In the current era of home studios, direct-to-consumer distribution, mobile listening and streaming, the single is no longer just for Top 40 music. If you're not following singles and EPs in whatever genres you listen to, much of today's most compelling music is breezing right past you.
I've made a concerted effort in recent years to play singles and EPs on Global A Go-Go, and for the past 4 years I've done a year-end recap of the best singles and EPs of the year. This year's recap (Sunday January 1, 1:00-3:00 PM on WRIR, for two weeks afterwards at wrir.org/listen, check your local listings for airing on other radio stations, and any old time at my podcast site) once again has some killer material, just as good if not better than what I played on the top albums of 2022 episode two weeks ago. Tune in and hear for yourself.
Without further ado, here are my top singles and EPs of 2022: