'Auld Lang Syne': New Year's song has a convoluted history

We've put together a selection of playlists for your partay — whether you're rockin' in the new year or dancing the night away. Each 21-song mix includes highlights from the year, a classic or two, and a version of Auld Lang Syne to play at the big

Okay, some people know what Auld Lang Syne means, and some might even know some, most, or even all of its lyrics. But why do we sing it at New Year's and what does it mean, anyway? Is this something we missed in

Republican presidential candidate, former House speaker Newt Gingrich wipes a tear away from his eye as he speaks about his mother during a Moms Matter campaign stop at Java Joe's in Des Moines on Friday, December. 30, 2011. (David Purdy/The Des Moines

It would have been altogether appropriate if Oklahoma had concluded its post-Insight Bowl press conference by breaking out a verse of Auld Lang Syne. In a game that started Friday at 8:10 pm, the clock was well past midnight when coach Bob Stoops and

Republican presidential candidate, former House speaker Newt Gingrich wipes a tear away from his eye as he speaks about his mother during a Moms Matter campaign stop at Java Joe's in Des Moines on Friday, December. 30, 2011. (David Purdy/The Des Moines