40 songs you slept on in 2022, including singles by Dermot Kennedy, Sam Fender and Alesso & Katy Perry

The biggest songs to not crack the UK Top 40 in 2022.

2022 was a big year for the Official Singles Chart. 

Not only did it celebrate its 70th anniversary - with celebrations for Lewis Capaldi, whose Someone You Loved is Officially the most-streamed song in UK chart history and Taylor Swift, who becomes the latest member of the Million Sellers Club with her 2014 career-recalibrating mega-hit Shake It Off - but 16 singles hit Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart in 2022, two up on the 14 Number 1s of 2021.

But what about the songs that didn't get to Number 1? What about the songs that never even made it to the Top 40 at all?

According to Official Charts Company data, D.O.D and Carla Monroe's electro-house track Still Sleepless was the biggest song of 2022 to not hit the Official Singles Chart Top 40.

Despite receiving heavy rotation on BBC Radio 1 and support from tastemakers such as Danny Howard and Annie Mac, it seemed Still Sleepless struggled to be heard over ascendant dance anthems like LF SYSTEM's Afraid To Feel and Eliza Rose's B.O.T.A (Baddest of them All) over the summer. Despite only managing a Number 46 peak, Still Sleepless' chart units in 2022 racked up to a respectable 292,000 - the most of any track to miss the Top 40 last year.

Taking second and third place are two songs from the Encanto original soundtrack; Sebastian Yatra's Dos Orguitas and Stephanie Beatriz's Waiting On A Miracle, which didn't enter the Official Singles Chart, thanks to the overriding popularity of the Number 1 hit We Don't Talk About Bruno and further Top 10 singles Surface Pressure and The Family Madrigal.

Pop superstar Harry Styles ranks fourth on the list with Harry's House album track Daylight, while Little Freak and Satellite are also present it the Top 10.

Sam Fender came the closest to breaking into the Top 40 with Spit Of You, which peaked at Number 41. Two other songs on the list also peaked at Number 41 - Doja Cat's Get Into It (Yuh) and pop songwriter to the stars Muni Long's Hrs and Hrs. 

The Top 10 is rounded out by Tom Santa's Rainfall and Jnr Choi & Sam Tompkins' viral single To The Moon, which samples the hook from Sam's cover of Bruno Mars' Talking To The Moon. 

Other big tracks to miss out on a place in the Top 40 last year included Dermot Kennedy's launch single for his second Number 1 album Sonder, Something To Someone, and Alesso & Katy Perry's frantic dance collaboration When I'm Gone, which saw Katy firmly back in big pop girl mode.

The Official Top 40 biggest songs that missed the Top 40 in 2022

POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK
1 STILL SLEEPLESS DOD & CARLA MONROE 46
2 DOS ORUGUITAS SEBASTIAN YATRA N/A
3 WAITING ON A MIRACLE STEPHANIE BEATRIZ N/A
4 DAYLIGHT HARRY STYLES N/A
5 SPIT OF YOU SAM FENDER 41
6 LITTLE FREAK HARRY STYLES N/A
7 GETTING STARTED SAM FENDER 47
8 RAINFALL TOM SANTA 42
9 SATELLITE HARRY STYLES N/A
10 TO THE MOON JNR CHOI & SAM TOMPKINS 48
11 SOMETHING TO SOMEONE DERMOT KENNEDY 44
12 FINESSE PHEELZ & BNXN 52
13 WHEN I'M GONE ALESSO/KATY PERRY 49
14 BRAVE ELLA HENDERSON 42
15 IN A MINUTE LIL BABY 44
16 STREETSIDE BRU-C & BOU 84
17 LOS POLLOS HERMANOS KNUCKS 96
18 KEEP DRIVING HARRY STYLES N/A
19 BONES IMAGINE DRAGONS 51
20 TOXIC BOYWITHUKE 62
21 MIXED EMOTIONS CHASE & STATUS 44
22 ALL OF YOU BEATRIZ/MEREDIZ/LEGUIZAMO N/A
23 GET INTO IT (YUH) DOJA CAT 41
24 GRAPEJUICE HARRY STYLES N/A
25 CINEMA HARRY STYLES N/A
26 LOVE OF MY LIFE HARRY STYLES N/A
27 WET DREAM WET LEG 74
28 4AM JBEE 90
29 DAYDREAMING HARRY STYLES N/A
30 YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN KID TAYLOR SWIFT 65
31 ACAPULCO JASON DERULO 65
32 MESMERISED BRU-C N/A
33 NOTION RARE OCCASIONS 72
34 MONEY CALLING BEATFREAKZ/RAYE/RUSS/WWW 48
35 BAD LIFE SIGRID & BRING ME THE HORIZON 50
36 WYD NOW SADIE JEAN 81
37 DON'T BREAK THE HEART TOM GRENNAN 49
38 HRS AND HRS MUNI LONG 41
39 BEJEWELED TAYLOR SWIFT 63
40 MIDNIGHT RAIN TAYLOR SWIFT N/A

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