Just some thoughts:
WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR’S EVE?
There are many songs that reference Christmas but not as many that reference New Year’s Eve.
The first time I heard the song was New Year’s Eve 1958 riding in the back seat of my good friend’s 1956 Chevy Convertible. It was just a few minutes before midnight and the disc-jockey on WBOW (Terre Haute, Indiana) came on “Now here’s a song by Sonny Till and the Orioles asking the question that is very appropriate this evening: “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve. This song goes out for all you guys and gals out there listen’ tonight.” Something straight out of Wolfman Jack radio. By the way AM radio as no FM at this time.
The song was written in 1947 and first recorded by Margaret Whiting. Since it has been recorded by many others and is a standard around this time of year each year.
“What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?”
When the bells are ringing and the horns all blow
And the couples we know are fondly kissing
Will I be with you or will I be among the missing?
Maybe it’s much too early in the game
Ooh, but I thought I’d ask you just the same
What are you doing New Year’s, New Year’s Eve
Wonder whose arms will hold you good and tight
When it’s exactly twelve o’clock that night
Welcoming in the New Year, New Year’s Eve Maybe I’m crazy to suppose
I’d ever be the one you chose
Out of the thousands invitations you receive
Ooh, but in case I stand one little chance
Here comes the jackpot question in advance
What are you doing New Year’s Eve?
New Year’s Eve
Some of the best times I ever had came on New Year’s Eve. In some ways it seems like only yesterday, Cohort and I, along with our dates and it was New Year’s Eve.
What will you be doing this New Year’s Eve?
December 30, 2019