People Are Sharing Their Perfect Song Moments to Play at Midnight on New Year’s to Start 2018 Off Right

With the New Year fast approaching, I think we’re all looking for a way to start 2018 on the right foot (or whatever foot we didn’t use for 2017). Whether you’re hosting a party or ringing in the New Year solo, a little bit of ambience never hurt anybody, and of course that includes music. So what track should you play to insure the best possible start to the year ahead? Take the pressure off your playlist because Twitter has some thoughts.

Users are weighing in with their go-to songs to play at as the clock strikes midnight, as well as the perfect time to press play for the perfect auditory countdown-experience. If you're feeling all kinds of feels this New Years Eve, there’s a couple Frank Ocean tracks as per one of his Twitter fan’s recommendation.

If you play “Skyline To” by Frank Ocean at 11:59:31 on December 31st, Frank will say “that’s a pretty fucking fast year flew by” just as 2017 ends.

— Blonded. (@blondedocean) December 15, 2017

If you start listening to “Nights” by Frank Ocean on December 31st at 11:56:30, the transition in the song will be perfectly synced with the switch from 2017 to 2018 at midnight. Which is a great way to end and start the year. 🤞🏾

— Blonded. (@blondedocean) December 15, 2017

If you have even more feels, there's literally ANYTHING by Coldplay.

Or maybe let your inner bad bitch reign in 2018 with a little RiRi?

if you play “james joint” by rihanna at exactly 11:58:48 on new years eve, the song will transition to “kiss it better” at exactly midnight. end this year right and start off your new year even better

— miss fortune, bounty hunter (@httbae) December 18, 2017

And because Twitter is Twitter, some users are of course using this moment to drop some serious shade.

if you play “look what you made me do” by taylor swift at exactly 11:59:07 on new years eve, you’re a loser cuz that song fucking sucks lmao

— kurtis conner (@kurtisconner) December 17, 2017

if you play Gucci Gang at 11:57:36 PM on New Years Eve it’s perfect because the song will end right before midnight in 2017 and we can leave it the fuck there because that’s where it belongs.

— Nocturnal Brownie™ 🦉 (@MoodySith) December 17, 2017


The fun doesn't stop at music, though. For those of you looking for a more visual experience, there’s content for that too.

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Black Protester Hugs Nazi at Richard Spencer Event: ‘Why Don’t You Like Me?’

On Thursday afternoon, white supremacist leader Richard Spencer gave a speech at the University of Florida in Gainesville and was met with protests. The event took place just three months after he and others participated in the violent “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in August.

Amidst heavy police presence, anti-Spencer protesters clashed with supporters, who carried signs denouncing neo-nazism, white supremacy, and fascism. But one man decided to take a different route – a route of love.

According to The New York Daily News, Aaron Courtney, a 31-year-old high school football coach in Gainesville, saw that a Nazi (Randy Furniss) was being surrounded by protesters who screamed, punched, and spat on him.

Courtney wasn't familiar with Spencer prior to this event, and he got alerted to him when Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency. After doing some research on Spencer, he wanted to come out and protest, spending nearly four hours at the university yesterday. Just when he was getting ready to leave, he noticed Furniss.

“I could have hit him, I could have hurt him … but something in me said, ‘You know what? He just needs love,” Courtney says.

A video went viral of Courtney hugging Furniss and wrapping his arms around him. In the clip above, you can hear him asking Furniss: “Why don’t you like me, dog?” Courtney continued to press him with questions because he was genuinely curious as to why someone hated him solely because of his skin color.

“I had the opportunity to talk to someone who hates my guts and I wanted to know why. During our conversation, I asked him, ‘Why do you hate me? What is it about me? Is it my skin color? My history? My dreadlocks?’” he says.

When Furniss refused to answer him, he kept trying. “After beating around the bush, and avoiding my questions, I asked him, I pleaded with him, I almost broke out in tears, growing increasingly angry because I didn’t understand,” he says.

He continued to seek the truth, taking the teachings of his father, who is a bishop, and applying it to this situation. “Something in me said, ‘You know what? He just needs love. Maybe he never met an African-American like this.”

So, he asked the Nazi to give him a hug. After some initial resistance, Furniss finally gave in. “I reached over and the third time, he wrapped his arms around me, and I heard God whisper in my ear, ‘You changed his life.’”

Courtney then asked him again, “Why do you hate me?”

Furniss’ response, according to Courtney was “I don’t know.’”

“I believe that was his sincere answer. He really doesn’t know,” he adds.

Furniss was eventually taken away by police, but he ended up taking a photo with Courtney’s friend.

“I honestly feel that was a step in the right direction, for him to take a picture with a guy that he hated when he woke up this morning,” he says.

What a noble thing to do, Courtney. Hopefully this will make an impact on a larger scale.

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