22 is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift for her fourth studio album, Red (2012). It was written by Swift along with the song's producers Max Martin and Shellback. The song was released as the album's fourth single on March 12, 2013. The lyrics describe the joys of being 22 years old.
The song received positive reviews from music critics, who complimented Swift's collaboration with Martin and Shellback and the new pop sound they created for her. It peaked at 20 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the sixth single from Red to hit the top twenty.
Several songs from Red, including "22", charted in different countries due to strong digital sales following the release of the album. "22" debuted at number forty-four on United States Billboard Hot 100 chart, as well as at number seven on Billboard ('s) Hot Digital Songs chart with sales of 108,000. It later re-entered the Hot 100 at number eighty-four on the chart week of January 12, 2013. When it was again released as a single, it reentered the charts at number sixty-four. "22" also debuted at number twenty-nine on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 chart and peaked at number 20. It also managed to reach number nine on the UK Singles Chart. As of November 2014, the song has sold 2 million copies in the United States.