Billboard Hot 100: Every #1 song of 2022 (2023)

The Billboard Hot 100 singles chart measures the most popular songs in America every week from Friday to Thursday based on sales, online streams (audio and video), and radio airplay. Below see the list of every song that reached the top spot in 2022, updating weekly as each new chart is announced.

Taylor Swift, “Anti-Hero”

2 weeks at number-one
November 5 – November 12

This is the ninth number-one single for Taylor Swift. It debuted in the top spot the same week its parent album “Midnights” launched at number-one on the Billboard 200. And it’s part of a historic sweep as Swift became the first artist ever to claim all of the top-10 slots on the Hot 100 in a single week.

Sam Smith and Kim Petras, “Unholy”

1 week at number-one
October 29

This is the first number-one hit for both Sam Smith and Kim Petras. They make history as the first openly non-binary and trans solo artists, respectively, to top the Billboard Hot 100.

Steve Lacy, “Bad Habit”

3 weeks at number-one
October 8 – October 22

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This is the first number-one hit for Steve Lacy and also the first single he ever charted on the Billboard Hot 100. It debuted at number-100 back on July 16.

Nicki Minaj, “Super Freaky Girl”

1 week at number-one
August 27

This single debuted at number-one as Minaj’s third chart-topping single and her first without any other accompanying artists. She previously led with “Trollz,” her collab with 6ix9ine, and “Say So,” her team-up with Doja Cat.

Beyonce, “Break My Soul”

2 weeks at number-one
August 13 – August 20

The song rose to number-one on the Hot 100 the same week its parent album “Renaissance” debuted in the top spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart. It’s her eighth number-one single as a solo artist and her first number-one since “Single Ladies” in 2008 that wasn’t a collab. She also had four chart-toppers as a member of Destiny’s Child, giving her a total of 12 number-ones.

Lizzo, “About Damn Time”

2 weeks at number-one
July 30 – August 6

This is Lizzo’s second single to reach number-one on the Billboard Hot 100, following “Truth Hurts,” which spent seven weeks on top in 2019. “About Damn Time” reached number-one the same week its parent album, “Special,” debuted at number-two on the Billboard 200.

Drake featuring 21 Savage, “Jimmy Cooks”

1 week at number-one
July 2

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“Jimmy Cooks” debuted at number-one the same week its parent album, Drake’s “Honestly, Nevermind,” debuted at number-one on the Billboard 200. This is Drake’s 11th number-one single on the Hot 100, which ties him with Whitney Houston for the seventh most chart-toppers in history. It’s 21 Savage’s second single to reach the pinnacle.

Future featuring Drake and Tems, “Wait for U”

1 week at number-one
May 14

“Wait for U” debuted at number-one on the Hot 100 the same week Future’s album “I Never Liked You” launched at number-one on the Billboard 200. It’s the second chart-topping single of Future’s career and his first as a lead artist; he previously hit number-one as a featured artist on Drake’s “Way 2 Sexy” last fall. It’s the first number-one hit for Tems and the landmark 10th for Drake.

Jack Harlow, “First Class”

3 weeks at number-one
April 23; May 21 – May 28

This was Harlow’s first time debuting at number-one and his first time topping the chart by himself. He previously reached the top spot in 2021 as a featured artist on Lil Nas X‘s “Industry Baby.” The single returned to number-one four weeks later upon the release of Harlow’s album “Come Home the Kids Miss You.”

Harry Styles, “As It Was”

15 weeks at number-one
April 16; April 30 – May 7; June 4 – June 25; July 9 – July 23; September 3 – October 1

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The lead single from Styles’s album “Harry’s House,” this song became his second number-one hit on the Hot 100, following “Watermelon Sugar” in 2020. It was also his first song to debut at number-one and his first to spend multiple weeks in the top spot. It eventually became the first song ever to have five distinct runs at number-one, the longest-running number-one song by a British artist, the longest-running number-one by a singular performer with no accompanying artist, the fourth longest-running chart-topper of all time, and the longest-running song ever in the top two.

Glass Animals, “Heat Waves”

5 weeks at number-one
March 12 – April 9

Originally released in 2020, “Heat Waves” made history for the longest ever climb to the top spot. It was on the chart for 58 weeks before finally reaching number-one on its 59th. It was the first number-one hit for the British band.

“Encanto” Cast, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”

5 weeks at number-one
February 5 – March 5

Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and performed by “Encanto” voice actors Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, and Stephanie Beatriz, “Bruno” was an unexpected crossover hit from the animated film’s soundtrack. It spent longer at number-one than any other song from a Disney movie.

Adele, “Easy on Me”

3 weeks at number-one in 2022 (10 weeks total)
January 15 – January 29

Most of the song’s chart reign was in 2021 after it debuted in October. It was Adele’s fifth number-one hit following “Rolling in the Deep,” “Someone Like You,” “Set Fire to the Rain,” and “Hello.” Its 10-week reign tied “Hello” as her longest-running chart-topper.

Mariah Carey, “All I Want for Christmas Is You”

2 weeks at number-one in 2022 (8 weeks total)
January 1 – January 8

Released in 1994, Carey’s Christmas standard finally reached number-one in 2019 and has bounced back up to the top every holiday season since, totaling eight weeks on top (so far). It was her 19th number-one hit on the Hot 100, extending her record for the most number-one hits by a solo artist and getting her one step closer to the all-time record of 20 number-one singles held by The Beatles.

The Billboard Hot 100 has been measuring the most popular songs since 1958, starting with Ricky Nelson‘s “Poor Little Fool.” Since then more than 1,100 songs have reached the pinnacle, though Billboard’s methodology has changed over the years as music consumption has evolved.

For instance, sales used to be tracked by Nielsen from Monday to Sunday, but in 2015 that changed to Friday to Thursday. Also, in the early years of the charts sales were given more weight than radio airplay as the purchasing of singles was much more common than it would be in later years. Eventually that shifted as full-length albums became more prevalent and single sales diminished. In 1998 Billboard amended its rules yet again to allow a song to appear on the Hot 100 even if it was airplay-only and wasn’t available to purchase as a single. Then in 2007 Billboard started counting audio streaming performance towards the Hot 100. And in 2013 YouTube video streams were added to the formula.

In the Hot 100 era, The Beatles hold the record for the most number-one hits with 20 different chart leaders. They’re followed closely by Mariah Carey, who has had 19 songs reach number-one. Carey’s 1995 duet with Boyz II Men, “One Sweet Day,” set the record for the most weeks at number-one with 16. That record stood for more than two decades before it was tied by “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber in 2017, and then ultimately broken by Lil Nas X, whose “Old Town Road” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, dominated the chart for 19 weeks in 2019. But the song named by Billboard as the number-one song of all time was The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights,” which spent only four weeks at number-one but obliterated the record for the most weeks in the top 10 with more than a year in that region.

As you can see from the above songs, history is still regularly being made on the Hot 100. Come back every week for more.

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FAQs

Which song is #1 on Billboard 2022? ›

"As It Was", the lead single from English singer Harry Styles' third studio album, Harry's House (2022), debuted atop the Hot 100 and spent 15 weeks at the top spot—the most for any song in 2022, and the longest reigning number-one song by a soloist in the 64-year history of the chart, surpassing "Candle in the Wind" ( ...

What is the most popular song in 2022 right now? ›

Hits 2022 - Today's Top Songs
  • I'm Good (Blue) David Guetta & Bebe Rexha. David Guetta & Bebe Rexha. ...
  • Shivers. Ed Sheeran. Ed Sheeran. ...
  • Loser. Charlie Puth. Charlie Puth. ...
  • Levitating. Dua Lipa. Dua Lipa. ...
  • Unholy. Sam Smith & Kim Petras. Sam Smith & Kim Petras. ...
  • The Motto. Tiësto & Ava Max. ...
  • 2 Be Loved (Am I Ready) Lizzo. ...
  • abcdefu. GAYLE.

Who has the most hits of 2022? ›

MLB Postseason Stat Leaders 2022
HitsH
1 B. HarperPHI22
2 J. PenaHOU20
3 Y. GurrielHOU17
4 A. BregmanHOU15
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What is the current #1 song? ›

The number one song on iTunes right now is wait in the truck by HARDY & Lainey Wilson. Related Charts: Apple Music Top Streaming Songs, iTunes Top 200 Songs, Top New Songs November 2022, Top 100 Albums, and Top 40 Music Videos.

Who is number 1 on Spotify right now 2022? ›

Currently, Ed Sheeran is the most-streamed artist on Spotify with over 84.31 million monthly listeners (As of May 2022). Monthly listeners(mil.)

Which song is number 1 on Billboard? ›

Lift Me Up
  • Lift Me Up. Rihanna.
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Who is song of the year 2022? ›

Silk Sonic's "Leave The Door Open" won the GRAMMY for Song Of The Year at the 2022 GRAMMYs. Written by Brandon Anderson (.

What are the top 3 songs of all time? ›

Top 10 Best Songs of All Time
  • 1 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen. ...
  • 2 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin. ...
  • 3 Imagine - John Lennon. ...
  • 4 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana. ...
  • 5 One - Metallica. ...
  • 6 Hotel California - Eagles. ...
  • 7 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd. ...
  • 8 Hey Jude - The Beatles.

What album is #1 on Billboard 2022? ›

Taylor Swift's tenth studio album, Midnights, opened with 1.578 million units, marking the largest opening week for an album in the last seven years.

What is the number 1 song on Spotify? ›

Shape of You

Who album is number 1 right now 2022? ›

Adele, '30'

Who has the #1 hits? ›

The Beatles have the most No. 1 hits of all time: 20.

What is the longest #1 song on Billboard Hot 100? ›

"Old Town Road" holds the record for the longest stretch at No. 1 with 19 weeks.

Who is #1 worldwide on Spotify? ›

As of November 2022, Taylor Swift has the most monthly listeners on Spotify for a female artist, and The Weeknd has the most monthly listeners on Spotify for a male artist. Ed Sheeran is the most-followed male artist, and Ariana Grande is the most-followed female artist.

Who is the biggest artist right now? ›

Justin Bieber takes the top spot, with millions of followers across socials and billions of plays on streaming services. The most popular female artist currently goes to Taylor Swift, while BTS are unsurprisingly the most popular band. Any surprises here amongst the most popular artists in 2022?

Who is the top Billboard artist? ›

Taylor Swift
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Whats the #1 album right now? ›

The #1 most popular album on iTunes right now is Only the Strong Survive by Bruce Springsteen.

Who won most SAMA awards? ›

27th South African Music Awards
Hosted byBontle Modiselle Lawrence Maleka
MottoRedefine, Invent, Imagine
Most awardsKabza De Small (4)
Most nominationsKabza De Small (6)
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Who has album of the year 2022? ›

Jon Batiste's 'We Are' Wins GRAMMY For Album Of The Year | 2022 GRAMMYs.

What is world's most best song? ›

51 Best Songs Of All Time (Famous & Iconic Songs)
  • “Smells Like Teen Spirit” – Nirvana. ...
  • “Billie Jean” – Michael Jackson. ...
  • “Stayin' Alive” – Bee Gees. ...
  • “I Will Survive” – Gloria Gaynor. ...
  • “Whole Lotta Love” – Led Zeppelin. ...
  • “Sweet Child O'Mine” – Guns N' Roses. ...
  • “Scream and Shout” – Will.I.Am & Brittney Spears. ...
  • “Santeria” – Sublime.
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What are the 5 most recorded songs of all time? ›

Here's 5 of the most covered songs in history
  • “Yesterday” by The Beatles. ...
  • “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen. ...
  • “(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones: ...
  • “My Way” by Frank Sinatra. ...
  • “Over the Rainbow” by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg, sung by Judy Garland.
24 Mar 2022

Who is the best vocalist? ›

Top 10 Best Singers of All Time
RankSingerGenre
1Michael JacksonPop, Soul, Funk, R&B, Rock, Disco, & Dance
2Stevie WonderSoul, Pop, R&B, Funk, & Jazz
3Marvin GayeSoul, R&B, Funk, Pop, & Jazz
4Freddie MercuryHard Rock, Music Hall, Glitter, & Prog Rock
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31 May 2022

Who is the biggest selling artist 2022? ›

Top 10 Best-Selling Artists of All Time (2022)
PositionArtistSales
1The Beatles$600 Million
2Elvis Presley$500 Million
3Michael Jackson$400 Million
4Drake$395.2 Million
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31 May 2022

Who has sold the most records 2022? ›

Top-selling artists worldwide as of 2022. Perhaps unsurprisingly, British rock band The Beatles are top of the list for best-selling artists worldwide, with 183 million units certified sales. Second is Garth Brooks with over 157 million units sales, followed by Elvis Presley with 139 million units.

Who has the most #1 albums? ›

  • As a musician, Paul McCartney has the most number-one albums, with 27. This includes 19 albums from his work with The Beatles, 3 solo albums, and 5 albums as a part of his 1970s group Wings. ...
  • Barbra Streisand is the only artist to have number 1 albums in six different decades.

How much money is 1 billion streams? ›

This means that for every 10 thousand streams, for example, in Apple Music, the artist will receive 15-25 dollars. A million auditions, respectively, will bring 1,500 -2,500 dollars, and one billion – 1.5-2.5 million dollars. In the same way, you can calculate the estimated profit on the remaining indicated services.

Who is the number 1 music artist 2022? ›

Reggaeton star Bad Bunny named Apple Music's Artist of the Year after huge 2022 - ABC7 Los Angeles.

Who has the #1 album right now 2022? ›

The #1 most popular album on iTunes right now is Only the Strong Survive by Bruce Springsteen.

What song was #1 the longest? ›

"Old Town Road" holds the record for the longest stretch at No. 1 with 19 weeks. It also became the fastest song in history to be certified diamond.

Who is No 1 Billboard singers? ›

BTS currently holds the record for most consecutive weeks at number one with 180. Justin Bieber has spent 163 weeks at number one on the Billboard Social 50. Taylor Swift have spent 28 weeks at number one, the most by any female artist.

Who is #1 artist on Spotify? ›

As of November 2022, Taylor Swift has the most monthly listeners on Spotify for a female artist, and The Weeknd has the most monthly listeners on Spotify for a male artist. Ed Sheeran is the most-followed male artist, and Ariana Grande is the most-followed female artist.

Who is the No 1 singer in world? ›

Top 10 Best Singers of All Time
RankSingerGenre
1Michael JacksonPop, Soul, Funk, R&B, Rock, Disco, & Dance
2Stevie WonderSoul, Pop, R&B, Funk, & Jazz
3Marvin GayeSoul, R&B, Funk, Pop, & Jazz
4Freddie MercuryHard Rock, Music Hall, Glitter, & Prog Rock
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31 May 2022

Who is the biggest pop star? ›

Justin Bieber takes the top spot, with millions of followers across socials and billions of plays on streaming services. The most popular female artist currently goes to Taylor Swift, while BTS are unsurprisingly the most popular band. Any surprises here amongst the most popular artists in 2022?

Who is the biggest selling artist of all time 2022? ›

Top-selling artists worldwide as of 2022. Perhaps unsurprisingly, British rock band The Beatles are top of the list for best-selling artists worldwide, with 183 million units certified sales. Second is Garth Brooks with over 157 million units sales, followed by Elvis Presley with 139 million units.

Who has sold the most records in 2022? ›

2022's Top-Selling Album After One Day: Midnights' initial sales sum already makes it the biggest-selling album of 2022 year-to-date. Previously, 2022's top-selling album, year-to-date, was Harry Styles' Harry's House, with 620,000 copies sold through the week ending Oct. 13.

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