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A look back on Dick Clark's best New Year's Eve moments -- VIDEOS

In honor of the amazing life and career and Dick Clark, this year ABC will air a two-hour countdown of the late “New Years Rockin’ Eve” host’s greatest moments, to be hosted by Fergie in Los Angeles and Jenny McCarthy in Times Square. The special (Dec. 31 from 8-10 p.m. ET) will celebrate clips from American Bandstand as well as many of Clark’s memorable New Year’s Eve countdowns. At 10 ET, Ryan Seacrest will join the hosts for a special appearance in honor of Clark.

We’ve got two exclusive clips from the pre-Seacrest two-hour special, below…

Cyndi Lauper sings “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” in 1984:

The Beach Boys perform “Good Vibrations” in 1980:

And here’s the rest of the performances that’ll round out the pre-show:

ABBA “S.O.S.” 1975
Bangles “Manic Monday” 1986
Toni Basil “Mickey” 1982
Pat Benatar “Heartbreaker” 1980
Blondie “Heart of Glass” 1979
James Brown “Bring it On” 1983
Johnny Cash “Ballad of a Teenage Queen” 1959
John Cougar “Hurts So Good” 1981
Culture Club “Move Away” 1986
Neil Diamond “Solitary Man” 1966
The Doors “Light My Fire” 1967
Go-Go’s “We Got the Beat” 1981
Bill Haley & His Comets “Rock Around the Clock” 1959
Billy Idol “White Wedding” 1982
INXS “Need You Tonight” 1987
The Jacksons “Shake Your Body” 1979
Janet Jackson “Young Love” 1982
Michael Jackson “Rockin’ Robin” 1972
Jefferson Airplane “Somebody to Love” 1967
Madonna “Holiday” 1984
The Mamas & the Papas “California Dreamin’ ” 1966
The Miracles “Shop Around” 1965
Run-D.M.C. “Jam Master Jammin’ ” 1985
Sonny & Cher “I Got You Babe” 1965
Stevie Wonder “Fingertips Pt. 2” 1966
Donna Summer “Last Dance” 1978
The Supremes “Stop! In the Name of Love” 1965
John Travolta “Whenever I’m Away From You” 1976

After stopping by at 10, Seacrest will drink or briefly bathe in some of his magical, mythical energy elixir and keep the party going from 11:30 p.m. through 2:12 with his official “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve with Ryan Seacrest” special, all on ABC.

See you New Year’s Eve! Don’t fall asleep!