Top 25 Songs of 2021
Now, more than ever, we need good music in our lives. We’re almost into our third year of this pandemic, and while 2020 was all about while living in the moment of our supposed “new normal,” the ongoing length and stress of the pandemic influenced 2021’s music in a totally different way.
It’s no longer about how our creative minds flourish when locked inside all day; it’s now about envisioning the possibility that our world and our individual lives have the possibility to be better. We’re looking back and looking forward at the same time.
This year brought us back some of our favorite artists, while also introduced us to new ones. Some stirred controversy, some are parody. But all of them (at least the ones on this list) are great.
I considered so many songs this year. What started as a list of nearly 60 was trimmed down to just 25 with a few honorable mentions. In fact, the music was so good this year that I’ve included an entire ALBUM on this list. So get ready for that.
As usual, these songs from 2021 are those that reached their peak popularity in 2021. There are a few songs from 2020 that spilled over into this year, but that’s probably just because I missed them. And of course, this is just one guy’s opinion. I have my likes and dislikes, the most I can do if your favorite isn’t on here is apologize and say: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
On with the show! Here are my selections for the best songs of 2021.