Everyone has their own expectations for New Year's Eve, and one of them is usually a stellar performance before the ball drops. Since Dick Clark's inaugural New Year's Rockin' Eve in 1973, audiences around the world have been treated to several unforgettable New Year's Eve moments. Some of the biggest musical acts of the day perform live for the annual event, often outside in below freezing temperatures. Of course, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve isn’t the only game in town, and some of the most iconic rock shows in music history have taken place on NYE.
Some of these moments are memorable for all the wrong reasons - we’re looking at you Mariah - while some are just special because a performer hits the ball out of the park. Some things only happen on New Year's Eve - like pop stars stumbling down icy stages, hair catching on fire in sub-zero temperatures, or drunken confessions on live television. Relive some of the best New Year's Eve moments with these unforgettable performances.
- 128 VOTES
Jennifer Lopez Crushed New Year's Eve 2009
- 213 VOTES
The Grateful Dead Played Winterland's Last Show, With The Blues Brothers Opening
- 320 VOTES
Plain White T's "Hey There Delilah" Turned Into A Giant Sing-Along
- 416 VOTES
Gene Simmons Set His Hair On Fire
- 527 VOTES
Mariah Carey Didn't Even Pretend To Lip Sync To Ring In 2017
- 616 VOTES
Jack Black Joined Foo Fighters To Cover AC/DC