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Top 89 of 2021: The Current Staff Picks

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Graphic reading, "The Current Top 89 of 2021: Staff Picks"Casey Jones | MPR

December 22, 2021

It's time to reflect on your favorite music of 2021! We want to hear the songs that kept you company, made you dance, and carried you through another difficult year. Please vote in our Top 89 poll, and we'll count down your Top 89 Songs of 2021 on the air on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Need inspiration for your list? Our hosts and staffers have compiled their own top 10s, and we'll be revealing everyone's picks throughout the month of December.

The Current staff picks

Bill DeVille, host of United States of Americana

Diane, host of The Local Show

Reed Fischer, senior digital producer

Jay Gabler, digital producer

Jade, midday host

Sylvia Jennings, interim marketing manager

Cecilia Johnson, digital producer

Julian, content director of the Urban Alternative Project

Mary Lucia, afternoon host

Jim McGuinn, program director

Sean McPherson, host of Radio Free Current and co-host of The Message

Darby Ottoson, programming assistant

Mike Pengra, host of Radio Heartland

Jill Riley, host of The Current Morning Show

David Safar, managing director

Luke Taylor, digital producer

Mac Wilson, host

Anna Weggel, producer of The Current Morning Show

Jesse Wiza, interim assistant program director

Zeke, host

Specialty Shows

The Local Show’s 89 Notable Minnesota Songs of 2021
The Message’s top 10 songs
Purple Current’s top 10 songs