Happy New Year

Album: Rebel Soul (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • This homage to New Year's Eve is a reworking of a song that was originally recorded by John Eddie. Rock previously covered the Jersey folk rock singer's "Low Life" for his 2007 Rock N Roll Jesus album. "John's a great guy and a good songwriter and a fun songwriter," said Rock, "and he had that idea and I'm like, 'Wow, I can't believe no one's written a New Year's song like that. He had written the song but we flipped it around; I was like, "I want to make this about getting laid.' It seems to me New Year's, a wedding, things like that seem like opportunity. Something's in the air in those situations…so we just put it in that mind set and went with it." (Source: Billboard magazine.)

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