Let’s Start The New Year Right – Written by Irving Berlin in 1942. My wish to you – Happy New Year! Another absolutely beautiful song from 1942 presented as a Musical Memory – Songs I remember hearing and playing when I grew up in the 1940’s and 1950’s. I often played out of the two old Black Fake Books my Mom bought. I thought I would share some of those wonderful songs of the past. Beautiful songs with rich chords, melodies, rhythms and wonderful words. How so many wonderful songs have been born from those 7 white keys and 5 black keys is a true miracle of music to me. The number of song choices is in the thousands. I hope you enjoy the little bit of the past I share with you. Bing Crosby sang this song in the film Holiday Inn to ring the New Year in.