YouTube Music today reveals the UK's Top Music Videos of 2022. Underlining YouTube Music's huge influence on pop culture, the list compiles the ten official music videos that received the most views in the UK in 2022.
- Dave - Starlight
- Bad Boy Chiller Crew - BMW (French The Kid, MIST, Bugzy Malone Remix)
- Harry Styles - As It Was
- Aitch, Ashanti - Baby
- Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz - What Else Can I Do? (From "Encanto")
- Burna Boy - Last Last
- Digga D X StillBrickin - Pump 101
- HAZEY - Packs and Potions
- Bru-C - No Excuses
- (OOAK) Russ Millions x Buni x YV - Reggae & Calypso
For the first time in twelve years, the top 10 features 8 homegrown UK artists, with drill and rap dominating from the likes of Aitch, HAZEY, Digga D.
It is also the first time there has been such an even geographical spread, showing the devolution of talent across the UK. Representing Manchester is Aitch; representing The Midlands are Harry Styles and Bru-C; Bad Boy Chiller Crew hail from Yorkshire, while Liverpool is represented by HAZEY. ArrDee is from Brighton, while Dave and Digga D hail from London.
The list shows that collaborations are also helping to drive consumption, and it is also reflective of the increase in popularity of samples and a new generation discovering and enjoying catalogue through samples, such as Dave x Macaron's Project, Aitch x Ashanti and Digga D x G-Unit.