Posted on 18 Dec 2017

    People Are Starting Off Their New Year Right By Figuring Out The Exact Time To Play A Song

    "If you play 'Bring Me to Life' by Evanescence at exactly 11:59:08 on New Year's Eve, the first 'wake me up' will play at exactly midnight."

    New Year's Eve is just around the corner, meaning we as a collective society can finally say goodbye to one hell of a dumpster fire of a year. Praise be.

    In preparation for the big night (usually filled with fireworks and drinking and food and friends) people have been discussing the best way to bring in 2018, and which song they should play. Hell, now they're getting it down to the exact moment you should play a song:

    if you play "bring me to life" by evanescence at exactly 11:59:08 on new years eve, the first "wake me up" will pla… https://t.co/By8cjPR1ay

    The idea has created a trend which has, in turn, created a meme. Folks, there are a lot of great ways to bring in the new year. Here are just a few:

    If you play “Skyline To” by Frank Ocean at 11:59:31 on December 31st, Frank will say “that’s a pretty fucking fast… https://t.co/SkIXdGjY9f

    if you play all star by smash mouth at exactly 11:59:22pm on december 31, the first "hey now" will play at exactly… https://t.co/gWsFJHDU5k

    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… https://t.co/5aGIwiaWkG

    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 feel… https://t.co/ilzJHyEpe5

    People have taken to Twitter — for the most part — sharing the exact time you should put on your fav song for maximum effect. Take Taylor Swift, for example:

    if you play “...ready for it” at exactly 11:58:50pm on december 31st, taylor swift will declare her iconic "...are… https://t.co/dpedcjw6ye

    Or Travis Scott...

    If you play “through the late night” by Travis Scott at 11:56:48 PM on December 31st,Travis Scott will tell you to… https://t.co/WM2zSmrF37

    There's a whole heap of options.

    if you play “old scars / future hearts” by @AllTimeLow at 11:56:42pm on new year’s eve, the final “we’ve got scars… https://t.co/6upygkZ3pS

    If you play Daryl Braithwaite's 'The Horses' at 11:58:50pm on New Year's Eve that first "that's the way it's GONNA… https://t.co/YqUGcW25YM

    If you play “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus at exactly 11:57:10 on December 31st, you’ll hear “I came in like a Wrec… https://t.co/UviQsj8cDW

    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

    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 br… https://t.co/J0RonuFPNV

    It's even moved away from songs. I'm talkin' TV themes:

    start your 2018 the way all iconic things do: with the stranger things theme song. if you play the stranger things… https://t.co/yRjvAlwrqC

    if you play the Home Improvement theme on December 31st at 11:59:10, Tim Allen’s grunt will play right as the clock… https://t.co/bpTF3IMPup

    And movie moments:

    If you play #TheLastJedi on December 31st at 10:00pm, The Laura Dern Moment will happen as the clock strikes midnig… https://t.co/QkmTNKNLnD

    With all of this advice, you'll have no excuse to not bring in 2018 the best way possible.

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    Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.

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