2022: The Songs of the Year

It’s easier than ever to disagree on the best songs of the year — there is simply so much music to consume, and weighing it all against each other feels increasingly futile.

But there was some — OK, a little — consensus among The New York Times pop music critics this year. Well, mainly just Ice Spice. But the lists also are broad and deep, including cuts from Cardi B, Beyoncé, Residente, Ethel Cain, Mitski, NewJeans, Tyler ICU, Lil Kee, Aldous Harding, Stromae and many more.

On this week’s Popcast, a conversation about the songs of the year, and the sometimes unusual places they appeared.


  • Jon Pareles, The New York Times’s chief pop music critic

  • Lindsay Zoladz, a pop music critic for The New York Times

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