Messed!Up’s Top50 songs 2021

Yes, it’s has arrived, the playlist with the tracks that defined this bizarre year. The only consistent thing this year was terrible news and terrific music to get us through it. This was the year the music would not stop.

This is probably the weirdest playlist you will listen to this year, which happens when you put pop punkers, punk rockers, electro poppers and clubbers to decide the best songs of the year. But Messed!Up’s writers picked the songs that deserve to have made more impact and most of it you won’t find at the Billboard Music Charts.


1) Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs: ”The Distance”
2) ÄTNA & MEUTE: ”Weirdo”
3) Japanese Breakfast: ”Be Sweet”
4) Chubby and the Gang: ”Lightning Don’t Strike Twice”
5) Honningbarna: ”Det kommer til meg”
6) The Wombats: ”If You Ever Leave, I’m Coming with You”
7) Goat: ”Fill My Mouth”
8) Placebo: ”Surrounded By Spies”
9) Wolf Alice: ”Lipstick On The Glass”
10) Jungle: ”All Of The Time”
11) Holy Holy: ”Shoreditch”
12) Thåström: ”TOLEDO”
13) Velvet Insane: ”Space Age DJ”
14) Billie Eilish: ”NDA”
15) Dream Noir: ”Puzzle”
16) Little Simz: ”I Love You, I Hate You”
17) Hayley Williams: ”Just A Lover”
18) Ossler: ”Svarta Svan”
19) Silvershark: ”Hittin Hard”
20) The Beaches: ”Let’s Go”
21) John Grant: ”County Fair”
22) The Avalanches: ”The Divine Chord (Ft. MGMT & Johnny Marr)”
24) Team Scheisse: ”Karstadtdetektiv”
25) Richard Dawson & Circle: ”Lily”
26) Middle Kids: ”R U 4 Me?”
27) Novarupta: ”Wear You Down (Ft. Fred Burman)”
28) Solen: ”Gävle”
29) Paula Hartmann: ”Truman Show Boot”
30) MARINA: ”I Love You But I Love Me More”
31) Julia Adams: ”Julia (Ft. Beatrice Eli)”
32) Milliarden: ”Wenn ich an dich denke
33) Wolf Alice: ”The Last Man on Earth”
34) Broilers: ”Alice und Sarah”
35) RÜFÜS DU SOL: ”Always”
36) The Limit: ”These Days”
37) Cassandra Jenkins: ”Hard Drive”
38) Weezer: ”All My Favorite Songs”
39) Aime Simone: ”Answer The Night”
40) DMA’S: ”We Are Midnight”
41) Bonander: ”Gone in the Wind”
42) Noga Erez: ”End of the Road”
43) Karin My: ”Autumn”
44) Paul McCartney: ”Lavatory Lil (Josh Homme)”
45) The Kid LAROI: ”STAY (Ft. Justin Bieber)”
46) Christian Burns: ”Eyes Wide Open”
47) The Bronx: ”Watering the Well”
48) Here Lies Man: ”Come Inside”
49) Ohtis: ”Schatze”
50) Neonschwarz: ”Einzelfall (Ft. Majusbeats)”



About J.N.

Music researcher with an unhealthy passion for music and music festivals. Former studio owner, semi-functional drummer and with a fairly good collection of old analogue synthesizers from the 70's. Indie rock, post rock, electronic/industrial and drum & bass (kind of a mix, yeah?) are usual stuff in my playlists but everything that sounds good will fit in.