The Roots Music Report's
Top Soul Song Chart
for the Year of 2021

Rank Song Title Band/Artist Name
1MotorbikeLeon Bridges
2I NEED YOUJon Batiste
3Blinding LightsThe Weeknd
4Take My BreathThe Weeknd
6RootsCautious Clay
7ComplicatedLeela James
8Lil BitNelly
9I Don't Wanna Be in LoveKeyshia Cole
10Can't Let It ShowTank
11Bad HabitsUsher
13SituationRuth B.
14Dying in the SubtletyCautious Clay
15BeautifulRobin Thicke
16Save Your TearsThe Weeknd
17Pack LiteQueen Naija
18Back Home (feat. Summer Walker)Trey Songz
19Born TiredJhené Aiko
20Same LoveLedisi
21No Plans for Love (with Ne-Yo & Kent Jones)D-Nice
22I Just DoGuordan Banks
23All This LoveTrey Songz
24Live out Your LoveKem
25Not Another Love SongElla Mai
26Butterflies Pt. 2Queen Naija
27Starting NowBrandy
28Girl Like Me (feat. H.E.R.)Jazmine Sullivan
29Anything for YouLedisi
31Give a Little LoveThe Freedom Affair
32One I GotCharlie Wilson
33SteamLeon Bridges
34Be the OneRuff Endz
35Mystery Lady (feat. Don Toliver) [ChopNotSlop Remix]Masego
36Dance Like Nobody's WatchingYuna
37You Want My Love (feat. Lucky Daye)Earth, Wind & Fire
38Born 2 DiePrince
39Deep EndFousheé
40In Your EyesThe Weeknd
41The Last DanceSt. Paul & The Broken Bones
42U 2 LuvNe-Yo
43New NormalKhalid
44B.S. (feat. H.E.R.)Jhené Aiko
45ShadeAlex Lucero & Live Again
46Essence (feat. Tems)WizKid
47LOST YOUSnoh Aalegra
48Secret Garden (feat. Sisqó, Shawn Stockman & Raheem DeVaughn)Omar Wilson
50Take Care of You (feat. Syd)Charlotte Day Wilson
51My WayAloe Blacc
52Take Me Away (feat. EARTHGANG)Sinead Harnett
53Don't Blame It on Love (feat. Pink Sweat$)Yuna
54Cabin FeverJaden
55Walk with MeJoss Stone
56WhoaSnoh Aalegra
57Somewhat Loved (There You Go Breakin' My Heart) [feat. Mariah Carey]Jam & Lewis
58All I WantSuCh
59Where is Our Love Song (feat. Gary Clark Jr.)Stevie Wonder
60Sweeter (feat. Terrace Martin)Leon Bridges
61Can't FightLianne La Havas
62FREEDOMJon Batiste
63LALA (Unlocked) [feat. Swae Lee]Alicia Keys
64Between Us (feat. Snoh Aalegra)dvsn
65Crazy Kind of Love (From "True to the Game 2")Tamar Braxton
66What ifNe-Yo
67Love and Hate in a Different TimeGabriels
68Temperature RisingTory Lanez
69Strange LoveCautious Clay
70Say SoDoja Cat
71Chain of FoolsAretha Franklin
72Lovely DayBill Withers
73Baby Mama (feat. Chance the Rapper)Brandy
74Wake Up Love (feat. Iman)Teyana Taylor
75I Need Never Get OldNathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
76Use MeBill Withers
77Strange FruitBettye LaVette
78Stand UpJoshua Henry
79Little BirdieIzo Fitzroy
80WE ARE (feat. St. Augustine High School Marching 100, David Gauthier, Gospel Soul Children Choir, Craig Adams, Braedon Gautier, Brennan Gautier & Autumn Rowe)Jon Batiste
82AgreeableCautious Clay
83I Hold No GrudgeBettye LaVette
84Rise AgainLaura Rain and the Caesars
85TELL the TRUTHJon Batiste
86RespectAretha Franklin
87Rock SteadyAretha Franklin
88The WeightAretha Franklin
89(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural WomanAretha Franklin
90Turntables (from the Amazon Original Movie "All In: the Fight for Democracy")Janelle Monae
91At LastKaz Hawkins
92RollingMichael Kiwanuka
93Coming HomeLeon Bridges
94Let Them KnockSharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
95I'll Still Be TrueSharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
96I Say a Little PrayerAretha Franklin
97Nobody's BabySharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
98Rock Me BabyOtis Redding
99Bittersweet (Full Length)Lianne La Havas
100Better off DeadBill Withers
101Spirit in the DarkAretha Franklin
102Playing GamesSummer Walker
103100 Days, 100 NightsSharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
104Rescue MeSharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
105ADULTHOOD (feat. Hot 8 Brass Band)Jon Batiste
106Stranger to My HappinessSharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
107Just Dropped in (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
108Knock on WoodOtis Redding
109You're All I Need to Get byAretha Franklin
110Do Right Woman, Do Right ManAretha Franklin
111Love and UnityThe Burroughs
112I'll Be AroundThe Spinners
113Same Page, Different BookPrince
114Rock SteadyMaceo Parker
115Yes We Can CanMaceo Parker
116I Had Some Money (But I Spent It)Nick Waterhouse
117Up All NightKhalid
118Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)Otis Redding
119PushermanCurtis Mayfield
120Why I Sing the BluesAretha Franklin
121Move on UpCurtis Mayfield
122Keep on LookingSharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
123Let It BeAretha Franklin
124Border Song (Holy Moses)Aretha Franklin
125Lonely Town, Lonely StreetBill Withers
126Ghetto ChildThe Spinners
127Who is He (And What is He to You)?Bill Withers
128CRYJon Batiste
129Sunday LiesJosh Hoyer and Soul Colossal
130You Gotta MoveSam Cooke
131ThinkAretha Franklin
132Look It HereNathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
133Here I Am BabySharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
134None for YouLola Young
135One of a Kind (Love Affair)The Spinners
136Eleanor RigbyAretha Franklin
137The Rubberband ManThe Spinners
138Working on MeThe Allergies
139The Thrill is Gone (From Yesterday's Kiss)Aretha Franklin
140Hot SummerPrince
141Cross the TrackMaceo Parker
142Hold MeJoshua Henry
143BittersweetLianne La Havas
144Mighty LoveThe Spinners
145Like I Want YouGiveon
146Fluff (feat. DUCKWRTH & Christian Scott ATunde Adjuah)Tank and the Bangas
147Sweet RedemptionHazel Miller
148Take Me with USharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
149Enough is EnoughTomar and the Fcs
150Today I Sing the BluesAretha Franklin
151Take Your TimeTomar and the Fcs
152Bad Luck SoulKing Biscuit Boy
153Last One StandingMonophonics
154Romance in the DarkBettye LaVette
155AtlasThe Dip
156Check the RecordPrince
157Howling at NothingNathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
158Don't Worry (feat. Ink)Leon Bridges
159It's Only UsMonophonics
160HustlerJosh Hoyer and Soul Colossal
161SecurityKaz Hawkins
162Mellow outNathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
163InnocenceTomar and the Fcs
164Lois LangAcantha Lang
165Whatever Happened to Our Love?Acantha Lang
166Midnight Train to GeorgiaGladys Knight & The Pips
168RiverfrontLeo Nocentelli
170SHOW ME the WAY (feat. Zadie Smith)Jon Batiste
171Just Kissed My BabyMaceo Parker
172I AmLaura Rain and the Caesars
173This Land is Your LandSharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
174Something's Got a Hold on MeKaz Hawkins
175Utility Man (feat. Andy Cooper)The Allergies
176ChangingJosh Hoyer and Soul Colossal
177Run for Your LifeMonophonics
178All Good ThingsJon Cleary
179AlgorhythmChildish Gambino
180S.O.B.Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
182Moaning BluesHazel Miller
183Chakra KhanThe Grand Alliance
184MercyKayla Marque
185Blues for the WeepersBettye LaVette
186The WalkMayer Hawthorne
187Call Me (Come Back Home)Al Green
188Who Told You ThatMavis Staples
189Morning in AmericaDurand Jones & The Indications
190Tell MamaKaz Hawkins
191Ring the BellsJosh Hoyer and Soul Colossal
192JoyBettye LaVette
193Miss PitifulKaz Hawkins
19421st Century Gypsy Singing Lover ManJon Cleary
195Day by DayMonophonics
196Run Like the RiverVintage Trouble
197Bad Bad NewsLeon Bridges
198Move on BabyThe Allergies
199If Not Now (Then When) [feat. Durand Jones]The Bamboos

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