2022 saw the release of several smash singles, with the year kicking into overdrive with Harry Styles’ hit “As It Was,” which nabbed the No. 1 spot for 15 weeks. In later months, TikTok gave rise Steve Lacy’s “Bad Habit,” before Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul” and Taylor Swift’s “Anti-Hero” claimed the crown for the summer and winter months. But which hit was your favorite?
The 100 Best Songs of 2022: Staff List
To find out, we polled our readers about which track from the past year was their favorite — which, of course, arrived after compiling our 100 ranked, favorite songs. The results are in, and the responses may surprise you.
The No. 1 favorite song of the year, according to readers, is Elton John and Britney Spears’ duet “Hold Me Closer.” The track, which debuted in August and peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, secured more than 14,000 votes, which equated to nearly 45% of the vote. Coming in at No. 2 is Wizkid’s “Bad to Me,” which followed with almost 25% of the vote. Rounding out the top five is Anitta’s “Envolver,” BLACKPINK’s “Shut Down” and Sabrina Carpenter’s “Vicious.”
As for “As It Was,” Styles’ hit placed at No. 6 on our poll, while Swift’s “Anti-Hero” finished at a close No. 7. Lacy’s “Bad Habit” ranked at No. 11, two places higher than “Cuff It.”
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