As this year comes to an end, we present to you the best New Year’s Eve blues songs to add to your playlist! Whether you plan to pop some champagne, take a shot of whiskey, or watch the ball drop in Times Square, get ready for the clock to strike midnight and ring in your new year with the Blues! Here are some New Year’s Eve blues songs from masters like Stevie Ray Vaughn, Tom Waits, and Lightin’ Hopkins.

Happy Blues Year and have a rockin’ 2019!

“The blues is like a planet. It’s an enormous topic. You can’t ignore the impact that it has had and continues to have on the whole musical culture. It’s a tree that everyone is swinging from. Without it, I don’t know where I would be. It’s indelible and indispensable.” Tom Waits

 

 

Stevie Ray Vaughn: Happy New Year Blues

 

 Lonnie Johnson: Happy New Year Darling

 

 

Johnny Otis Orchestra: Happy New Year, Baby

 

 

Lightnin’ Hopkins: Happy New Year

 

 

Charles Brown: Bringing in a Brand New Year

 

 

Tom Waits: New Year’s Eve

 

 

Blind Lemon Jefferson: Happy New Year Blues

 

 

Otis Redding and Carla Thomas: New Year’s Resolution

 

 

Devon Ebersold for Keeping the Blues Alive

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