Throwback: Alabama’s “New Year’s Eve 1999” [Audio/ Lyrics]

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It's wild to think that Alabama's "New Year's Eve 1999" was recorded over twenty years ago in 1996! Check out the song here!

Let’s take a trip down memory lane with Alabama‘s “New Year’s Eve 1999.” Released in 1996, the song prepared fans for the new century— and millennium— to begin. Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters wrote the track.

In an interview with Songfacts, Peters explained her inspiration for the song, “I guess that just one day it occurred to me that wow, the millennium is going to come. It was far enough off that I remember thinking, ‘What a nice idea to think about projecting into the future that far, between two people.'”

Listen to the official “New Year’s Eve 1999” audio below!

“New Year’s Eve 1999” Lyrics

Baby, let’s make a date for a night on the town
How does the turn of the century sound
I guarantee that we’ll have a good time
New Year’s Eve 1999
Now I know it sounds a bit premature
But I’m askin’ you now ’cause I want to be sure
Do you have anything else in mind
New Year’s Eve 1999
We’ll drink pink champagne from a plastic cup
Dance all night ’til the sun comes up
We’ll say it’s been a pretty good century
Except for that weekend in ’93
Then we’ll go home to our warm winter bed
And tuck in the kids with a kiss on the head
And sing one more chorus of Auld Lang Syne
New Year’s Eve 1999
I’ll be your sweetheart if you’ll be mine
New Year’s Eve 1999, New Year’s Eve 1999

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