Apple Music has released its end of the year streaming lists and unsurprisingly, “Stay,” the global smash by The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber topped the streamer’s global song chart for 2022.
Stay topped the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks this summer, staying on top for 51 days straight. “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)” by Elton John and Dua Lipa was No. 1 on the Shazam chart and “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from Disney’s Encanto was the song with the most-read lyrics in 2022 on the platform.
Some other songs at the top of the global chart include, “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 “Heat Wave” by Glass Animals.
The data shows the growing presence of non-English-language tunes, with African songs on the rise on the Shazam chart, while Japanese-language songs made big gains on the most-read lyrics chart.
“It’s really the rise of what was once very niche genres creeping into the mainstream, which is an exciting new development on the platform,” said Rachel Newman, global head of editorial.
Twenty-one non-English songs were in the global Top 100, more than double the number of songs from last year. Fifty-five Latin songs reached the Global Daily Top 100 in 2022 — up 22% from 2021. In 2022, six of the the 50 J-pop songs to reach the chart placed in the top 10; last year none were in the top 10.