From JLo to Adele, This Is What You Were Listening To On New Year’s Eve In 2011

The ultimate playlist from New Year's Eve a decade ago.

NYE Throwback Playlist

by Shana Lynch |

After a year like 2021, sometimes you have to look backward instead of looking forward to make yourself feel better. With so much uncertainty coming (again) in 2022, looking back to simpler time – like, say, 2011 – can be very therapeutic.

And so, with that in mind, we think your New Year’s Eve playlist this year should be very heavily influenced by what we were listening to in 2011. Yes, there’s been some great music this year, but there were also some absolute tunes 10 years ago that would definitely hold up at a New Year’s Eve party in 2021.

Rihanna and Adele seem to have carried 2010’s New Year’s Eve playlists (not so different than 2021 then...), but who could forget about Maroon 5's Moves Like Jagger? Or Cee Lo Green's Forget You? (Remember clubs?) From LMFAO to Jessie J, here’s yours ultimate New Year’s Eve playlist from 2011.

Adele - Someone Like You

Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger ft. Christina Aguilera

Jennifer Lopez - On The Floor ft. Pitbull

LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett, GoonRock - Party Rock Anthem

Rihanna - We Found Love ft. Calvin Harris

Pitbull - Give Me Everything ft. Ne-Yo, Afrojack, Nayer

Jessie J - Do It Like A Dude

Adele - Rolling in the Deep

Christina Perri - Jar of Hearts

Rihanna - S&M

Lady Gaga - Born This Way

One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful

ALEXANDRA STAN - Mr. Saxobeat

The Wanted - Glad You Came

Goo Goo Dolls - Iris

Nicki Minaj - Super Bass

Coldplay - Paradise

Ke$ha - We R Who We R

Cee Lo Green - Forget You

SEE MORE: The Very Best Films To Watch On New Year's Eve

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Best Films To Watch On New Year's Eve - Grazia

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Set in a dystopian future following the Earth's second Ice Age, all survivors live out their days on board a luxury train that ploughs through snow and ice. The train's poorest inhabitants live in terrible conditions in the caboose and make a plan to take over the engine room on what proves to be the day the rich residents celebrate New Year's Eve. Stream now on Amazon Prime

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Set in that weird time between Christmas and New Years, The Holiday is perfect for a New Year's Eve in. Stream now on Netflix

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One of Netflix's new holiday films for 2020, Holidate sees Sloane and Jackson – two singletons sick of being date-less at the holidays – decide to become each other's platonic plus-ones. Their very first holidate? New Year's Eve. Stream now on Netflix

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A snobbish investment banker and a poor street hustler find their paths crossing after they are unwittingly made the subject of a bet between two callous millionaires wanting to see how each man will react when their circumstances are swapped. Rent on Amazon Prime

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This 1950s film starts on New Year's Eve when Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr share a romantic midnight kiss and fall in love. The only problem? They're both engaged to other people. They make a plan to meet again in six months to see if their feelings have persisted. Like with most New Year's resolutions, things don't exactly go to plan…Rent on Amazon Prime

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Hugh Grant stars as Will, a rich, child-free man in London who pursues single mums thinking they will have lower standards than other women. Then he meets 12-year-old Marcus, and the two gradually become friends as – ironically – Marcus teaches Will how to grow up. Stream now on Netflix

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This romantic film is a classic for some many reasons, if not mostly because of the sweet scene where Tom Hanks's Sam Baldwin imagines a New Year's Eve conversation between himself and his deceased wife. Stream now on Amazon Prime

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Sandra Bullock plays Lucy, a lonely transit worker with a crush on a commuter named Peter, who she pulls from the paths of an oncoming train. Peter falls into a coma and a misplaced comment from Lucy causes his family to believe they are engaged, which she doesn't correct them about. Then she begins to fall for Peter's brother, Jack. And then, on New Year's Day, Peter wakes up. Stream now on Disney+

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What else can we say about this one? It's the perfect comfort film for a New Year's Eve in.Rent on Amazon Prime

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This film is perfect for all seasons, but the New Year's Eve scene is the greatest: sfter years of a strictly platonic relationship, Harry finally confesses his love for Sally with the famous line, 'it's not because I'm lonely, and it's not because it's New Year's Eve. I came here tonight because when you realise you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.' Swoon. Stream now with MGM on Amazon Prime

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SJP's outfit in the New Year's Eve scene of Sex and the City: The Movie is actually perfect for a 2020 New Year's Eve. Rent on Amazon Prime

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It's New Year's Eve and four friends find themselves in very different places in their lives: Savannah is on the look out for a new man, Bernadine has just been dumped by her husband for his secretary, Gloria's husband just came out as gay, and Robin's love life is, well, uninspiring. The women band together and make a promise to make this year count.Rent on Amazon Prime

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Perfect for a nostalgic singalong, Gabriella and Troy's meet-cute is at a karaoke bar on New Year's Eve. This could be the start of something new...Stream now on Disney+

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A must-have on any New Year's Eve film list, this movie has an all-star cast including Sarah Jessica Parker, Lea Michele and Jessica Biel and follows people on all different walks of life on New Year's Eve. Stream now on Amazon Prime

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Set in the early 1950s, Carol follows the forbidden love affair between an aspiring female photographer and a woman going through a difficult divorce after they meet at a department store in Manhattan. Spoiler alert: they have their first kiss at midnight on New Year's Eve. Rent on Amazon Prime

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Try to watch without crying as we see Tim Lake, a man who possesses the power to travel in time, as he tries to pursue the woman he falls in love with while traveling back-and-forth in time. Is time travel worth it, if it changes the present every time?Stream now on Netflix

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Set in 1950s London, Phantom Thread sees Reynolds Woodcock, a celebrated dress designer, who falls who Alma, a waitress, who later becomes his muse. One of the most romantic scenes of the film happens at the end of a New Year's Eve party. Rent on Amazon Prime

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