Top 10 Best Songs of 2022

2022 marked yet another exciting year for music enthusiasts all over the world, as they eagerly anticipated new releases from their favorite artists and genres. In the spirit of reliving those fresh and captivating sounds, we present to you the top 10 songs of 2022, regardless of musical genre. The rankings are based on user votes, which were gathered throughout the year and up to today. As more people participate and share their opinions, the list is expected to evolve, with rankings shifting and new songs being added over time. It's an opportunity to discover new music, rediscover old favorites, and appreciate the breadth and diversity of musical talent that the year has to offer.

It's worth noting that some of the songs on this list may have been released on social media platforms in 2021, but because they are included on albums released in 2022, they are eligible for consideration and inclusion on the list. This adds to the excitement and anticipation of discovering new releases, as fans eagerly await the arrival of their favorite artist's new album and the potential chart-topping hits that come with it. So, let's join together in celebrating the best of what 2022 had to offer in the world of music.
The Top Ten
1 Sacrifice - The Weeknd

Honestly, I love this song! The Weeknd really impressed me. I especially love the beat. Even though I'm not a big hip-hop fan, it's still good.

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

2 As It Was - Harry Styles

Best song of 2022. I don't understand how people say Sacrifice is better than this song. To be honest, Dawn FM is the worst album I have seen by The Weeknd. Whereas Harry Styles was the King of the year in terms of songs.

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.

This song is amazing! I love it. To the people who haven't listened to the song yet, listen to it!

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 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 it all together in a deeper way.

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

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 got to 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.

6 Out of Time - The Weeknd
7 Anti-Hero - Taylor Swift

The best song on Taylor Swift's album Midnights, and it became the best song of the album and of 2022. It's a powerful anthem with a catchy beat. It should be #1.

I think this song should be in the top 5! It is just so disappointing that it is 25. Unbelievable!

If there was any doubt Taylor Swift was on top, this sort of squashed it. Very modern!

8 Blood Upon the Snow - Bear McCreary & Hozier
9 Stars in the Sky - Kid Cudi

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

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

10 Escapism. - Raye & 070 Shake

Without the '90s feel, this song would've died. But I love it.

The Newcomers

? Body Bag - I Prevail
? Diamond in the Rough - Zorro
The Contenders
11 All for Love - Kygo
12 Numb Little Bug - Em Beihold
13 Lift Me Up - Rihanna

Now THIS is how you make a comeback after disappearing for 6 years! Great fitting song for the ending of a good movie, and catchy as always because it's 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.

14 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.

15 Happy Birthday in the Sky - Placebo

What a pretty good return from Placebo. One of their 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.

16 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!

17 Woke Up in Love - Kygo, Gryffin & Calum Scott
18 Golden Hour - JVKE

A prime example of raw talent, from the development of the intro to the transition of the next song on the album. Golden Hour blends the elements of a piano and violin to make such a musical masterpiece. This song brings out very strong, emotional feelings!

I don't really like a lot of JVKE's music (U & You being a perfect example), but this song is absolutely beautiful. It just shows he can actually be good.

For a singer made famous through TikTok, this is a great song. The vocals, the chorus, and the musicianship are awesome.

19 My Love - Florence + the Machine

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

20 Jack - Hardy
21 Okay Okay - Lights

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

22 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.

23 Freeze - Kygo
24 Love It When You Hate Me - Avril Lavigne
25 San Quentin - Nickelback

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

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