The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber’s 2021 collaboration “STAY,” has secured the number one sport in Apple Music’s Top 100 Songs playlist for 2022. Other songs on the list include Heat Waves by Glass Animals, As it Was by Harry Styles, and Easy On Me by Adele.
“STAY” was the top track, globally, on Apple Music this year
Apple Music’s “Top Songs of 2022” playlists give subscribers insight into which songs were the most popular this year. The category includes the top 100 songs in Spatial Audio, Fitness, Shazam, Most-Read Lyrics, and more.
Subscribers can also look at which tracks were the most popular in their region. Apple offers regional charts for 53 territories including Spain, France, the UK, the US, Japan, Korea, and more.
As for the “Top Songs of 2022: Global” playlist, the number one spot goes to The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber for their 2021 hit “STAY.” The playlist also includes other older songs such as Woman by Doja Cat (2021), Shape of You by Ed Sheeran (2017), Die for You by The Weeknd (2016), and more.
What’s amazing about looking over Apple Music’s global chart for the year is how diverse it is. You had some familiar faces -your Drakes, your Taylors, your Harrys, your Adeles. But you also had Bad Bunny, whose pan-Latin hip-hop captured the changing sound of global pop with a playfulness and flair that downplayed just how major his ascendance has been. DJ/producers like David Guetta continued to straddle the line between what we think of as dance music and what we just call “pop,” and the growing presence of viral tracks in mainstream charts underscored just how much the way we listen to and contextualize music is changing. And while hip-hop still felt like mainstream music’s universal language, the continued spread of K- and J-pop outside South Korea and Japan has been exhilarating to watch (Yuuri’s “BETELGEUSE,” Saucy Dog’s “Cinderella Boy”). With that, here’s a rundown of Apple Music’s biggest global tracks of 2022.
If you are interested in a deeper breakdown, the playlist includes 32 Hip-Hop tracks, 23 pop songs, 11 R&B/Soul tracks, eight Latin songs, and six J-Pop tracks.
In related news, Apple has previously named Bad Bunny as Apple Music’s Artist of the Year for 2022. In the announcement post for the award, Apple also acknowledged Bad Bunny’s artistic talent and his influence on global culture in 2022.
This year, the Cupertino tech giant has also revamped Apple Music Replay with new animations that make the experience feel more personal and unique.