Favorites of 2021: Top 50 Songs of the Year

‘Tis the time of year, uh?

The time I rant about my favorites of the year, organize them in two tidy lists–Best Albums of 2021 and Best Songs of 2021–and put them out there for the internet to enjoy. First, since I’m still drafting the former, I will start with listing my favorite songs–those that have formed my soundtrack for 2021.

So, without any further ado, let’s dig in!

Top 50 Songs of 2021

  1. “Introvert,” Little Simz
  2. “BDE,” Shygirl feat. slowthai
  3. “INDUSTRY BABY,” Lil Nas X feat. Jack Harlow
  4. “Life Is Not The Same,” James Blake
  5. “It Is Happening Again,” Clarence Clarity feat. twst
  6. “Tears In The Club,” FKA twigs feat. The Weeknd
  7. “Toxic,” Ashnikko
  8. “Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat feat. SZA
  9. “honey,” Halsey
  10. “Just Kidding,” Waterparks
  11. “Happier Than Ever,” Billie Eilish
  12. “Wild Side,” Normani feat. Cardi B
  13. “ZITTI E BUONI,” Måneskin
  14. “Chemtrails Over The Country Club,” Lana Del Rey
  15. “a m a r i,” J. Cole
  16. “Titanium,” Dave
  17. “IHY2LN,” Zack Fox
  18. “34+35 (Remix),” Ariana Grande feat. Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion
  19. “CORSO,” Tyler, The Creator
  20. “Leave The Door Open,” Silk Sonic feat. Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak
  21. “Working for the Knife,” Mitski
  22. “Amoeba,” Clairo
  23. “feel away,” slowthai feat. James Blake and Mount Kimbie
  24. “Magic,” Rico Nasty
  25. “Both Sides Of A Smile,” Dave feat. James Blake
  26. “let all the poisons that lurk in the mud seep out,” Kelsey Lu feat. Yves Tumor, Kelly Moran and Moses Boyd
  27. “Typhoons,” Royal Blood
  28. “fue major,” Kali Uchis feat. SZA
  29. “Best Friend,” Saweetie feat. Doja Cat
  30. “Till Forever Falls Apart,” Ashe feat. FINNEAS
  31. “Stoned at the Nail Salon,” Lorde
  32. “ARE YOU WITH THAT?,” Vince Staples
  33. “Body And Mind,” girls in red
  34. “Lapdance from Asia,” Cosha feat. Shygirl
  35. “Jealous,” Mahalia feat. Rico Nasty
  36. “Wait, I Lied,” Alfie Templeman
  37. “If Anything,” John Glacier
  38. “Girls Want Girls,” Drake feat. Lil Baby
  39. “Bad Habits,” Ed Sheeran
  40. “Call Me Cruella,” Florence + The Machine
  41. “Rumors,” Lizzo feat. Cardi B
  42. “mine,” Loony feat. Pell
  43. “Paprika,” Japanese Breakfast
  44. “Bicycle,” Chung Ha
  45. “Delicious Things,” Wolf Alice
  46. “R U Looking 4 Me Now,” Jazmin Bean
  47. “Amir,” serpentwithfeet
  48. “All My Favorite Songs,” Weezer
  49. “Love Is Back,” Celeste
  50. “Ruthless,” midwxst

Finally, for your convenience, I will paste a Spotify playlist with the above-mentioned songs below so you can give my picks a try:





One response to “Favorites of 2021: Top 50 Songs of the Year”

  1. A Word On This Year’s Grammy Awards Winners – Art Kills Avatar

    […] also went back to my top albums and songs of 2022, and very few of my personal picks made it to the awards […]


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