Last year was Gangnam, this year is up to you! Vote HERE for Manchester’s New Year’s Eve dance song

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Want to move to the Macarena? Rock out with the robot? Or get down with the Gangnam? Whether it’s a golden oldie or modern masterpiece Manchester is looking for an iconic dance tune to see in the New Year.

And it’s up to our MM readers to have the final say on which dance will be performed as the clock strikes 12… just don’t expect twerking to make an appearance. Cast your vote here.

Last year Manchester City Council’s city centre spokesman Councillor Pat Karney led thousands who united in Albert Square to see in the new year, Gangnam style.

And Cllr Karney revealed to MM that he usually relies on a ‘focus group’ comprising of his 11 nieces and nephews, who also choose the acts for the Christmas lights switch-on.

Cllr Karney explained: “If they tell me that young boys and girls, our target audience, will like them then I’ll put them on.”

But now the kids are taking a break and he has handed over the reigns to our MM readers to decide how to bring in the New Year by choosing an iconic dance routine to be performed in Albert Square.

Last year Gangnam Style took the city by storm as thousands attempted to break a world record for the most people dancing to Psy’s YouTube sensation.

Cllr Karney wants your suggestions on what should get the city onto its feet when the chimes ring out at the town hall on December 31.

So if you would love to see a re-enactment to Beyonce’s Single Ladies video or even bring back the Thriller, your vote matters. Email us your song choice here or at newdesk (at) mancunianmatters ( dot ) co ( uk)

Cameras will be ready to catch every move as children and adults unite to hail in the New Year in the city centre.

The chosen choreography will mark the end of Manchester’s Christmas festivities which have seen record numbers visit the city.

The annual market which celebrated its 15th year continues to be a huge draw to the region with visitors up 15%, and Cllr Karney believes the reason behind its continued popularity is a simple one.

“It takes adults back to their childhood. And we love Christmas in Manchester,” he said.

“Behind all the tinsel and baubles there’s a huge economic rational to us having a great Christmas.”

Image courtesy of Ace Howard via Flickr, with thanks.

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