'New Year's Rockin' Eve Celebrates Dick Clark' Features Classic Performances by the Biggest Names in Music History

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December 28th, 2012

via press release:





ABC's New Year's festivities kick off at 8:00 p.m., ET with “New Year's Rockin' Eve Celebrates Dick Clark,” a two-hour countdown of key pop culture moments from the amazing life of Dick Clark, hosted by Fergie in Los Angeles and Jenny McCarthy from Times Square. The special celebrates, through clips from “American Bandstand” and reminiscences, the legendary television personality and producer who rang in the New Year for four decades and who was an instrumental force in launching and nurturing the careers of countless artists. Ryan Seacrest also joins the hosts for a special appearance in honor of Dick Clark.


In addition to the many memorable moments from years past, here is a partial list of performances in the tribute special, in alphabetical order:


ABBA “S.O.S.” 1975

Bangles “Manic Monday” 1986

Toni Basil “Mickey” 1982

Beach Boys “Good Vibrations” 1980

Pat Benatar “Heartbreaker” 1980

Blondie “Heart of Glass” 1979

James Brown “Bring it On” 1983

Johnny Cash “Ballad of a Teenage Queen” 1959

John Cougar “Hurts So Good” 1981

Culture Club “Move Away” 1986

Neil Diamond “Solitary Man” 1966

The Doors “Light My Fire” 1967

Go-Go's “We Got the Beat” 1981

Bill Haley & His Comets “Rock Around the Clock” 1959

Billy Idol “White Wedding” 1982

INXS “Need You Tonight” 1987

The Jacksons “Shake Your Body” 1979

Janet Jackson “Young Love” 1982

Michael Jackson “Rockin' Robin” 1972

Jefferson Airplane “Somebody to Love” 1967

Cyndi Lauper ”Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” 1984

Madonna “Holiday” 1984

The Mamas & the Papas “California Dreamin'” 1966

The Miracles “Shop Around” 1965

Run-D.M.C. “Jam Master Jammin'” 1985

Sonny & Cher “I Got You Babe” 1965

Stevie Wonder “Fingertips Pt. 2” 1966

Donna Summer “Last Dance” 1978

The Supremes “Stop! In the Name of Love” 1965

John Travolta “Whenever I'm Away From You” 1976



The complete lineup beginning Monday night, December 31 on ABC is:


8:00-10:00 p.m., ET -- “New Year's Rockin' Eve Celebrates Dick Clark”


10:00-11:00 p.m., ET -- “Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013”


11:30 p.m.-1:08 a.m., ET -- “Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013, Part 1”


1:08-2:12 a.m., ET -- “Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013, Part 2”



“Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013” is a presentation of dick clark productions, inc, with Ryan Seacrest, Allen Shapiro and Orly Adelson serving as executive producers. Larry Klein produces. These programs are broadcast in HD/5.1 and carry a TV-PG,L parental guideline.

  • Joseph

    What I hope will happen starting December 31, 2013 is that “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” run from 9:55 to 11:05 P.M. EST; then again from 11:35 P.M. to 3:05 A.M. EST, and slightly change it’s format to include more cut-ins on the arrival of the New Year in more time zones.

    For instance, the show could start at 9:55, and Ryan Seacrest could toss things right away to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (the first time zone in the Western Hemisphere to celebrate the new year) to show Midnight there (10 P.M. EST). Perhaps the ABC News South American bureau chief can be recruited to report from there.

    Then, there would be music until around 10:27 EST, where the show mwould switch to St. John’s Newfoundland for the arrival of the New Year there (they’re an hour-and-a-half ahead of Eastern time), the first time zone in North America to see the new year.

    The prime-time segment would extend to 11:05 to show, on a split-screen at 11 P.M. EST, the New Year in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Halifax, Nova Scotia. After that, at 11:05 EST, comes the late local news.

    Of course, we’d see the ball drop in Times Square at 12 Midnight EST, but at 1 A.M. EST (12 CST), we’d see the New Year arrive in either Chicago or New Orleans (or maybe a split-screen), then in Denver or Phoenix at 2 A.M. EST (12 MST), and finally we would see the New Year arrive at Disneyland at 3 A.M. EST (12 Midnight PST), after which, Seacrest would come back briefly to close out the show and say “Happy New Year! Seacrest…..Out!”.

    Thus, besides great music, “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” would feature the arrival of the New Year live (on the East Coast) in seven different time zones.

  • Chris


    Wallyhorse? Is that you?

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