Joey’s Top 10s: Joey ‘Wrapped’

A look into Joey’s most-listened-to songs of 2022



The Evergreen’s top-ten king counts down his most-listened-to songs from the past year.


It is that time of the year again, Spotify Wrapped posts are dominating Snapchat and Instagram stories.

While I do not have the glitz and glamor of the Spotify recap of my year in review, Amazon Music does provide the top ten most played songs of the year. I am embarrassed that the majority of my top-ten-listened-to songs are by the same artist (you will quickly find out who that is).

This list is not a ranking of the songs, but the countdown from 10th most-listened-to song to my number one most-listened-to song.

  1. “Clarity” by John Mayer

I was really into “Clarity” during my freshman year of college, but I am pretty surprised to see it on the list at all, let alone taking the 10th spot.

  1. “Iris” by Goo Goo Dolls

By far one of the most emotional and moving songs ever written, in my opinion. “Iris” is played in a pretty bizarre tuning for the guitar but delivers such a heavy message that tugs at the heartstrings every time it is listened to.

  1. “Reelin’ In The Years” by Steely Dan

I am a serious fan of “The Dan,” but I am surprised that “My Old School” did not crack my top ten list. “Reelin’” is a classic song, one that plays on classic rock radio stations daily, with an iconic intro and singable chorus.

  1. “New Light” by John Mayer

A totally groovy tune, this song definitely breaks up the fairly bleak theme of the album it comes from, Sob Rock.

  1. “Stop This Train” by John Mayer

An absolutely heart-wrenching song about the never-ending march of time, and that we have to live in the moment.

  1. “Wonderwall” by Oasis

I was very into “Wonderwall” this year – it is a pretty notorious song amongst the guitar community, but is still one of the first songs that many beginning guitarists learn to play.

  1. “Why You No Love Me” by John Mayer

I have a feeling that this song is only on this list because it is the third track of an album that I listen to quite often, I rarely (if ever) listen to it on its own.

  1. “Another Kind Of Green” by John Mayer

This song originates from the live album “TRY!” and has excellent musicianship throughout, especially the classic blues guitar.

  1. “Shot in the Dark” by John Mayer

This song is a total throwback to the 80s synth sound and it is my favorite song of Mayer’s. The only reason that it is not the top spot on this list is because it is from the same album as the number one song, and the number one song comes earlier in the album than “Shot in the Dark.”

  1. “Last Train Home” by John Mayer

For the second year in a row, my most-listened-to song was “Last Train Home” by John Mayer.

Four out of the ten songs on this list are from the same album, Mayer’s “Sob Rock;” I listen to this album pretty often, so I wonder if that is how four of the songs made the top ten, especially when I do not listen to “Why You No Love Me” all that much.