Best Songs of 2021

Best Songs of 2021 - The Daily Music Report

We love great music. And there’s been a lot in 2021. Whether it’s a banger that’s known on every corner of the Earth or a new artist that’s gone viral, there’s nothing quite like a great song to lose yourself for a bit. Some of the tracks below offer the listener an opportunity to reflect. Others encourage an escape from reality. Check out our list of the best songs of 2021 below and tap in to our Spotify playlist to listen along.

When you’re done with the songs of the year, be sure to check out The Daily Music Report’s 10 best albums of 2021.

'Radium Girls' from Tom Morello, The Bloody Beetroots - Best Songs of 2021 - The Daily Music Report

20. Radium Girls

Tom Morello, The Bloody Beetroots (Featuring Pussy Riot, Aimee Interrupter, Mish Way, and the Last Internationale)

Afrique Victime - Mdou Moctar - The Daily Music Report

19. Afrique Victime

Mdou Moctar

Foxing, Why? - Speak With the Dead - Best Songs of 2021 - The Daily Music Report

17. Speak With The Dead

Foxing, Why?

Squid - The Daily Music Report

16. Narrator

Squid, Martha Skye Murphy

Song for Nick Drake - Skullcrusher - The Daily Music Report

15. Song for Nick Drake


Japanese Breakfast - Be Sweet - The Daily Music Report

13. Be Sweet

Japanese Breakfast

Lumberjack - Tyler, The Creator - The Daily Music Report

12. Lumberjack

Tyler, The Creator

For Those I Love - the Daily Music Report

11. Leave Me Not Love

For Those I Love

Nell Smith - The Ship Song

10. Girl in Amber

Nell Smith, The Flaming Lips

Little Simz - Sometimes I Might Be Introvert - The Daily Music Report

9. I Love You, I Hate You

Little Simz

illuminati hotties - let me do one more - The Daily Music Report

7. Pool Hopping

illuminati hotties

Aesop Rock - Long Legged Larry - The Daily Music Report

5. Long Legged Larry

Aesop Rock

4. Dropout Boogie

Your Old Droog, MF DOOM

The Linda Lindas - The Daily Music Report - Best Songs of 2021

2. Racist, Sexist Boy

The Linda Lindas

Lil Nas X - Montero - The Daily Music Report

1. Montero (Call Me By Your Name)

Lil Nas X

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