The year 2022 is coming to an end. Like every year, song-streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music release their year-end list of the top streamed artists, songs, albums, genres, and more. The year has been fruitful for the music industry. With the stadium events and some record-breaking, genre-breaking music came forth. Many new artists like Gayle, Baby Tate, Sydney Rose, and others made some tasteful music for their debut.
The music streaming platform of Apple Inc., Apple Music has released its awaited list of various songs, artists, albums, and other things popular on the streaming platform. The rising Latin genre saw Bad Bunny dominating the list. There were 55 Latin songs in the list of Global 100. In genres, hip-hop dominated the list with 32 songs out of 100. Pop Music had 22 songs and R&B had 11 songs that made it to the list. Let’s check the top 10 songs that dominated the playlist of the music heads on the platform.
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10) “Abcdefu” By Gayle
At just the age of 17, the Nashville artist had fame at her disposal due to her hard work and the hit song “abcdefu”, where the artist is calling out her ex. For Grammys 2023, the song is nominated for ‘Song of the Year’. In January 2022, “abcdefu” by Gayle became a No.1 hit around the globe and on the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts.
9) “Me Porto Bonito” By Bad Bunny And Chencho Corleone
The Puerto Rican artist is having the best year of his music career since he released his debut album ‘x100 PRE’. In 2022, he released his smashing album ‘Un Verano Sin Ti’, which created thunderous success for the artist. In its debut week, he had his album chart the No.1 position on Billboard 200, and the song ‘Me Porto Bonito’ went from the 4th position to the 1st dethroning his own song ‘Moscow Mule’. The album has created history at the Grammys in 2023 as it was nominated in the ‘Album of the Year’ category making it the first Spanish-language album to get a nomination.
8) “First Class” By Jack Harlow
The Kentucky rapper has been creating ripples in the rap industry. He has collaborated with many eminent artists like Lil Wayne, Eminem, Chris Brown, Drake, and others. In 2020, he created a buzz with ‘Thats What They All Say’ which had the breakthrough song ‘What’s Poppin’. In 2022, he released his seventh studio album ‘Come Home The Kids Miss You’ which is contending for the ‘Best Rap Album’ in the 2023 Grammys. The song ‘First Class’ is nominated for ‘Best Melodious Rap’ which was sampled from Fergie’s ‘Glamorous’ making it the 8th most streamed song on Apple Music.
7) “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)” By Elton John And Dua Lipa
In 2021, the pop sensation Elton John released an album titled ‘The Lockdown Sessions’. He collaborated with some new and upcoming talents and old friends like Stevie Wonder, and Stevie Nicks. One of the songs on the album was the PNAU Remix of Cold Heart featuring Dua Lipa. The song was the hottest on the Billboard Adult Contemporary and was the No.1 song in May 2022. The two performed this soulful rendition during Elton’s final North American performance at Dodger Stadium.
6) “Heat Waves” By Glass Animals
The English Indie Rock band Glass Animals has come a long way since their journey Oxford days. In 2020, they released their third studio album ‘Dreamland’. It featured songs like ‘Tokyo Drifting’, ‘Tangerine’, and the mega-hit ‘Heat waves’. The song about late midnight created waves on the musical charts across the globe. From TikTok to radio to Instagram, the song was reigning around the world. In March 2022, the song charted at the No.1 position on Billboard 100 and held that position for 59 weeks.
5) “Easy On Me” By Adele
It has been a decade and a year since the British singer and songwriter Adele brought a heartbreak saga with her sophomore album ’21’. It was one of the most successful records. The next album ’25’ filled her racks with Grammys as she turned out to be one of the most-winning artists that night. Now, with ’30’, the singer sticks to the romanticism of her younger days but drifts with self-examination and evaluation. The album, ‘Easy On Me’ was the song that made it the eighth most streamed song on Apple Music. In October 2021, the song was dominating the Global and domestic charts. For 10 weeks, it was the No.1 song on the Billboard 100.
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4) “Super Gremlin” By Kodak Black
Out of the 32, hip-hop songs made it to the Top Global 100 list on Apple Music Kodak Black’s ‘Super Gremlin’. The 2022 album ‘Back For Everything’ debuted at No.2 on the Billboard 200 chart in March 2022. It opened with 60,000 equivalent album units which include 57,000 units on streaming services. Before that, he released ‘Super Gremlin’, which hit the No.1 spot on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart in January 2022, and at No.6 spot on Billboard 100.
3) “Wait For U” By Future ft. Drake And Tems
In 2022, Future released his 10th studio album titled ‘I Never Liked You’ which had features from Kanye West, Gunna, Young Thug, Kodak Black, and others. But, the song ‘Wait For U’, which has Drake and Tems, became a global hit. The song debuted at the No.1 position on Billboard 100. Future had his second No.1, while Drake had his 10th, it was a debut for the South African artist Tems.
2) “As It Was” By Harry Styles
The former Directioner Harry Styles released ‘Harry’s House’ this year in June 2022. The day it was released, it peaked at the No.1 position on Billboard 200. But, before the release of the album, Styles released the single ‘As It Was’ in April 2022, which also debuted at the No.1 position on Billboard 100 and conquered the spot for 15 weeks, and stayed on Billboard 100 for 34 weeks. His ‘Love On Tour’ became a huge hit, and he created history at Madison Square Garden when his banner was raised for his residency. The song won MTV Video Music Awards for ‘Best Cinematography’, ‘Best Pop’, and ‘Best Choreography’.
1) “Stay” By Kid Laroi And Justin Bieber
The top song on Apple Music 2022 year-end Global 100 is the mega-hit of 2021 ‘Stay’ by Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber. It was released in July 2021. A month after its debut on Billboard 100, it peaked at the No.1 position and stayed strong for seven weeks, and dominated the chart for 63 weeks. Along with this, it was at the No.1 position on Billboard Global 200 chart and Billboard Global Excl. It had 75.1 million streams with 13,900 records sold.