Hello everyone! Here is where you can post your favorite songs from the first half of 2021. January 1st to 30th June 2021, or whatever eligibility timeframe you choose.
Here is where can reflect on the first half of the year, and the songs that we liked the most and made an impact in our playlists and our lives.
Whether it's you're most played songs off you're iPods, iPhones, Samsungs, Google Pixel smartphones, Apple Music, Spotify, or any playlist, here is where ya can post you're Top 50, 100 or 200 songs, that became your most played songs from the first half of the year.
Sometimes you're personal mid-year #1 song can be precursor to determine which songs make you're Top 10 at end of year combined chart.
Happy Mid-Year 2021! everyone! best wishes for 2nd half of year!
The shortlist for songs to be featured in my upcoming mid-year chart are:
The Weeknd & Ariana Grande - Save Your Tears (Live iHeart) Maluma & Jennifer Lopez - Pa Ti/Lonely (Live AMA 2020) Bon Jovi - Do What Ya Can Harry Styles - Golden Taylor Swift - Cardigan (Live Grammy Awards 2021) Dua Lipa & DaBaby - Levitating (Live Grammy Awards 21’) Rynx & Mainland - Read My Mind
Based on my Last.fm (and breaking ties with personal preferences)
1. The Kid LAROI - Without You 2. Rita Ora - Bang Bang 3. Joel Corry, RAYE & David Guetta - Bed 4. Black Gryph0n - I Think I Like It 5. Riton - Friday (feat. Mufasa & Hypeman) [Remix] 6. Illenium - First Time (feat. iann dior) 7. Machine Gun Kelly - forget me too (feat. Halsey) 8. blackbear - cheers (with Wiz Khalifa) 9. Justin Bieber - Anyone 10. Dua Lipa - Levitating (feat. DaBaby) 11. Porter Robinson - Musician 12. A1 x J1 - Latest Trends 13. The Weeknd - Blinding Lights 14. Masked Wolf - Astronaut in the Ocean 15. Pentatonix - Coffee in Bed 16. Machin Gun Kelly - my ex's best friend (with blackbear) 17. Steve Aoki - Used To Be (feat. Kiiara & Wiz Khalifa) 18. Justin Bieber - Hold On 19. Ava Max - My Head & My Heart 20. Sigala - Lasting Lover (feat. James Arthur) 21. Glass Animals - Heat Waves 22. Porter Robinson - look at the sky 23. Joel Corry - Head & Heart (feat. MNEK) 24. Fredo - Ready (feat. Summer Walker) 25. Nathan Evans - Wellerman - Sea Shanty (Remix) 26. Olivia Rodrigo - driver's license 27. Dua Lipa - We're Good 28. Jax Jones - I miss u (feat. Au/Ra) 29. Bring Me the Horizon - Teardrops 30. Rita Ora - Big (feat. GUNNA)
I know that most of these songs were released late last year but I swear thats gonna change in six months time
Yes I’m pleased to see songs from Alan Walker and Taylor Swift in your chart. The 2nd half of year could also be full of more great new songs.
Hello Timothy 444! I’m happy u like Rita Ora songs as well, hope she gets Grammy Nomination 2022! Dua Lipa is in your Top 10, Hope Levitating gets to #1 in USA soon, her live performance at Grammy Awards was amazing. Olivia Rodrigo is a very talented new artist, love Drivers Licence!
Hope everyone is well no particular order as I generally don't do mid-years but these songs have been great for me this year so far
Aodhan - I'm Closed Baby Keem & Travis Scott - durag activity bbno$ & Diamond Pistols - help herself BROCKHAMPTON - BUZZCUT (ft. Danny Brown) Cardi B - Up Celeste - Tonight Tonight Children Collide - Uh Oh CLEWS - Want You That Way Famous - The Beatles For Those I Love - Birthday / The Pain Freddie Gibbs - Gang Signs (ft. ScHoolboy Q) Grouplove - Deadline Internet Money, Lil Tecca & Lil Mosey - JETSKI King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - K.G.L.W. King Stingray - Get Me Out Liars - Sekwar Major Murphy - Attention Major Murphy - Unfazed Manchester Orchestra - Keel Timing Manchester Orchestra - The Internet Rich Brian - Sydney Sly Withers - Clarkson Sylvan LaCue - Peter Pan (ft. Grandmaster Vic) The Antlers - Just One Sec The Antlers - Stubborn Man Wolf Alice - The Last Man On Earth
I don't have very high hopes for this year musically, sadly.
When I worked at a hospital ten years ago, one of the nurses would put the radio on when she went to lunch. I was one of the ambulance drivers but I had lunch at the hospital with her and the radio would play music that people would remember.
Maybe I am speaking too early, but how many of these songs are people going to remember? The only big name here (Crowded House) is a group that has been around for three and a half decades.
I can't speak for everyone else but I know personally a lot of my favourites aren't going to be songs a lot of people will remember. I'm fine with that, I just listen to what I like regardless of how well known it is or how remembered it will be. Just my thoughts.
I'll probably do my own mid-year at some point within the next month
To be fair, I have been listening to so much more music this year that it has been hard to keep up with it all and fall behind. I know I say that every year, but up until this point in the year, I have already listened to more music than I did in 2018, and I'm going to eclipse my streaming numbers from last year (my previous highest year) by a considerable margin.
I will be doing the same thing as previous years, where I'm only listing my fifty favourites (in alphabetical order by artist), and due to there being limited spaces and plenty of music I would love to share, I will only include my favourite song from an artist, even if they would have many songs in a top 50 overall.
My favourite ten of the fifty will be put in bold, so you have a greater idea of what I'm really loving so far this year.
Anyway, here is the list:
24kGoldn – Love Or Lust 42 Dugg – 4 Da Gang (with Roddy Ricch) Altin Gün – Yüce Dağ Başinda Ayo Britain – Nene Black Country, New Road – Opus Black Midi – John L Bugs – Diamond Career – Microwave Chad VanGaalen – Samurai Sword Chloe x Halle – Hazy Danny L Harle – On A Mountain (DJ Danny) Deijuvhs – UCK! DXD Dennis Lloyd – Anxious Dimension – Sensory Division DJ Khaled – BODY IN MOTION (feat. Bryson Tiller, Lil Baby & Roddy Ricch) Dorian Electra – Ram It Down (feat. Mood Killer, Lil Mariko & Lil Texas) [Lil Texas Remix] DUDA BEAT – Meu Pisêro Everything Everything – SUPERNORMAL Foo Fighters – Holding Poison Gojira – Amazonia Imagine Dragons – Follow You Internet Money – His & Hers (feat. Don Toliver, Lil Uzi Vert & Gunna) KennyHoopla – hollywood sucks// (feat. Travis Barker) King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – O.N.E Koreatown Oddity, The – Breastmilk Lil Nas X – MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) Lorde – Solar Power Lost Frequencies – Rise MARINA – Purge The Poison Mdou Moctar – Chismiten Morray – Can’t Use Me Natalia Lafourcade – Alfonsina y El Mar NF – STORY Offspring, The – This Is Not Utopia Olivia Rodrigo – good 4 u Pale Waves – Easy Paul McCartney – The Kiss Of Venus (Dominic Fike) Pete & Bas – Golf (feat. Norman Pain) Polo G – GANG GANG (with Lil Wayne) Royal Blood – Typhoons Saweetie – Best Friend (feat. Doja Cat) Selena Gomez – Adiós Shag Rock – April Nights Sick Individuals – Flame (feat. Ekko) Sigrid – Mirror Silk Sonic – Leave The Door Open Tyler, The Creator – JUGGERNAUT (feat. Lil Uzi Vert & Pharrell Williams) Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Weekend Run YUKIKA – Lovemonth Yung Skrrt – McDonalds
If I had to choose an absolute favourite, I would say that Silk Sonic are the current favourites, but The Offspring and Olivia Rodrigo are in hot competition.
Admittedly, I wouldn't necessarily say it is the strongest top 10 compared to other years, but in terms of quality across the 50 songs, it might just be the best, since I had to make 30 or so agonising cuts. The top 100 of my year-end list is going to be loaded.
Just another thing to note, it was difficult deciding between 42 Dugg and MARINA for the last top 10 spot. I ultimately decided with the latter, but it flip-flops almost every day.