We’ve collected the best songs of 2021 – our favourite releases for you to fill your end-of-year playlists.
Mainstream pop had the unexpected lightning-quick rise of Olivia Rodrigo and the guaranteed success of the return of Adele and Ed Sheeran, whilst below-the-radar songs written in the pandemic emerged, proving to be energising, creative, cathartic and comforting.
Hiatus Kaiyote – Red Room
Octo Octa – Goddess Calling
Nubya Garcia – La cumbia me está llamando ft. La Perla (Kaidi Tatham Remix)
Denise Chaila – 061
IDLES – The Beachland Ballroom
Villagers – The First Day
Alice Glass – BABY TEETH
Olivia Rodrigo – deja vu
brakence – argyle
JPEGMAFIA – HAZARD DUTY PAY!
Durand Jones & The Indications – Witchoo
Jayda G – All I Need
Don Broco – Uber
Wet Leg – Wet Dream
Alewya – Channel High
Taylor Swift – All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)
Snail Mail – Valentine
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