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The Year's Music in Review: Spring 2021

Looking back at spring 2021, this post presents my picks for notable music in the second chart of a four-part series. (The other charts are Early, Summer, and Late 2021). Salsa is my focus, but other genres are included. The total number of songs here is 140, and you can listen to them--combined with the songs from Early 2021--on Spotify or Apple Music.

There are 18 lists in a chart. Lists 1 to 8 are about salsa, with ten songs each. The other lists have five songs. For details on how lists were organized, see the project description.

Artwork & DJ Mixes

Some album artwork is included with an anecdote explaining a particular selection. A bonus feature is a list of five inspiring DJ mixes, each with an embedded audio player.

About Song Selection

Information about song selection is explained under Notes near the bottom of this page. Most importantly...

  • This is a curation of songs based on personal relevance in 2021--regardless of release year. Only List #1 (New Salsa) features 2021 releases.

  • There is no ranking system; tracks are listed in alphabetical order.

Be sure to check out the forthcoming Summer and Late 2021 charts.

Listen online

All 18 lists are on Spotify and Apple Music--just click on the button at the end of a list. To see all the playlists, click on either of the images below.

Important Note

A playlist updates with 5 or 10 new songs once a chart gets posted. In other words, since "Spring 2021" is the current chart, the playlists now include songs from both Early and Spring 2021. Also, when you 'like' a playlist, it gets saved to your profile for easy access.

Let's go!


Salsa | Other Latin | Other Genres | Mixes



Released in spring 2021

(Tracks 11-20)