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2021 was a year of returning artists, breakthrough new artists and long runs at No.1 ! The Chart Show presents the 50 biggest songs of the year on the 2021 Year End Countdown.

The Weeknd followed up his #1 song of 2020, ‘Blinding Lights’ with another year at the top – ‘Save Your Tears,’ his summer collaboration with Ariana Grande was the No.1 song of 2021! 

Olivia Rodrigo exploded out of the gate in January with ‘Drivers License’ which ended the year at No. 2. Billie Eilish’s sophomore album ‘Happier Than Ever’ produced 3 tracks on the year end list with the title-track leading at No. 10. 2020 breakout Due Lipa continued a strong run in 2021 with ‘We’re Good,’ ‘Love Again,’ and her collaboration with Elton John ‘Cold Heart’ all ending up on the Year End Countdown. Lil was X proved he was no one hit wonder with 2 tracks on the Year End list – ‘That’s What I Want’ and ‘Industry Baby’. Jackson Wang once again finished up inside the Top 10 with his 2021 hit ‘LMLY.’

EDM produced some massive hits with retro remakes getting to the top of the charts – ATB, Topic & A7S’ ‘Your Love (9 PM),’ Majestic’s Boney M classic ‘Rasputin,’ Anabel Englund’s Blondie-esque ‘Midnight Rapture’ and HVME’s ‘Goosebumps.’

Some big names made huge comebacks in 2021 and ended up on the Year End chart – Ed Sheeran’s double with ‘Shivers’ and ‘Bad Habits,’ Lorde’s ‘Solar Power,’ Adele’s ‘Easy On Me’ and Swedish House Mafia’s ‘Moth To A Flame’ with The Weeknd.

The Year End chart also featured breakthrough acts in 2021 – Farruko with ‘Pepas’, Nathan Evans with ‘Wellerman,’ BBNO$ with ‘Edamame’ and rock breakouts and Eurovision winner Maneskin with ‘Beggin’.

Here’s the full list.

THE TOP 50 OF 2021

  • 1

    Save Your Tears

    The Weeknd & Ariana Grande

  • 2

    drivers license

    Olivia Rodrigo

  • 3

    Leave Me Loving You

    Jackson Wang

  • 4

    We're Good

    Dua Lipa

  • 5

    Your Love (9PM)

    ATB, Topic & A7S

  • 6



  • 7


    Ed Sheeran

  • 8

    Love Tonight


  • 9


    Justin Bieber

  • 10

    Happier Than Ever

    Billie Eilish

  • 11


    Majestic & Boney M

  • 12


    Ariana Grande

  • 13



  • 14

    Bad Habits

    Ed Sheeran

  • 15

    Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)

    Elton John & Dua Lipa

  • 16

    That's What I Want

  • 17



  • 18

    Talk About

    Rain Radio & DJ Craig Gorman

  • 19

    Take My Breath

    The Weeknd

  • 20

    Heartbreak Anthem

    Galantis, David Guetta & Little Mix

  • 21

    Leave The Door Open

    Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak & Silk Sonic

  • 22

    My Head & Heart

    Ava Max

  • 23

    Wellerman (220 Kid x Billen Ted Remix)

    Nathan Evans

  • 24

    Kiss Me More (feat. SZA)

    Doja Cat

  • 25

    Don't Be Shy (feat. Karol G)


  • 26

    Solar Power


  • 27

    Love Again

    Dua Lipa

  • 28


    Billie Eilish

  • 29

    edamame (feat. Rich Brian)


  • 30

    Permission To Dance


  • 31

    Leave Before You Love Me

    Marshmello & Jonas Brothers

  • 32


    Regard, Troye Sivan & Tate McRae

  • 33

    Industry Baby

    Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow

  • 34

    Peaches (feat. Daniel Caesar & Giveon)

    Justin Bieber

  • 35

    Where Are You Now

    Lost Frequencies & Calum Scott

  • 36

    Midnight Rapture

    Anabel Englund

  • 37

    Our Song

    Anne-Marie & Niall Horan

  • 38

    By Your Side

    Calvin Harris & Tom Grennan

  • 39

    Moth To A Flame

    Swedish House Mafia & The Weeknd

  • 40



  • 41

    Easy On Me


  • 42

    Your Power

    Billie Eilish

  • 43

    Astronaut In The Ocean

    Masked Wolf

  • 44

    Good 4 u

    Olivia Rodrigo

  • 45


    The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber

  • 46

    My Universe

    Coldplay x BTS

  • 47

    Kiss My (Uh Oh)

    Anne-Marie & Little Mix

  • 48

    Big (feat. Gunna)

    Rita Ora, David Guetta & Imanbek

  • 49



  • 50

    Summer Of Love

    Shawn Mendes & Tainy


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