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Otis Hart

The Blessed Madonna and Fred again..
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The Blessed Madonna and Fred again..

Welp, here we are again. When I placed Fred again.. and The Blessed Madonna's "Marea (We've Lost Dancing)" in my Top 10 Songs of 2021 in late November, I thought of it as a poignant relic of a bygone era. Now, thanks to the omicron variant, I won't be getting those hugs with friends on the dancefloor just yet. The song's message remains frustratingly relevant: If we can live through these next six months, what happens next will be marvelous. Mask up, boost thyself and stay safe. We gon' make it through.

Top 10 Albums of 2021

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1. Jazmine Sullivan, Heaux Tales
2. Flyying Colours, Fantasy Country
3. Carly Pearce, 29: Written In Stone
4. Ghetts, Conflict Of Interest
5. Native Soul, Teenage Dreams
6. Yasmin Williams, Urban Driftwood
7. Koreless, Agor
8. Hamish Hawk, Heavy Elevator
9. Karine Polwart & Dave Milligan, Still As Your Sleeping
10. Massage, Still Life

Top 10 Songs of 2021

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1. Porter Robinson, "Musician"
2. Petal Supply (feat. umru, DJ Himera & trndytrndy), "1"
3. Wet Leg, "Chaise Longue"
4. Cassandra Jenkins, "Hard Drive"
5. Sun-EL Musician (feat. Simmy), "Higher"
6. Fred again.. (feat. The Blessed Madonna), "Marea (We've Lost Dancing)"
7. Spice (feat. Shaggy & Sean Paul), "Go Down Deh"
8. Carly Pearce, "Diamondback"
9. Indigo De Souza, "Hold U"
10. Turnstile, "HOLIDAY"

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