJ and EDM veteran Armin van Buuren, who’s known for his annual end-of-year mixes, has joined forces with Spotify to curate our number one electronic playlist, Trance Classics. Taking inspiration from his latest release, A State Of Trance Year Mix 2021, Armin’s exclusive playlist features his ultimate trance anthems and euphoric beats to bring 2021 to a hypnotic finish.
The British indie trio Foals is back, and they’ve brought dance floor hits with them. Taking over the Sticky Floors playlist, the English rock band has mashed indie classics with dance tracks in a style that reflects their new direction and first release in two years—a synth-filled dance remix of “Wake Me Up” with Gaspard Augé and Victor Le Masne.
Last and loudest is British MC and rapper Bru-C, who has unveiled some of the naughtiest bass bangers on the Proper Naughty playlist. The rising U.K. star has brought the same sound system-jumping energy to the playlist as he did to his recently sold out home-city concert. This cheeky tracklist is made for fans of the British rap music genre grime and the electronic music genre drum and bass.
For even more tunes to fuel your kitchen rave or dining room dance party, check out Bad Boy Chiller Crew’s takeover of Charva Night and Pete Tong’s takeover of Ibiza Classics. Happy New Year!