TWENTY incredible tracks make up the Single of the Year Award shortlist for 2022.

This year's nominees are well-versed in delivering those sing-along choruses that continue to capture the ear of all those who listen.

The two individual song categories are the most hotly-contested awards each year, with 2022 no exception with a mammoth number of entries received.

Glasgow band Arcade State also make a little bit of history as well, earning two nominations in the one category.

Iain Smith, editor of The Weekender, said: "Last year, we took the decision to split the Song of the Year Award into two so we could recognise the very separate endeavours involved in each. The sheer quality in both these categories is astonishing, but the talent here to create something so infectious and radio-friendly is astonishing."

Once again, Forth Valley College has sponsored the Single of the Year Award which was won in 2021 by Mark Sharp & The Bicycle Thieves. 

All winners will be revealed on Wednesday, December 21.


The Weekender's Single of the Year shortlist


The Katuns – Be Mine

Arcade State – Even in the Dark Days You Draw A Smile

Callum Venice – Break My Soul

Spyres – Honestly

Joshua Grant – What’s On My Mind?

Arcade State – Splinter

The Rain Experiment – Realty Understands

VIGILANTI – Wait for Me at the Back of the Room

Dead Pony – Zero

Megan Black – Just For Fun

The Notions – Better Than You

Cloud House – Set You Free

Forgetting the Future – Small Town Syndrome

swim school – kill you

Cameron Barnes – Beauty in These Streets

Dead Sea Souls – Two Houses

Leaving Bordeaux – Are We Dreaming?

NOISE – Victor

Becky Sikasa – Win

Brooke Combe – Miss Me Now