The trees are starting to lose their leaves, the mornings are crisp and cool and everything is pumpkin-spiced… Oh yeah, it’s definitely October! There really are less than three months left of 2021, and we don’t quite know what to do with this fact. Where has the year gone? 

But before we get tangled up in the approaching end of another year, let’s take a moment to look back instead. September has come and gone and has left behind a colorful Top 10.

TikTok Wonders

The hottest new entry in our Top 10 is the Afrobeat sleeper hit “Love Nwantiti” from Nigerian singer-songwriter CKay. Released in 2019, the track recently became a global sensation after it went viral on TikTok. The song’s effortless sound has made it immensely popular on TikTok, especially amongst those who like to replicate fun dance choreographies. 

Another song whose beginnings can be traced back to the video-sharing platform is Tate McRae’s “You Broke Me First.” The heart-crushing ballad was one of the most successful hits of 2020, and apparently still strikes a chord (ha!) to this day. The song is featured on McRae’s second EP Too Young To Be Sad, which you should definitely give a listen! By the way: The 18-year old singer-songwriter is apparently a fan of Chordify. She’s said that she sometimes starts her songwriting process by looking up chords on our website. Cheers! 

Oldies but Goodies

September continues a trend that we’ve observed all throughout the year so far: Beloved old classics by musical legends like Tracy Chapman and The Eagles are immensely popular, and we’re absolutely here for it. “Bohemian Rhapsody” simply does not go out of style. 

Shallow Ever After

At this point, you can bet money on the fact that “Shallow” will have a spot in the Top 10 — and most likely a pretty impressive one at that. This month is no exception, since the undying ballad by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga has once again snatched up the top position. What can we say? Some things just never change. Happy jamming!

Top 10 September

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow

CKay – Love Nwantiti

Passenger – Let Her Go

Silk Sonic – Leave The Door Open

Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody

The Eagles – Hotel California

Tate McRae – You Broke Me First

Radiohead – Creep

The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber – Stay

Tracy Chapman – Fast Car

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Sinja is a marketing and communication professional at Chordify, maintaining communications with external stakeholders to make sure people and businesses that care about us, hear about us. Her writings can be found at Music Injection, Simple Plan Space, SpoilerTV and HerCampus. Where she has written about entertainment, music, TV and movies. Her creative marketing-oriented approach creates a unique perspective that makes her a valuable member of several Chordify teams.