Kazak’s Picks: Pop Idols 2021

Clockwise from top left: Black Hole by Griff (One Foot in Front of the Other mixtape artwork), Duo by Sam Gellaitry, 10 Years by Daði Freyr (Welcome EP artwork), and Look What You’ve Done by Zara Larsson (Poster Girl album artwork courtesy of Artist Company TEN / Epic Records)

There’s nothing quite like the giddy rush that accompanies a perfect pop song. This playlist documents the finest efforts of 2021, spanning chart titans, tomorrow’s superstars, and the inexplicably unknown.

The format is simple: tracks from the the past month feature at the beginning of the playlist before turning to highlights from the rest of the year (in no particular order). If you’d like to hear the genre’s most recent gems, check out the first five to ten tracks. If you want to explore the year as a whole, simply hit that shuffle button, sit back, and enjoy!

New additions will be included on a monthly basis. If there’s a track that you think is the pinnacle of pop music this year but isn’t featured here, please don’t hesitate to let me know about it at thebayingofkazak@gmail.com.

WARNING: All tracks featured are completely uncensored. A number of them contain explicit language that is unsuitable for children, NSFW topics, discussions of potentially triggering subjects, and/or political commentary that may offend.

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August’s Tracks

Tracks listed in order they appear in playlists above.

Sigrid – Burning Bridges

Griff – One Night

The Weeknd – Take My Breath (Extended Version)

Lizzo & Cardi B – Rumors

Halsey – Girl Is a Gun

Magdalena Bay – Secrets (Your Fire)

Kacey Musgraves – justified

Red Velvet – Pose

Remi Wolf – Grumpy Old Man

Self Esteem – How Can I Help You

Au/Ra – Screw Feelings

Ngaiire – Shiver

Kim Petras – Future Starts Now

Marina Sena – Cabelo

Lorde – Forbidden Fruit

To listen to this playlist on Spotify, or Apple Music please return to the top of the page

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