“Stay,” The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber’s cult hit topped Apple Music’s global song chart in 2022 when the music streaming giant released its year-end list and gave listeners data about their own most listened tunes.
“Stay” has topped the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks this summer, topping Apple Music’s global top 100 songs chart, staying at number one for 51 consecutive days. “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)” by Elton John and Dua Lipa topped the Shazam Streamers Chart and “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from the musical “Encanto” was the most-read lyricist most in 2022 on the platform.
Joining “Stay” at the top of the global track list are “As It Was” by Harry Styles, “Wait For U” by Future featuring Drake and Tems, “Super Gremlin” by Kodak Black, “Easy on Me” ” by Adele, and “The Heat Wave” by Glass Animals. Hip-hop continues to lead various genres in the global top 100 with 32 tracks, followed by pop with 23 tracks and R&B/soul in third place with 11 tracks.
The data shows a growing presence of non-English tunes, with African songs rising on the Shazam chart as well as the global 100 daily songs, while Japanese songs surge on the most read lyrics chart.
“It’s really a resurgence of once-relevant genres that are slowly becoming mainstream, this is an exciting new development on the platform,” said Rachel Newman, global chief editor. “.
Twenty-one non-English songs entered the global Top 100, more than double from last year. Fifty-five Latin songs enter the Global Daily Top 100 by 2022 — a 22% increase from 2021. In 2022, six of the 50 J-pop songs that entered the chart were in the top 10; Last year no one was in the top 10.
Streamers began notifying users on Tuesday that Apple Music Replay is ready. The feature allows users to view and listen to their favorite songs, albums, artists and playlists from the past year, as well as the total minutes on the service. A new feature is that die-hard fans can discover if they’re in the top 100 listening to their favorite artist or genre.
Playback — Apple’s alternative to Spotify’s Wrapped playlists — has been redesigned with new functionality, a sleek look, and is optimized for sharing on social networks like TikTok or Instagram. The charts are flexible year-round, so listeners can check at any time to see how their music is ranking. Eligibility is based on play and listening time thresholds.
In November, Apple Music named Puerto Rican reggaeton superstar Bad Bunny its Artist of the Year, largely thanks to his latest album, “Un Verano Sin Ti,” which has become the most streamed album ever. Apple Music’s biggest album in 2022 and its biggest Latin album. all time.
Apple Music itself has had a hugely successful 2022, hitting a major milestone in October when it recorded its 100 millionth song on the streaming service. That’s more than YouTube Music’s 80 million songs, Spotify’s 82 million tracks and podcasts, and Amazon Music’s 90 million songs.
“One hundred million songs really means a lot to us because I think it’s a great reflection of how diverse and massive the music world is today,” Newman said. “This is the largest and most diverse collection of music in any format ever in the history of music, which is incredible.”
Streaming service Pandora also revealed its top songs on Tuesday: “Wait For U” is the top song of 2022, and Bad Bunny has the most songs on the top 100 list with five.