Two hundred and eighty-one – Eight years later (and the best of 2021)

Music, Society & Culture

[Season final: 281 – Happy New Year and Happy 8th Birthday!]

It’s a wrap on 2021 as Michael and Io line up the champagne flutes, party poppers and weird hats for a combined birthday and New Years celebration!

Join the party, celebrating eight years of babble on JOY and showcasing some of the best treats of 2021.

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Mustafa Sandal – Tesir Altında [Turkish: Under the Influence]  🎧#1

Fishbach – Masque d’or [French: Golden Mask]   🎧#276

Kronan ft Nyaruach – Gatluak (Bakermat Remix) [Nuer]   🎧#262

Maléna – Qami Qami (Քամի Քամի) [Armenian: Wind Wind]  🎧#279

Zuchu – Sukari [Swahili: Sugar]  🎧#260

Antti Tuisku & Erika Vikman – Huonoja ideoita [Finnish: Bad Ideas]  🎧#272 

Vishal Mishra – Naacho Naacho [Telugu: Dance Dance]  🎧#275

Fedez, Achille Lauro & Orietta Berti – MILLE [Italian: One Thousand]  🎧#256

Ozoda & Zulaykho Mahmadshoeva – Leyli [Tajik Persian: Lily]  🎧#258

Oscar Zia 🏳️‍🌈 – Då tror du fel [Swedish: You Thought Wrong]  🎧#256

Рахымжан Жақайым – О Қарындас [Kazakh: O Sister]  🎧#261

TWICE – SCIENTIST (R3HAB Remix) [Korean]  🎧#274