Simple Minded Recap-ITATION! – Top 100 Songs Of 2021

Here’s the full recap of the Simple Minded Entertainment Top 100 Songs of 2021. As usual, we are also including breakdowns by album, geography and language for all the detail-lovers out there. Enjoy.

SIMPLE MINDED TOP 100 SONGS OF 2021

1. “Partly Of My Making” – Maximo Park – (Nature Always Wins)
2. “Zero” – James – (All The Colours Of You)
3. “Up All Night” – Aaron Lee Tasjan – (Tasjan, Tasjan, Tasjan)
4. “Big Fat Woodpecker” – Pepe Deluxe – (Phantom Cabinet Vol. 1)
5. “Toxic” – Ashnikko – (Demidevil)
6. “Purge The Poison” – Marina – (Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land)
7. “Apple TV Remote” – Petey – (Lean Into Life)
8. “Trouble” – Joy Crookes – (Skin)
9. “Violent Delights” – CHVRCHES – (Screen Violence)
10. “Thirstier” – Torres – (Thirstier)
11. “Embankment” – Stephen Fretwell – (Busy Guy)
12. “Shelter Song” – Iceage – (Seek Shelter)
13. “Church Girl” – Laura Mvula – (Pink Noise)
14. “Are You Sleepwalking?” – Torres – (Thirstier)
15. “The Beachland Ballroom” – IDLES – (CRAWLER)
16. “Flesh Wounds In Ithaca” – Melt Citizen – (Dullard II EP)
17. “Bruxelles Je T’Aime” – Angele – (Nonante-Cinq)
18. “Call My Name (School)” – Troy Kingi – (Black Sea Golden Ladder)
19. “Turning Wheel” – Spelling – (The Turning Wheel)
20. “Sleep Slumber” – Troy Kingi – (Black Sea Golden Ladder)
21. “Red Sky At Night” – Snotty Nose Rez Kids – (Life After)
22. “A Simple Glitch Of The Heart” – Hooverphonic – (Hidden Stories)
23. “Water With Hands” – Failure – (Wild Type Droid)
24. “Only For Tonight” – Pearl Charles – (Magic Mirror)
25. “Come Home” – Willow with Ayla Tesler-Mabe – (Lately I Feel Everything)

26. “Look At The Sky” – Porter Robinson – (Nurture)
27. “Cologne” – Beabadoobee – (Our Extended Play)
28. “Summer Breeze” – Cold Water Swimmers – (Holiday At The Secret Lake)
29. “Dead Girl Walking” – Jensen McRae – (Who Hurt You?)
30. “I Do This All The Time” – Self Esteem – (Prioritise Pleasure)
31. “How Can I Make It Ok?” – Wolf Alice – (Blue Weekend)
32. “Kamaitachi” – Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – (Candy Racer)
33. “Little Deer” – Spelling – (The Turning Wheel)
34. “Lagoon” – Horsey – (Debonair)
35. “Psycho” – Maisie Peters – (You Signed Up For This)
36. “Don’t Tell The Boys” – Petey – (Lean Into Life)
37. “Trenches” – Morray – (Street Sermons)
38. “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now” – Joy Crookes – (Skin)
39. “The New Sensation” – IDLES – (CRAWLER)
40. “Headshots (4r Da Locals)” – Isaiah Rashad – (The House Is Burning)
41. “John L” – black midi – (Cavalcade)
42. “Our Love Obscene” – Melt Citizen – (Dullard II EP)
43. “Sunday Women” – Aaron Lee Tasjan – (Tasjan, Tasjan, Tasjan)
44. “Unsafe” – Supermilk – (Four By Three)
45. “Deja Vu” – Olivia Rodrigo – (Sour)
46. “Blink Twice” – Jim Ward – (Daggers)
47. “Abcdefu” – Gayle
48. “Catching Smoke” – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – (Butterfly 3000)
49. “Black Widow Spider” – Parquet Courts – (Sympathy For Life)
50. “A Life So Wonderful” – The Armed – (ULTRAPOP)
51. “Orca” – Yuta Orisaka – (State Of Mind)
52. “B.B Cream” – Zozo Ginzburg – (Blue Mountains)
53. “Scream” – Lindsey Buckingham – (Lindsey Buckingham)
54. “Don’t Shut Me Down” – ABBA – (Voyage)
55. “Song Of Sinners” – Backxwash with Sad13 & Ada Rook – (I Lie Here Buried With My Rings And My Dresses)
56. “Cosmosis” – Tony Allen with Skepta & Ben Okri – (There Is No End)
57. “Malik” – serpentwithfeet – (DEACON)
58. “Kingdom” – Joy Crookes – (Skin)
59. “Bad Behaviour” – The Beaches – (Future Lovers)
60. “Mozambique” – Ghetts with Jaykae & Moonchild Sanelly – (Conflict Of Interest)
61. “Quicksand” – Morray – (Street Sermons)
62. “General Deluxe” – Pepe Deluxe – (Phantom Cabinet Vol. 1)
63. “Home By Now” – Aimee Mann – (Queens Of The Summer Hotel)
64. “Benadryl Submarine” – Lil Ugly Mane – (Volcanic Bird Enemy And The Voiced Concern)
65. “Mausoleum Of My Former Self” – Gruff Rhys – (Seeking New Gods)
66. “Paper Fish” – Jim Ward – (Daggers)
67. “Sink Or Swim” – Snotty Nose Rez Kids with Just John and The OBGMs – (Life After)
68. “Drive Me” – Torres – (Thirstier)
69. “Little Bit Of Love” – Tom Grennan – (Evering Road)
70. “Get Into It (Yuh)” – Doja Cat – (Planet Her)
71. “The Writing On The Wall” – Iron Maiden – (Senjutsu)
72. “Obsessed With You” – Central Cee
73. “Artificial Happiness” – Emily Davis And The Murder Police – (Never A Moment Alone)
74. “Gum Gum Girl” – Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – (Candy Racer)
75. “Love Sick” – Beach Bunny – (Blame Game)
76. “Explosion” – Yuta Orisaka – (State Of Mind)
77. “Always” – Spelling – (The Turning Wheel)
78. “The Chant” – Gojira – (Fortitude)
79. “Bismilahi Atagah” – Mdou Moctar – (Afrique Victime)
80. “Oblique” – Divide And Dissolve – (Gas Lit)
81. “Rumination” – Civil Serpents – (Demo 2021)
82. “Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land” – Marina – (Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land)
83. “Water” – Akaru – (Return To O.K.)
84. “Don’t Feel Like Myself” – Pearl Charles – (Magic Mirror)
85. “Seventeen Going Under” – Sam Fender – (Seventeen Going Under)
86. “Hug From A Dinosaur” – Torres – (Thirstier)
87. “Many Times” – Dijon – (Absolutely)
88. “Suicide Is Murder” – Aimee Mann – (Queens Of The Summer Hotel)
89. “Personne N’a Rien Vu” – Raphael – (Haute Fidelite)
90. “What I Need” – Pearl Charles – (Magic Mirror)
91. “Fuori Di Testa” – Salmo – (Flop)
92. “RAPSTAR” – Polo G – (Hall Of Fame)
93. “Beano” – Big Wreck – (7.1)
94. “Jellyfish In The Sky” – Patrick Shiroishi – (Hidemi)
95. “Heart Full Of Love” – Cleo Sol – (Mother)
96. “Good 4 U” – Olivia Rodrigo – (Sour)
97. “VPN” – Lil Ugly Mane – (Volcanic Bird Enemy And The Voiced Concern)
98. “Delicious Things” – Wolf Alice – (Blue Weekend)
99. “All I Feel Is Rain” – Khalid – (Scenic Drive)
100. “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” – Lil Nas X – (Montero)

TOP ALBUMS OF 2021 (In order by number of songs on list)

TOP ALBUM OF 2021
Thirstier by Torres (4 Songs In Top 100)
10. “Thirstier”
14. “Are You Sleepwalking?”
68. “Drive Me”
86. “Hug From A Dinosaur”

OTHER TOP 2021 ALBUMS / RECORDS WITH MULTIPLE SONGS IN SIMPLE MINDED TOP 100

Skin by Joy Crookes (3 Songs In Top 100)
8. “Trouble”
38. “Feet Don’t Fail Me Know”
58. “Kingdom”

The Turning Wheel by Spelling (3 Songs In Top 100)
19. “Turning Wheel”
33. “Little Deer”
77. “Always”

Magic Mirror by Pearl Charles (3 Songs In Top 100)
24. “Only For Tonight”
84. “Don’t Feel Like Myself”
90. “What I Need”

Tasjan, Tasjan, Tasjan by Aaron Lee Tasjan (2 Songs In Top 100)
3. “Up All Night”
43. “Sunday Women”

Phantom Cabinet Vol. 1 by Pepe Deluxe (2 Songs In Top 100)
4. “Big Fat Woodpecker”
62. “General Deluxe”

Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land by Marina (2 Songs In Top 100)
6. “Purge The Poison”
82. “Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land”

Lean Into Life by Petey (2 Songs In Top 100)
7. “Apple TV Remote”
36. “Don’t Tell The Boys”

CRAWLER by IDLES (2 Songs In Top 100)
15. “The Beachland Ballroom”
39. “The New Sensation”

Dullard II EP by Melt Citizen (2 Songs In Top 100)
16. “Flesh Wounds In Ithaca”
42. “Our Love Obscene”

Black Sea Golden Ladder by Troy Kingi (2 Songs In Top 100)
18. “Call My Name (School)”
20. “Sleep Slumber”

Life After by Snotty Nose Rez Kids (2 Songs In Top 100)
21. “Red Sky At Night”
67. “Sink Or Swim”

Blue Weekend by Wolf Alice (2 Songs In Top 100)
31. “How Can I Make It Ok?”
98. “Delicious Things”

Candy Racer by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (2 Songs In Top 100)
32. “Kamaitachi”
74. “Gum Gum Girl”

Street Sermons by Morray (2 Songs In Top 100)
37. “Trenches”
61. “Quicksand”

Sour by Olivia Rodrigo (2 Songs In Top 100)
45. “Deja Vu”
96. “Good 4 U”

Daggers by Jim Ward (2 Songs In Top 100)
46. “Blink Twice”
66. “Paper Fish”

State Of Mind by Yuta Orisaka (2 Songs In Top 100)
51. “Orca”
76. “Explosion”

Queens Of The Summer Hotel by Aimee Mann (2 Songs In Top 100)
63. “Home By Now”
88. “Suicide Is Murder”

Volcanic Bird Enemy And The Voiced Concern by Lil Ugly Mane (2 Songs In Top 100)
64. “Benadryl Submarine”
97. “VPN”

TOP 100 GEOGRAPHIC BREAKDOWN (ARTISTS IN TOP 100 BY COUNTRY AND REGION)

41 Artists
NORTH AMERICA
8 North America – Los Angeles / Doja Cat, Failure, Jensen McRae, Olivia Rodrigo, Patrick Shiroishi, Pearl Charles, Petey, WILLOW
6 North America – Paso Del Norte / Akaru, Civil Serpents, Emily Davis And The Murder Police, Jim Ward, Khalid, Melt Citizen
4 North America – Toronto / Ada Rock, Just John, The OBGMs, The Beaches
2 North America – Baltimore / Dijon, serpentwithfeet
2 North America – Boston / Aimee Mann, Big Wreck
2 North America – Chicago / Beach Bunny, Polo G
2 North America – Nashville / Gayle, Torres
2 North America – New York / Sad13, Parquet Courts
1 North America – Atlanta / Lil Nas X
1 North America – Chapel Hill, NC / Porter Robinson
1 North America – Chattanooga, TN / Isaiah Rashad
1 North America – Columbus, OH / Aaron Lee Tasjan
1 North America – Detroit / The Armed
1 North America – Fayetteville, NC / Morray
1 North America – Greensboro, NC / Ashnikko
1 North America – Haisla First Nation / Snotty Nose Rez Kids
1 North America – Montreal / Backxwash
1 North America – Oakland / Spelling
1 North America – Richmond, VA / Lil Ugly Mane
1 North America – San Francisco / Lindsey Buckingham
1 North America – Vancouver / Ayla Tesler-Mabe

23 Artists
ENGLAND
12 England – London / Beabadoobee, black midi, Central Cee, Cleo Sol, Ghetts, Horsey, Iron Maiden, Joy Crookes, Marina, Supermilk, Skepta, Wolf Alice
2 England – Birmingham / Jaykae, Laura Mvula
2 England – Manchester / Cold Water Swimmers, James
2 England – Newcastle upon Tyne / Maximo Park, Sam Fender
1 England – Bedford / Tom Grennan
1 England – Brighton / Maisie Peters
1 England – Bristol / IDLES
1 England – Scunthorpe / Stephen Fretwell
1 England – Sheffield / Self Esteem

2 Artists
AUSTRALIA
2 Australia – Melbourne / Divide And Dissolve, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

BELGIUM
1 Belgium – Brussels / Angele
1 Belgium – Sint-Niklaas / Hooverphonic

FRANCE
1 France – Paris / Raphael
1 France – Landes / Gojira

JAPAN
2 Japan – Tokyo / Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Yuta Orisaka

1 Artist
DENMARK
1 Denmark – Copenhagen / Iceage

FINLAND
1 Finland – Helsinki / Pepe Deluxe

ISRAEL
1 Israel – Tel Aviv / Zozo Ginsburg

ITALY
1 Italy – Sardinia / Salmo

NEW ZEALAND
1 New Zealand – Northland / Troy Kingi

NIGER
1 Niger – Arlit / Mdou Moctar

NIGERIA
1 Nigeria – Lagos / Tony Allen

SCOTLAND
1 Scotland – Glasgow / CHVRCHES

SOUTH AFRICA
1 South Africa – Durban / Moonchild Sanelly

SWEDEN
1 Sweden – Stockholm / ABBA

WALES
1 Wales – Bethesda / Gruff Rhys

TOP 100 LANGUAGE BREAKDOWN (SONGS IN TOP 100 BY LANGUAGE)

90 Songs
English

4 Songs
Japanese

2 Songs
French
Instrumental

1 Song
Italian
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