100 Greatest Songs From 2021

Criteria: These songs released in the year 2021 were chosen and ranked based on their initial popularity, U.S. and international music sales, download, and streaming statistics, averaged critics reviews, and digitaldreamdoor members advice. ("Lasting popularity" may be considered in the future and may affect the ranking.)

Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release). Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.

1. Montero (Call Me By Your Name)
Lil Nas X
2. Drivers License
Olivia Rodrigo
3. All Too Well (Taylor's Version)
Taylor Swift
4. Stay
The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber
5. Good 4 U
Olivia Rodrigo
6. Butter
7. Easy on Me
8. Right On Time
Brandi Carlile
9. Leave the Door Open
Silk Sonic
10. Bad Habits
Ed Sheeran
11. Yonaguni
Bad Bunny
12. Up
Cardi B
13. Cold Heart (Pnau remix)
Elton John and Dua Lipa
14. Got Me
Laura Mvula
15. Peaches
Justin Bieber (feat. Daniel Caesar and Giveon)
16. Rapstar
Polo G
17. Kiss Me More
Doja Cat (feat. SZA)
18. Industry Baby
Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow
19. Oh My God
20. Bunny is a Rider
Caroline Polachek
21. Be Alive
22. Cover Me in Sunshine
Pink & Willow Sage Hart
23. We're Good
Dua Lipa
24. I Don't Live Here Anymore
The War on Drugs (feat. Lucius)
25. Fight for You
26. Afrique Victime
Mdou Moctar
27. What's Next
28. Deja Vu
Olivia Rodrigo
29. Seventeen Going Under
Sam Fender
30. Hurricane
Kanye West & the Weeknd (feat. Lil Baby)
31. Happier Than Ever
Billie Ellish
32. Way 2 Sexy
Drake (feat. Future & Young Thug)
33. I Still Have Faith in You
34. WusYaName
Tyler, the Creator (feat. YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Ty Dolla Sign)
35. Take My Breath
the Weeknd
36. Follow You
Imagine Dragons
37. Be Sweet
Japanese Breakfast
38. Streets
Doja Cat
39. Best of Me
Alicia Keys
40. I Am Not a Woman, I'm a God
41. Little Bit of Love
Tom Grennan
42. Smokin Out the Window
Silk Sonic
43. Rumors
Lizzo (feat. Cardi B)
44. You Right
Doja Cat & the Weeknd
45. Hard Drive
Cassandra Jenkins
46. Beautiful Mistakes
Maroon 5 (feat. Megan Thee Stallion)
47. Moon
Kanye West
48. Heartbreak Anthem
Galantis, David Guetta and Little Mix
49. Shy Away
Twenty One Pilots
50. Your Power
Billie Ellish

51. Bed
Joel Corry, Raye and David Guetta
52. I Drink Wine
53. Pick Up Your Feelings
Jazmine Sullivan
54. Calling My Phone
Lil Tjay and 6lack
55. Remember
Becky Hill and David Guetta
56. Shivers
Ed Sheeran
57. Woman
Little Simz (feat. Cleo Sol)
58. Don't Play
Anne-Marie (with KSI and Digital Farm Animals)
59. Best Friend
Saweetie (feat. Doja Cat)
60. Fair Trade
Drake (feat. Travis Scott)
61. Solar Power
62. Skate
Silk Sonic
63. You
Regard, Troye Sivan and Tate McRae
64. Off the Grid
Kanye West
65. Goosebumps (Remix)
Travis Scott with Hvme
66. Body
Russ Millions and Tion Wayne
67. Need to Know
Doja Cat
68. Thats What I Want
Lil Nas X
69. Don't Shut Me Down
70. Every Chance I Get
DJ Khaled (feat. Lil Baby and Lil Durk)
71. One Right Now
Post Malone and the Weeknd
72. Lumberjack
Tyler, the Creator
73. Secrets (Your Fire)
Magdalena Bay
74. Out Out
Joel Corry and Jax Jones (feat. Charli XCX and Saweetie)
75. Jail
Kanye West
76. Come Through
H.E.R. (feat. Chris Brown)
77. Chaise Longue
Wet Leg
78. Demeanor
Pop Smoke (feat. Dua Lipa)
79. Good Ones
Charli XCX
80. Motley Crew
Post Malone
81. Stop Making This Hurt
82. Thot Shit
Megan Thee Stallion
83. The Motto
Tiësto and Ava Max
84. Brando
Lucy Dacus
85. Woo Baby
Pop Smoke (feat. Chris Brown)
86. Feel Like Shit
Tate McRae
87. Are You with That?
Vince Staples
88. Love Again
Dua Lipa
89. Justified
Kacey Musgraves
90. I Hate U
91. Valentine
Snail Mail
92. What It Feels Like
Jay-Z (with Nipsey Hussle)
93. That Funny Feeling
94. Big Purr (Prrdd)
Coi Leray (feat.Pooh Shiesty)
95. Somewhat Loved (There You Go Breakin' My Heart)
Jam & Lewis (feat. Mariah Carey)
96. Better Days
Dermot Kennedy
97. Taking Me Back
Jack White
98. Cloudy Day
Tones and I
99. Real as It Gets
Lil Baby (feat. EST Gee)
100. Lilith
20 more worth mentioning.
101. Arcadia
Lana Del Rey
102. Clash
Dave (feat. Stormzy)
103. Family Ties
Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar
104. Let's Go Home Together
Ella Henderson and Tom Grennan
105. Lay wit Ya
Isaiah Rashad (feat. Duke Deuce)
106. White Dress
Lana Del Rey
107. Madelyn
Anderson East
108. Headshot
Lil Tjay, Polo G, & Fivio Foreign
109. Neighbors
Pooh Shiesty (feat. Big30)
110. Law of Averages
Vince Staples
111. Wild Turkey
Amythyst Kiah
112. SUVs (Black on Black)
Jack Harlow & Pooh Shiesty
113. Serotonin
Girl in Red
114. Wild Side
Normani (feat. Cardi B)
115. My Heart Goes (La Di Da)
Becky Hill and Topic
116. Quiet Town
the Killers
117. I Wanna Be Your Slave
Måneskin (feat. Iggy Pop)
118. Way Less Sad
119. No More Parties
Coi Leray
120. Sip It
Iggy Azalea and Tyga
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 2021
An unheralded great song from 2021
Lew's choice:
Dreams of Summertime
Brett's choice:
It's So Hard To See My Baseball Cards Move On
Chuck D
Ryan's choice:
Arlo Parks
ManPerson's choice:
Live In The Dream
St. Vincent
Adam's choice:
Where Did Our Country Go?
John PayCheck
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Last Updated: 2022-01-19