"22" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift for her fourth album, Red (2012). It was written by Swift along with 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 peaked at number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, becoming the sixth song from Red to hit the top 20 in the country.