Apple Music reveals ‘Top Tracks and Trends’ of 2022 so far

While women in music have forever been unfairly judged by their looks and youth, Madonna’s ability to continually stay relevant is a reflection of her uncanny ability to forever keep just ahead of musical trends. However, being a global African DJ myself, the true question at hand is the long-term stance of this beautiful yet misunderstood genre dubbed ‘Afrobeats’. Being Nigerian I have a natural bias towards Afrobeats , and have nothing but faith in its bright future. Having said that, we cannot avoid the need for structure and governance if Afrobeats is to stand the test of time. In comparison to other genres, it has had a relatively short life-span but its story is just as powerful and inspiring. The whole video was done with green screen – an ongoing trend that peaked during the pandemic’s social distancing mandate.

  • Canadian illustrator Hildegard, 28, fits Bardcore around work and describes herself as “an absolute beginner” with the Celtic harp and “enthusiastically mediocre” with the recorder.
  • KSI’s Holiday, a No.2 hit in June, was the biggest indie single of the year and was certified Gold in October.
  • “I think this concept will be the new wedding music trend by next year.”
  • Before last year, no one could have predicted that Billy Rae Cyrus would team up with an unknown rapper to release a song like Old Town Road.

Icebergify is the latest music tool trend to analyze one’s own listening trends. This dance was created by @arri.arii on December 31st but it’s already dominating Dance TikTok in 2021. Charli D’Amelio posted it to her followers in January 2021 and it’s blowing up. A new dance trend inspired by Brit’s iconic Slave 4 U moves has gone viral on the platform, but there’s several different routines that you can learn. One of the most popular seems to have been popularised by the Sharp Twins, with another similar routine posted by ssneha.r going viral too.

This summer-vibes track is being used by TikTokers who start out driving normally in their cars, and then switch to headscarves and sunglasses on the beat of the chorus. The ‘Adeola wanna roll with a geezer’ track is everywhere on TikTok right now, especially in transition edits. Is your FYP overwhelmed with people cutting and slicing up cucumbers with a big knife while Olivia’s melancholic bop plays in the background? The trend is directed at people’s exes who moved on to a new relationship and well, you can kinda of guess get the rest… The duet between Usnavi and Vanessa from In The Heights has become a meme on TikTok, with users either performing both parts of the song by themselves, or with a friend.

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In a reverse of the PS1 formula, Topic have taken a credible club track and made it a lot more commercial. They’ve built a bright pop song about having a Better Day over the deep and dark beats of Kerncraft 400’s Zombie Nation. While rap fusing with other genres is nothing new – see Aerosmith and Run DMC’s Walk This Way, or the Collision Course EP by Linkin Park and Jay Z as just two examples – 2019 took it to a whole new level. Before last year, no one could have predicted that Billy Rae Cyrus would team up with an unknown rapper to release a song like Old Town Road. But team up they did, and the result was one of the standout tracks of the year, and the rap/country fusion peaked on the Billboard 100 for nineteen consecutive weeks, a new record. Whether it’s through changes in culture or technology, new instruments or techniques, the march of time has always and will always change music.

The reviews in the press were all really positive, I got to the final of a first time writer’s prize called Pulp Idol and I had some interest in developing it for telly. The vitality of the indie sector was symbolised by Transgressive-signed Arlo Parks claiming both the Hyundai Mercury Prize for her acclaimed album Collapsed in Sunbeams and the award for BRITs Breakthrough. The IFPI has reported that global recorded music revenues have hit $19.1 billion, which means that MIDiA’s own estimates published in March were within 1.6% of the actual results . “A 4-5 piece band costs anywhere from £1,500-£1,800. For bands with more extensive lineups and additional singers, you can pay anything within the region of £2,500-£6,000,” the music pro explained. In three months, the Bardcore trend has evolved, with some minstrels covering Disney anthems, while others croon Nirvana hits in classical Latin.

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For decades we’ve had songs that sample another, that is lift a bit of sound from an original track and build it into something new. We’re also well used to the cover version where a new artist puts their spin on a song originally made by someone else. This is a clear mark of how trends in music are not only about the tracks that are released, but also how music can provide a framework to promote cultural changes that improve people’s lives. If levels in the iceberg appear blank it signifies that the user does not listen to artists with that level of popularity.

NFTs provide another way for musicians to connect with their fans. The exclusivity of providing digital assets grants fans a greater sense of inclusivity, connecting them with other people who’ve invested in a musician’s own collection of NFTs. He added that first dances don’t always have to be to slow, romantic songs.

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This positive trend is continuing strongly into 2022, with indie share of the UK market overall now up to 28.9% YTD, boosted by No.1 albums from The Wombats, Don Broco, Stereophonics and rapper Central Cee. The enduring appeal of independently-released albums that have gone on to become classics sees them now finding fresh audiences thanks to streaming and sales of vinyl. Arctic Monkeys’ 2013 release AM was the biggest-selling indie album of 2021, while Adele’s 21 and 25 also powered frantica.com the success of the sector. Music isn’t only about the songs themselves, events centred around music have their own trends that constantly evolve. Globally, cultural progression is currently being fuelled by club nights that are opening up for certain parts of society that have long been oppressed. While clubbing centres like London, Brighton and Berlin have a history of being more advanced in regards to LGBTQ+ rights, all three are experiencing a rise in female queer and gay nights.