The River’s Top 40 of 2022

2022 was a tremendous year for music. There were so many wonderful releases that it was hard for our staff to select their favorite songs. However, it was an endeavor we were glad to undertake, and that’s because you deserve to hear the best songs that the year had to offer!

So, after much deliberation, here are the River’s top 40 songs of 2022!

40. “Dream Never Dies” Lo Moon

39. “SNAP” Rosa Linn

38. “In The Wake Of Your Leave” Gang Of Youths

37. “Just A Little While” The 502s

36. “Free” Florence + The Machine

35. “Snow on the Beach” Taylor Swift feat. Lana Del Rey

34. “Something To Someone” Dermot Kennedy

33. “Love Me More” Mitski

32. “One Step Ahead” Jack Johnson

31. “Warning Signs” Band Of Horses

30. “Clarity” Vance Joy

29. “Shotgun” Soccer Mommy

28. “Part of the Band” The 1975

27. “This is Why” Paramore

26. “Until I Found You” Stephen Sanchez

25. “Weird Goodbyes” The National feat. Bon Iver

24. “Sidelines” Phoebe Bridgers

23. “Runner” Alex G

22. “Once Twice Melody” Beach House

21. “My Babe” Spoon

20. “The Perfect Pair” beabadoobee

19. “Mistakes” Sharon Van Etten

18. “Bad Habit” Steve Lacy

17. “Burning” Yeah Yeah Yeahs

16. “Cracker Island” Gorillaz feat. Thundercat

15. “Easy On Your Own?” Alvvays

14. “Simulation Swarm” Big Thief

13. “Believe” CAAMP

12. “These Are The Days” Inhaler

11. “WHERE WE ARE” The Lumineers

10. “The Otter” CAAMP

9. “Miles and Miles” The Heavy Heavy

8. “All Comes Crashing” Metric

7. “Goodbye Mr. Blue” Father John Misty

6. “Lemon Tree” Mt. Joy

5. “Here to Forever” Death Cab For Cutie

4. “Bad Love” Dehd

3. “Settling” Ripe

2. “Stick Season” Noah Kahan

1. “I’m in Love With You” The 1975