The Year's Music in Review: Late 2021

Finishing with Part 4 of notable music in 2021, this chart covers songs which interested me in the last few months of the year. (Part 1 is Early 2021; Part 2 is Spring 2021, Part 3 is Summer 2021). Salsa is my focus, but other genres are included. Listed here are 150 tracks --not the usual 140, since I added 10 bonus salsa songs released in 2021.


Lists 1 to 8 are about salsa, with ten songs each. The other lists have five songs. For information about how lists were organized, see the project description and the notes at the bottom of this page.



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All the lists are on Spotify and Apple Music. Just click on either button after each list.


The tracks in these lists start on Spotify/Music as #31 (Lists 1-8) or as #16 (Lists 9-18).

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Categories

Salsa | Other Latin | Other Genres | Mixes





Salsa



1. CONTEMPORARY SALSA - New

Released in late 2021


Tracks 31-40


Tracks 41-50 (Bonus)


 

Still Hot from 2020

Special Pick: "Lo Bueno Está Aquí"



2. CONTEMPORARY SALSA - Recent

Still Hot from 2020


Tracks 31-40



 

Winners from the 2010s

Special Pick: "El Son Guaguancó"




3. CONTEMPORARY SALSA - Anthems

(Winners From the 2010s)


Tracks 31-40



 

The Millenial Era

Special Pick: "Yo Tengo Lo Mio"




4. Contemporary SALSA - nostalgic

(The Millennial Era)


Tracks 31-40

(Tracks 21-30)



 

The Golden Era

Special Pick: "Por Que Adoré"




5. CLASSIC SALSA

(The Golden Era)


Tracks 31-40



 

Songs for my Father

Special Pick: "Caña y Coco"




6. THE ROOTS OF SALSA

Songs for my Father


Tracks 31-40



 

Missed Gems Discovered in 2021

Special Pick: "Mi Amigo Licor"




7. BETTER LATE THAN NEVER

(Missed Gems Discovered in 2021)


Tracks 31-40



 

Exclusively Cuban Artists

Special Pick: "Tú No Suenas"




8. SPOTLIGHT: Cuba

Exclusively Cuban Artists


Tracks 31-40



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Other Latin Music

Spotlight: Japan

Special Pick: "Descarga Con Vibes"




9. SPOTLIGHT: Japan

Exclusively Japanese Artists


Tracks 16-20



 

Full Circle

Special Pick: "Guajira Ven"




10. SPOTLIGHT: Africa

Full Circle


Tracks 16-20



 

New & Recent Bachata

Special Pick: "La Bachata"




11. Spotlight: Bachata

New & Recent