Well actually, at midnight, the very first song I heard was Auld Lang Syne (but then you would expect to hear Auld Lang Syne at midnight wouldn't you!). But this is the first song I heard in 2017 that wasn't Auld Lang Syne. I was watching The Jools Holland Hogmany show and his guest after midnight was Chaka Khan singing I'm every woman.
"I'm Every Woman" was written by the successful songwriting team Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson and was produced by Arif Mardin. It appeared on Chaka Khan's debut solo studio album 'Chaka' in 1978. The single established Chaka's career outside of the group Rufus, whom she finally left in late 1979.
Whitney Houston would later cover the song in 1992 with production by David Cole and Robert Cliviles, turning it into a dance hit for a new generation.
What was the first song you heard in 2017?