The 10 best songs of 2021
good 4 u, you made it to the end of another very strange year. Let's celebrate by running through the songs we had on repeat in 2021. The tracks we highlighted below represent a little bit of everything from the last 12 months: pop-punk revivalism, newly minted stars, unabashed queer anthems, hard-left sonic turns. So sit down, throw on some headphones, and press play on our selection of the year's 10 best. (Find our list of the year's best albums here.)
A version of this story appears in Entertainment Weekly's January issue, on newsstands Dec. 17 and available to order here. Don't forget to subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW.