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New Year's Rockin' Eve Top Performances

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More than 200 artists have performed on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve since it debuted 40 years ago, and in tonight’s countdown of the Top 40 performances, Jennifer Lopez (and her bedazzled bodysuit) took the crown. See the full list below. Things we learned watching Fergie and Jenny McCarthy host tonight’s live two-hour countdown special: The crowd dancing in the ’80s was so much better than today, Rick Springfield actually pulled off that pink suit (which is, we assume, why his name and “Jessie’s Girl” trended on Twitter), and meeting McCarthy was one loud man’s life dream. 

40. “Celebrate,” 1973 — Three Dog Night

39. “Just Another New Year’s Eve,” 1981 — Barry Manilow

38. “Like a G-6,” 2011 — Far East Movement

37. “Who Let the Dogs Out,” 2001 — Baha Men

36. “All Night Long,” 2009 — Lionel Richie

35. “Last Dance,” 2004 — Donna Summer

34. “Hold My Hand,” 1995 — Hootie & the Blowfish

33. “Home,” 2010 — Daughtry

32. “Shoop,” 1995 — Salt-N-Pepa

31. “Walk Like an Egyptian,” 1987 — The Bangles

30. “Unfaithful,” 2007 — Rihanna

29. “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg,” 1993 — TLC

28. “Girl’s Night Out,” 2008 — Miley Cyrus

27. “White Wedding,” 2005 — Billy Idol

26. “Conga,” 1987 — Miami Sound Machine

25. “S.O.S.,” 2008 — The Jonas Brothers

24. “Maneater,” 1983 — Hall & Oates

23. “I Honestly Love You,” 1975 – Olivia Newton-John

22. “One Time,” 2010 – Justin Bieber

21. “Fergalicious,” 2007 — Fergie

20. “Picture to Burn,” 2009 – Taylor Swift

19. Medley/“Larger Than Life,” 2011 — NKOTBSB

18. “Good Vibrations,” 1975 — The Beach Boys

17. “Shout,” 1986 — Tears for Fear

16. “Get the Party Started,” 2002 — Pink

15. “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye,” 1992 — Boyz II Men

14. “Get Down Tonight,” 1976 — KC and the Sunshine Band

13. “Don’t Cha,” 2006 — The Pussycat Dolls

12. “Hart of Glass,” 1980– Blondie

11. “Jessie’s Girl,” 1982 — Rick Springfield

10. “Before He Cheats,” 2008 — Carrie Underwood

9. “We Got the Beat,” 1983 — The Go-Go’s

8. “Boom Boom Pow,” 2010 — The Black Eyed Peas

7. “Girls Ain’t Nothing But Trouble,” 1989 — DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince

6. “Wannabe,” 1998 — The Spice Girls

5. “Candyman,” 2007 — Christina Aguilera

4. “Karma Chameleon,” 1984 — Culture Club

3. “Y.M.C.A.,” 1983 — The Village People

2. “We Belong Together,” 2006 — Mariah Carey

1. “Let’s Get Loud,” 2010 — Jennifer Lopez

(“Let’s Get Loud” starts at 5:05 in the medley below):

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