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22 No. 22 Hot 100 Hits for ’22: Selena Gomez’s ‘Love You Like a Love Song’ & More

The biggest songs that have peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard Hot 100.

New Year’s traditions haven’t gone exactly according to … well, tradition, the last couple years, but one of Billboard‘s still can: For 2022, let’s recap the 22 biggest hits ever to peak at No. 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart.

Following similar prior recaps, the list for ’22 below includes pop, rock, R&B classics and more, all of which reached No. 22 highs on the weekly Hot 100.

Happy new year! … with a look at hits from older years.

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22 No. 22 Hits for ’22

Rank, Title, Artist, Peak Year
1, “Love You Like a Love Song,” Selena Gomez & The Scene, 2012
2, “Tough All Over,” John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band, 1985
3, “Pamela,” Toto, 1988
4, “Shower the People,” James Taylor, 1976
5, “Love Walks In,” Van Halen, 1986
6, “Lonely Weekends,” Charlie Rich, 1960
7, “But It’s Alright,” J.J. Jackson, 1966
8, “Wiggle Wobble,” Les Cooper and the Soul Rockers, 1963
9, “Dead Giveaway,” Shalamar, 1983
10, “My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone),” Chilliwack, 1981
11, “Can I Get a Witness,” Marvin Gaye, 1963
12, “For the Love of You (Part 1&2),” The Isley Brothers, 1975
13, “Nutbush City Limits,” Ike & Tina Turner, 1973
14, “Sunset Grill,” Don Henley, 1985
15, “Tie Me Down,” New Boyz feat. Ray J, 2010
16, “Live for Loving You,” Gloria Estefan, 1991
17, “God Gave Me You,” Blake Shelton, 2011
18, “State of the Heart,” Rick Springfield, 1985
19, “Stand by Me,” Mickey Gilley, 1980
20, “Modern Day Delilah,” Van Stephenson, 1984
21, “How Can I Tell Her,” Lobo, 1973
22, “She’s a Bad Mama Jama,” Carl Carlton, 1981

Topping the tally, Selena Gomez & the Scene’s “Love You Like a Love Song” reached No. 22 on the Hot 100 in March 2012. With 38 weeks on the survey overall, it’s her longest-charting hit. It also rose to No. 6 on the Pop Airplay chart, marking the first of Gomez’s 11 top 10s on the ranking; she most recently reached the region in January 2020 with the No. 2-peaking “Lose You to Love Me,” which also became her first Hot 100 No. 1.

“It’s a transitional stage. I’m figuring out what I have to do,” Gomez mused for a 2011 Billboard cover story, timed to the release of “Love You Like a Love Song” parent album When the Sun Goes Down. The following January, Gomez wrapped her four-season run on Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place.

“It’s obviously an important phase in my career, and personally,” said Gomez, who made her chart debut in 2008. “The good news is I have been juggling acting and singing for two-and-a-half to three years. But I have to start over in some areas. It’s interesting to start taking risks, to grow up through my music.”

Billboard‘s 22 No. 22 Hits for ’22 recap is based on actual performance on the weekly Hot 100 chart. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, eras are weighted to account for different chart turnover rates over various periods.