With a title like “I Wanna Die But I Can’t (‘Cuz I Gotta Keep Living),” you would imagine Pronoun‘s lead single off of her upcoming EP would be pretty sad. You’d only be half right — the song’s world-weary lyrics, written by Alyse Vellturo (Pronoun‘s off-stage name), paint a difficult-but-accurate portrait of feeling stuck in a world that keeps moving. But the production, complete with shimmering guitar licks and crashing drums like a grungier lost Heartthrob-era Tegan and Sara song, makes Pronoun‘s latest an irresistible jam. — STEPHEN DAW

43. Glass Animals, “Heat Waves”

Reaching No. 25 on the Hot 100 thusfar, Glass Animals’ “Heat Waves” marks the London-based alt-pop group’s first-ever entry on the chart. And the fan-favorite fourth single from their third studio album Dreamland is still on fire, steadily climbing the listing thanks to its wavy production and relatable breakup lyrics. Earlier this year, frontman Dave Bayley revealed to Billboard that the bop was crafted in an hour, proving that Glass Animals heats up under pressure. — DARLENE ADEROJU

42. Yola, “Diamond Studded Shoes”

When Yola announced her new album Stand For Myself in April, she said she had been “brainwashed” out of her own majesty — and the first single “Diamond Studded Shoes” serves as a reclamation of magnificence. The catchy, upbeat chorus of “we know it isn’t, we know it isn’t” has fans tapping their feet, while the British crooner delivers a message of empowerment and, most importantly, understanding for Black folks who feel drained by historic and ongoing racism. In 2021, Yola is going to remind us all how to stand up for what we believe in, and “Diamond Studded Shoes” is just the beginning. — TAYLOR MIMS

41. Yung Bleu feat. Drake, “You’re Mines Still”

Though he’s wired to be a suave lothario, Yung Bleu’s player ways take a sharp 180 on “You’re Mines Still.” Hoping time can remedy his last relationship, Bleu scripts the ultimate sadboy anthem for those eying redemption. The record hits its emotional apex when Drake goes full-throttle on the R&B front, punching in a verse about jealousy, broken communication, and the grueling effects of a scorned ex prepping for a Hot Girl Summer. — CARL LAMARRE

40. Machine Gun Kelly x Blackbear, “My Ex’s Best Friend”