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.

Steve Lacy, “Bad Habit”

3 weeks at number-one
October 8 – October 22

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

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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

“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.

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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

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

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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

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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, 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" (1997) ...

What is #1 song right now 2022? ›

The chart of today's current hit top pop songs 2022 on iTunes is several times daily and was last updated: Pacific Time. The current number one pop song on iTunes right now is Unholy by Sam Smith & Kim Petras.

What is the current #1 song? ›

The number one song on iTunes right now is Unholy by Sam Smith & Kim Petras. Related Charts: Apple Music Top Streaming Songs, iTunes Top 200 Songs, Top New Songs October 2022, Top 100 Albums, and Top 40 Music Videos.

What is the #1 album of 2022? ›

The top albums of 2022 including Harry Styles, George Ezra, Liam Gallagher, Central Cee and more. Harry Styles pulls off an impressive Official Charts double, as Harry's House is named the Official biggest album of 2022 so far by the Official Charts Company.

Who is the #1 artist of 2022? ›

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 No 1 song in the world? ›

Despite a version with Justin Bieber later appearing, the original version of Despacito by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee remains the highest-viewed music video on Youtube, of all time.

Who is the #1 artist on Spotify 2022? ›

As of October 2022, Ed Sheeran has the most monthly listeners on Spotify for a male artist, and Dua Lipa has the most monthly listeners on Spotify for a female artist. Sheeran is the most-followed male artist, and Ariana Grande is the most-followed female artist.

Who is No 1 Billboard artist? ›

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.

What are the top 10 most popular songs? ›

The Top 10 Best-Selling Songs of All Time
  • “Despacito” ~ 38 million copies sold. ...
  • “Candle in the Wind” ~ 33 million copies sold. ...
  • “In the Summertime” ~ 31 million copies sold. ...
  • 6. “ Silent Night” ...
  • 7. “ Rock Around the Clock” ...
  • 8. “ I Will Always Love You” ...
  • 9. “ Something Just Like This” ...
  • 10. “ Perfect” ~ 22 million copies sold.
17 Sept 2022

Who is 1 on Spotify right now? ›

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

Which song is #1 on youtube? ›

Baby Shark Dance

What is the 1 song on Spotify? ›

Shape Of You

Who sold the most records in 2022? ›

Bestselling Albums of 2022
  • Ed Sheeran – =
  • Harry Styles – Harry's House.
  • Olivia Rodrigo – Sour.
  • Adele – 30.
  • Little Mix – Between Us.
  • Fleetwood Mac – 50 Years: Don't Stop.
  • The Weeknd – The Highlights.
  • Ed Sheeran – Divide.

Who is the best 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
6 more rows
31 May 2022

What is the top 40 right now? ›

Top 40
  • I Like You .. f/Doja Cat. POST MALONE. Mercury/RCA-Republic.
  • Vegas. DOJA CAT. Kemosabe/RCA.
  • Sunroof f/Dazy. NICKY YOURE. Columbia.
  • As It Was. HARRY STYLES. Columbia.
  • About Damn Time. LIZZO. Nice Life/Atlantic.
  • Bad Habit. STEVE LACY. L-M/RCA.
  • I Ain't Worried. ONEREPUBLIC. Mosley/Interscope.
  • Late Night Talking. HARRY STYLES. Columbia.

Who is the biggest pop star? ›

1 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson (Michael Joseph Jackson; August 29, 1958 –– June 25, 2009) was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter.

Who is the 2nd most streamed artist in 2022? ›

The 6 God surpassed other top-streaming acts, including Taylor Swift, Bad Bunny, and The Weeknd, to take the No.1 slot. He achieved over 6.7 billion streams, a whopping 1.3 billion more than NBA YoungBoy, who sits in second place.

Who is a popular singer right now? ›

With all of this in mind, singers like Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, and The Weeknd could all top the list of popular singers out right now.

What's the biggest hit of all time? ›

According to Guinness World Records, Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" (1942) as performed by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single worldwide, with estimated sales of over 50 million copies.

Which song is most famous? ›

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.
11 Oct 2022

What are the top 5 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.

Who is the 1 on Spotify 2022? ›

As of October 2022, Ed Sheeran has the most monthly listeners on Spotify for a male artist, and Dua Lipa has the most monthly listeners on Spotify for a female artist. Sheeran is the most-followed male artist, and Ariana Grande is the most-followed female artist.

What is the best song of 2022 so far? ›

The 38 Best Songs of 2022 (So Far)
  • Beyoncé, "Heated" BeyoncéVEVO. ...
  • Flo, "Cardboard Box" FloLikeThisVEVO. ...
  • BTS, "Yet To Come" HYBE LABELS. ...
  • Doechii, "Persuasive" IamdoechiiVEVO. ...
  • Burna Boy, "Last Last" Burna Boy. ...
  • Rina Sawayama, "Catch Me In The Air" RinaSawayamaVEVO. ...
  • Maggie Rogers, "That's Where I Am" ...
  • Earl Sweatshirt, “Old Friend”
5 Aug 2022

What is the number one song on Spotify 2022? ›

1. Ed Sheeran – “Shape Of You” (3.19 B) Yup, the most streamed song on Spotify is none other than Ed Sheeran's “Shape of You”!

What is the most liked song of 2022? ›

The Best Songs of 2022 So Far
  • Megan Thee Stallion, 'Plan B' Sacha Lecca for Rolling Stone. ...
  • Becky G and KAROL G, 'Mamiii' Emilio Sanchez* ...
  • Wet Leg, 'Wet Dream' Hollie Fernando* ...
  • Leikeli47, 'Chitty Bang' ...
  • The Weeknd, 'Out of Time' ...
  • Gunna and Future feat. ...
  • Quavo and Takeoff (Unc and Phew), 'Hotel Lobby' ...
  • Pharrell feat.
17 Jun 2022

Who is #2 on Spotify? ›

Artist Ranking on Spotify

With Taylor Swift, BTS, Drake, and Justin Beiber in 2nd to 5th position, respectively.

Who is NR 1 on Spotify? ›

Justin Bieber is the number one artist on Spotify, with 92 million listeners. He handily dwarfs the competition, with the next five artists sitting ten million fewer than that. That rounds out the top ten most-listened artists on Spotify.

Who is the top Billboard artist? ›

Drake is No. 1 on Billboard's year-end Top Artists chart for a second time, while 2021 marks the fifth straight year that a male artist has led the tally.

Which song is most viewed on YouTube in 2022? ›

In January 2021, Baby Shark Dance became the first YouTube video to surpass 10 billion views, after snatching the crown of most-viewed YouTube video of all time from the former record holder "Despacito" one year before. "Baby Shark Dance" currently has 11.34 billion lifetime views on YouTube.

What are the top 5 songs in the world 2022? ›

The 10 Best Pop Songs in 2022… So Far
  • “Light Switch,” Charlie Puth.
  • “Cuff It,” Beyoncé
  • “Daylight,” Harry Styles.
  • “Anywhere With You,” Maggie Rogers.
  • “All 4 Nothing (I'm So In Love),” Lauv.
  • “Don't Forget,” Sky Ferreira.
  • “Vegas,” Doja Cat.
  • “About Damn Time,” Lizzo.
29 Aug 2022

What is the top 40 right now? ›

US Top 40 | Chart Hits 2022
  • I'm Good (Blue) David Guetta & Bebe Rexha. ...
  • Shivers. Ed Sheeran. ...
  • Left and Right (feat. Jung Kook) ...
  • Unholy. Sam Smith & Kim Petras. ...
  • Beg For You (feat. Rina Sawayama) ...
  • 2 Be Loved (Am I Ready) Lizzo. ...
  • Something in the Orange. Zach Bryan. ...
  • Evergreen (You Didn't Deserve Me At All) Omar Apollo.

What are the top 5 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.

Who has the most 1 billion streams on Spotify? ›

Justin Bieber leads all artists with 10 songs over 1 billion streams. The most-streamed songs in Spotify's history are Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" with 3.1 billion streams and the Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" with 3 billion streams.

Who has the most streams on Spotify in 24 hours? ›

“Easy on Me” by Adele – 19,749,704 on 15 October 2021; 2.

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