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.

Montero (Call Me By Your Name) single cover
Drivers License single cover
All Too Well (Taylor's Version) single cover
Stay single cover
Good 4 U single cover
Butter single cover
Easy on Me single cover
Right On Time single cover
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 BTS
7 Easy on Me Adele
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 Adele
20 Bunny is a Rider Caroline Polachek
21 Be Alive Beyoncé
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 H.E.R.
26 Afrique Victime Mdou Moctar
27 What's Next Drake
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 ABBA
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 Halsey
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 Adele
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 Lorde
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 ABBA
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 Bleachers
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 SZA
91 Valentine Snail Mail
92 What It Feels Like Jay-Z (with Nipsey Hussle)
93 That Funny Feeling Bridgers
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 Halsey
20 more worth mentioning.
101 Arcadia Lana Del Rey
102 Clash Dave (feat. Stormzy)
103 Family Ties Baby Keem and 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, and 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 AJR
119 No More Parties Coi Leray
120 Sip It Iggy Azalea and Tyga
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 2021
Lew's Choice - An unheralded great song from 2021
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Dreams of Summertime Goldford
Brett's Choice:
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It's So Hard To See My Baseball Cards Move On Chuck D
Ryan's Choice:
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Hope Arlo Parks
ManPerson's Choice:
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Live In The Dream St. Vincent
Adam's Choice:
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Where Did Our Country Go? John PayCheck

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