“I Might Buy a Boat” – The Top 100 Songs of 2021
Our official 2021 playlist, “I Might Buy A Boat” is here!
Dedicated BAS followers might recall this massive playlist we put together two years ago chronicling a decade’s worth of standout songs. That project was a tremendous amount of fun and since then, our panel of passionate music nerds has made a yearly tradition out of reconvening. Last year they gave this much more reasonable 100 song playlist, and as 2021 comes to a close we’ve invited them back to do it again!
The process of building one of these year-end playlists begins with each contributor submitting a list of their top songs of the year. Songs that appear on more than one contributor’s list are automatically included in the final 100. The first 29 songs on “I Might Buy A Boat” are the ones that were submitted by at least two panelists.
From there we begin a fantasy-football-style snake draft to populate the rest of the list.
With the publication of this year’s 100 song playlist, we are also including a master list that includes every song submitted by our panelists!
This list includes 294 different tracks. Along with looking at the most frequently selected tracks from our six panelists, we think it reveals the songs and artists did the most to delight us over the past year.
- Five of our six contributors selected the song “Be Sweet” by Japanese Breakfast
- Three songs, “Kiss Me More” by Doja Cat and Sza, “Woman” by Little Simz and Cleo Sol, and “Lumberjack” by Tyler The Creator” were each nominated by four of our six contributors
- Eight different songs from Little Simz’s “Sometimes I Might Be An Introvert” appear on our master list.
- Seven different songs from Tyler The Creator’s ”Call Me If You Get Lost” appear on our master list
Enjoy the tunes!