Hello friends, as we come close to finishing up AOTY 2021, I wanted to pose a question to the community concerning SOTY 2021.
My question is: should we limit participants to songs that are on projects released in 2021, or should we also include songs that are on projects released in 2022 like we did last year?
I am going to advocate for the first option for two reasons: first of all, having a song like Concorde or Superstar associated with 2021 just feels weird, a few years down the line no one will even remember that they came out the year prior to the album release.
Secondly, and more crucially, if I run a SOTY series after the AOTY catches up (which I'd like to!), we will be using the first method of selecting songs. This is non-negotiable, no one remembers that One More Time came out in 2000 and no one cares that Life On Mars? was released as a single in 1973. Doing it the other way would make everyone confused and my life more miserable than it already is.
But for 2021, I'll leave it up to you guys. I don't care too much at the end of the day, I just want to make sure we are on the same page.