We’re grateful for all the music that came out this year: Every pop diva from Britney to Gaga and Katy to Cher had a new album out this year—not to mention Beyoncé’s surprise attack earlier this month. We’ve compiled ten great tracks from the past year that would make the perfect playlist for your New Year’s Eve party. (Champagne and midnight kiss not included.)
Katy Perry, “Walking On Air”
Perry’s danciest number off Prism has deep house beats that’ll keep you guests dancing through the night. Swedish music producer and songwriter Klas Åhlund—who’s worked with Robyn, Kylie Minogue and Britney Spears—co-wrote the track with Perry.
Demi Lovato, “Neon Lights”
Lovato’s strongest track from 2013’s Demi, “Neon Lights” features elements of electropop and EDM, and inspired the name of her upcoming Neon Lights tour. Above, check out a remix from rising star Betty Who.
Selena Gomez, “Slow Down”
“Slow Down” follows “Come And Get It” nicely, with both songs enticing the listener to take action. But unlike “Get It,” this one doesn’t get grating after repeated listenings.
Our favorite track off Yonce’s new self-titled album keeps changing, but there’s no doubt this sexy siren song will get everyone on the dance floor.
Iggy Azalea, “Bounce”
“Shake it, break it, make it bounce” #nuffsaid
Miley Cyrus, “Do My Thang”
“Do My Thang” has the benefit of being a Miley Cyrus track off Bangerz that hasn’t been played to death—yet.
Britney Spears, “Work Bitch”
It’s not the deepest song in the world, but after four Jell-O shooters and three glasses of champagne, it’ll sure sound like it.
Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull, “Live It Up”
Jenny always gets people moving—and Pitbull is the collaborator of the year.
Ciara ft. Nicki Minaj, “I’m Out”
This team-up between CiCi and Nicki gives us two hip-hop divas for the price of one—and is the perfect go-to track when you want to get people grinding.
Pitbull ft. Ke$ha, “Timber”
Ke$ha is great both on her own and as a collaborator, and her hoedown with PB will go down smooth with fans of hip-hop, country and pop.