The Roots Music Report's
Top Alternative Folk Song Chart
for the Year of 2022

Rank Song Title Band/Artist Name
1CrutchBand Of Horses
212th of JuneLyle Lovett
3Count Me DownJohn Craigie
4Make Myself Me AgainCristina Vane
5Fall Apart WorldMary Gauthier
6Warning SignsBand Of Horses
7SanctuaryHiss Golden Messenger
8Here We Go AgainThe Waterboys
9Laurie Rolled Me a JJohn Craigie
10Spruce & PineSLPSTRM
11Pants is OverratedLyle Lovett
12Pure FoolKeith Rayburn
13PassengersAoife O'Donovan
14AgainPixie and The Partygrass Boys
15American Dream CafeJohn Roy Zat
16I'm a Salmon in the RiverJohn Roy Zat
17I Took Hold of Your HandJohn Roy Zat
18Except for That One ThingJohn Roy Zat
19Let's Take the Long Way HomeJohn Roy Zat
20The Real ThingParker Millsap
21Billie JeanAlexandr Misko
22Stone ThroatGlen Phillips
23TomorrowCassie Jean and the Fireflies
24Early Summer of '21Peter Mulvey
25Movin' Up Neck on Your GuitarLinda Sussman
26A Better SceneLinda Sussman
27Dark Enough to See the StarsMary Gauthier
28Deja VuLinda Sussman
29The Light Moves inLinda Sussman
30Chain of HopeLinda Sussman
31Hawks Don't ShareCarson McHone
32Honey We Gonna FlyLinda Sussman
33ShadowThe Ballroom Thieves
34Dream BigLinda Sussman
35Things Have ChangedCristina Vane
36PhoenixAoife O'Donovan
37Truckers and TroubadoursMary Gauthier
38Summer Dream (feat. Anaïs Mitchell, Eric D. Johnson & Josh Kaufman)Bonny Light Horseman
39Moon ValleySLPSTRM
40How You Doin'Cristina Vane
41Straighten Up and Fly RightLyle Lovett
42AmsterdamMary Gauthier
43Good NewsBrandon Reeves
44I'm Still StandingJanis Ian
45Till I See You AgainMary Gauthier
46Will You Hold My HandLinda Sussman
47Without WaterDavid G Smith
48Who CaresDavid G Smith
49In the MorningThe Ballroom Thieves
50Always Old Friends (feat. Tom Kimmel)Dana Cooper
51Better Times Will ComeJanis Ian
52Women Who Walked on WaterJoy Zimmerman
53I'll Be LostHeather Sarona
54Pitseleh (feat. Madison Cunningham)Watkins Family Hour
55MedusaWes Collins
56HelenaJohn Craigie
57Don't Want to Let It GoHeather Sarona
58Streamline TrainVan Morrison
59Better Than What I GotHeather Sarona
60BorderlineThe Ballroom Thieves
61Upside Down DayDana Cooper
62Prodigal DaughterAoife O'Donovan
63Sometimes BabyCristina Vane
64Such a TownTerry Klein
65HypnotizedWatkins Family Hour
66Dancing with the DarkJanis Ian
67Little Black CloudCristina Vane
68Heaven and LightRiver Whyless
69Love is the Only ThingPeter Mulvey
70The Goddess Wears a Dirty CrownEdan Archer
71(Truth Is) I Am FoundVanessa Lively
72The Things You Think You KnowChuck Brodsky
73Soft AnimalPeter Mulvey
74GalahadAoife O'Donovan
75Head Above WaterHeather Sarona
76Don't Be DiscouragedPeter Lehndorff
77Not Enough TimeJoy Zimmerman
78I Can Face the TruthDana Cooper
79ShineDavid G Smith
80Jesse JamesDavid G Smith
81Baptize the GumboJefferson Ross
82The GoldfinchTerry Klein
83JabberwockiesWes Collins
84You Can't Go Home AgainJefferson Ross
85Prairie WindJoy Zimmerman
86Wandering YearsBrandon Reeves
87Now and the EvermoreColin Hay
88In the Hills, in the PinesShannon & The Clams
89In the Hard TimesBand Of Horses
90Wake Up CryingPhil Lee
91I Like WomenPhil Lee
92If This is ItChuck Brodsky
93The Mocking OnesLyle Lovett
94Water Flowing DownwardAndrea von Kampen
95ArtiboniteLeyla McCalla
96I'm So Lonesome I Could CryDana Cooper
97It Takes Two WingsChuck Brodsky
98Oh DeliveranceVanessa Lively
99Light the StageJoy Zimmerman
100The SolitudeBedouine
101Where Are You NowMary Gauthier
102Forever After AllPhil Lee
103SwannanoaJanis Ian
104Ours for a Little WhileDana Cooper
105So Far So GoodPeter Lehndorff
106Can't See Stars (feat. Kevin Morby)Erin Rae
107Shake It Loose TodayLinda Sussman
108Fort DimancheLeyla McCalla
109In Need of RepairBand Of Horses
110Bucket ListJohn McCutcheon
111Late to BloomRachel Garlin
112ElevatorsAoife O'Donovan
113Summer in New YorkJanis Ian
114Crumbling DownVanessa Lively
115DamianThe Dream Syndicate
116HungerRobinson & Rohe
117LouisaRobinson & Rohe
118See You on the Other SidePeter Mulvey
119Flower and the VineDana Cooper
120ConfluenceAni DiFranco
121Turquoise and TangerineJefferson Ross
122The State That We Are inRachel Garlin
123Modern WomanErin Rae
124Jenny and JamesWes Collins
125Rare to WakeShannon Lay
126Heavy HeartFortunate Ones
127Ghost Hotel (feat. the Bosco Boys)Karen Morand & The Bosco Boys
128Alabama is a Winding RoadJefferson Ross
129She Left Me Standing on the Mountain (feat. Willie Watson)Watkins Family Hour
130Fast Like a MatchRiver Whyless
131BluebirdDana Cooper
132Sister StarlingAoife O'Donovan
133Pig Meat ManLyle Lovett
134The Night That John Prine DiedJohn McCutcheon
135Thank God for YouMary Gauthier
136Michigan CherryRiver Whyless
137The MeadowMary Gauthier
138Small Town Nashville BluesCristina Vane
139Broken BellTony Furtado
140Deep Blue DivingCalista Garcia
141MosaicJoy Zimmerman
142I Come fromOrdinary Elephant
143Wyoming WildflowersRachel Baiman
144Going HomeIna May Wool
145Going Through the PicturesIna May Wool
146Hot SpringsJefferson Ross
147Golden TreasureVanessa Lively
148Nothing Can ChangePeter Lehndorff
149Half the TimeCalista Garcia
150Pray for RainPeter Mulvey
151Pretty SaroRobinson & Rohe
152Peel Me a GrapeLyle Lovett
153Eye of the StormLinda Sussman
154Until It Takes a HoldBrandon Reeves
155True Love's FaceErin Rae
156Time is a Holy GhostRiver Whyless
157Old Men Drinking Seagram'sPeter Mulvey
158This Ol' GuitarWhiteWater Ramble
159Drift AwayErin Rae
160What Do You Want from Yourself?Aoife O'Donovan
161Might As Well BePhil Lee
162The Country Needed BaseballChuck Brodsky
163ZeroMolly Tuttle
164When You Bloom (Colorado)Rachel Baiman
165Be StillJohn McCutcheon
166WallsDana Cooper
167If Your Life Were a MovieJoy Zimmerman
168A Little MoreHeather Sarona
169Southern CurrencyJefferson Ross
170Daddy's JailPhil Lee
171Peace, Love and Brilliant ColorsMichael McDermott
172Last SaturdayWes Collins
173Fuller BrushJohn McCutcheon
174Center of the CircleGlen Phillips
175She's a RainbowMolly Tuttle
176Sonny Days Ahead (feat. Sonny Landreth)Jake Shimabukuro
177Where is the MedicineDavid G Smith
178RoomBrandon Reeves
179DodininLeyla McCalla
180BiloxiHiss Golden Messenger
181My WingHiss Golden Messenger
182One Tree HillWhiteWater Ramble
183ThirtyThe Weather Station
184Through the PinesTrout Steak Revival
185RollingParker Millsap
186Full Moon RisingAlex Krawczyk
187Wichita LinemanColin Hay
188MagdaleneAndrea von Kampen
189ArtJohn McCutcheon
190FarmerJohn McCutcheon
191It's NotJohn McCutcheon
192B61Aoife O'Donovan
193Age of ApathyAoife O'Donovan
194The Ballad of Dick TrickleTerry Klein
195Lost in PlaceRiver Whyless
196Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good to YouLyle Lovett
197Bully JimChuck Brodsky
198River RollCristina Vane
199Old EnoughCristina Vane
200PopularityAnna Ash

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