Jan 012013

New Year’s Day. New resolutions, new frontiers, new behavior, new music.

Let’s start 2013 by thinking of all the songs that ring in the New. It’s a New Last Man Standing! Your challenge: to think of song titles that use the word “new.” I’ll start it off with the (very) obvious one:


  145 Responses to “Last Man Standing: Out With the Old, In With the New”

  1. “Brand New Cadillac,” making me the FIRST Last Man Standing of 2013!

    Happy New Year, all!

  2. cherguevara

    “new toy,” Lena Lovitch!

    Yes indeedy.

  3. ladymisskirroyale

    For those of you hoping for riches in 2013: “New Gold Dream,” Simple Minds.

  4. “Life is short/Filled with stuff…”

    The Cramps – ‘New Kind of Kick’


  5. Melanie, “New Key.”

  6. cherguevara

    New Kid In Town

  7. One of my most hated songs from my AM radio youth!

  8. Iggy – ‘New Values’

  9. Slim Jade

    Money Mark – “Pinto’s New Car”

  10. trigmogigmo

    Never tire of that song!

  11. trigmogigmo

    Talking Heads – “New Feeling”

  12. The Who – ‘New Song’ (Which I just had to look up on YouTube because I couldn’t remember a thing about it, apart from the title.)

  13. Lou Reed, “New Sensations”

  14. Happiness Stan

    Bob Dylan, New Morning

  15. ladymisskirroyale

    “New Rose,” The Damned.

  16. Slim Jade

    “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag”

  17. Suburban kid

    “It’s the New Style ” – Beastie Boys

  18. Hüsker Dü – ‘New Day Rising’

  19. trigmogigmo

    Death Cab for Cutie – “The New Year”

  20. The Fleshtones – ‘What’s So New About You?”

  21. Duran Duran — “New Moon on Monday”

  22. “New Speedway Boogie”

    – The Grateful Dead

  23. ladymisskirroyale

    Donald Fagen – “New Frontier”

  24. Suburban kid

    The Fall – It’s the New Thing

  25. Elvis Costello – ‘New Lace Sleeves’

  26. ladymisskirroyale

    “New Sensation” – INXS

  27. Radio Birdman – ‘New Race’

  28. ladymisskirroyale

    “I Want A New Drug” – Huey Lewis and the New(s)

  29. Billy Bragg – ‘New England’

  30. Suburban kid

    Jonathan Richman – “New England”

  31. Sex Pistols – ‘New York’

  32. Suburban kid

    OK, I retract that one. Probably shouldn’t accept entries based on place names (like New York) — can we get guidance on this?. The Billy Bragg song should be fine since it’s actually “A” New England and it’s talking about “a new England”. Whereas the Richman song is about the place New England.

  33. Suburban kid

    New Dawn Fades – Joy Division

  34. Oops! Strike that, I guess.

  35. The Barbarians – ‘What the New Breed Say’

  36. Suburban kid

    I can think of a lot of songs with New York in the title, yet they don’t seem to fit with the “new” theme inspired by the new year vibe etc. But who am I to say?

  37. Suburban kid

    What’s New Pussycat? – Tom Jones

  38. ladymisskirroyale

    I think that we can use New York and New England for historical accuracy: they were settled and named as “new” versions of the old places.

    That’s my take. Mod, do you want to rule on this?

  39. ladymisskirroyale

    “I Think I Need A New Heart” – Magnetic Fields

  40. NRBQ – ‘New Tune’

  41. Suburban kid

    The New Pollution – Beck

  42. ‘You Make Me Feel Brand New’ – The Stylistics

  43. X – ‘The New World’

  44. Slim Jade

    Olivia Tremor Control – “A New Day”

  45. cherguevara

    Bryan Ferry – New Town

  46. cherguevara

    Thomas Dolby!

  47. Slim Jade

    Velvet Underground – “New Age”

  48. cliff sovinsanity

    The Specials – (Dawning of A) New Era

  49. ladymisskirroyale

    Camper Van Beethoven: “New Roman Times”

  50. cherguevara

    Jellyfish – New Mistake

  51. Welcome aboard, jilmw – and a great song to boot!

  52. ladymisskirroyale

    Brand New Friend – Lloyd Cole

  53. timos_berrera

    Love & Rockets – No New Tale to Tell

  54. XTC – ‘New Town Animal’

  55. trigmogigmo

    Eurythmics – “Brand New Day”

  56. Suburban kid

    “New New Minglewood Blues” – Grateful Dead

  57. Dusty Springfield, “Brand New Me”

  58. cliff sovinsanity

    Brinsley Schwarz – Brand New You, Brand New Me

  59. New Potato Caboose the Grateful Dead

  60. Suburban kid

    New Mule Skinner Blues – Bill Monroe

  61. H. Munster

    I realize the jury is still out on this, but just in case:
    “Boy from New York City” — The Ad Libs

  62. cherguevara

    Another Death Cab song : Your New Twin Sized Bed

  63. Nixon’s Head – ‘The New World Over Again’

  64. ladymisskirroyale

    New Direction – Echo and the Bunnymen.

  65. cliff sovinsanity

    The Minutemen – Do You Want New Wave or Do You Want The Truth?

  66. bostonhistorian

    Bobby Fuller Four “A New Shade of Blue”

  67. Suburban kid

    Diggin’ the New – Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros

  68. cherguevara

    ABBA – Happy New Year

  69. H. Munster

    The Chambers Brothers — “New Time New Day”

  70. hrrundivbakshi

    “New Position,” Prince

  71. If it’s allowed: Elvis Costello – ‘New Amsterdam’

  72. cliff sovinsanity

    The Shins – New Slang

  73. The Clash – ‘All the Young Punks (New Boots and Contracts)’

  74. “Brand New Day” – Van Morrison

  75. Tom Waits – ‘New Coat of Paint’

  76. ladymisskirroyale

    Abba – As Good As New

  77. H. Munster

    Neil Young — “Betty Lou’s Got a New Pair of Shoes”

  78. Johnny Cash – ‘It Ain’t Nothing New, Babe’

  79. Happiness Stan

    The Slits – New Town

  80. Suburban kid

    “Brand New, You’re Retro” — Tricky

  81. cherguevara

    Talk talk – New Grass

  82. H. Munster

    Bob Seger — “Brand New Morning”

  83. The New Soft Shoe – Gram Parsons

  84. misterioso

    James Brown, “It’s a New Day.”

  85. Slim Jade

    Strictly for laughs:
    I (K)new the Bride (When She Used To Rock and Roll

  86. Slim Jade

    Damn, I had that in my pocket.

  87. bostonhistorian

    Jonathan Richman “New Teller”

  88. Tom Waits – ‘New Year’s Eve’

  89. bostonhistorian

    The Specials “(Dawn Of A) New Era”

  90. cliff sovinsanity

    Marshall Crenshaw – Brand New Lover

  91. ladymisskirroyale

    Mr. Parsons has a important role in “This Is 40.” Seen it yet?

  92. ladymisskirroyale

    J Dilla – “The New”

  93. Slim Jade

    Felt – “A New Day Dawning”

  94. trigmogigmo

    You hadta bring Felt into this.

  95. Slim Jade

    Hang on while I adjust my pince-nez, my dear…erhumm…That was Graham Parker.

  96. Slim Jade

    Yeah, well, someone else I know had to drag ABBA into an otherwise hallowed forum.

  97. Slim Jade

    Tom Petty next, anyone?

  98. trigmogigmo

    Bowie – “A New Career in a New Town” (double points)

  99. trigmogigmo

    A nice cheery song to start the new year with!

  100. trigmogigmo

    My extensive Tom Petty catalog reveals nothing with “new” in it.

    (that would be called a “softball” tossed your way)

  101. cherguevara

    Beatles – What’s the new mary jane?

  102. ladymisskirroyale

    Buffalo Daughter – New Rock

  103. Slim Jade

    Mark Hollis – “A New Jerusalem”

  104. H. Munster

    Velvet Underground — “New Age”

  105. That one was added much earlier. This is getting tougher than I would have expected, especially since we’re withholding many of the possible “New [City]” entries.

  106. H. Munster

    Sorry about that. Let’s go with Jan and Dean — “New Girl in School”

  107. Jeez, for a second, I thought there may have been some CGI magic involved in re-animating the exceedingly deceased (40 years) Mr. Parsons for a role that film.

  108. The Rolling Stones – “New Faces”

  109. Not yet but I’m looking forward to it.

  110. Slim Jade

    Depeche Mode – New Life

  111. ladymisskirroyale

    Ah, the old Forrest Gump Experience.

  112. cherguevara

    Huh, posted before but it didn’t seem to take, trying again:

    The Church: A New Season

  113. 2000 Man

    Brand New Car – The Stones. Trust me, it’s way better than New Faces.

  114. Slim Jade

    Stereolab – “New Orthophony”

  115. cliff sovinsanity

    The Fall – Big New Prinz

  116. H. Munster

    Procol Harum — “New Lamps for Old”

  117. Wouldn’t take much doing…

  118. The Waco Brothers – “New Deal Blues”

  119. bostonhistorian

    Young Fresh Fellows “The New John Agar”

  120. “New Mother Nature” Guess Who

  121. cliff sovinsanity

    Richard Hell and The Voidoids – New Pleasure

  122. cherguevara

    How about the rockin’ Howard Jones with “New Song.” Let’s not go out on this one, though.

  123. ladymisskirroyale

    How about this then: The Minutemen: Do You Want New Wave Or Do You Want The Truth?

  124. Ben Vaughn, “New Wave Dancing”

  125. cherguevara

    Elliot Smith – New Monkey

  126. H. Munster

    The Dovells — “Do the New Continental”

  127. trigmogigmo

    Smithereens – “Something New”

  128. That one was mentioned earlier.

  129. The Waco Bros. (again) – “New Moon”

  130. bostonhistorian

    Young Marble Giants “Brand New World”

  131. The A-Bones – “Betty Lou Got A New Tattoo”

  132. cherguevara

    Vampire Weekend – One (Blake’s Got A New Face)

  133. trigmogigmo

    Has the Rush thread distracted everyone from the obvious?

    Rush – “New World Man”

  134. The Mekons – “Hate Is The New Love”

  135. cherguevara

    The Kinks – there’s a new world opening for me

  136. cliff sovinsanity

    Pointed Sticks – New Ways

  137. H. Munster

    Was that before or after she got the new pair of shoes?

  138. H. Munster

    The Moody Blues — “New Horizons”

  139. 3 years after Neil’s Bobby Freeman cover…but, essentially the same song.

  140. Mission of Burma – “New Disco”

  141. cherguevara

    Shawn Colvin – New Thing Now

  142. Mr. Partridge, “New Broom”


  143. H. Munster

    Hairspray Soundtrack — “The New Girl in Town”
    I apologize in advance if this was mentioned already. The thread is getting too long to go over every time.

  144. Nope, that’s a first in this thread. Bravo!

    A little tip that I use when LMS threads get this long (probably obvious, but just in case it helps): I place my cursor at the top of the screen, hit Ctrl/F, then let the search window find the phrase I fear may have already been entered.

  145. H. Munster


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