2021 was the year of the sapphic bop. Lesbian, queer, and sapphic singers/bands really stepped up their game this year, releasing more great songs than ever before. And with more artists coming out, and more queer artists getting chances in the industry, the state of sapphic pop has never been brighter!
There are love songs, breakup songs, sex songs, party songs, and pump-up songs. These are the songs we want to hear at queer dances in 2022. These are the songs we’re singing along with and making out with our girlfriends to. These are our 21 favorite sapphic bops of 2021, ranked by how much we love them!
Lesbian Jesus Hayley Kiyoko entered a new phase of her career this year, releasing the tracks “Found my Friends” and “Chance,” which take a more optimistic look at sapphic life than her previous project I’m Too Sensitive For This Shit. With a music video featuring Hayley dancing and bopping around, it’s a song we want to dance to with her.
Ashnikko and Princess Nokia collaborated on what’s probably the sexiest song of the year. Ashnikko sings, “I gave your girlfriend cunnilingus on my couch,” while Princess Nokia adds that “it’s an all-girl party, clothing optional,” and we all wish that’s the kind of slumber party we were invited to.
Yes, that Rebecca Black. The queer singer who went viral with her song “Friday,” years ago is back and is releasing bop after bop after bop! “Girlfriend” really established her as a serious artist who demands airtime on pop radio. This is the Rebecca Black we’ve been waiting for.
This song had every WLW across America shouting along with its great, unforgettable hook. This was the year we learned the true power of a sapphic collaboration. “Silk Chiffon” also has an iconic music video, recreating the plot of the lesbian classic But I’m a Cheerleader.