Top Thumb Hundred: Pandora Listeners Make Cardi B #1 In 2021

Top Thumb Hundred: Pandora Listeners Make Cardi B #1 In 2021

Megastar artist takes the top spot on Pandora’s annual Top Thumb Hundred list for the second year in a row.

Pandora today revealed its 2021 Top Thumb Hundred, the annual ranking of the most-loved songs by Pandora listeners, and one thing is clear: Pandora listeners love Cardi B.

For the second year in a row, the megastar artist took the top spot on Pandora’s Top Thumb Hundred, led by her GRAMMY-nominated #1 hit, “Up”. Last year, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” seized Pandora’s #1 most-thumbed spot. In addition to maintaining her place atop the chart for 2021, Cardi’s presence is felt elsewhere on this year’s list as a featured artist on “Wild Side” by Normani (#18) and “Rumors” by Lizzo (#85).

Only Pandora lets users “thumb” songs to create a personalized listening experience that evolves with their taste and preferences. By tapping the thumbs-up icon when they hear a song they like (or thumbs-down when they don’t), listeners enable Pandora’s recommendation technology to serve up the perfect songs for each user and every moment. With over 100 billion generated by users (and counting), Pandora’s thumbs are a unique barometer for what’s hot in music right now.

Drake has claimed the most spots in 2021’s rankings with 9 tracks – 4 of which made the top 20. His single “Way 2 Sexy (featuring Future & Young Thug)” comes in at #8, with “Knife Talk (featuring 21 Savage & Project Pat)”, “What’s Next”, and “Girls Want Girls (featuring Lil Baby)” ranking at #10, #12 and #13, respectively. Megan Thee Stallion put up 5 songs on this year’s list, while Memphis rapper Moneybagg Yo scored 4.

Adele, who has made the list in the past, returns this year with “Easy On Me”. Doja Cat appears with her GRAMMY-nominated tracks “Kiss Me More” and “Need To Know”, and Ed Sheeran’s dancefloor-friendly smash “Bad Habits” broke the top 20. And new to the Top Thumb Hundred is pop-country crossover favorite Walker Hayes with his GRAMMY-nominated “Fancy Like”.

Check out Pandora’s 20 most-thumbed tracks of 2021 below and the full 2021 Top Thumb Hundred playlist HERE.

Listeners can see who made their personal list of most-loved songs for 2021 with Pandora Playback at

Top Thumb Hundred: Pandora Listeners Make Cardi B #1 In 2021
Photo Credit: Jora Frantzis

Pandora Top Thumbed Tracks Of 2021

  1. Cardi B – Up
  2. Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) – Leave The Door Open
  3. Adele – Easy On Me
  4. Walker Hayes – Fancy Like
  5. Moneybagg Yo – Time Today
  6. Saweetie featuring Doja Cat – Best Friend
  7. Drake featuring Future & Young Thug – Way 2 Sexy
  8. Megan Thee Stallion featuring DaBaby – Cry Baby
  9. The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – STAY
  10. Drake featuring 21 Savage & Project Pat – Knife Talk
  11. Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits
  12. Drake – What’s Next
  13. Girls Want Girls featuring Lil Baby – Drake
  14. Megan Thee Stallion – Body
  15. Moneybagg Yo – Wockesha
  16. Lil Baby – On Me
  17. Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon – Peaches
  18. Normani featuring Cardi B – Wild Side
  19. Megan Thee Stallion – Thot Shit
  20. DJ Khaled featuring Lil Baby & Lil Durk – EVERY CHANCE I GET