We Pick The Best Soul Songs of 2021

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    (December 20, 2021) It is always fun at the end of each year to celebrate the best of that year. And 2021 had a lot of great music. And so we've gathered our music critics to each pick their favorites, which we've assembled below in our list of the 100 Best Soul Songs of 2021.   

    The toughest part of this is limiting the choices, but here are the selections from our staff, listed alphabeticallyWe also have a Spotify playlist below so that you can listen to the list. 

    You can’t go wrong with any of these. Congratulations to the artists involved! #SoulTracks2021

     

     

    (December 20, 2021) It is always fun at the end of each year to celebrate the best of that year. And 2021 had a lot of great music. And so we've gathered our music critics to each pick their favorites, which we've assembled below in our list of the 100 Best Soul Songs of 2021.   

    The toughest part of this is limiting the choices, but here are the selections from our staff, listed alphabeticallyWe also have a Spotify playlist below so that you can listen to the list. 

    You can’t go wrong with any of these. Congratulations to the artists involved! #SoulTracks2021

     

     

    Acantha Lang - "Su+A3:A73gar Woman"
    Adeline "9"
    After 7 - "No Place Like You"
    Agapesoul feat. Maysa - "Nobody But You"
    Alexander Morris - "When You Call My Name"
    Alexi Paraschos feat. Chrisette Michele - "Distract Me"
    Amber Mark - "Worth It"
    Anthony Hamilton - "Love Is The New Black"
    A-P Connection featuring Joyce Sims: "Today, Tomorrow, Forever"
    Ascendant feat. Angela Johnson - "It's Not Over"
    Binky Womack - "Again"
    BluDazz - "Chillax"
    Bradd Marquis - "The One U Love"
    Brave Williams "Don't Tell Me No"
    Brother Reggie - "Send For Me"
    Carmen Rodgers – “No Good”
    CeCe Winans and Lauren Daigle – “Believe for It”
    Chaka Khan - "When The Time Comes"
    Cleo Sol - "Don't Let Me Fall"
    Cleveland P Jones and JD's Time Machine - "Kiss of Freedom
    Conya Doss - "Wishful Thinking"
    Cornell CC Carter - "The Moment"
    Curtis Harding - "Can't Hide It"
    Deborah Bond - "Radio"
    Derrick "Doc" Pearson ft. Merlin Devine - "I Surrender All Y'all"
    D-Nice and Ne-Yo - "No Plans For Love"
    Eric Roberson - "Lessons"
    Erica Johnson
    Frank McComb and Kathy Kosins
    - "I Gotta Pinch Myself"
    Gary Palmer - "Let's Ride"
    Gregory Porter - "Dry Bones"
    H.E.R. - "Fight For You"
    Jamie Jones - "Sunny"
    Jason Nelson
    - "Residue"
    Jean Deaux - "Easiest Thing"
    JLS "Day One"
    Jon Batiste "Freedom"
    Jonas - "All Systems Go"
    Joy Denalane - "Forever"
    Juan Winans feat. Deborah Joy Winans - "Never On My Own"
    Kelly Rowland - "Speed of Love"
    Kenny Lattimore - "Never Knew"
    Kindred the Family Soul - "The Best Things"
    Kloud 9 and Maysa - "24/7 Love"
    Kool & The Gang - "Pursuit of Happiness"
    Lake Street Dive - "Hypotheticals"
    Lamone - "Born To Be A King"
    LaTasha Lee - "Got This Feeling"
    Laura Rain & The Caesars – “Rise Again”
    Leela James - "Complicated"
    Leon Bridges "Steam"
    Lilan Kane – “Moving On”
    Mark Knight and Beverley Knight - "Everything's Gonna Be Alright"
    Mary Cross - "Promise"
    Mary J. Blige - "Good Morning Gorgeous"
    Mazego fea. Devin Morrison "Yamz"
    Maxwell - "Off"
    Melba Moore - "So In Love"
    Reel People - "Vibe"
    S.E.L - "Melodic Harmony"
    Samuel Archer ft. Nadira Norjahan - "Nostalgia"
    Sargent Tucker - "One Thing Leads To Another"
    Sevana "Set Me On Fire"
    Seyblu – “Feel It Too”
    Sheena O. Murray - "Sending My Love"
    Sidibi ft. Devin Morrison and Herb Alpert - "Ready Enough"
    Silk Sonic - "Leave The Door Open"
    Snoh Aalegra - "Lost You"
    Son of Pearl - "Friday Night Blues"
    Stokley featuring H.E.R. – “Rush”
    Such - "All I Want"
    Teri Tobin - "You Are"
    Terri Green Project - "Sneaking Out"
    The Baylor Project- "We Swing"
    The Black Bettys – “U Belong 2 Me”
    The Buttshakers – “Hear Me”
    The Mighty Soulmates - "Gonna Love You Right"
    The Shindellas - "Volcano Love"
    The Temptations - "When We Were Kings"
    TolumiDE - "Throwback"
    Ty Causey - "Contagious"
    Tygressa - "Hey You (A Minute With You)"
    Will Downing - "The Warmth of You"
    Yebba - "Distance"
    Yola - "Now You're Here"

     
    Choice Cut - Brother Reggie - "Love Song"
    Choice Cut - KEA - "Turn It Around"
    Choice Cut - Sargent Tucker - "Don't Blame Love"
    Song of the Month - Acantha Lang - "It's Gonna Be Alright"