TOP 40 SONGS OF 2021

Was it just me or was 2021 full of A LOT of feelings? The Pisces in me jumped out, and I found myself heavily confiding in music for a lot of my strength and reassurance, more so than I had in the past. But it also seemed like artists were opening up even more in-depthly with honest reflections of love, loss, mental health, gender, sexuality, and coming of age struggles.

2021 may have been a year of personal struggles, but we never felt alone thanks to the candid transparency of artists, and the playful bangers along the way that made us dance and smile. And to celebrate the year that was, here is the’s top 40 songs of the year. Check them out BELOW;

40. Halsey – I am not a woman, I’m a god 

Fave Lyric: “Every day I’ve got a smile where my frown goes”

39. Flowerkid – vodka orange juice 

Fave Lyric: “I didn’t sign up for this life but i’m doing the best that I can

38. Cate – Stupid 

Fave Lyric: “And 99 percent of the time, I don’t miss you and I swear I’m doing alright”

37. Jessica Mauboy – Glow

Fave Lyric: “Can you just let me glow? I wanna do this alone. Let me be the one that I need to be to grow”

36. Lorde – Mood Ring

Fave Lyric: “Don’t you think the early 2000s seem so far away?”

35. MUNA feat. Phoebe Bridgers – Silk Chiffon

Fave Lyric: “Watch her silk dress dancing in the wind. Watch it brush against her skin. Makes me wanna try her on”

34. Cat & Calmell – Dramatic 

Fave Lyric: “Cover my mouth with your hands, try and silence me. I’ll scream out as loud as I can

33. Genesis Owusu feat. Kirin J Callinan – Drown 

Fave Lyric: “Everybody’s laughing and the jokes on you”

32. Katelyn Tarver – Hurt Like That

Fave Lyric: “You said you were in love, I hate that I believed you. Now I see what it was. You just wanted someone to make you feel like someone new”

31. Tkay Maidza feat. Yung Baby Tate – Kim

Fave Lyric: “Anything’s possible, go ask your mans. I saw him naked and ghosted him since”

30. Muki – I Make Boys Cry

Fave Lyric: “I make boys cry, I’m so good at goodbyes”

29. The Weeknd – Save Your Tears

Fave Lyric: “You look so happy when I’m not with you. But then you saw me, caught you by surprise. A single teardrop falling from your eye”

28. ELIO – Charger

Fave Lyric: “Don’t wanna be put back, back in a moment where I’d wanna change my own mind”

27. Montaigne – Technicolour 

Fave Lyric: “If we stand together we can do whatever”. 

26. Iggy Azalea – Iam The Stripclub

Fave Lyric: “Don’t want your love, don’t want your problems. Just need all of, all of your dollars”

25. Orla Gartland – You’re Not Special, Babe

Fave Lyric:  “Everyone fucks up and then breaks up and then makes up. Everyone has days where they don’t wanna wake up. Everyone loves, everyone loses and they’re on their own”

24. HANNI – Talking To Myself In The Mirror

Fave Lyric: ““I need silent from myself. I’m just afraid to ask for help

23. girl in red – Serotonin 

Fave Lyric: “I’m running low on serotonin. Chemical imbalance got me twisting things” 

22. Odette – Amends

Fave Lyric: “I don’t want to rush. I need to take my time. I want to learn to love myself again, right now, tonight

21. The Jungle Giants – Love Signs

Fave Lyric: “Are you sendin’ out your love signs? Cause I’m pickin’ up your love signs”

20. Sarah Saint James – Mad At God

Fave Lyric: “I’m mad at god cause if he exists why do I still feel like this?” 

19. Holy Holy – How You Been

Fave Lyric: “How you been since you broke your heart? Were you waiting for your blood to run again?”

18. Mothica – Buzzkill

Fave Lyric: “I don’t talk about it unless I make a joke about it”

17. Peach PRC – Josh 

Fave Lyric: “I thought you wеre blocked. Fuck off, stop calling me, Josh”

16. Urban Cone – Never Enough 

Fave Lyric: “This feeling, never enough with you”

15. Olivia Rodrigo – Drivers License

Fave Lyric: “And I know we weren’t perfect but I’ve never felt this way for no one”

14. SZA – Good Days

Fave Lyric: “Still wanna try, still believe in good days”


Fave Lyric: “Shoot a child in your mouth while I’m riding”

12. Peach PRC – Heavy

Fave Lyric: “‘Fix You’ is only pretty when it’s sung by Coldplay”

11. UPSAHL – Time Of My Life

Fave Lyric: “So how come all the worst days are in the time of my life”

10. Chelsea Cutler – Walking Away

Fave Lyric: “You look at me and I look at you, like one of us might know what else to do”

9. Neiked feat. Mae Muller & Polo G – Better Days

Fave Lyric: “All I do is sit around and wait for better days”

8. Maisie Peters – Psycho 

Fave Lyric: “Playing a perfect Patrick Bateman. Put blame on anyone but you”

7. Sigrid – Mirror

Fave Lyric: “I needed loneliness to know there’s nothing that I can’t turn into confidence”

6. Doja Cat feat. SZA – Kiss Me More

Fave Lyric: “I  feel like fuckin’ somethin”

5. Justin Bieber – Anyone

Fave Lyric: “If it’s not you, it’s not anyone”

4. The Kid Laroi feat. Justin Bieber – STAY

Fave Lyric: “I do the same thing I told you that I never would”

3. Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4 U

Fave Lyric: “Well, good for you, you look happy and healthy. Not me, if you ever cared to ask

2. Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever

Fave Lyric: “I don’t relate to you, no. Cause I’d never treat me this shitty. You make me hate this city”

1. Julia Michaels – All Your Exes

Fave lyric: “There’s a spot on your chest just for me, it’s personally addressed. And anyone there before me should be a criminal offence”