Best 2021 Songs
Best of 2021
😻 The best songs of 2021 | The most exciting songs of the year
Sigrid | Burning Bridges
Sigrid is a young Norwegian artist who we already talked about in our Kids Playlist. She returned in 2021 with this extraordinary single called ‘Burning Bridges‘.
The song talks about the difficult step of ending a relationship. Sigrid said:
It’s a sick song that I’m very proud of.
Colapesce, Dimartino | Musica leggerissima
Colapesce is an Italian singer-songwriter with 4 albums on the market. Dimartino has been in music for over 10 years.
The two came together in 2020 for the album, ‘I Mortali‘. It went so well that they decided to perform at the San Remo Festival with ‘Musica Leggerissima (Light Music)‘. Both songs are in our playlist with the best songs of 2021.
The song is a fierce criticism against the society we live in.
Jonah Kagen | Catching a Dream
Between college and his role as captain of a soccer team, this young man from Georgia (USA), composes music, and he does it so well that in 2021 his singles accumulated millions of plays.
In “Catching A Dream“, he transports us to that place you go to in your mind when you want to escape reality.
Justin Nozuka | Break Me
Honesty, passion, vulnerability and true love. That’s how we can define this track by Canadian-American artist Justin Nozuka, who has forged a name for himself as a singer-songwriter after more than a decade on stage.
‘Break Me‘ is part of his latest EP, ‘Then, Now & Again‘.
The Wombats | If you ever leave, I'm coming with you
The Liverpool trio reflects on the impact of COVID-19 on interpersonal relationships on their new album.
They explained about the song:
Is it the circumstances putting undue stress on people? Or have the circumstances shed light on people’s incompatibility with one another?
VLURE | Heartbeat
This Glasgow quintet, despite their youth have been formed since they were young in multiple bands, until they met and decided to smash trends and mix electronic music with punk.
They have released only 4 singles to date, where ‘Heartbeat‘ stands out for its raw power. Time to turn up the volume!
Oslo Ibrahim ft. Rendy Pandugo | Blanket of Sadness
Oslo Ibrahim is an Indonesian singer-songwriter whose greatest passion is the guitar, although as a singer he is not doing badly at all, having released in 2020 his first album “I Only Dance When I’m Sad“.
This 2021 he has teamed up with his compatriot Rendy Pandugo to leave us with a track whose chorus will blow your mind.
ONE OK ROCK | Broken Heart of Gold
A lot of talent is given off by these young Japanese who formed in 2005 the band ONE OK ROCK. Since then they have become a reference in their country and little by little they are growing internationally.
‘Broken Heart of Gold‘ is a great song, which also serves as the soundtrack of the movie ‘Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning‘.
Camila Cabello | Don't Go Yet
The preview of Cuban-born singer Camila Cabello’s new album takes us back to the Cuban and Brazilian sounds of the 50s.
The album, ‘Familia (Family)‘, and the song, ‘Don’t Go Yet‘ are inspired by family and food, as we can see in the fun music video, which also features an explained version
Fancy Hagood | The Answer
Fancy, born in Georgia (South of the United States) proudly proclaims himself a southern queer pop musician, although that is far from simple.
He tells us his story in his 1st album, ‘Southern Curiosity‘, from which we extract this pearl, ‘The Answer‘.
Malia Civetz | Anybody but you
This unabashed Hawaiian is starting to carve a niche for herself in music with her first EP ‘Heels In Hand‘.
The single “Anybody But You“, is a sweet and sharp farewell to a former lover who didn’t treat her right, you’re going to love it!
Troye Sivan | Angel Baby
A new hit from the South African artist, which takes us straight back to the 80’s, with what Troye himself describes as “a power ballad, gay and mega pop, full of adoration and affection“.
It is dedicated to a person he recently met and changed his life for the better 😍
Shakira Martínez | Todas las Noches
Shakira Martinez is a new Spanish talent whose voice is full of passion and flamenco.
She doesn’t stops releasing new tracks and growing in followers, which is not surprising when listening to ‘Todas las noches (Every night)‘, a song about heartbreak in which she displays all her talent.
AHI | Danger
AHI (Ahkinoah Habah Izarh), is a Canadian artist who dreams all his songs, they come to him in his sleep.
In the case of ‘Danger‘, he dreamt that he sang it in front of a large crowd that chanted every word. The song tells the story of a mother, whom he would later meet, whose son had died as a result of gun violence.
idom | AWAKE
idom is a young Japanese whose career started last year.
In a short time, he has gained wide attention for his talent and for this track, “Awake“, which has been picked up as the theme song in the Sony Xperia III 📱 advertising campaign.
NEEDTOBREATHE | I'm Yours
Since 1998 this American band has been playing rock around the world. This 2021 they have just released their new album ‘Into the Mystery‘.
They consider themselves a Christian music group. Whether you are religious or not, this song and the voice of their singer, Bear Rinehart, will touch your soul.
(G)I-DLE (여자)아이들 | HWAA 화(火花)
In case you are not fluent in Chinese and Korean, the song’s title 화(火花), means “anger” in Korean and “spark” in Chinese.
Its composer, Soyeon, one of the members of the Korean K-Pop group, (G)I-DLE, explained that the track expresses the feelings after a breakup.
We love this mix of electronic music and reggaeton, which, by the way, is called moombahton, don’t you?
Farruko | Pepas
Carlos Efrén Reyes Rosado has achieved a new worldwide number 1. Yes, that’s the real name of the Puerto Rican artist known as Farruko who makes people go crazy partying.
What does Farruko’s Pepas mean? In his country “pepas” means “strength”, but its meaning in the song is “pills”.
Helene Fischer & Luis Fonsi | Vamos a Marte
After 4 years, one of the biggest stars of German pop, Helene Fischer, returns with the most famous Puerto Rican artist, Luis Fonsi.
This is not the first time they sing together as their voices are a perfect match. Even more so with this song that hooks you with every beat, Vamos a Marte (Let’s go to Mars)!
Jessie J | I Want Love
The British artist who conquered the music scene with Price Tag in 2011, has gone through phases as varied as when she won the Chinese Singer music contest.
What is clear is that she still has her unmistakable voice and that she wants to make us dance with the preview of her new album, the hit song ‘I Want Love‘.
Marshmello & Jonas Brothers | Leave before you love me
When the trio Jonas Brother lead a song and DJ Marshmello produces the music, nothing else can come out but a track that sticks like a limpet in our head 🙃
By the way, in case you’re wondering, the track uses a sample (snippet of song) from Wham’s Last Christmas.
Jennifer Lopez & Rauw Alejandro | Cambia el Paso
I can’t get over that hypnotic beat! It’s a fantastically executed mix of Pop and Reggaeton, where Jennifer Lopez stands out, as usual, and Puerto Rican Rauw Alejandro shows why he is one of the artists of the moment.
As Jennifer explains “The song is about change and not being afraid to step up, move forward, do what you have to do“.
Talia Mar | Jack
Talia Mar is a singer and songwriter who started her music career taking advantage of her success on YouTube, Instagram and Twitch.
While preparing her first EP, she has left us this little gem called Jack, which is not the name of a boy, but a whiskey 🥃 do you know which one?
No Te Va Gustar ft. Nicki Nicole | Venganza
Uruguayan band No Te Va Gustar has joined forces with Argentinean singer Nicki Nicole to launch a proclamation against gender violence, Venganza (Revenge)!
The song is visually and sonically powerful to create the greatest possible impact, thus raising their voice against one of the biggest scourges of our society.
Jessie Ware | Remember where you are
One of Obama’s favorite songs, and our too 😊
Notice how in the chorus, Jessie doesn’t sing alone, there are many people with her. It’s because the song wants to convey that feeling of togetherness. In our opinion it succeeds with flying colors, being undoubtedly one of the great songs of the year.
By the way, if you were wondering, it is based on ‘Les Fleurs’ by Minnie Riperton.
Martin Garrix ft. Bono & The Edge | We are the people
The UEFA Euro 2021 (European Football Championship) is being celebrated throughout Europe as a symbol of unity. This is reflected in the official theme song, recorded by DJ Martin Garrix and U2 members Bono and The Edge.
We’ve tried to capture those feelings of euphoria, excitement and happiness that surround soccer. I think, in general, people need hope, excitement and something to cheer them up after this crazy year. It’s not normal for human beings to live at a distance and I feel like everyone needs that connection, that unity.
Ed Sheeran | Bad Habits
He’s back! Bad Habits is the first single of Ed Sherran’s new album that will be released in 2021.
Since Ed became a father his life and habits have changed, that’s what he talks about in this song, using a dance rhythm that invites you to dance and that is out of the style that has marked his career so far. But don’t worry, we will still enjoy his ballads in the rest of the album.
Stephen Stanley | Hopeless Soul
Stephen was rendered deaf in one ear at the age of 9 due to an accident. Funnily enough that brought him closer to music, for which he has an innate gift.
With his father being a pastor and him being so devout, it was no wonder he turned to Christian music, releasing in 2021 his first EP ‘Stephen Stanley’ from which we extract this wonderful track dedicated to those who feel bad about something they did in the past. He encourages us to overcome it 💪🏽
Ana Guerra | Tik Tak
Ana is a young Canarian girl who 4 years ago became known in a musical contest called Operación Triunfo. She needed all this time to get to know herself and compose a 2nd album that comes from her guts.
When we do something from the heart, it shows, as in ‘Tik Tak‘, a song that is full of energy and talks about enjoying the moment. Let’s do it! 😃
Built By Titan ft. Moh Mavuso | African Rain
Built By Titan is a Philippine-born DJ who has always been in the independent EDM (electronic music) scene, although as a musical director he has worked with big names such as Jonas Brothers, Adam Lambert, Backstreet Boys, etc.
His songs are always very emotive and showcase a different vocalist in each one. In African Rain we can enjoy the magnificent voice of the young Moh Mavuso.
Rag'n'Bone Man | All You Ever Wanted
The mind-blowing voice of Rag’n’Bone Man is back with ‘Life by Misadventure‘. An album that includes a fantastic collaboration with P!nk ‘Anywhere away from home‘.
The best track on the record is ‘All you ever wanted‘, where he remembers thoese places in Brighton and London where he grew up, but aren’t there anymore.
Beartooth | The Past is Dead
This American hardcore punk band is about to release their 4th album ‘Below‘.
If you are not yet a regular to the genre, ‘The Past is Dead‘ is a perfect baptism where you will listen to the clean voice of their singer Caleb Shomo, along with a very melodic and optimistic metal sound.
Lesley Roy | Maps
The week of May 17 the biggest music festival in the world, 🎙️ Eurovision 2021, was held in Rotterdam, being Italy the winner.
Although she did not have enough votes to quality for the final, the representative of Ireland, Lesley Roy, with her song Maps, stood out for the emotion she prints when singing it.
Steve Hackett | Andalusian Heart
Maybe just the name won’t ring a bell, but if I tell you that he is the guitarist of Genesis, you probably already know him better.
Steve Hackett left the band in 1977, but not the music. After dozens of albums, he returns in 2021 with ‘Under a Mediterranean Sky‘, which includes this beautiful song with a guitar that will move you 🎸
The Veronicas | Godzilla
These Australian twins named Lisa Marie and Jessica Louise Origliasso, started in music in 2005 and since then they have had many hits, including ‘Untouched‘, which is sure to ring a bell.
This year they are releasing not one but 2 albums. The first one, called like this track ‘Godzilla‘, is expected to be powerful. Guitars and synths blaring!
Shinova | Te Debo Una Canción
The Spanish band is skyrocketing with their latest album “La Buena Suerte (The Good Luck)”, released despite the pandemic with 11 fantastic tracks.
As the band explains, they started in 2008, between the sweltering heat of July, the sighting of a UFO and existential doubts. They have evolved a lot since then, but the essential remains, their love for music.
L.L.A.M.A, Ne-Yo y Carmen DeLeon | Shake
The young Andean L.L.AM.A composed this energetic and fun song because his goal in music is to make us happy. Even its name invites to it, Laugh Love And Music Always.
The great R&B artist Ne-Yo and Carmen DeLeon, a new rising star, join him to make this motivational and positive tune. If you have kids at home, play it for them, they will love it!
YIRUMA | Kiss The Rain
This great South Korean composer is a master at the piano and has been proving it since 2001, in all his albums.
His best-known work is “Kiss the Rain” which, despite being from 2003, has been re-recorded with orchestra this year. It sounds awesome and is one of the greatest tunes of 2021!
Willie Jones | American Dream
How does a 26-year-old black kid from Louisiana put such a big spin on a genre like Country? The answer lies in his debut album ‘Right Now‘.
“American Dream” is a shout against racism in America wrapped in masterfully written Country music. The video is not to be missed!
SOEN | Illusion
The new album of this Swedish metal band is called ‘IMPERIAL 🛒‘ and you are going to love it,
The single “Illusion”, even being the quietest track on the record, is as special as the voice of his singer Joel Ekelöf. 5 minutes of absolute enjoyment, that make it one of the best songs this 2021.
Zahara | Merichane
‘Merichane‘ is a term used pejoratively as “the town whore”. It also means “the mouth of ten thousand men” which is how Cleopatra was known, for her supposed artistry in fellatio.
The song introduces Zahara’s new album, called ‘Puta (Whore)‘.
Tom Speight | Everything's Waiting For You
This young British man has been releasing short discs (EPs) since 2006 with high quality songs. You will love the one we have chosen because of the positivism it conveys!
EPICA | Rivers
After almost 20 years on stage Epica managed to compose their most amazing album yet, ‘Omega (ΩMEGA)’, a collection of larger-than-life epic anthems which melodies will live long inside you.
Smith & Thell | Goliath
Lyrics, lyrics, lyrics, this Swedish duo are first and foremost extraordinary storytellers who dress their songs with catchy Pop melodies you can’t get out of your head. ‘Pixie’s Parasol’, Smith & Thell’s new 2021 album, is presented with “Goliath”, a song that reminds me why good Pop moves me so much 🎉
HAEVN | Throw Me A Line
You might think at first listen that this Dutch band makes music to relax, to find comfort, but HAEVN goes far beyond. Get ready to be moved by a captivating blend of melodies and lyrics that turn simplicity into beauty. It’s without a doubt, one of my favourite songs of 2021 and I’m sure it will be yours too.
RAYE | Regardless
RAYE had already a place in music writing for stars like Beyoncé, featuring in hits with David Guetta, Jonas Blue or Jax Jones, and releasing EPs, but she has just presented her 1st album, ‘Euphoric Sad Songs’. Spectacular Dance-Pop with a bittersweet story behind.
Jübel | Weeknd Vibe
Jubël plays sublime melodies steeped in summer tinges. They have just released their latest single ‘Weekend Vibe’ as a follow-up to a first EP, “Strawtown”, which I had to buy instantly upon hearing it because it transmits good vibes from all sides 😉
Javy Ramírez | La Frase
When Javy Ramírez said that he wanted to be a musician, everyone told him that only 1 in a million makes it. We can safely say that he is that 1. His 3 first singles ‘La Frase (The Sentence)’, ‘Tu Nombre (Your Name)’ and ‘Quién Robó Tu Luz (Who stole your light)’ are simply wonderful 🖤 Don’t miss his 2021 album, it’s out now.
Tom Grennan | Little Bit Of Love
He convinced us with his first album ‘Lighting Matches’ that he was one of the new British voices to follow, but his latest record, ‘Evering Road’, is going to enshrine him. You only need to listen to his single “A Little Bit of Love” to know that something big is coming. I have a new favourite song, what about you? 😉
EMELIE HOLLOW | Break It Right
Emelie Hollow should be listened to in silence, alone, in the dark. This way her sweet voice fills the space with beauty. She has a new album called “Half the Story”, where she tells us that there is no kind way to break someone’s heart.
Mágo de Oz | Tu Madre Es Una Cabra
Mago de Oz will release their new album “Bandera Negra (Black Flag)” in 2021. It is an album loaded with hooligan rock and good energy, like the second single featuring La Pegatina “Tu Madre es una Cabra (Your mother is a goat)”.
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