What was your best song of this year, the one you streamed on repeat? We’ve chosen 20 of the top songs from 2022 for our list of favourites.

We present the top songs of the year for 2022! Our collection of songs released this year moves from rapper JID’s smooth flows to Willow Kayne’s inventive pop, via heavy metal gods Slipknot and the clever indie art-pop of Everything Everything.

Did any of your favourite artists make our top 20 chosen by RouteNote staff? Scroll on to discover the best songs of 2022.

Louie Zong & BDG – Breezy Slide

Hagop Tchaparian – Right to Riot

The 1975 – Happiness

Polyphia – Ego Death feat. Steve Vai


K Motionz & Emily Makis – Only You

Slipknot – Medicine For The Dead

brakence – introvert

The Beatpack – Black Sea Tobacco Pose

Everything Everything – Bad Friday

JID – 151 Rum

Louis Cole – Failing in a Cool Way

Meshuggah – Phantoms

Knucks ft. SL – Nice & Good

Willow Kayne – Faces Change


Ethel Cain – Gibson Girl

Olen – Off Switch

Pete & Bas – Windowframe Cypher Part II ft. The Snooker Team

Caroline Polachek – Billions

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