Can you feel it? It’s a new day, it’s new life… and I’m feeling good. Yes. 2021 is past and there is no better way to remember the year that have passed than by reflecting on it. No wonder so many of us tend to look at what we achieved and take the time to plan and set some goals.
For us, the best way to reflect is to travel in time and listen to all the songs and amazing artists we have discovered. And this year there were so many of them.
Even though we slipped this time around and the weekly chart wasn’t consistent, we feel like that was more of a one off and we promise to deliver chart going forward every Monday starting the 10th of January.
in 2021 we had 350 songs that entered our Weekly Chart. Out of them, 23 managed to reach the top spot.
Best 13 songs of 2021 belong to:
- Bay Bryan » Sticky Shadows
It is no surprise that we absolutely feel in love with Bay Bryan. We already named ‘Sticky Shadows’ as the best song of the year that we featured on New Music Sunday earlier. And now it’s time for a big reveal. ‘Sticky Shadows’ blew our mind away and it spent a whopping 7 weeks at the top spot. The other 3 weeks were spent at number 2. So without a doubt, ‘Sticky Shadows’ is crowned as the song of the year!
2. Degree » By The Beach
French singer-songwriter DEGREE totally rocked our world back in July when we discovered ‘By The Beach’. The hook in the song is so sick that it’s been haunting us since. We also noticed that Degree is now looked after by Sony Music Entertainment France. What an achievement! We will continue to love your music and we are adding you to our Wall of Fame.
3. Paperwing » Blackbirds
Wow, if I would need to pick one song that left me breathless… it definitely was ‘Blackbirds’ by stunning Paperwing. We’ve been following her journey and we thought that ‘Dedicated’ was something special, but boy oh boy, when she dropped ‘Blackbirds’ our life stopped.
4. Cyrano » Tundra
Cyrano is a super talented and humble single-songwriter from England who started his career in 2021. He is the only artists who has 2 songs in End of the Year Top 13. We are thrilled that we managed to become friends and support his music. Cyrano, we can only hope that now when movie of the same name is gonna be hitting the screens across the world, more people will discover you.
5. David Ost » Gambles of Romance – Acoustic
German singer-songwriter and guitarist David Ost totally stole the show in 2020 and we named him as one of the best new artists of the year. Studio version of ‘Gamblers of Romance’ was named as the third best single of 2020 and now the acoustic version also lands quite high. So looking forward to see where you journey takes you next!
6. Kaysha Louvain » Nobody Does It Like Me
When I first heard Kaysha’s voice I was blown away. Straight away I was listening to the song on repeat. Kaysha brings so much colour and depth and she is a real story teller. ‘Nobody Does It Like Me’ is a brutally honest anthem that will stay with me.
7. Paola Bennet » In This Body
‘In This Body’ from Paola Bennet is also a brutally honest song that stole y heart. I want to jump into the car and drive into the night. Listening to the song and get lost in the dark, in the moment. The line ‘I don’t feel like myself’ really hits home big time. Imagine what would it be like if you didn’t feel comfortable in your body.
8. Dominic Romano & Luna Keller » Never in My Dreams
‘Never in My Dreams’ is a haunting collaboration between producer and singer Dominic Romano and super talented singer-songwriter Luna Keller who was also one of the team members of The Power of Indie team. The end result is a dreamy and captivating song that is so effortless yet very powerful.
9. JAGARA » Into the Night
We have a special bond with JAGARA. Back in 2017 when we first discovered them I totally fell in love with their sound and the friendship was born. My heart was broken when sisters went into hiatus. And you can only imagine how awesome it was that they returned with such a statement of a song which is ‘Into the Night’.
10. Madelyn » Be It All
Madelyn is also one of the artists that was totally new to us in 2021. And you have no idea how thrilled we are to have discovered her. ‘Be It All’ stormed our hearts and chart back in May. Still to this day it is one of the tunes I listen to on a weekly basis. Madelyn, we can’t wait to see what you got planned next!.
11. Rodney Eldridge » The Weight
Rodney Eldridge brings brutally honest songwriting in ‘The Weight’ which totally blew my mind. There is something so magical about the song that has got our attention and we are thrilled that we had quite a few reviews for Rodney in 2021.
12. Cyrano ft. Jazzi Bobbi » White Whine
We already mentioned that Cyrano has 2 songs in TOP 13. ‘White Wine’ was his debut release and we had to get to know him better. Come have a read below at the interview we did. ‘White Wine’ is such a smooth debut. Also, did you know that you can order actual white wine as part of Cyrano’s merch? What a cool way to advertise your music.
13. Darla Jade » Disconnect
Darla Jade’s ‘Disconnect’ is one of the more upbeat tracks on this year’s list. We’ve been following her journey and it’s just a matter of time when everyone will know who Darla is. So much talent, great visuals, bang on songwriting and humble personality. Darla, we are rooting for you!