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NEW 102.7's Songs To Start The New Year On a Positive Note

January 3, 2019

As we head into 2019, the DJs here at NEW 102.7 wanted to share some of our favorite tracks that make us want to take on a brand new year! 

From Panic! to Perry, here's a quick look at some of the songs and videos NEW 102.7 DJs Karen Carson, Xtine, Mike Adam, Shannon Holly and Music Director Fabi think will help you start the year off on a positive note.

Karen's Picks:

Marshmellow x Bastille - Happier

I want to focus on giving more than getting this year and his song reminds me to put others before myself, even if it hurts. You can be happy by seeing someone else happy. ~Karen


Ariana Grande - Breathin'

This song makes you remember your AIR. Stop and breathe. Forget the past, stop stressing about the future and BREATHE in the NOW. ~Karen


Imagine Dragons - Whatever It Takes

I use this song as a reminder that even though I'm Loving the chase of my dreams I  still need to always try to make myself better. ~Karen


Lauren Daigle - You Say

I love the message about strength and belief in yourself, I wish this for everyone especially my children XO ~Karen


Lovelytheband - Broken

Not a real "beginning" song but I'm a hopeless romantic and I love how the two in this song connect over their "brokeness"  When you feel broken,  you can easily recognize it in others. ~Karen


Xtine's Picks:

Panic! At the Disco – High Hopes

Not only does the music get you pumped by the lyrics inspire you to keep chasing your dreams. ~Xtine

"Shooting for the stars when I couldn't make a killing/ didn't have a dime but I always had a vision/ always had high, high hopes"


Kodaline – Head Held High

A nice reminder that not everything is going to go your way but you have to keep your head up, not get discouraged and press on. ~Xtine

"You need a little hope to carry on/ In the middle of the night when you're alone You got to keep your head up high"


OneRepublic – I Lived

This song puts life into perspective. How do you want to go out? Having played it safe or having really lived. A good one to help set your intentions for the New Year. ~Xtine

"I owned every second that this world could give/ I saw so many places, the things that I did/ Yeah with every broken bone, I swear I lived"


The Script – Superheroes

You know that saying, "Nothing worth having comes easy?" That's the spirit of this song. Our pain and struggles make us who we are and the rewards come when you push through all the negative stuff. ​~Xtine

"Every day, every hour, turn the pain into power"


Shannon's Picks:

Panic! At the Disco – High Hopes

Reminds me of my Mom telling me to think big and reach for the stars. I also love the part about manifesting a destiny because I’m a huge believer in positive visualization. You can’t achieve your dreams without it! ~Shannon

“Mama said Fulfill the prophecy, Be something greater, Go make a legacy, Manifest destiny”


Shawn Mendes - There’s Nothing Holding Me Back

It’s a decision to move forward. Don’t forget that you are a force of nature. ~Shannon


Survivor - Eye of the Tiger

You will have to dig deep and push yourself to make big things happen. That’s when you’ll see what you are really made of. Get excited to meet your badass self in 2019! ~Shannon


RENT Soundtrack - Seasons of Love

Your life is a series of minutes...spend them giving and receiving love to make them count. ~Shannon


Swedish House Mafia - Don’t You Worry Child

Ultimately God has our back whether we see it or not. ~Shannon


Taylor Swift - Shake it Off

Because that’s all a tough time is...something to shake off and then you move on to the good stuff. ~Shannon


Marky Mark - Good Vibrations

Because you don’t receive bounces off you in 2019. Also, his abs. ~Shannon


Mike Adam's Picks: 

P!nk - Get The Party Started

I think this song just embodies the energy I want to have when coming into a new year. Like, coming out guns blazing, with nothing but positivity. The minute I hear this song, I'm instantly in a good mood and feel energized. ~Mike Adam


Black Eyed Peas - Let's Get It Started

I mean, self explanatory, right? Lets get this year started! I don't know about you, but I was SO ready for 2018 to be over. By the time Fall rolled around, I was like, "Okay, 2019... I can't wait to meet you". ~Mike Adam


Rihanna - We Found Love

Again, another song that isn't your 'typical' new year song, but I just get so inspired by "We Found Love". For whatever the reason, it makes me feel hopefully, and like good things are on the horizon. And that's what a new year is all about, right? Unlimited potential and opportunities! ~Mike Adam


Katy Perry – Roar

When you need to find your voice and stop taking everyone’s crap this needs to be your anthem for the 2019. ~Xtine

"I got the eye of the tiger/ a fighter dancing through the fire cause I am a champion and you're gonna hear me roar"


Daft Punk - Around The World

Not sure what it is about this song that reminds me of a new year and new beginnings. Maybe it's just that I associate this song with partying on NYE. I HAVE been out the clubbing game for a bit... do DJs even play this anymore?! ~Mike Adam


Kings of Leon - Waste A Moment

"Take the time to waste a moment... Never ask to be forgiven". Those lyrics just speak to me each and every year. It reminds me to, yes, work hard, but don't forget to stop to smell the roses, and always live life on your terms. I think the beginning of each year is a great time to remind yourself to do those things. ~Mike Adam


Fabi's Picks:

A Great Big World - This Is A New Year

"Another year you made a promise Another chance to turn it all around And do not save this for tomorrow Embrace the past and you can live for now"


Ben Rector - Brand New

"I feel like windows rolled down, new city, streets and cabs. I feel like anything can happen, laughing, You take me right back, when we were kids. Never thought I'd feel like this"