Top 10 Best Songs of 2021

The Top Ten
1 Leave The Door Open - Bruno Mars, Anderson.Paak & Silk Sonic

Damn, this song is so insanely good! It has great 70s vibes without sounding like a pastiche. Bruno's vocals are excellent, just like Anderson's. Just when I thought Bruno Mars would be declining, he comes back and blows me off the ceiling with a collaboration that turns out to be a match made in heaven.

Welcome back, Bruno! I can't wait to see what the Silk Sonic album will be.

I'm not that much into soul, but this song is insanely glossy, lush, and well-crafted. Welcome back, Bruno. 10/10.

Bruno is back! I'm in love with this song. I hope to see more music like this on the new album.

2 Good 4 U - Olivia Rodrigo

This song is a sparkle like there are very few in music these days. Just when I expected Olivia Rodrigo to release another ballad, she arrives with a pop-punk smash and proves once and for all that she's a pop star in her own right despite still being a teenager. Her success is totally deserved, and this song shows that she's a singer who speaks to her generation.

Olivia Rodrigo surprised me again! She really kills it on this pop-punk song. It brings back 2000s Avril Lavigne and Paramore without imitating them note for note. I am really looking forward to Olivia's debut album. I hope it will be as good as the singles she has released.

3 Easy on Me - Adele

The REAL BEST song of the year. Her return after 6 years was an unbelievable feat, and her voice shows us she still endures and has it. It even has a great melody, and we remember it as well.

Its atmosphere is classic Adele quality. It even broke Spotify's record for the most streamed song in 24 hours and is #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Take that, Olivia Rodrigo, Justin Bieber, and BTS! Even Drivers License, Stay, and Butter couldn't stand a chance. This is the song of the year. PUT THIS TO #1!

Satisfying return for Adele. Her vocals still sound great. Can't wait to see what she will bring up next.

4 Montero (Call Me by Your Name) - Lil Nas X

I don't listen to Lil Nas X at all other than this song, and I love it. I have really enjoyed seeing more LGBTQ people creating art, and even more, seeing it become mainstream. Not to mention, the song goes hard.

This song has grown on me since its release. It's so catchy and lustful, and is a welcome change from trap-pop or drill.

Lil Nas X needs some therapy, but excluding my opinion about him, this is a good song.

5 Anyone - Justin Bieber

I want to hate this song. Really bad. Anything coming out of Justin Bieber is enough to turn me off. But I begrudgingly gave this song a try and I will admit I was pleasantly surprised. It's better than ANYTHING on his latest album.

His vocal performance on this track is amazing, especially at the chorus, despite the production being a little bloated in my opinion. Just when I thought JB was becoming a gimmick, he comes out with this song and proves me wrong. I hope this will be his new direction.

I unironically like this. This is genuinely a good song from a once-hated music artist. It's a very good improvement after his less-than-good 2020 run.

6 Drivers License - Olivia Rodrigo

It just came out on January 8th and it outdid every other song in quality and everything else. It's the greatest song of 2021 and truly the greatest in decades. Better than all the garbage playing, it's among the most heartbreaking songs ever made.

This is up there with Tears In Heaven by Eric Clapton and My Immortal by Evanescence, given how sad it really is, and that doesn't do justice to people who cry over sad songs.

Yet, it's upbeat, powerful, inspiring, and emotional all at the same time. It became the first song of 2021 to hit number 1 on iTunes and the pop charts. Take a hint, guys. This is REAL music, not filled with drugs, sexual content, or racism. A whole lot of effort was put into it, and it's like the first time in a decade a new artist released a great and powerful song in the mainstream, though her other song was made specifically for Disney Channel.

I still can't believe an actress from a Disney Channel show like Bizaardvark would come up with a song that would take every other artist of today's generation down. Plus, it even debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became the most streamed song worldwide in the first weeks of 2021.

It's a true masterpiece that may never be surpassed in 2021 or the rest of the decade. She and her song are the next big things in music today. Song of the decade by the new artist of the decade on the rise.

7 No Son of Mine - Foo Fighters

First thing I thought when I read the title and heard the first chord is that it would be a cover of a Genesis song, but you would be totally wrong to think so because this song SLAPS... HARD! It's great to hear FF again. I hope the album will be just as good, if not better.

Oh thank God, this is so much better than "Shame Shame." This is a return to form for the Foo Fighters.

This is easily the best single they've released so far for their new album.

8 Smokin Out The Window - Bruno Mars, Anderson.Paak & Silk Sonic
9 Take My Breath - The Weeknd

Another smash by The Weeknd. I really love the synth-disco vibes and his vocals on this one. I'm looking forward to more.

10 Techno Syndrome 2021 - Benjamin Wallfisch

The Newcomers

? Die for You - Justin Bieber
? Grey - Why Don’t We
The Contenders
11 Butter - BTS
12 My Universe - Coldplay X BTS

Shocked this isn't higher, considering what a bop it was.

I think it's really good! Blows my mind.

13 Astronaut in the Ocean - Masked Wolf
14 Good Ones - Charli XCX
15 Fallen Angel - AmaLee
16 Sabotage - Bebe Rexha
17 Waiting on a War - Foo Fighters

This shows that the Foo Fighters are still capable of making excellent songs. Lovely alternative ballad.

18 Cold Heart - Elton John, Dua Lipa
19 Brutal - Olivia Rodrigo
20 Chemtrails Over the Country Club - Lana Del Rey
21 Pictures - AACACIA

Soulful and tight. Wonderful vocals. This is the best song of 2021 so far, in my opinion.

22 WUSYANAME - Tyler, the Creator

Great sample and great utilization of the sample. The song itself is great.

23 Everytime I Cry - Ava Max

Ava Max is SUCH a good artist! Her songs are impossible to hate, and more of her music should be on this list! Everytime I Cry is such a good song, and the meaning is amazing. Embrace your bad side, and realize that every time you cry, you get a little bit stronger. I LOVE AVA MAX!

24 Bad Dream - Cannons
25 Happier Than Ever - Billie Eilish

I didn't think Billie Eilish had it in her for a song like this, a song all soft and quiet in the first half to go absolutely alternative rock in the second half. I love how unpredictable she is with her music.

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