Wizkid’s Essence tops Rolling Stone’s Best Songs of 2021 list


Nigerian music superstar, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun has bagged yet another intenational recognition with his global smash hit, Essence which has been named the Best Song of 2021.

Rolling Stone released their list of the Best Songs of 2021 on Monday, December 6, and at the very top of that list is Essence by Wizkid.

“The result was a sound of status and place coalescing without the loss of identity,” the magazine said of Essence in its article.

The track which is popularly acclaimed as “the song of the summer,” is off Wizkid’s Made in Lagos album and it features talented Nigerian songstress, Tems.

Coming at a close second on the list is US singer, Taylor Swift with ”All Too Well”.

See Rolling Stone’s 20 Best Songs Of 2021:

1. Wizkid feat. Tems – “Essence”

2. Taylor Swift – “All Too Well (10 Minute Version)”

3. Olivia Rodrigo – “Drivers License”

4. Lil Nas X – “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”

5. Lucy Dacus – “VBS”

6. Silk Sonic – “Leave the Door Open”

7. Billie Ellish – “Happier Than Ever”

8. Rauw Alejandro – “Todo de Ti”

9. Adele – “I Drink Wine”

10. Noname – “Rainforest”

11. Muna feat. Phoebe Bridgers – “Silk Chiffon”

12. Wet Leg – “Wet Dream”

13. Polo G – “Rapstar”

14. Morgan Wade – “Wilder Days”

15. Japanese Breakfast – “Be Sweet”

16. BTS – “Butter”

17. Megan Thee Stallion – “Thot Shit”

18. Bo Burnham – “All Eyes on Me”

19. Brothers Osborne – “Younger Me”

20. Snail Mail – “Ben Franklin”

Author: KennyMedia

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