2022 Grammy Predictions: Song Of The Year

Who will receive the highly coveted Grammy Award for Song of the Year?! The past 12 months featured a wide range of bangers across musical genres from both A-List pop stars and industry newcomers. Disney Channel actress Olivia Rodrigo made a huge splash with her #1 debut single "drivers license," and the recently formed dynamic duo Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) broke the internet with their R&B hit song "Leave the Door Open." 

Vote below for your favorite songs from 2021 (and late 2020) that you believe deserve a Grammy for Song of the Year, and be sure to vote based on the quality and artistry of the studio singles rather than simply their popularity or number of streams. 


  • 1
    61 VOTES

    Happier Than Ever

    Happier Than Ever
    Video: YouTube

    The title song from the seven-time Grammy winning Los Angeles native's second studio album, "Happier Than Ever" is a strong contender for the prestigious award. Billie Eilish previously won Song of the Year for "Bad Guy" in 2020 and received a nomination for the same category last year with "Everything I Wanted;" so she's got a good track record (pun intended). 

    • Artist: Billie Eilish
    • Producer: FINNEAS
  • 2
    65 VOTES

    drivers license

    drivers license
    Video: YouTube

    Breaking Spotify's record for the greatest number of streams for a song within a single week (65.87 million) while also leading Billboard's Hot 100 chart for eight consecutive weeks, Olivia Rodrigo's "drivers license" is 100% a frontrunner for Song of the Year. The viral breakup anthem turned Rodrigo into a household name at just 18-years-old, and her brilliant song-writing beyond her years is bound to earn the Disney Channel star many more nominations for future Grammys. 

    • Artist: Olivia Rodrigo
    • Producer: Dan Nigro
  • 3
    42 VOTES

    Kiss Me More

    Kiss Me More
    Video: YouTube

    Unofficially coined 2021's 'song of the summer,' "Kiss Me More" is a playful, feminist track that communicates the type of reciprocal love that women deserve in romantic relationships. Doja Cat and SZA form the ultimate dynamic duo, using their rapping and singing talents throughout the sun-kissed hit single.

    • Artist: Doja Cat feat. SZA
    • Producer: Rogét Chahayed, Yeti Beats
  • 4
    36 VOTES

    Leave the Door Open

    Leave the Door Open
    Video: YouTube

    Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak produce unparalleled neo soul swag in their '70s inspired megahit single "Leave the Door Open." Winning Song of the Year for "That's What I Like" back in 2018, the 11-time Grammy Award recipient could clench the gold with partner .Paak.

    • Artist: Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak)
    • Producer: Bruno Mars, D'Mile
  • 5
    43 VOTES

    MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)

    MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)
    Video: YouTube

    Disrupting the music industry one wild single at a time, hip-hop artist Lil Nas X evolves from his "Old Town Road" chrysalis persona into a vibrant butterfly. The song is named after his own first name and represents his coming out story, inspiring younger generations of LGBTQ people to live authentically. 

    • Artist: Lil Nas X
    • Producer: Take a Daytrip, Omer Fedi, Roy Lenzo
  • 6
    26 VOTES

    Right on Time

    Right on Time
    Video: YouTube

    The country rock Americana singer-songwriter has won six Grammys in the past three years and is a favorite artist among the Recording Academy's voting members. While her nomination was inevitable, "Right on Time" realistically won't make the cut. 

    • Artist: Brandi Carlile
    • Producer: Dave Cobb, Shooter Jennings