Top 10 Best Songs of 2022

2022 is here, another year for people around the world to listen to new music from their favorite artists, bands and genres. Let's see which songs, regardless of genre of music, are the best songs you've listened to in 2022. Of course, this list will evolve as the year goes by the more people cast their votes so don't be surprised if the rankings change often.

Please note that certain songs on this list have been released in 2021 on social media, however due to their respective albums coming out in 2022, these songs get a pass and belong on this list.
The Top Ten
1 Sacrifice - The Weeknd

Ah yes, The Weeknd does it again. This song is amazing. The beat is in my opinion better than Blinding lights and Heartless and is so groovy. Dawn FM is the best album of the year so far

The Weeknd keeps on impressing me. I really like the funky vibe on this one and the infectious chorus. Thank you Abel for making the first great album of the year!

I'm not the biggest R&B / hip hop fan, but honestly this song is damn good. The music video is very impressive like his other works (epilepsy warning though). The beats sound great and have a sort of disco feel which is refreshing. 10/10

This song is fantastic. Abel has gone 110% in the direction of retro synth and this track truly has one of the best hooks off his latest record.

2 As It Was - Harry Styles

Such a great song by Harry Styles. The chorus and the rhythm keep me coming back to it again and again. Welcome back Harry! I hope the album will be just as good.

My favorite song of 2022. List goes like this:
1. As it was
2. Late Night Talking
3. Music for a sushi restaurant
It's all Harry Styles based.

This should be #1. It was despicable when it came out and I'm still loving the beat.

The biggest song of the year, no doubt. My personal Nr. 2 behind Moth to a flame.

3 Black Summer - Red Hot Chili Peppers

While it's not their best song even when it comes to their newer music. I just want to say that the Red Hot Chili Peppers are still making good music in 2022 so that's pretty good going.

Just got back into RHCP recently, heard this new song and I really liked it! Their comeback is looking great so far!

4 Cannonball - Avril Lavigne

Her previous albums turned me off because they sounded too girly, but this is awesome! I have that new album on repeat all the time.

One of the finest singers, composing new Music this year. Good!

5 Won't Stand Down - Muse

I was skeptical during the first 30 seconds but when that chorus kicked in, I was really pumped. This has gotta be one of Muse's heaviest songs ever. I hope it will be a return to form for the band.

Muse did not disappoint at all with this new song, it might be their heaviest song yet. Can't wait for their new album to come out at some point this year.

Good heavy song. Feeling the metal like sound.

Best song on the album

6 Okay Okay - Lights

Effective, 2022 was not the most prolific year, I think it's great for a year like this.

7 Out of Time - The Weeknd

Beautiful little song

8 Stars in the Sky - Kid Cudi

From Paramount Pictures' Sonic the Hedgehog 2! The year's best motion picture! Staring Jim Carrey, James Marsden, Idris Elba and Ben Schwartz!

This song is so catchy and fun. Definitely one of the best this year!

9 All for Love - Kygo
10 My Love - Florence + the Machine

I really love the chorus and Florence Welch's vocals on this track. Florence + The Machine rarely disappoint.

The Newcomers

? Psycho in My Head - Skillet
? Después de la Playa - Bad Bunny

Okay I wasn't expecting you to all go crazy over this album but no songs on the list list at all? Anyway this song is really good I'm glad Bad Bunny is expanding his sound.

The Contenders
11 Glimpse of Us - Joji

New favorite for the year going into August. Joji's emotive voice and the excellent production fit so well with the soulful lyrics of someone who is haunted by a former love and the future they will never have together. And what really seals the deal is the shocking music video of violence, poverty, and antisocial outrage - an extreme contrast with the lyrics and emotion, but also adding a great twist that somehow ties in all together in a deeper way.

now this is something I would never expect from joji. It's chill, beautiful, and offers a lot of meaning. Already one of my favorite singles of the year, hopefully we could get it into top 10.

I hope Joji will find his way into the mainstream in the long run, because this has serious potential.

12 Woke Up in Love - Kygo, Gryffin & Calum Scott
13 Goodbye - Cannons

Cannons had one of the best songs of 2021 (Bad Dream) and they now have my favorite song of 2022 through June. Michelle Joy has such an entrancing voice - this song is filled with pure dreamy synths and poetic emotional longing.

14 Happy Birthday in the Sky - Placebo

What a pretty good return from Placebo. One of fheir best songs in a long time. They don't get very much attention on this site but I think you should check them out! You'll probably like them if you're fans of bands like Oasis or Muse.

15 Snow Globes - Black Country, New Road

This must totally be in the top 10.

Wonderful song from the best and most underrated album of the year

16 Bite Me - Avril Lavigne

This song is awesome!

17 Lift Me Up - Rihanna

This song is magnificent, Rihanna's vocals are beautiful and the vibe of this song is so emotional that it managed to catch a little tear in my eye, even though I don't get emotional often.

A wonderful comeback by Rihanna and well-deserving to be in the Top 5 on this list.

I love this song! Rihanna's vocals are really beautiful here. The song may be a bit basic to some extent but it feels so great to hear her voice again. Welcome back RiRi! I can't wait to hear more from her.

Great return from Rihanna. I think that is one of the best songs from her and it's nice to see her back. First time we have had new music from her since 2016.

Such a good song, and makes the scene that this song is in in black panther wakanda forever so much more emotional.

18 Zombified - Falling in Reverse

Good song. This band is surprising me recently, since I hate all of their old stuff and love their latest tracks (I'm not a vampire (revamped) and popular monster are great songs in my opinion). I like their new direction

This one is a 10/10 for me. The sound quality is amazing, it's catchy, the riffs are great, the drums are powerful, Ronnie Radke's performance is on point (I love when he says "Zombified") and most importantly the lyrics make you think about what's going on in the world today.

19 Love It When You Hate Me - Avril Lavigne
20 Don’t Forget - Sky Ferreira

Awesome new song by Sky Ferreira. I hope she will finally drop an album.

21 Freeze - Kygo
22 Gasoline - The Weeknd

This one took a while to grow on me, but man do I love it. It's easy to sing along to, the production is great, and the accents that Abel does is great.

Another song from The Weeknd's new album "Dawn FM". It sounds a lot like the 80s and it seems like The Weeknd is going for a mix of old and new. 9/10.

23 Constant Repeat - Charli XCX
24 San Quentin - Nickelback

This new single rocks. Can't wait for the new album.

25 The Only Heartbreaker - Mitski

It's her best song in this album. It's 1 of her most uptempo, it's her most powerful & emotional hit. It was a perfect choice as the lead single for this comeback album. She's among the hardest working alternative/indie popstars out there & this song was a great way to get us back into her.

This song is from her upcoming album "Laurel Hell" set to release in February 2022. It was the first time I heard one of her songs and I am simply amazed, I might even be in love! Her voice is so beautiful I could listen to her all day. 10/10

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