Let’s Start the New Year Right is a song by Irving Berlin. The film was written for the movie Holiday Inn, which starred Bing Crosby, Virginia Dale, Marjorie Reynolds and Fred Astaire.
The film features each of the holidays throughout the year and Berlin seems to have written this song specifically for the New Year’s Eve/Day portion of the film, which is also the opening of the Holiday Inn.
The song was sung by Bing Crosby in the film. Crosby recorded and released the song on the other side of the disc featuring White Christmas.
The song has also been recorded and performed by Frank Sinatra and The McGuire Sisters.