We gave some of the team in the Notion office a chance to redeem themselves from Spotify Wrapped, asking what song they couldn't stop queuing in 2022 and why.

Nicholas – “Escapism.” by RAYE, 070 Shake

“This one feels like true independent artistry from RAYE following her major label departure. Having relinquished control over her music release schedule, it feels like she’s experimenting more freely with genres and collaborators, and "Escapism." feels like an exciting direction and moment for RAYE (with a great feature artist too”.

Laviea – “Key To The City” by Sorry

“There's something so incredibly moreish about this track. Its alluring nature is perfect for a late-evening solo walk where I can daydream about being the main character in an independent movie”.

Isabelle – “Baianá” by Nia Archives

“When this track came out in September there were a good few weeks where I queued it to death. The drums are mood-lifting perfection. I feel like Nia Archives has got stronger with every release this year, bring on 2023”.

Xae – “honda (feat. pa salieu)” by FKA Twigs, Pa Salieu

“This song is the perfect example of Twigs' latest music direction and creative versatility. I love the way the bass bounces making you feel like you're smoking and riding in the car on the M way with them!”

Anthony – "Cloak & Dagger (feat. J Hus)" by Burna Boy, J Hus

“Cloak & Dagger (feat. J Hus)” by Burna Boy, J Hus “With it being J Hus' only release of the year, I was taking what I could get. These two need to bring out their own tape”.

Rosie – “Flatline” by Sugababes

“Standing by my Spotify Wrapped! Re-released under the official Sugababes name this summer, Dev Hynes-produced “Flatline” represents the reunion of the year”.

Liam – “I Love You” by Fontaines D.C.

“After listening to this song so many times, I think I’d do quite literally anything Grian Chatten told me. Don’t let this song have the same affect on you, but definitely give it a spin”.

Anna – “Father Time (feat. Sampha)” by Kendrick Lamar, Sampha

“My favourite track from this album - the collaboration I needed”.

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