Apple Shares 2021 Apple Music Top Charts and Highlights

With 2021 wrapping up in another month, Apple today shared a number of Apple Music top charts, highlighting the top songs of 2021, the most-read lyrics, the most streamed workout songs, the most Shazamed songs, and more.

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Dynamite by BTS was the top streamed song of 2021, followed by drivers license by Olivia Rodrigo, positions by Ariana Grande, For the Night by Pop Smoke, and Blinding Lights from The Weeknd.

The most read lyrics included drivers license and good 4 u from Olivia Rodrigo, Dried Flower by Yuuri, Dynamite by BTS, and Kiss Me More by Doja Cat.

Apple's most streamed workout songs included Head & Heart by Joel Corry, Post Malone by Sam Feldt, and Levitating by Dua Lipa, while the most Shazamed songs included Astronaut in the Ocean by Masked Wolf, Save Your Tears by The Weeknd, and Bad Habits by Ed Sheeran.

All of the Top 100 playlists can be accessed though the ‌Apple Music‌ streaming service, priced starting at $9.99 for a standard membership. Apple also offers a student plan for $4.99 per month, and soon there will also be a $4.99 per month Voice plan that allows users to ask Siri to play content, but it will not feature lyrics, song downloads, and other features.

Earlier today, Apple also announced the winners of the third annual ‌Apple Music‌ Awards, with The Weeknd being named the Global Artist of the Year and Olivia Rodrigo named as Breakthrough Artist of the Year.

Top Rated Comments

Lounge vibes 05 Avatar
9 months ago
Can’t wait for the several pages coming up of “who?”
Olivia Rodrigo? You mean talentless garbage?
The Weeknd? You mean autotuned crap?
BTS? You mean the music that’s corrupting the youth?
Etc
*grabs popcorn*
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Martin Bland Avatar
9 months ago

I don’t understand the criticism. Many people enjoy the music these artists produce, so it’s music to them and therefore, art.

Music is completely subjective to the listener. One can say metal music is trash and same for pop, but it works both ways. To them, it’s art.

There’s no objective stance on music besides the musical theory, raw sales and ranking on the charts.
Many people do. Many more probably don’t.

The trouble I personally have with Apple Music is that it is very hard to find/discover new music that isn’t pop or hip hop/rap. Apple goes to great lengths to repackage the same three genres while almost completely disregarding most of the rest of what is out there. There is clearly a lot of decent music out there that Apple is ignoring.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
metapunk2077fail Avatar
9 months ago

Can’t wait for the several pages coming up of “who?”
Olivia Rodrigo? You mean talentless garbage?
The Weeknd? You mean autotuned crap?
BTS? You mean the music that’s corrupting the youth?
Etc
*grabs popcorn*
Rodrigo is cool.
Weeknd is entertaining.
Blackpink are hot.

They don't need to be Pavarotti or something to have a decent pop identity ?

It's pop music. It's supposed to be that way.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kalsta Avatar
9 months ago

Yesterdays pop trash is todays classics, and todays pop trash will be classics in the future.
Yeah, nah. We’re living through the dark ages of pop. Even my kids won’t listen to today’s trash. They listen to more 60s–90s, and they’re not the only ones.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lounge vibes 05 Avatar
9 months ago

Yeah, nah. We’re living through the dark ages of pop. Even my kids won’t listen to today’s trash. They listen to more 60s–90s, and they’re not the only ones.
Uh… there was kids and adults in the 50s who thought Elvis sucked and would only listen to 20s Jazz.
There were kids and adults in the 60s who thought the British invasion was stupid, and would only listen to the classics from the originators of rock ‘n’ roll.
There were kids and adults in the 70s who thought disco and funk were just complete trash, clinging onto their 40s-60s records.
There were people in the 80s who thought synth Pop was just going way too far, again clinging onto Yesterdays music.
Same with the 90s with grunge, alternative, and hip-hop.
Same thing today. There are those who embrace modern music, those who are stuck in the past, and those, like me, who can appreciate both.
The original comment is far from wrong, Yesterdays trash is today’s classics, and today’s trash will be tomorrow’s classics.
And, 20-50 years from now when Gen-Z are A bunch of bitter old people who “just don’t understand and quiver with fear for the new generation,” they’ll be saying the same thing about that generation’s music.
Also it should be noted, with the invention of the Internet and the relative ease it is now to get your hands on very professional music making equipment, you could pretty much find any form of music out there today. If you spend some time actually looking, you’ll find some modern music that you enjoy, even if it’s not the stuff hitting the hot 100.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Joz3d Avatar
9 months ago
Oh wow, didn't know 2021 ended on Nov 30th. Happy New Year everyone!!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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