Best Song Artist So Far In 2022?
Looking for the best song so far in 2022? check out our top picks!
That’s where we come in. As we reach the halfway point of 2022, the Complex Music staff came together to dig through all of the year’s new music and compile a list of our favorite songs so far. These are the songs we’ve found ourselves coming back to over and over, and they represent the best that the music world has to offer—from underground artists to A-list superstars. These are Complex’s picks for the 50 best songs of 2022 (so far).
Unless you’ve had your head buried under a rock, you are very aware of the troubling news that’s been flooding the ‘Net. Fortunately, this barrage of distress has not hindered our favorite artists from hitting the studio to pump out good music. In fact, dope beats and clever lyrics are the only things that have been consistent since the pandemic began. This year has been no different. Fans received ear-candy from up-and-coming acts like Wet Leg, who have been bullying every instrumental they hop on, to legends like J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar, who, well, continue to be Cole and K.Dot. We understand that life gets in the way, and it’s hard to keep up with the seemingly endless release of singles and albums that drop every Friday. With that, we complied a list of the best of songs in 2022, so far.
The Best Songs of 2022 (So Far)
- “Happy New Year,” Let’s Eat Grandma.
- “You Will Never Work in Television Again,” the Smile.
- “Wild,” Spoon.
- “Surround Sound,” JID featuring 21 Savage and Baby Tate.
- “Bliss,” Amber Mark.
- “YEET,” Yung Kayo featuring Yeat.
- “Jealousy,” FKA twigs.
- “One Way, or Every N – – – – With a Budget,” Saba.
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- Running (To You) Chike and Simi. …
- Dimension (feat. Skepta & Rema) …
- Coming. Naira Marley and Busiswa. …
- World. Dangbana Republik and. …
- Cho Cho (feat. Davido & Mayorkun) …
- Forever (Remix) Gyakie and Omah Lay. …
- Somebody Baby. Peruzzi and Davido. …
- Loved By You (feat. Burna Boy) Justin Bieber.
As the world recovers from COVID-19 lockdowns, it’s heartening to see how 2022 is inviting musicians of all genres to unmask and share joyous and celebratory music for us all to enjoy. From the cathartic rock’n’roll return of Liam Gallagher to the much-acclaimed comeback of electro-pop innovator The Weeknd, we’ve so far been treated to a veritable feast of diverse sounds that have done wonders to inoculate us against the misery of the past few years. Helping us bask in the love of new music, here is our list of the best songs of 2022 so far…
Pop music in 2022 is a place of possibility, even if someone’s perfect pop song might be harder to find in the chaos of streaming services than it was in the aisles of record stores. But great songs are out there—whether they’re brightly hued power-pop pebbles, wrenching R&B ballads, or roller-rink-ready disco-funk cuts. Put these 10 songs on shuffle to get an idea of the pop bliss 2022 has to offer.
Contrary to popular belief/Top radio/your ever-growing collection of used Rolling Stones vinyl, there is still plenty of great new music being released on the regular. The first half of 2022 has shown as much: everything from grungy garage rock to funky self-worth anthems to sun-bright Afrobeats-indebted rhythms to emotional electropop. This periodically updated monthly list, from Vulture staff writer Justin Curto and music editor Alex Suskind, runs down the best we’ve heard so far this year — a mix of fun, challenging, cathartic new singles we’ll be playing on repeat throughout 2022, listed in chronological order by release date.
Other hits from 2022 to make the list include
- Aitch & Ashanti’s Baby
- Jax Jones and MNEK’s dance bop Where Did You Go?
- Mimi Webb’s red-hot House On Fire
- Tate McRae’s angsty pop-rock slow burning smash She’s All I Wanna Be
- Lizzo’s catchy viral hit About Damn Time
For a few months there, 2022 was sounding a whole lot like 2021. That was true in the near-literal sense: As late as April, you could browse the Hot 100’s top 20 and still only pick out one or two songs that were actually released in 2022. As massive hits from the second half of 2021 continued to linger near the top of top 40 radio and streaming playlists, seemingly refusing to cede room to newer songs — and few major star artists or undeniable smashes came around to claim the space by force — the original music of 2022 struggled to find its footing, at least on the Billboard charts.