Clutch Vault: 5 New Year’s Eve Songs [Videos]

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There’s a gold mine of classic hip-hop, rock, metal and other awesome videos from yesteryear in the MTV Yearbook and elsewhere on the Web. With all these excellent visuals at our disposal, we’ve decided to roll out some favorite nostalgia blasts to the face for the Clutch Vault, which is best experienced with a friend.

When the ball’s droppin’ and the champagne’s poppin’ you need that music hoppin’. Bam! For all of you out there hosting a party or just looking for some good, fresh tunes for a playlist, check out MTV’s Best of 2011 collection that includes lists like the Best Songs of 2011 and the 5 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2011. If you want to dig a little deeper or maybe get nostalgic on the 31st, check out five songs about New Year’s Eve after the jump.

Happy New Year freestyle–50 Cent

Find out what wealthy rappers do when the calendar turns.

“New Year’s Eve”–Snoop Dogg feat. Marty James

Snoop’s fedora steals the show.

“Sleigh Ride”–TLC

Holy ’90s!

“Auld Lang Syne” (New Year’s Anthem)–Mariah Carey

Love her or hate her, Mariah’s got a killer voice.

“Auld Lang Syne”–Jimi Hendrix and the Band of Gypsys

Now with some guitar.

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