Best Songs of 2022

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We’re going to look at the best songs of 2022 from some more specific playlists, including those made popular by TikTok, group dancing tracks and some soccer (English football) anthems.

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Best Group Dance Songs

If you’re looking for songs that will get everyone up and in sync, these line dancing songs are perfect. From classic hits to modern day bops, there’s something for everyone on this list.

“Saturday Night” – Whigfield

This is a classic line dancing song that is sure to get everyone up and dancing. The upbeat tempo and catchy lyrics make it the perfect song for a party or celebration.

“Cotton Eye Joe” – Rednex

“Cotton Eye Joe” is a line dancing song that was made popular in the 1990s. Though there isn’t a specific ‘dance’ to do to this song, most people have adopted their own moves that they do in sync with the music.

“The Macarena” – Los Del Rio

This song needs no introduction. The Macarena is a classic line dancing song that has been popular for decades. Its simple moves make it easy for even the most uncoordinated person to join in on the fun.

“The Cha Cha Slide” – DJ Casper

This song is perfect for getting a large group of people moving and dancing together. The Cha Cha Slide has simple instructions that are easy to follow, making it a great choice for any party or event. Some of the lyrics include: “Now slide to the left, take it back now y’all. One hop this time, right foot let’s stomp. Left foot again, now turn it out. Now clap your hands” – It doesn’t get much easier than that!

“Electric Boogie (aka the Electric Slide)” – Marcia Griffiths

The Electric Slide was created by dancer, choreographer and musician Marcia Griffiths. The song was originally released in 1976, but didn’t gain widespread popularity until the 1990s.

“YMCA” – The Village People

“YMCA” is a classic party song that is perfect for getting a group of people dancing together. The song’s simple lyrics and catchy melody make it a favorite among party-goers of all ages. It’s also one of the easiest songs on this list to follow along to.

“The Harlem Shake” – Baauer

The Harlem Shake was released in 2013 and quickly gained popularity due to its catchy beat and easy-to-follow dance move. The dance was created by a group of teenagers in New York City way back in 1981, originally called the “Albee”.

The song became an internet sensation, with millions of people creating their own videos of the dance.

“Whip/Nae Nae” – Silentó

The Whip and the Nae Nae are two popular dances that were made popular by the song “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” by Silentó. The song topped the Billboard charts in 2015 and has since become a party staple.

“The Cupid Shuffle” – Cupid

The Cupid Shuffle is a line dance that was created by rapper Cupid. The dance became popular since its release in 2007 and is a regular at most events and parties around the globe.

“Candy” – Cameo

Cameo’s “Candy” was released in 1986 and became an instant classic. The song’s catchy bassline and danceable beat make it perfect for any party or celebration.

It’s worth watching a video and learning how to do the dance before attempting it at a party, as it can be tricky to follow along if you don’t know the steps.

Best TikTok Songs

TikTok is a phone app where you can watch short videos. People love recreating dances to popular songs on the app.

If you’re looking for the best TikTok songs of 2022, this is the list for you. From chart-toppers to viral hits, these are the songs that dominated the app this year.

“Up” – Cardi B

“Up” is a song by American rapper Cardi B. The song was released in February 2021 and quickly gained popularity on TikTok, where it was used in millions of videos.

“Levitating (feat. DaBaby)” – Dua Lipa

“Levitating” is a song by English singer Dua Lipa. The song was released in August 2020 The phrase “eat your young” became a widespread meme on TikTok, with many users using the song in videos about getting older and wiser.

“Driver’s License” – Olivia Rodrigo

“Driver’s License” is a song by American singer Olivia Rodrigo. The song was released in January 2021 and quickly became a TikTok sensation, with users creating videos about heartbreak, teenage angst, and first love.

“Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” by Lil Nas X

“Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” is a song by American rapper Lil Nas X. The song was released in March 2021 and quickly went viral on TikTok, with users creating videos about sexuality, coming out, and self-acceptance.

“Peaches” by Justin Bieber

“Peaches” is a song by Canadian singer Justin Bieber. The song was released in March 2021 and It quickly became a TikTok phenomenon, with users creating videos about summer love and carefree living.

“Savage” by Meghan Thee Stallion

“Savage” is a song by American rapper Meghan Thee Stallion. The song was released in April 2020 and quickly went viral on TikTok, with users creating videos about feminism, self-love, and Black Girl Magic.

“Dior” by Pop Smoke

“Dior” is a song by American rapper Pop Smoke, who sadly passed away in February 2020. The song was released posthumously in May 2020 and quickly went viral on TikTok. It was used in videos about fashion, luxury, and wealth.

Hip Hop Party Songs

This is the list for you if you’re searching for the greatest hip hop party songs of 2022. These are the songs that will get any gathering started, whether they’re old-school classics or current hits.

Check out our dedicated list of Hip-Hop and Rap Songs here

“Get Low” – Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz

“Get Low” is a song by American rapper Lil Jon and his group The East Side Boyz. The song was released in 2002 and quickly became a party anthem, with its catchy beat and easy-to-follow dance moves.

“Yeah!” – Usher

“Yeah!” is a song by American singer Usher. The song was released in 2004 and features Lil Jon. The song became a party staple, with its catchy hook and easy-to-dance-to beat.

“All I Do Is Win” – DJ Khaled

“All I Do Is Win” is a song by the infamous DJ Khaled! The song was released in 2010 and features an all-star cast of rappers, including T-Pain, Ludacris, Rick Ross, and Snoop Dogg. The song is a certified banger and is sure to get any party started.

“Drop It Like It’s Hot” – Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell

“Drop It Like It’s Hot” is a song by American rapper Snoop Dogg and features singer Pharrell. The song was released in 2004 and quickly became a party classic, even landing Snoop Dogg his first number one single.

“Jump Around” – House of Pain

“Jump Around” is a song by the American hip hop group House of Pain. This is a great track to kick off a party and get everyone moving. The song was originally released in 1992 but was re-released in 2012 and has been a party favourite ever since. Guests immediately recogize the opening note and can’t help but start jumping around when the song comes on.

“In da Club” – 50 Cent

Even better if playing this song at a birthday celebration, with the catchy lyrics: “Go Shorty, it’s your birthday / We gonna party like it’s yo birthday.” 50 Cent’s “In da Club” was a huge success when it was released in 2003, and is still a popular choice to this day.

“Lean Back” – Terror Squad

Featuring the iconic line “don’t lean back, ’cause you might break yo back”, this song by Terror Squad is a great choice for any party. Fat Joe’s 2014 remix of the song, which features French Montana and Remy Ma, is especially popular.

“Turn Down for What” – DJ Snake & Lil Jon

This song by DJ Snake and Lil Jon was released in 2013 and quickly became a global phenomenon. The song is perfect for any party, with its catchy beat and iconic line “turn down for what?”.

“It’s Like That” – Run D.M.C., Jason Nevins

This song by American hip hop group Run D.M.C. was remixed by DJ Jason Nevins and released in 1998. The song quickly became a club hit and is still played at parties to this day. The song’s lyrics include the memorable phrase “it’s like that, and that’s how it is.”

“Can’t Hold Us” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton

“Can’t Hold Us” is a song by American hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, featuring singer Ray Dalton. Recognisable from the first few beats, this song is perfect for any party. The song was released in 2013 and quickly rose to the top of the charts, becoming a global hit.

Crowds will sing along to the anthemic chorus: “Can we go back? This is the moment / Tonight is the night, we’ll fight ’til it’s over / So we put our hands up / Like the ceiling can’t hold us / Like the ceiling can’t hold us”

“In Paris” – Jay-Z feat. Kanye West 

“In Paris” (clean edit) is a song by American rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West. The song was released in 2011 from the duo’s album Watch the Throne. It’s one of those songs that fans just can’t help but sing along to.

Best English Football Songs

During any big tournament such as the World Cup or European Championship, or even just during a big match, you will hear these songs being belted out by English fans.

“Three Lions (Football’s Coming Home)” – Baddiel, Skinner & The Lightning Seeds

This song was originally released for the 1996 European Championship, which was held in England. It became the unofficial anthem for the tournament and is still sung by English fans today.

“World In Motion” – New Order

This song was released by New Order for the 1990 World Cup, which was held in Italy. It became a huge hit, reaching number one in the UK charts.

“Vindaloo” – Fat Les

This song was released for the 1998 World Cup, which was held in France. It was co-written by England footballer Paul Gascoigne and became a popular choice for England fans to sing.

“Come On England” – Embrace

This song was written for the 2006 World Cup, which was held in Germany. It was a huge hit, reaching number two in the UK charts.

“Don’t Go Home” – Chumbawamba

This song was written for the 2010 World Cup, which was held in South Africa. It was a favorite song of English football fans.

“Wavin’ Flag” – K’naan

This song was originally written for the 2010 World Cup, which was held in South Africa. However, it became an even bigger hit when it was used as the official anthem for the 2014 World Cup, which was held in Brazil.

“Tubthumping” – Chumbawamba

This song was released in 1997 and quickly became a global hit. It’s perfect for any party, with its catchy chorus “I get knocked down, but I get up again / You are never going to keep me down”.

“We Will Rock You” – Queen

This song was released by Queen in 1977 and is still a popular choice for parties today. The song’s simple yet effective acoustic guitar riff makes it easy for everyone to sing along.

“We Are the Champions” – Queen

This song was also released by Queen in 1977 and is often sung as a victory anthem. It’s perfect for any party, with its uplifting message and catchy chorus.

“We’re on the Ball” – Ant & Dec

This song was released by British duo Ant & Dec in 2002. It was the official anthem for the England team during the 2002 FIFA World Cup, which was held in Japan and South Korea.

Conclusion

If you’re stuck finding some songs for a particular themed event you’re throwing, hopefully we’ve given you some inspiration!

Whether it’s for a birthday, wedding or sports celebration – make sure your party is one to remember by picking some of these classics.

Check out some other music ideas in these articles:

What are your favorite party songs? Let us know in the comments below!

FAQ’s

What is the most popular party song?

This is a difficult question to answer as there are so many great party songs out there. However, some of our personal favourites include ‘I Gotta Feeling’ by the Black Eyed Peas, ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling!’ by Justin Timberlake and ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams.

What are the top 5 Tik Tok songs?

The top 5 Tik Tok songs are currently:

1) Levitating – Dua Lipa

2) WAP – Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion

3) Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat) – Jawsh 685 & Jason Derulo

4) Toosie Slide – Drake

5) Rockstar – DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch

What’s the best TikTok dance??

The Renegade dance, which was made popular by TikTok user Jalaiah Harmon, is currently the most popular TikTok dance. However, there are many other great TikTok dances out there, such as the WooWoo dance and the Blinding Lights dance.

What is the best football song ever??

The most popular football song ever is probably ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ by Gerry & The Pacemakers. This song has been adopted by Liverpool FC as their official anthem and is sung by fans before every home game. It’s also a popular choice for other sports teams, such as Celtic FC in Scotland.

What is the most played hip hop song?

The most played hip hop song is ‘Old Town Road’ by Lil Nas X. This song became a global phenomenon in 2019 and was the longest-running number one single in Billboard history. It also holds the record for the most weeks at number one on the UK Singles Chart, with a total of 19 weeks.

Who is the king of rap of all time?

The king of rap of all time is undoubtedly Tupac Shakur (2Pac). He is one of the most influential and successful rappers of all time, with over 75 million records sold worldwide. His legacy continues to live on through his music and his messages of social justice.

However, Eminem is the best-selling hip hop artist of all time, with over 220 million records sold worldwide. He is also the most successful rapper in terms of awards, with 15 Grammy Awards and an Academy Award.

What was the first rap song ever made?

The first rap song ever made is ‘Rapper’s Delight’ by The Sugarhill Gang. It was released in 1979 and became an instant classic. It is credited with being one of the songs that helped to popularize rap music.

What are some good songs for a birthday party?

Some good songs for a birthday party include ‘Happy Birthday To You’, ‘The Birthday Song‘, and ‘For He’s A Jolly Good Fellow‘.

What are some good songs for a wedding reception?

Some good songs for a wedding reception include ‘Here Comes The Bride‘, ‘The Wedding March‘, ‘A Thousand Years’ by Christina Perri and ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love‘ by Elvis Presley.

Mike is a Mobile DJ company owner, providing entertainment services for Weddings, Birthdays and other events for over a decade.

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