Top 10 Best Songs of 2021

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

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, & well-crafted. Welcome back Bruno, 10/10.

This seriously gives me 70s/80s soul vibes. I love it. Did I mention that Bruno Mars gives me Prince vibes?

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

2 Take My Breath - The Weeknd Take My Breath - The Weeknd Cover Art

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

3 No Son of Mine - Foo Fighters No Son of Mine - Foo Fighters Cover Art

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 that they've released so far for their new album.

This is a good song

4 Good 4 U - Olivia Rodrigo Good 4 U - Olivia Rodrigo Cover Art

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 to 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 released.

Okay this song is so good! Olivia gets emotional and intense in this song, and I like music like that. One thing though, why is all her songs about breaking up?

Without a doubt one of the best hit songs of 2021 so far. I like this pop rock route Olivia is taking here.

5 Anyone - Justin Bieber Anyone - Justin Bieber Cover Art

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 un-ironically 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.

Might be my favorite song from him, even though I don't like him. I give it a 9/10.

This song is surprisingly good. It is probably Justin's best song yet. 8/10

6 Drivers License - Olivia Rodrigo Drivers License - Olivia Rodrigo Cover Art

It just came out on January 8th & it outdid every other song in quality & everything. It's the great song of 2021 & truly the greatest in decades. Better than all the garbage playing & it's among the most heartbreaking songs ever made. This's up to Tears In Heaven by Eric Clapton & My Immortal by Evanescence given how sad it really is & that doesn't do justice for people who cry over sad songs. Yet it's upbeat, powerful, inspiring & emotional all at the same time. Yet it became the 1st song of 2021 to ever hit #1 on iTunes & the pop charts as well as anything. Take a hint guys. This is REAL music & not filled with drugs, sexual content or racism. A whole Lotta effort was put into it & it's like the 1st time in a decade a new artist released a great and powerful song in the mainstream (though her other & 1st song was made specifically for Disney Channel). Still can't believe an actress from a Disney Channel show like Bizzardvark would come up with a song that would take every other ...more

Teen pop has rarely been this emotional. You can see that this 17-year-old has put a lot of effort into this song. You can hear the pain in her vocals considering she was going through a painful breakup but at least she's not trying so hard to be melodramatic. This song is sweeping all competition and rightfully so, I'd rather have kids buying into this than rappers who promote drug use, sex, weapons or violence and objectify women or call them "bitches" or "hoes". I'm so glad a HEARTFELT song is set to be at #1. People who hate sad songs will likely be disappointed but this song is not stealing its success.

YESH. No lie, I'm literally listening to this song as I type. Olivia Rodrigo's music style is so unique and that really shows through in this song. LOVE IT.


Great lyrics and very well produced. I feel that some of the parts are maybe a little too intense for my taste but it's only a minor flaw. Also she sounds a lot like Lorde in the second half but we haven't gotten any new music from Lorde in a long time so oh well.

7 Smokin Out The Window - Bruno Mars, Anderson.Paak & Silk Sonic Smokin Out The Window - Bruno Mars, Anderson.Paak & Silk Sonic Cover Art

This album would be 10/10, I swear.

8 Easy on Me - Adele Easy on Me - Adele Cover Art

The REAL BEST song of the year. Her return after 6 years was an unbelievable feat & her voice shows us she still endures & has it. It even has a great melody & 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 & is #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Take that Olivia Rodrigo, Justin Bieber & BTS! Even Drivers License, Stay & Butter couldn't stand a chance. This's 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.

Wonderful return, I'm very surprised that this isn't higher. One of her best songs!

Adele is a great singer and she made her comeback awesome with this song.

9 Everytime I Cry - Ava Max Everytime I Cry - Ava Max Cover Art

Ava Max is SUCH a good artist! Her songs are impossible to hate, and more of her music should be on this list! Every time 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!

This song is okay but it's not the best song she's made. I feel like Ava Max could quickly become a has-been if she keeps going in that direction.

10 Waiting on a War - Foo Fighters Waiting on a War - Foo Fighters Cover Art

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

Hi, I am Myanmar. I like your songs.

The Newcomers

? They Don't Care About Us - Beast in Black They Don't Care About Us - Beast in Black Cover Art
? Social Debris - Alice Cooper Social Debris - Alice Cooper Cover Art
The Contenders
11 L8r Boi - Ashnikko L8r Boi - Ashnikko Cover Art

Pretty funny remake of "Sk8r Boi" by Avril Lavigne. If you like creative sampling or covers, you should give it a listen!

12 Montero (Call Me by Your Name) - Lil Nas X Montero (Call Me by Your Name) - Lil Nas X Cover Art

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!

I'm not crazy about Lil Nas X but I think this song is interesting musically.

13 Coloratura - Coldplay

This is probably the most ambitious song Coldplay has ever done. It sounds a lot like a song from Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon" and for that matter, I was afraid it would be a Pink Floyd pastiche from start to finish but thankfully that's not what it turned out to be. Coldplay have always been great and know exactly how to distill their influences without sounding derivative. They also try something different on each album and that's why I keep coming back to them when they announce a new album. It's been more than 20 years already since Coldplay have released their debut album and all I can say is they haven't stolen their success. They deserve their longevity way more than other washed up bands like Maroon 5, OneRepublic, The Script or Imagine Dragons, whose songs have become painfully generic or run of the mill. Long live Coldplay!

We didn't quite think 2021 would have music that great, but Coldplay just changed everything with this masterpiece. Not only is it a song, it's a work of art that's dominating 2021 & even the whole 2020's decade. It pushed every boundary of what music would be like in 2021 & even the whole decade. Not to mention it's a whopping 10 MINUTES 18 SECONDS LONG! That's like their longest song ever & 1 of the longest songs in mainstream music. You can certainly get nearly 15 minutes of Rapper's Delight by the Sugarhill Gang & the longest song ever was The Noise Militia by Steve Lieberman on December 3rd 2020, clocking in at a whole whopping 35 hours 41 minutes 9 seconds long, but they won't get the beauty of this masterpiece from those. It's about the dreams & adventures & beauty in everything & it's the Bohemian Rhapsody of Generation Z. It's the most emotional & inspiring song that ever came out this year & holds to remain the best of all the decade & ages to come. This even sounds like the ...more

This song is a masterpiece. A very atmospheric and beautiful song.

No one will make a 10 minute song in the streaming era except Coldplay.

Edit: and Taylor Swift

14 Moth to a Flame - Swedish House Mafia & The Weeknd Moth to a Flame - Swedish House Mafia & The Weeknd Cover Art
15 Chemtrails Over the Country Club - Lana Del Rey Chemtrails Over the Country Club - Lana Del Rey Cover Art

This song is amazing! 10/10

16 Lo Vas a Olvidar - Billie Eilish & Rosalía Lo Vas a Olvidar - Billie Eilish & Rosalía Cover Art

Although it's not my favorite Billie song, it's a great song!

This is a lot better than Billie's previous single Therefore I Am in my opinion. 7/10

I love Billie Eilish, and now you add Rosalia! Perfect combination, I love it!

Billie has too much autotune in the last verse.

17 Astronaut in the Ocean - Masked Wolf Astronaut in the Ocean - Masked Wolf Cover Art

I'm mostly voting on my brothers half, but I like this song too.

This actually came out in 2019.

18 Techno Syndrome 2021 - Benjamin Wallfisch Techno Syndrome 2021 - Benjamin Wallfisch Cover Art
19 Welcome to the Internet - Bo Burnham Welcome to the Internet - Bo Burnham Cover Art

A little disappointed this isn't higher.

20 Bad Dream - Cannons Bad Dream - Cannons Cover Art
21 De Una Vez - Selena Gomez De Una Vez - Selena Gomez Cover Art

Nothing extraordinary, but she's headed in the right direction and definitely sounds better singing in Spanish. 6/10

Nothing special, but it's cute. 8/10. It's also pretty interesting to see Selena sing in spanish.

Selena Gomez singing in Spanish is better than Selena Gomez singing in English.

22 Sabotage - Bebe Rexha Sabotage - Bebe Rexha Cover Art
23 Rain - grandson & Jessie Reyez Rain - grandson & Jessie Reyez Cover Art
24 Fallen Angel - AmaLee Fallen Angel - AmaLee Cover Art
25 Self Destructor - Chevelle Self Destructor - Chevelle Cover Art
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