Top 50 Songs 2022

My first full year hosting 101x Xposure has (as the show’s title suggests) exposed me to so much music. Usually I have a system for knowing how many times I have played what but between the radio, streaming and old fashion downloading music I have no clue what I really listened to the most. Anyhow, I was able to cobble together a pretty good list of my favorite and most played songs of the year. Enjoy!

Behind the List

Since 2002 I would make a monthly playlist and burn CDs for friends. At the end of the year, I like to list my top according to play count, culture and my gut (well, ears).

The Music

So many genres so little time. I stick to what I know best which is indie, alternative and electronica. Well, I probably know Wu-Tang and Townes Van Zandt better but this isn’t the time for a hipster pissing match.

The Methodology

My primary decision when it comes to putting one song on top of another is usually based in emotion. Why was I so attached to that song versus another? There are also excel sheets, drugs, and loud listening parties.

Once I get close to 75ish I start organizing them in order of weighted play count and emotional importance. The last step is really just “massaging the playlist“ so it has a nice flow.

Is this a Recipe Blog?

No and good point. You want the list not a pile of poor grammar word salad aimed at search engine optimization. Enough ego typing and let us get to my ego listing!

The Podcast

The List

50) Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Wolf

49) Daisy the Great – Crying in the Mirror

48) Hazel English – Hamilton

47) Beach House – Once Twice Melody

46) White Lung – Date Night

45) Killers – West Hills

44) Foals – 2am

43) Future Islands – King of Sweden

42) The Afghan Whigs – Catch a Colt

41) Preoccupations – Slowly

40) Young Fathers – I Saw

39) Alex G – Blessing

38) Goth Babe – I’m in Luv

37) mehro – pretty kids

36) Young Fathers – Geronimo

35) Iceage – Pull Up

34) Black Country, New Road – Snow Globes

33) The Mountain Goats – Training Montage

32) Phoenix – Winter Solstice

31) Holy Fawn – Void of Light

30) almost monday – Sunburn

29) Perfume Genius – Photograph

28) Sharon Van Etten – Mistakes

27) Wet Leg – Daisy

26) Joy Wellboy – No Mistakes

TOP 25

25) Yeah Yeah Yeahs -Burning

24) Dehd – Empty in My Mind

23) Wolf Alice – Lipstick on the Glass

22) Bakar – NW3

21) thxsomch – Spit in My Face

20) The Brian Jonestown Massacre – The Real

19) Fences – A Mission

18) Ezra Furman – Forever in Sunset

17) Sharon Van Etten – Headspace

16) The Murder Capital – A Thousand Lives

15) Jungle – GOOD TIMES

14) Gogol Bordello, KAZKA – Take ONly What You Can Carry

13) Sorry – Key to the City

12) Santigold – Fall First

11) Spoon – Lucifer on the Sofa


10) Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Lovebomb

09) Broken Bells – We’re Not In Orbit Yet

08) Joywave – Buy American

07) Interpol – Toni

06) Steve Lacy – Bad Habit


05) Arcade Fire – Age of Anxiety II (Rabbit Hole)

04) !!!, Maria Uzor – Storm Around the World

03) Spoon – Wild

02) Fontaines D.C. – Jackie Down the Line

01) Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Perfume Genius  – Spitting off the Edge of the World


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