Pages

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!


It's New Year's Eve and time for my last musical post of the year. I have three songs for you this week that are each beautiful in their own way, and each, to me, tells a story of our hopes and dreams for the coming year.

The first song should more accurately be classed as a Christmas song, but I knew I had to include it this week instead, as it definitely represents a message of hope for the future. The video also makes me cry. Every single time I watch it.

The title of the second song will probably tell you instantly why I've included this one. The lyrics will just illustrate the point :-)

Finally, just to prove that I'm a traditionalist at heart, I've included the one song that will be sung around the world as the clocks strike midnight.

Thank you to the people who have welcomed and supported me in the past nine months. I've had such fun, and learned so much. I've shed a few tears for some of you, quietly behind my keyboard, and cheered for others. I can't wait to do it all again next year.

Happy New Year!



58 comments:

  1. Hi, Sarah! I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday season! And I wish you a wonderful new year as well!

    Many thanks, too, for your well-wishes on my blog earlier this month. I'm always glad to see an old friend.

    Take care!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Perfect choices to sing in the new year:) Happy New Year.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Happy New Year, Sarah! And thanks for the musical salute to the passing of the old and the welcoming of the new!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I wish you an early Happy New Years!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. The more songs I see on here, the more I am reminded of how limited I am in my "musical" knowledge! lol. These are great choices tho. I especially love #2.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Happy New Year to you too, Sarah.

    That first song brought a tear to my eye.

    ReplyDelete
  7. The best to you in a brand New Year!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I'd never heard these. So glad you shared. Happy New Year!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love the killers! That video totally made me cry too!

    ReplyDelete
  10. These are all new to me - wow, you know a lot of songs! Happy New Year :-)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Happy New Year Sarah. I wish for you a wonderful 2012! I look forward to keeping up with your year here.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Aloha Sarah,

    Many thanks for the many awesome boosts of confidence you sent my way in '11 - especially the coffee cup one.... OMG... (you should figure a way to bottle and sell that :)

    Anyhows, have a nice relaxing night tonight in "Blighty" and let's "delve into '12:)

    Yes, I'm cheesy and proud of it:)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Happy new year and may 2013 bring you many smiles!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Happy New Year Sarah! I hope it's a good year for you and I'm looking forward to enjoying your blog all through next year too :) x

    ReplyDelete
  15. Happy New Year Sarah! Love the Killers song.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Happy New Year to you, too! Bring on 2012! :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Happy New Year to you, too! Off to enjoy some music.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Great songs, Sarah. Love that first one! Happy New Year!!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Wonderful songs and all full of so much emotion. I cried also during the first one. You always pick the perfect music for the moment. I have missed you. I have been away. It's too long of a story, but it is good to be back. Happy Happy New Year.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Happy New Year!

    I adore the song in the middle.

    ReplyDelete
  21. ...Happy New Year, Sarah! The Killers is one of my son's favorites ;)

    Also wanted to let you know that you were a contest winner in my book tour drawing!

    Click on over to find out the details, and congrats!

    El
    elliotwgrace@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. Happy New Year Sarah! look forward to listening and reading all you do in the new year.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Wishing you a very happy and blessed new year! Looking forward to more of your blog :-)

    ReplyDelete
  24. I hope you had a great New Years! I'm looking forward to all the same, it's going to be a great year!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Happy New year! I could listen to Paul Weller all day, such a nice voice.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Happy New Year! :D I love song # 2. I hadn't hear it before.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Happy New Year to you! I like Paul Weller. Thanks for the video.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Happy New Year,Sarah! Thanks for all your encouragement in 2011 :-)
    Wishing you all the best for 2012

    ReplyDelete
  29. Fireworks woke me from a nice dream on New Years Eve for about 30 minutes to an hour. Then loud people banging on things and whatnot outside the door and running around in the hallway outside my apartment.

    The next day I spent in front of the television, ass firmly planted on the couch, and switching from football games to the House Party marathon on Oxygen.

    ReplyDelete
  30. I haven't hear "brand new start" in ages. Great choice. Downloading it to my iPod now. It is going to me my mantra this year.

    Happy New Year!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful night!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Love that first one. Plus, the singer was kinda cute ^_~

    ReplyDelete
  33. Happy New Year Sarah!!! Great picks:)

    ReplyDelete
  34. Happy 9 months of blogging and happy new year!

    ReplyDelete
  35. I love your song posts! Happy New Year!!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Happy New year Sarah.
    Great songs to herald in 2012. :O)

    ReplyDelete
  37. Great songs. I love your musical posts :)

    ReplyDelete
  38. Happy New Year, Sarah! Thank you for being such an amazing support all last year and for your dedicated commentingship. I resolve to be better about that this year. :)

    ReplyDelete
  39. Great post! I hope you have a wonderful new year!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Happy New Year, Sarah! The Killer's song is one of my favorites. Great choices!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Happy New Year to you too!! Great songs!

    ReplyDelete
  42. I'm gonna avoid the one that makes you cry. :) Wishing you everything good for 2012.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Great choices - Love the Killers. Happy New Year!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Great song choices. I hope you have a wonderful 2012. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  45. Happy New Year Ms. Sarah. I hope you have a remarkable 2012.
    Rick

    ReplyDelete
  46. Happy New Year! May 2012 be your best year yet. :)

    ReplyDelete
  47. Happy New Year Sarah... I wish you all the best for 2012!

    ReplyDelete
  48. A lovely trio - hope you had a fabulous new year!

    ReplyDelete
  49. Thank you all for your well wishes. Here's to a fabulous 2012 for us all :-)

    ReplyDelete

I happily answer all comments on my blog, and by email if it's not a 'noreply' address :-)