2021 was an excellent year for music and a saving grace for people everywhere trying to make it through quarantine. Genres from R&B to Pop to Rap had staple songs played everywhere. In this article, we will be discussing 5 of the biggest hits from 2021. Here is a round-up of songs that have been on the top charts in 2021.

1. “Good 4 U” by Olivia Rodrigo:

Her songwriting is witty without being congested, and her vocals blend effortlessly on top of the guitars. It’s full of strong angst mixed with reflective emotion that she’s ready to process and heal through. Taking the angst and rolling with it, she begins with a dirty baseline before proceeding into a high kick-worthy hook with this natural coming-of-age feel.

2. “Levitating” by Dua Lipa:

This song catapulted this year with its fun, flirty lyrics and disco-pop energy. Dua Lipa ignites the love and joy of falling in love with a new person in the song’s lyrics. Every experience with this new lover is like exploring a new galaxy; there is so much mystery and beauty to experience.

3. “Industry Baby” by Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow:

“Industry Baby” is important as both a groundbreaking mainstream collaboration between a queer male rapper and straight male rapper and another major hit for Lil Nas X leading into the release of his long-awaited debut album, Montero. This hit kept Lil Nas X in the winners’ circle for the rest of 2021.

4. “All Too Well” by Taylor Swift (Taylor’s Version):

This year Taylor Swift surprised all of her fans with her re-recorded Red Album. Ten years ago, Taylor Swift wrote the perfect song, and now, a decade later, Swift has re-recorded “All too Well” but a 10-minute version from “The Vault” along with it, making this song even more perfect than it was before.

5. “Good Days” by SZA:

The song begins with an angelic melody and dives into exploring her mind. The whole overarching meaning of this song is about looking to the future with a hopeful, optimistic mindset, but at the same time, SZA brings in aspects about the “wars in her mind.” Giving listeners a look at her struggle to fight negativity. 

2021 has had some of the biggest hits of all time. These songs have made an impact everywhere and remained firm on the charts. If you are looking for some new music to listen to, why not try out one of these great songs? This list has a little bit of everything so everyone can find something they like.