Rolling Stone’s “The 50 Best Songs of 2021” Includes BTS, Epik High, and TWICE

2021 Best Songs

BTS, Epik High, and TWICE have put their songs in Rolling Stone’s “The 50 Best Songs of 2021.”

On the 6th (local time), Rolling Stone revealed “The 50 Best Songs of 2021” through its official website. And on this list, three of the Korean acts were named – BTS, Epik High, and TWICE.

BTS’ “Butter” ranked 16th. “BTS celebrate the power of silky beats, sunburst harmonies, party raps, and jump-up choruses with such unguarded joy it makes everyone else on the pop charts seem drab by comparison,” they wrote. “‘Butter’ rides a Chic-loving disco groove similar to their megahit ‘Dynamite,’ yet where that song was about their triumph as a group, this one gives everyone a chance to shine �” and the addition of a killer Megan Thee Stallion remix only added to the good time.”

The track had also landed at No. 1 on Consequence of Sound’s “Top 50 Songs of 2021.”

Additionally, Epik High ranked 40th with “ROSARIO (Feat. CL, ZICO),” the title song from the 10th full album Epik High Is Here Above. This is what Rolling Stone wrote about the track. “The hip-hop group teams up with singer CL and rapper Zico and shuns the heavy-handed production and boisterous refrains of most K-pop songs in favor of something with a little more musical depth. Over a light trap beat and flamenco-style guitar, the three artists trade verses about setting the standard for K-pop acts to follow.”

TWICE also put their name on the list at No. 50 with their first English single, The Feels.”‘ The Feels’ was the group’s first original English-language single, and it deservedly caught the attention of the Western market. ‘The Feels’ is a radiant burst of disco energy, with a masterfully slick bass line, an ingenious vocal arrangement, and one of the year’s most effervescent choruses,” they wrote.

Meanwhile, the first place of the selection went to Nigerian singer-songwriter Wizkid’s “Essence.” Others on the list are Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo, Adele, Bruno Mars, and Billie Eilish.


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