Now when have closed the first half of the year, it's about time to take a look on the bashing 2022 karaoke songs that came out during the first two quarters. What a popping start for 2022 it has been! Looking at new (karaoke) songs released — from Jack Harlow's Fergie-remixing First Class (#6), and Red Hot Chili Pepper's Black Summer (#11), which is notably their first new single in 16 years, to Doja Cat's Hole covering Celebrity Skin (#27) and several Harry Styles songs — we'd say karaoke singers have more than a mouthful to chew on.
Let's take a sneak peek on popular karaoke songs of 2022!
Our list of "The best karaoke songs 2022" is mainly following the indicator of how many times the song was sung in the ~1000 Singa powered karaoke venues during the first half of 2022, but with some editorial eye — we've left out many Nordic songs because of their location-bias boost on Singa (shoutout to Melodiefestivalen songs, and Jezebel by The Rasmus!). So, the top 50 list is not a direct popularity ranking, but it's close to it.
Enjoy the insights! And get singing on Singa.
Highlights — which 2022 releases made an impact?
Singa's top karaoke songs of 2022 is a bulletproof pop hit list. So who has made it to the lips of karaoke singers during the first half of the year? At least Harry Styles, Doja Cat and Ed Sheeran — all of whom have 3 songs or feats in the top 50. Ed Sheeran may be unofficially labeled as the karaoke chart king, as the songs of the English heart-warmer made it to places #3, #5, and #14. However, Harry Styles' mellow and sweet pop song As It Was takes the prime spot, being the most sung 2022 song in our karaoke venues. Congrats, Harry!
Harry Styles' mellow and sweet pop song As It Was takes the prime spot.
The list is heavy on pop songs, but we got some good old rock'n'roll (ehm, good new in this case) to climb high in the charts. Karaoke audience's favorite Måneskin with their 2022 single Supermodel is on the 4th spot, and songs by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse, and Imagine Dragons made it to the top 20.
Are we ready for the full list? Here we go.
Best karaoke songs that came out 2022 — Top 50 Karaoke songs
Based on Singa's karaoke data* with some editorial eye.
1. As It Was - Harry Styles
2. About Damn Time — Lizzo
3. Bam Bam — Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello
4. Supermodel — Måneskin
5. The Joker and the Queen — Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran
6. First Class — Jack Harlow
7. She's All I Wanna Be — Tate McRae
8. Hold My Hand — Lady Gaga
9. Fingers Crossed — Lauren Spencer-Smith
10. Baby — Aitch, Ashanti
11. Black Summer — Red Hot Chili Peppers
12. Boyfriend — Dove Cameron
13. Green Green Grass — George Ezra
14. 2Step — Ed Sheeran feat. Lil Baby
15. Light Switch — Charlie Puth
16. Won't Stand Down — Muse
17. Bones — Imagine Dragons
18. Late Night Talking — Harry Styles
19. Words — Zara Larsson, Alesso
20. House On Fire — Mimi Webb
21. Anyone For You — George Ezra
22. Numb Little Bug — Em Beihold
23. Toast — Koffee
24. Sacrifice — The Weeknd
25. Crazy What Love Can Do — Ella Henderson, Becky Hill, David Guetta
Halfway there! Who's singing already?
26. Attention — Omah Lay, Justin Bieber
27. Celebrity Skin — Doja Cat
28. Space Man — Sam Ryder
29. Flowers — Lauren Spencer Smith
30. Baby — Charli XCX
31. Show Me Love — Tove Stryke
32. Where Did You Go —MNEK, Jax Jones
33. Don’t Wake Me Up — Why Don't We, Jonas Blue
34. Everything But You — A7S, Clean Bandit
35. Matilda — Harry Styles
36. Mamii — Becky G, Karol G
37. When You're Gone — Shawn Mendes
38. Pull Up — Koffee
39. So Happy It Hurts — Bryan Adams
40. Sweetest Pie — Megan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa
41. Beg for You — Rina Sawayama, Charli XCX
42. Thousand Miles — The Kid LAROI
43. Honest — Don Toliver, Justin Bieber
44. Freaky Deaky — Tyga, Doja Cat
45. Cowboys Don’t Cry — Oliver Tree
46. High — The Chainsmokers
47. Vegas — Doja Cat
48. West Coast — OneRepublic
49. Keep It Up — Rex Orange County
50. Out of Time — The Weeknd
Our suggestions of 2022 karaoke songs
In addition to the top list, we want to make some suggestions of karaoke songs that could make it big in 2022. Here's 5 songs we believe in right now!
1) abcdefu — Gayle
Gayle's TikTok conquering mega hit is a certain karaoke choice. Especially when you feel like yelling and singing your ex, their friends, everyone — but dogs! — to f*** off.
2) Break my soul — Beyonce
Beyonce announced a new studio album coming out in July, and surprised everyone with a single Break My Soul in June. Break My Soul embodies some 90's inspired dance vibes, and for karaoke singers, it might make a big party anthem for those groovy karaoke nights out.
3) Marry Me — Maluma, Jennifer Lopez
Marry me, say yes! Another karaoke songs that makes you wanna shake you hips and dance. A romantic duet from a movie soundtrack — during the previous years, we've seen a song like that become a karaoke sensation.
4) Naked — Finneas
A laid back, easy-to-sing pop-rock banger from Billie Eilish's multi-award-winning producer-composer-brother makes a great karaoke song. Try it!
5) I Burned LA Down — Noah Cyrus
Miley Cyrus's insanely talented sister's country music inspired heart-break song with strumming guitars — a lovely karaoke songs for those whose heartbreaks can burn cities.
Try it here.
Here we go — some of the best karaoke songs 2022 has to offer, so far! Which one is your favorite?
We look forward to hearing and singing all the songs that the remaining year has to offer. Meanwhile, get singing on Singa.
*The karaoke data is from around 1000 restaurants, nightclubs, libraries, pubs, clubs, retirements homes who use Singa Business, around the world. The top list is based on most sung, in 2022 released English and Spanish language songs on Singa in 2022, excluding some songs based on their location-bias.