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If You Play This Song On New Year's Eve

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If You Play This Song On New Year's Eve refers to a snowclone popular on Twitter in which users say that if one starts a song at a specific time on New Year's Eve, then a specific moment in the song will happen the moment the new year begins.


On December 13th, 2017, Reddit user tomboytom[3] uploaded a text post to /r/Frankocean which read "If you start listening to « Nights » on December 31st at 11:56:30pm, the transition in the song will be perfectly synched with the switch from 2017 to 2018, at midnight. Nice way to end/start the year." The post gained 2,700 upvotes.


On December 15th, 2017, Twitter user @blondedocean[1] reposted the text. The tweet gained over 92,000 retweets and 284,000 likes (shown below). The meme spread further when on December 16th, 2017, Twitter user @tmcripple[2] posted a tweet which stated that if a person begins playing Evanescence's "Bring To My Life" at 11:59:08 on New Year's Eve, the "Wake Me Up" part of the song will play at midnight exactly. The tweet gained over 77,000 retweets and 189,000 likes (shown below).

Blonded. @blondedocean Follow If you start listening to "Nights" by Frank Ocean on December 31st at 11:56:30, the transition in the song will be perfectly synced with the switch from 2017 to 2018 at midnight. Which is a great way to end and start the year. 12:01 PM-15 Dec 2017 oob @tmcripple Follow f you play "bring me to life" by evanescence at exactly 11:59:08 on new years eve, the first "wake me up" wil play at exactly midnight. start off your new year right 2:28 PM-16 Dec 2017

The popularity of these tweets inspired many popular tweets utilizing the format. For example, Twitter user @dearlyfinn[4] posted a tweet about the Stranger Things introduction theme, gaining over over 16,000 retweets and 49,000 likes (shown below, left). Twitter user @brfootball[5] made a similar joke using the theme of Football's Champions League, gaining over 6,500 retweets and 11,000 likes (shown below, right). Buzzfeed covered the meme on December 17th.[6]

anna Follow @dearlyfinn start your 2018 the way all iconic thing:s do: with the stranger things theme song. if you play the stranger things theme on december 31st at 11:58:53 PM the final notes will play right as the clock strikes 12 & you can live your 2018 like a stranger things episode. your welcome. 11:42 AM-17 Dec 2017 B-R B/R Football @brfootball Follow If you play the full Champions League theme at exactly 11:58:55 on New Year's Eve, the first "The Chaaaaaaampions" will play at exactly midnight. Start off your new year right. 4:51 AM-18 Dec 2017


On December 26th, 2017, a single-serving site called[7] launched. The site is designed to start certain songs at the exact time necessary for a particular moment in the song to play as 2017 ends. The site features sixteen choices for users to choose from, all from popular examples of the meme, including "Man's Not Hot", "Bring Me To Life," and "Africa".

ENTER 2018 RIGHT vill play automatically so you can The Ting Goes Skraa Man's Not Hot by Big Shaq World Stop, Carry On Feeling Myself by Nicki Minaj ft Beyonce A Perfectly Synced Transition From 2017 to 2018 Nights by Frank Ocean Hey Now All Star by Smash Mouth

Various Examples

ri @holographil Follow if you play all star by smash mouth at exactly 11:59:22pm on december 31, the first "hey now" w play at exactly midnight start off your new year right 2:21 PM-17 Dec 2017 chris @irishbabenjh Follow if you play 'the tide' by niall horan on december 31st at 11:58:47 the line 'oh no, get ready. i feel it coming its coming again' will play right as the clock strikes midnight. start off your new year right. 10:02 PM-16 Dec 2017 Dancing Astronaut @dancingastro Follow If you play "Levels" by @Avicii at exactly 11:58:37 on New Year's Eve, you'll hear “oh, sometimes I get a good feeling" at exactly midnight. Start your new year right. 5:47 PM 17 Dec 2017 austin @feeltheflames Follow if you play "...ready for it" at exactly 11:58:50pm on december 31st, taylor swift will declare her iconic "...are you ready for it?" line right as the clock strikes midnight. enter 2018 the right way. 3:02 PM - 17 Dec 2017 Dwayne (l hate abby) Johnson @blindmelcn Follow ) if you play Mr. Brightside by The Killers at 11:59:47pm on December 31st you can start your new year by coming out of your cage 5:57 PM 17 Dec 2017 Tiki @TikiPnch Follow ) If you play "Hey Ya" by Outkast at exactly 11:56:39 on new years eve, the final hey ya chorus after the shake it breakdown will play at exactly midnight. You know what to do 5:58 PM 17 Dec 2017

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If you play this song on new year's, don't let this distract you from the the fact that in 1966, Al Bundy scored four touchdowns in a single game while playing for the Polk High School Panthers in the 1966 city championship game versus Andrew Johnson High School, including the game-winning touchdown in the final seconds against his old nemesis, Bubba "Spare Tire" Dixon.


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