Shir HaShanah שִׁיר הַשָּׁנָה
In Israel, ushering in the Jewish New Year holds great religious significance for some, and secular or cultural associations for others. This is arguably most present in the immediate lead up to Rosh Hashanah, when Israel counts down to the Song of the Year. As in North America, the anticipation over who will be #1 is huge!
Galgalatz, Israel's most popular radio station, holds the annual Song of the Year contest, together with the Walla! news site. Thousands of listeners vote annually to determine the winner.