20 Versions of Auld Lang Syne

To get you in the mood for tonight's Hogmanay festivities wherever you are, here are twenty versions of Auld Lang Syne.

It's amazing to think how ubiquitous this song has become, considering it was penned in 1788 by Scotland's national poet Robert Burns to a traditional folk song.

This list of tracks from Soundcloud covers a spectrum of arrangements: from full-blown pipes and drums (AudioGremlin) to the lone vocalist, from versions sung by a capella groups to a mandolin version.

Naturally, plentiful pop versions crop up, here in the shape of Rod Stewart; there's also a metal version in the list by Jeff Loomis and Aaron Smith.

Swedish group El Perro del Mar's wispy, childlike take, and Pink Martini's genre crossing French version providing a more off-beat play on the classic midnight hour song.