Wednesday, January 12, 2022

My Favorite Songs of 2021

I was going to try to rank these in terms of favorites, but that's too hard. Here are my 11 favorite songs of 2021 in alphabetical order.

"After Coffee" by Joywave

Perfectly captures a lazy morning of pondering mild existential crisis.

"All You Ever Wanted" by Rag'n'Bone Man

If I had to pick a favorite from this list, "All You Ever Wanted" would be it. From Rag'n'Bone Man's soul-filled voice to the fuzzy guitar and just rocking groove of the whole thing. 

"Be Sweet" by Japanese Breakfast

Speaking of groove. The bass line on this thing with Michelle Zauner's gorgeously sweet voice is driving and perfect.

"Can You Handle My Love??" by WALK THE MOON

Gotta love a song about romantic desperation that's this danceable. Best one since ABBA's "Take a Chance on Me."

"Colorado" by Milky Chance

"Groovy" and "chill" are recurring themes for me, apparently.

"help herself (with BENEE)" by bbno$ & Diamond Pistols

Take "groovy" and "chill" and immerse it in a big vat of "smooooooth." So good.

"Higher Power" by Coldplay

I think it's cool to not like Coldplay? Is it too uplifting or something? 

"Memory" by Windser

One of the advantages of writing this well into 2022 (and backdating to January) is that I was able to discover a new song to add to the list. I'd never heard of Windser before, but I love how easy and groovy this song is. I'll be searching out more by him.


"My Universe" by Coldplay X BTS

Another Coldplay song, but this one enhanced with some good old-fashioned K-pop. 

"Prom" by courtship.

Big time '80s vibe. Which (for someone my age) is perfect for a song about high school love.

"Saturday" by twenty one pilots

Saturday is the day of the week when I'm typically listening to new music while running errands and doing chores, so "Saturday" the song was a perfect discovery on one of those days. Great party song that also happens to be a great laundry-folding song.

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