Apple Music's Top Tracks and Trends of 2022 playlist has all your faves and more

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What you need to know

  • Apple Music has shared a playlist of the biggest songs and trends of 2022.
  • The new playlist is 40 songs long and available now.

Apple Music has today shared its Top Tracks and Trends of 2022 playlist and, as you might expect, it includes all of the biggest tracks of the year so far. If you're in need of a new playlist with all of 2022's bangers, this is the one for you.

The new playlist, which runs at 40 songs and more than two hours of music, includes the likes of Harry Styles, Future, and more. You can check out, and listen to, the entire playlist below — Apple Music says that "a lot has already happened in the first half of 2022, and it isn't wrong! There are some great songs to listen to and, I wager, a few that will be new to many as well.

Whether it's the massive return of sampling in hip-hop, Gen Z's turn towards deeply introspective songwriting, Africa's influence on global pop or the return of drum 'n' bass, a lot has already happened in the first half of 2022. Catch your breath and survey how the landscape has shifted with this playlist of the year's highest-ranking tracks so far—along with a bunch that need to get on your radar ASAP—and see what might end up in our year-end charts.

Don't yet have an Apple Music sub to call your own? Unfortunately, the student subscription is more expensive than ever right now, making Spotify a better bet depending on which part of the world you live in. Failing that, Apple Music is also available as part of the Apple One subscription bundle which could save you some money and gets you access to the great content on Apple TV+ at the same time.

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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.