The 2022 PJ Chart Rate: WINNER!

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The 2022 PJ Chart Rate!

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Hello! I'm back again to host the 2022 edition of the PJ Chart Rate. Last year we crowned Good Ones by Charli XCX as your favourite song from the year that was 2021.

Yet again, I'm amazed how time has flown and its somehow time to run this rate again. Looking back, 2022 was a mammoth year for pop music. We saw the likes of Beyoncé, Florence, Foxes and Sky make something of a comeback. We also saw some more relative new-comers such as Chanel, Romy and SG Lewis find their way onto the charts.

Here's a little recap of what else happened in the music world in 2022:
- Kate Bush hit #1 after almost 4 decades
- The Superbowl was headlined by Dr Dre and featuring many musical guests!
- Taylor continued to break records
- Bad Bunny continued to be the most streamed artist on Spotify

Have any other favourite moments? Any tracks you feel should have made the rate? Please post and share!

Rules:

From January to December 2022 the voters of the PJ charts collectively chose the five most popular songs of every month. These are the songs you will be rating. Instead of scoring every song using the traditional 0 - 10 range, you will instead be given three Eurovision ballots to fill out (you must fill out all three ballots).

For those of you who don't follow Eurovision or vote in song contests, one ballot gives you a 12 pointer, a 10 pointer, and then an 8 through 1 pointer. To make things easier for recording the votes, please put all three songs you are giving a 12 to in the same place. Here's an example of what I mean:

12 points: Song 1, Song 2, Song 3
10 points: Song 1, Song 2, Song 3
8 points: Song 1, Song 2, Song 3
7 points: Song 1, Song 2, Song 3
6 points: Song 1, Song 2, Song 3
5 points: Song 1, Song 2, Song 3
4 points: Song 1, Song 2, Song 3
3 points: Song 1, Song 2, Song 3
2 points: Song 1, Song 2, Song 3
1 point: Song 1, Song 2, Song 3

Each ballot will be revealed one by one over the course of a number of days. The song with the most points is crowned our champion!

Deadline: 28th October, 23:59 BST

Watch2Gether Sessions
(Hosted by @soratami )
Part I: Saturday 7th October (7PM BST)
Part II: Sunday 8th October (7PM BST)

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Happy Listening!
 
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Playlist:



Youtube Playlist

January:
Quicksand – Hatchie
Beg For You (ft. Rina Sawayama) – Charli XCX
Love Me More – Mitski
Santo – Christina Aguilera & Ozuna
Somewhere Near Marseilles – Hikaru Utada

February:
King – Florence + the Machin
Billions – Caroline Polachek
INVU – TAEYEON
Growing On Me – Foxes
Slow Song (with Dragonette) – The Knocks

March:
Baby – Charli XCX
Anything But Me – MUNA
My Love – Florence + the Machine
Lightning – Charli XCX
Yuck – Charli XCX

April:
Save Me – Empress Of
Free – Florence + the Machine
That’s Where I Am – Maggie Rogers
Maybe You’re The Problem – Ava Max
Kind of Girl – MUNA

May:
No One Dies From Love – Tove Lo
Western Wind – Carly Rae Jepsen
This Hell – Rina Sawayama
SloMo – Chanel
Don’t Forget – Sky Ferreira

June:
BREAK MY SOUL – Beyoncé
What I Want – MUNA
Catch Me In The Air – Rina Sawayama
So Good – Halsey
Brightsider – Dagny

July:
Free Yourself – Jessie Ware
ALIEN SUPERSTAR – Beyoncé
2 Die 4 – Tove Lo
Hypnotised – Sophie Ellis-Bextor & Wuh-Oh
CUFF IT – Beyoncé

August:
Her – Megan Thee Stallion
Beach House – Carly Rae Jepsen
Black Mascara. – RAYE
Hold Me Close – Elton John & Britney Spears
FOREVER 1 –Girl’s Generation

September
Talking To Yourself – Carly Rae Jepsen
Million Dollar Baby – Ava Max
Holy (Til You Let Me Go) – Rina Sawayama
Atopos – Björk
NO HAY LEY – Kali Uchis

October:
Anti-Hero – Taylor Swift
Grapefruit – Tove Lo
The Loneliest Time (ft. Rufus Wainwright) – Carly Rae Jepsen
Sunset – Caroline Polachek
Happy Ending – Kelela

November:
Strong – Romy & Fred again…
On The Run Again – Kelela
Weapons – Ava Max
Lifetime – SG Lewis
God Turn Me Into A Flower – Weyes Blood

December:
Dancing’s Done – Ava Max
Welcome To My Island – Caroline Polacheck
Kill Bill – SZA
You Know What I Need – PNAU & Troye Sivan
Losing You - FLO

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Results

CUFF IT – Beyoncé // =167
No One Dies From Love – Tove Lo // =160
BREAK MY SOUL – Beyoncé // =156
ALIEN SUPERSTAR – Beyoncé // =146
What I Want – MUNA // =146
Black Mascara. – RAYE // =125
Free Yourself – Jessie Ware // =124
Grapefruit – Tove Lo // =119
The Loneliest Time (ft. Rufus Wainwright) – Carly Rae Jepsen // =112
This Hell – Rina Sawayama // =110
Talking To Yourself – Carly Rae Jepsen // =108
Quicksand – Hatchie // =100
Save Me – Empress Of // =98
Anything But Me – MUNA // =96
2 Die 4 – Tove Lo // =93
Beach House – Carly Rae Jepsen // =93
Baby – Charli XCX // =93
Slow Song (with Dragonette) – The Knocks // =92
Sunset – Caroline Polachek // =92
Welcome To My Island – Caroline Polacheck // =92
Love Me More – Mitski // =91
Brightsider – Dagny // =91
Maybe You’re The Problem – Ava Max // =90
Kill Bill – SZA // =89
Somewhere Near Marseilles – Hikaru Utada // =86
Million Dollar Baby – Ava Max // =86
Anti-Hero – Taylor Swift // =86
SloMo – Chanel // =84
My Love – Florence + the Machine // =83
Hypnotised – Sophie Ellis-Bextor & Wuh-Oh // =82
Catch Me In The Air – Rina Sawayama // =77
Her – Megan Thee Stallion // =76
Strong – Romy & Fred again… // =76
Lightning – Charli XCX // =72
King – Florence + the Machine // =70
Billions – Caroline Polachek // =69
Holy (Til You Let Me Go) – Rina Sawayama // =68
On The Run – Kelela // =66
INVU – TAEYEON // =65
Dancing’s Done – Ava Max // =65
Growing On Me – Foxes // =64
Yuck – Charli XCX // =64
Beg For You (ft. Rina Sawayama) – Charli XCX // =60
Happy Ending – Kelela // =59
NO HAY LEY – Kali Uchis // =59
Free – Florence + the Machine // =59
Western Wind – Carly Rae Jepsen // =58
Weapons – Ava Max // =57
Hold Me Close – Elton John & Britney Spears // =55
You Know What I Need – PNAU & Troye Sivan // =54
Santo – Christina Aguilera & Ozuna // =51
Lifetime – SG Lewis // =49
That’s Where I Am – Maggie Rogers // =46
Losing You - FLO // =40
Atopos – Björk // =39
God Turn Me Into A Flower – Weyes Blood // =37
FOREVER 1 – Girl’s Generation // =36
Kind of Girl – MUNA // =35
Don’t Forget – Sky Ferreira // =35
So Good – Halsey // =21
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Looking at the list, I think I've only failed to hear about 10 of these songs (including the Britney/Elton collab) so I should be doing this!

Scoring all songs individually and then ranking them proved to be a very good method for doing these 'multiple ballot' type of votes, I'll be doing that too so you'll get a full ranking of these.
 

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