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'New Year's Rockin' Eve' celebrates Dick Clark

by jmaloni

Press release

Mon, Dec 31st 2012 01:25 pm
Ryan Seacrest spotlights some of the year's hottest artists, groups and songs. Fergie (left) hosts the Los Angeles party, and Jenny McCarthy is live with all the festivities in Times Square, airing Monday, Dec. 31 (10 p.m.), on ABC. (photo by Bob D'Amico/ABC)
Ryan Seacrest spotlights some of the year's hottest artists, groups and songs. Fergie (left) hosts the Los Angeles party, and Jenny McCarthy is live with all the festivities in Times Square, airing Monday, Dec. 31 (10 p.m.), on ABC. (photo by Bob D'Amico/ABC)

Special features classic performances by the biggest names in music history, as Fergie and Jenny McCarthy count down the 30 greatest artists Dick Clark influenced

ABC's New Year's festivities kick off at 8 p.m. Monday 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, Dec. 31, on ABC is:

8-10 p.m. -- "New Year's Rockin' Eve Celebrates Dick Clark"

10-11 p.m. -- "Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013"

11:30 p.m. to 1:08 a.m.T -- "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013, Part 1"

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

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