Best of 2022: Poll Results

Best of 2022 Poll Results

Public Radio rocks because WE listen to YOU. When you vote in our annual listener poll, comment on our social media posts, or request songs for the Question of the Day — we're listening. We asked you to vote for your favorite songs and albums of the year, and to pick a band that's your new discovery for 2022. Here's what you, and your friends and neighbors, had to say.

See: Top 90 Songs | Top 50 Albums | New Discoveries | Spotify Playlist

Top 90 Songs of 2022

  1. Fontaines D.C., "Jackie Down The Line"
  2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Burning"
  3. Wet Leg, "Wet Dream"
  4. LCD Soundsystem, "New Body Rhumba"
  5. Lizzo, "About Damn Time"
  6. Big Thief, "Simulation Swarm"
  7. Death Cab For Cutie, "Here To Forever"
  8. Allison Russell (w/Brandi Carlile), "You're Not Alone"
  9. First Aid Kit, "Out Of My Head"
  10. Harry Styles, "As It Was"
  11. Florence + The Machine, "Free"
  12. Spoon, "The Hardest Cut"
  13. Father John Misty, "Goodbye Mr. Blue"
  14. Regina Spektor, "Becoming All Alone"
  15. Harry Styles, "Matilda"
  16. Stephen Sanchez, "Until I Found You"
  17. Phoebe Bridgers, "Sidelines"
  18. Spoon, "My Babe"
  19. The Black Keys, "Wild Child"
  20. Maggie Rogers, "That's Where I Am"
  21. Mitski, "Love Me More"
  22. Steve Lacy, "Bad Habit"
  23. Yeah Yeah Yeahs (w/Perfume Genius), "Spitting Off The Edge Of The World"
  24. Tedeschi Trucks Band, "Sweet Soul Song"
  25. The Linda Lindas, "Oh!"
  26. Arctic Monkeys, "There'd Better Be a Mirrorball"
  27. Charley Crockett, "I'm Just a Clown"
  28. The National (w/Bon Iver), "Weird Goodbyes"
  29. Harry Styles, "Music for a Sushi Restaurant"
  30. Panda Bear & Sonic Boom, "Edge of the Edge"
  31. Phoenix, "Alpha Zulu"
  32. Soccer Mommy, "Shotgun"
  33. Wet Leg, "Angelica"
  34. Spoon, "Wild"
  35. Vieux Farka Toure and Khruangbin, "Tongo Barra"
  36. Maggie Rogers, "Want Want"
  37. Mt. Joy, "Lemon Tree"
  38. Sharon Van Etten, "Mistakes"
  39. The 1975, "Part of the Band"
  40. Florence + The Machine, "My Love"
  41. Alvvays, "Easy On Your Own?"
  42. Beabadoobee, "The Perfect Pair"
  43. Big Thief, "Certainty"
  44. Bomba Estéreo and Manu Chao, "Me Duele"
  45. Gorillaz, "Cracker Island"
  46. Lizzo, "2 Be Loved (Am I Ready)"
  47. Phoenix (w/Ezra Koenig), "Tonight"
  48. Plains, "Problem With It"
  49. Angel Olsen, "Big Time"
  50. Bonnie Raitt, "Made Up Mind"
  51. Foals, "2am"
  52. Lucy Dacus, "Kissing Lessons"
  53. Nikki Lane, "First High"
  54. The Killers, "Boy"
  55. Allison Ponthier, "Hollywood Forever Cemetery"
  56. Broken Bells, "Saturdays"
  57. Cuco (w/Kacey Musgraves and Adriel Favela), "Sitting In The Corner"
  58. Eddie Vedder, "Brother The Cloud"
  59. Orville Peck, "Daytona Sand"
  60. The 1975, "I'm In Love With You"
  61. The Head and The Heart, "Virginia (Wind in the Night)"
  62. Arlo Parks, "Softly"
  63. Dehd, "Bad Love"
  64. Fontaines D.C., "Roman Holiday"
  65. Portugal. The Man, "What, Me Worry?"
  66. Say She She, "Prism"
  67. The Heavy Heavy, "Miles and Miles"
  68. Beach House, "Superstar"
  69. MUNA, "Anything But Me"
  70. Father John Misty, "Funny Girl"
  71. Margo Price, "Change Of Heart"
  72. SAULT, "Stronger"
  73. The 1975, "All I Need To Hear"
  74. The Smile, "You Will Never Work In Television Again"
  75. Amanda Shires, "Hawk For The Dove"
  76. Bartees Strange, "Heavy Heart"
  77. Craig Finn, "Birthdays"
  78. Lucius, "Next To Normal"
  79. Marcus King, "Blood On The Tracks"
  80. Parquet Courts, "Watching Strangers Smile"
  81. Alex G, "Runner"
  82. Arctic Monkeys, "I Ain't Quite Where I Think I Am"
  83. Diana Ross and Tame Impala, "Turn Up the Sunshine"
  84. Momma, "Speeding 72"
  85. Kendrick Lamar, "The Heart Part 5"
  86. Lizzo, "If You Love Me"
  87. Wilco, "Falling Apart (Right Now)"
  88. Lucius, "Dance Around It"
  89. Sunflower Bean, "Who Put You Up to This?"
  90. Marcus King, "Hard Working Man"

Top 50 Albums of 2022

  1. Wet Leg, Wet Leg
  2. Spoon, Lucifer On The Sofa
  3. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Cool It Down
  4. Lizzo, Special
  5. Harry Styles, Harry's House
  6. Florence + The Machine, Dance Fever
  7. Mitski, Laurel Hell
  8. Big Thief, Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You
  9. First Aid Kit, Palomino
  10. Death Cab For Cutie, Asphalt Meadows
  11. The 1975, Being Funny In a Foreign Language
  12. Maggie Rogers, Surrender
  13. Fontaines D.C., Skinty Fia
  14. The Black Keys, Dropout Boogie
  15. Father John Misty, Chloe and The Next 20th Century
  16. Arctic Monkeys, The Car
  17. Tedeschi Trucks Band, I Am The Moon
  18. Phoenix, Alpha Zulu
  19. Wilco, Cruel Country
  20. Sharon Van Etten, We've Been Going About This All Wrong
  21. Lucius, Second Nature
  22. Regina Spektor, Home, Before and After
  23. Beach House, Once Twice Melody
  24. Elvis Costello, The Boy Named If
  25. Soccer Mommy, Sometimes, Forever
  26. The Smile, A Light For Attracting Attention
  27. Jack White, Entering Heaven Alive
  28. The Head and The Heart, Every Shade of Blue
  29. Kendrick Lamar, Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers
  30. The Linda Lindas, Growing Up
  31. Beyoncé, Renaissance
  32. Marcus Mumford, (Self-Titled)
  33. MUNA, MUNA
  34. Marcus King, Young Blood
  35. Andrew Bird, Inside Problems
  36. Bartees Strange, Farm To Table
  37. Beabadoobee, Beatopia
  38. Alvvays, Blue Rev
  39. Angel Olsen, Big Time
  40. Charley Crockett, The Man From Waco
  41. Bruce Springsteen, Only The Strong Survive
  42. Amanda Shires, Take It Like a Man
  43. Danger Mouse & Black Thought, Aquamarine
  44. Orville Peck, Bronco
  45. Steve Lacy, Gemini Rights
  46. Weyes Blood, And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow
  47. Nikki Lane, Denim & Diamonds
  48. Sylvan Esso, No Rules Sandy
  49. Sunflower Bean, Headful Of Sugar
  50. Say She She, Prism

Top Discoveries of 2022

  1. The Linda Lindas
  2. Say She She
  3. Stephen Sanchez
  4. The Heavy Heavy
  5. Momma

Spotify Playlist: Best Songs of 2022

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