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Billboard 2021 Year-End Hot 100 Song Ranking


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Seeing that the New Year is upon us (with some already celebrating the entry to 2022), I figured I'll try to take on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 Songs for 2021. I'll listen to every song on the list, rank them, and compare them to where they rank on the list. A few things to think about when reading this thread:


  • These rankings are only my personal opinions. I do have my preferences when it comes to music genres, so there will be a good chance some songs in one genre will rank higher than others in other genres. With that said, I will try to be objective as possible when ranking the songs.
  • I only ask to try to be respectful should there be any comments. It's one thing to disagree, it's completely another to be rude and insult other people because your preferences don't align with theirs. I will try to do the same (unless a comment is outright rude or disrespectful, which in that case it will be completely ignored).


With this said, I plan to spend at least a week listening to the songs before starting this thing. Let's see how this turns out!

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2021 Billboard Year-End Hot 100 Songs (In Alphabetical Order)

24kGoldn featuring Iann Dior - "Mood"

AJR - "Bang!"

Ariana Grande - "Positions"

Ariana Grande - "POV"

Ariana Grande featuring Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion - "34+35"

Ava Max - "Kings & Queens"

Bad Bunny - "Yonaguni"

Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez - "Dakiti"

Billie Eilish - "Therefore I Am"

Billie Eilish - "Happier Than Ever"

Brenda Lee - "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"

BRS Kash - "Throat Baby (Go Baby)"

BTS - "Butter"

BTS - "Dynamite"

Cardi B - "Up"

Chase Rice featuring Florida Georgia Line - "Drinkin' Beer. Talkin' God. Amen."

Chris Brown and Young Thug - "Go Crazy"

Chris Stapleton - "Starting Over"

Chris Young and Kane Brown - "Famous Friends"

CJ - "Whoopty"

Coi Leray featuring Lil Durk - "No More Parties"

Cole Swindell - "Single Saturday Night"

Dan + Shay - "Glad You Exist"

DJ Khaled featuring Lil Baby and Lil Durk - "Every Chance I Get"

Doja Cat - "Need to Know"

Doja Cat - "Streets"

Doja Cat and the Weeknd - "You Right"

Doja Cat featuring SZA - "Kiss Me More"

Drake - "What's Next"

Drake featuring 21 Savage and Project Pat - "Knife Talk"

Drake featuring Future and Young Thug - "Way 2 Sexy"

Drake featuring Lil Baby - "Wants and Needs"

Drake featuring Lil Durk - "Laugh Now Cry Later"

Dua Lipa - "Levitating"

Dua Lipa - "We're Good"

Duncan Laurence - "Arcade"

Ed Sheeran - "Bad Habits"

Eric Church - "Hell of a View"

Gabby Barrett - "The Good Ones"

Gabby Barrett featuring Charlie Puth - "I Hope"

Giveon - "Heartbreak Anniversary"

Glass Animals - "Heat Waves"

Internet Money and Gunna featuring Don Toliver and Nav - "Lemonade"

Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood - "If I Didn't Love You"

Justin Bieber - "Anyone"

Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco - "Lonely"

Justin Bieber featuring Chance the Rapper - "Holy"

Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon - "Peaches"

Kali Uchis - "Telepatía"

Keith Urban and Pink - "One Too Many"

Lainey Wilson - "Things a Man Oughta Know"

Lil Baby - "On Me"

Lil Nas X - "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)"

Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow - "Industry Baby"

Lil Tjay and 6lack - "Calling My Phone"

Luke Combs - "Forever After All"

Luke Combs - "Better Together"

Machine Gun Kelly featuring Blackbear - "My Ex's Best Friend"

Måneskin - "Beggin'"

Mariah Carey - "All I Want for Christmas Is You"

Maroon 5 featuring Megan Thee Stallion - "Beautiful Mistakes"

Marshmello and Jonas Brothers - "Leave Before You Love Me"

Masked Wolf - "Astronaut in the Ocean"

Megan Thee Stallion - "Body"

Megan Thee Stallion - "Thot ****"

Megan Thee Stallion featuring DaBaby - "Cry Baby"

Moneybagg Yo - "Wockesha"

Moneybagg Yo - "Time Today"

Mooski - "Track Star"

Nelly and Florida Georgia Line - "Lil Bit"

Niko Moon - "Good Time"

Olivia Rodrigo - "Good 4 U"

Olivia Rodrigo - "Drivers License"

Olivia Rodrigo - "Deja Vu"

Olivia Rodrigo - "Traitor"

Parmalee and Blanco Brown - "Just the Way"

Polo G - "Rapstar"

Pooh Shiesty featuring Lil Durk - "Back in Blood"

Pop Smoke - "What You Know Bout Love"

Pop Smoke featuring Lil Baby and DaBaby - "For the Night"

Rauw Alejandro - "Todo de Ti"

Ritt Momney - "Put Your Records On"

Rod Wave - "Tombstone"

Roddy Ricch - "Late at Night"

Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris - "Chasing After You"

Saweetie featuring Doja Cat - "Best Friend"

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak) - "Leave the Door Open"

SpotemGottem featuring Pooh Shiesty or DaBaby - "Beat Box"

SZA - "Good Days"

Tate McRae - "You Broke Me First"

Taylor Swift - "Willow"

The Kid Laroi - "Without You"

The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber - "Stay"

The Weeknd - "Blinding Lights"

The Weeknd - "Take My Breath"

The Weeknd and Ariana Grande - "Save Your Tears"

Thomas Rhett - "What's Your Country Song"

Walker Hayes - "Fancy Like"

Wizkid featuring Justin Bieber and Tems - "Essence"

Yung Bleu featuring Drake - "You're Mines Still"

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  • 3 weeks later...

Yikes, I got really busy and overlooked this. I'll start with two honorable mentions from the list:


Brenda Lee - Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree

Billboard 2021 Ranking: 92


I decided not to include this (and my other honorable mention) in the ranking because it's a Christmas tune that's been around longer than the few years other songs on this list have been (1958 to be exact). While I wouldn't say this is one of my absolute favorite Christmas songs, this is a classic that is cheery and easy and fun to sing along to. 


Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You

Billboard 2021 Ranking: 78


Ah yes, this classic Mariah Carey Christmas tune that annually plays without fail. It wouldn't surprise me if this is considered to be Mariah's signature song, which would be something considering her catalogue. It's easy to get into the festive spirit when the opening bells and Mariah's vocals come in. The rest of the song is a lot of fun to sing along with as well. I think it belongs in the echelon with the other well-known Christmas tunes.


Brenda Lee - Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree:

Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You:


I'll start working on the first set. I'm not sure when it'll be posted, however.

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