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Top 10/20/30 whatever you want. Any song released this year, or released as a single this year, qualifies. I limited to 1 song per artist myself, notwithstanding features.

1. Lana Del Rey feat. Father John Misty - Let the Light In
2. Taylor Swift - Cruel Summer
3. Olivia Rodrigo - Love is Embarrassing
4. Bebe Rexha feat. Snoop Dogg - Satellite
5. Carly Rae Jepsen - After Last Night
6. Rob Grant feat. Lana Del Rey - Lost at Sea
7. Miley Cyrus - Violet Chemistry
8. Kylie Minogue - Hold on to Now
9. Billie Eillish - What Was I Made For?
10. Latto feat. LU KALA - Lottery

11. Niall Horan - Heaven
12. Kelly Clarkson - Chemistry
13. Sabrina Carpenter - Feather
14. Tyla - Water
15. Dua Lipa - Houdini
16. SZA - Snooze
17. Madison Beer - Home to Another One
18. Pink - Trustfall
19. Jonas Brothers - Summer in the Hamptons
20. Hailee Steinfeld - SunKissing
 
was this just to include Cruel Summer :D
Actually no, that's always been my rule but the line is definitely being blurred these days with songs charting for a year before they peak, or singles from prior albums taking off for no particular reason (see Cruel Summer, Die for You, Bloody Mary, Sure Thing, etc.) It felt OK to include Cruel Summer since it never received a single push until this year.

If we are going strictly newly released Taylor, I'd go for "I Can See You".
 
I think it's been an absolutely stellar year for pop music. but then isn't it always? there's just so much good shit.
 
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I am much the same. Has it been a poor year for music, or am I just stupidly out of touch? Possibly both.
Possibly both for me. I know what I like, which I rarely hear what I like on new music playlists. As much as there is some dance pop around, so much of it is ruined by the continued problem of reverb and baby voices, both which grind my gears. Also Guetta and Co must be stopped with rehashing old tunes. It's the musical version of live action Disney.

I don't like Taylor Swift so that rules out about 70% of modern music. Also I tend to not discover new stuff by pop artists, as there's just so much I glaze over.

I can probably bring 10 or even 20 together if I focus. I liked that Prada track, which was slightly out of my comfort zone, but not really.
 
go on then. I didn't include Cruel Summer 'cos it's so old now but definitely one of my top 5 played of the year and would've been #1 if released this year teebs.

01 Jessie Ware - Beautiful People
02 Amaarae - Co-star
03 Mahalia - November (ft. Stormzy)
04 Romy - She's On My Mind
05 Billie Eilish - What Was I Made For?
06 Dagny - Same Again (For Love)
07 Peggy Gou - It Goes Like
08 Ava Max - Dancing's Done
09 Sam Smith - Lose You
10 Aly & AJ - Open to Something and That Something is You

11 Troye Sivan - Rush
12 Kylie - Padam Padam
13 Amaarae - Aquamarie Luvs Ecstacy
14 Mahalia - Terms and Conditions
15 Bebe Rexha - Miracle Man
16 Victoria Monét - Cadillac
17 Alison Goldfrapp - In Electric Blue
18 Niall Horan - Heaven
19 Troye Sivan - Honey
20 P!nk - Trustfall

21 Amaarae - Big Steppa
22 Jessie Ware - These Lips
23 Romy - Enjoy Your Life
24 Ellie Goulding - Higher Than Heaven
25 Jessie Ware - Hello Love
26 Romy - The Sea
27 Skrillex & Fred Again - Rumble
28 Olivia Rodrigo - Vampire
29 Ava Max - Turn Off the Lights
30 Olivia Rodrigo - pretty isn't pretty

31 Bizarrap & Shakira - Vol. 53
32 SG Lewis - Oh Laura
33 Doja Cat - Paint the Town Red
34 Tove Lo - Borderline
35 Lana Del Rey & Father John Misty - Let the Light In
36 Amaarae - Reckless & Sweet
37 Bebe Rexha - When it Rains
38 Jessie Ware - Freak Me Now
39 Troye Sivan - One of Your Girls
40 Christine & The Queens ft. 070 Shake - True Love
 
I decided to ignore the instructions and include any song that I discovered this year, even if it is old

  1. Peggy Gou - It Goes Like (Nanana)
  2. Noah Kahan - Stick Season
  3. Troye Sivan - One of Your Girls/Rush
  4. Calvin Harris - Miracle
  5. Kirsty MacColl - A New England
  6. The Alan Parsons Project - Eye in the Sky
  7. Raye etc. - Prada
  8. Carly Rae Jepson - Psychedelic Switch
  9. Kylie - Padam Padam
  10. The Weeknd - Double Fantasy
  11. Gunna - fukumean
  12. Tyler The Creator - Dogtooth
  13. Sub Focus - Ready To Fly
  14. Tove Lo - Borderline
  15. Eslabón Armado - Ella Baila Sola
  16. Sabrina Carpenter - Read Your Mind
  17. Feist - Inside And Out
  18. Grupo Frontero/Bad Bunny - un x100to
  19. NLE Choppa - SLUT ME OUT (:square:)
  20. Miley Cyrus - Flowers
 
Was Lizzo this year? I absolutely ADORED her musical output, although I think she may wel now be CANCELLED.
 
1. Nabihah Iqbal - This World Couldn't See Us
2. Peggy Gou - It Goes Like (Nanana)
3. Anthony Naples - Morph
4. Bakar - Alive!
5. Sofia Kourtesis - Madres
6. Björk & Rosalía - Oral
7. Men I Trust - Ring of Past
8. DJ Seinfeld & Confidence Man - Now U Do
9. Four Tet - Three Drums
10. DJ Koze - Blissda
 
according to my Spotify Wrapped 2023

1. Diplo Feat. Sturgill Simpson and Dove Cameron - Use Me (Brutal Hearts) (what a shame this didn't do anything anywhere, what an amazing pop song)
2. Taylor Swift - All Of The Girls You've Loved Before (a Lover outtake released randomly earlier this year God knows why but what a stunning song, by Taylor's standards; I'm guessing it sounds like a poor man's Lover hence why it was left out of the album.
3. Kylie Minogue -PADAM PADAM
3. Tainy feat. Bad Bunny - MOJABI GHOST
4. Myke Towers - LALA
5. Calvin Harris Feat. Ellie Goulding - Miracle
6. Morgan Wallen - Last Night :shy:
7. SZA - Kill Bill
8. Danna Paola - 1Trago
9. Olivia Rodrigo - vampire
10. Charlie Puth feat. Dan + Shay & Sabrina Carpenter - That's Not How It Works (WTF lol)
11. Peggy Gou - It Goes Like Nanana
12. Jax Jones - Whistle
13. Lana Del Rey - A&W
14. Miley Cyrus - River
15. Dua Lipa - Dance The Night Away
 
1. D. Savvopoulos, M. Satti, Mikros Kleftis feat Sotiria Bellou - Zeybekiko II
2. Alkyone - Mine
3. Dreamy Whispers - Laiko Cha Cha
4. Seba Campos & Maria Papageorgiou - Pandora
5. Belén Aguilera - Antagonista
6. Camélia Jordana - Mon Roi
7. Christophe Willem - PS : Je t'aime
8. Julien Doré - Coco Câline
9. Souf - Refaire Ma Vie
10. Pan Pan feat Kalliopi Mitropoulou - Anisopedi Disco
11. Marina Satti - Tucutum
12. Kianna - Strofi
13. Dani Sylvia - She Swam Higher
14. Belén Aguilera - Camaleón
15. Novaé Lita - Chifoumi
 
I feel as though I've barely listened to any chart music this year, but I must've picked up some new releases by osmosis in the car because I definitely didn't find this as hard as 2022.

My top ten:

1. Troye Sivan - Rush
2. Kylie Minogue - Tension
3. Billie Eilish - What Was I Made For?
4. The Weeknd, Lily Rose Depp, Jennie - One of The Girls - I could write a dissertation that nobody else would read about my enjoyment of The Idol, which is my TV show of the year and deserves to be grouped with Spring Breakers/Showgirls as a nihilistic, quasi-pornographic masterpiece
5. Niall Horan - Heaven
6. Bizarrap & Shakira - Pa Tipos Como Tú - definitely my favourite live performance of the year, I love her barely-concealed spite
7. Georgia - Give It Up for Love
8. DMAs - Something We Are Overcoming - excellent early 00s pop-trance throwback
9. Doja Cat - Agora Hills - as a fellow spiritual troll I feel a great kinship with her
10. Olivia Rodrigo - Get Him Back - proud to stand with my girl Olivia in her feud against the loathed T*ylor Sw*ft (yes I am in my 30s)
 
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according to my Spotify Wrapped 2023

1. Diplo Feat. Sturgill Simpson and Dove Cameron - Use Me (Brutal Hearts) (what a shame this didn't do anything anywhere, what an amazing pop song)
2. Taylor Swift - All Of The Girls You've Loved Before (a Lover outtake released randomly earlier this year God knows why but what a stunning song, by Taylor's standards; I'm guessing it sounds like a poor man's Lover hence why it was left out of the album.
3. Kylie Minogue -PADAM PADAM
3. Tainy feat. Bad Bunny - MOJABI GHOST
4. Myke Towers - LALA
5. Calvin Harris Feat. Ellie Goulding - Miracle
6. Morgan Wallen - Last Night :shy:
7. SZA - Kill Bill
8. Danna Paola - 1Trago
9. Olivia Rodrigo - vampire
10. Charlie Puth feat. Dan + Shay & Sabrina Carpenter - That's Not How It Works (WTF lol)
11. Peggy Gou - It Goes Like Nanana
12. Jax Jones - Whistle
13. Lana Del Rey - A&W
14. Miley Cyrus - River
15. Dua Lipa - Dance The Night Away

The Charlie Puth + friends track is utterly brilliant :disco:
 
Wait, Charlie Puth has a song called "Smells Like Me"?!

He's publically OWNING the breast milk and Cheetos?
 
It has been a great year for individual songs for me this year

01 Eddie Chacon - sundown
02 Peggy Gou - (it goes like) nanana
03 Slowdive - shanty
04 Carly Rae Jepsen - psychedelic switch
05 Fever Ray - even it out
06 Kelela - enough for love
07 Blur - the narcissist
08 Men I Trust - ring of past
09 Overmono - good lies
10 Rex The Dog - change this pain for ecstasy (extended version)

11 Everything But The Girl - no one knows we're dancing
12 Daft Punk - prime (2012 demo from the "random access memories" 10yo re-issue)
13 Gorillaz feat. Adeleye Omotayo - silent running
14 VØJ & Narvent - memory reboot
15 Christine and the Queens - to be honest
16 Nabihah Iqbal - this world couldn't see us
17 Sofia Kourtesis - how music makes you feel better
18 Yves Tumor - ebony eyes
19 Avalon Emerson - sandrail silhouette
20 CLUBZ - cortes modernos

21 Nourished By Time - the fields
22 Jack J - foolish man
23 Everything But The Girl - nothing left to lose
24 ANOHNI & The Johnsons - it must change
25 Lana Del Rey - a & w
26 Art School Girlfriend - a place to lie
27 Blur - barbaric
28 The Smile - bending hectic
29 Kelela - raven
30 Sufjan Stevens - will anybody ever love me?

31 Caroline Polanchek - welcome to my island
32 Butch & Nic Fancuilli - i want you
33 Romy - did i
34 Slowdive - kisses
35 Kelela - contact
36 Eddie Chacon feat. Logan Hone - comes and goes
37 Bob Sinclar - adore you
38 DJ HEARTSTRING - never let you go
39 MGMT - mother nature
40 Sofia Kourtesis - si te portas bonito

41 Everything But The Girl - run a red light
42 George Clanton - everything i want
43 Purple Disco Machine & Kungs feat. Julian Perretta - substitution
44 Confidence Man & Daniel Avery on & on (again)
45 Night Hikes - recollection
46 Overmono - cold blooded
47 &ME & Black Coffee - the rapture part III
48 Fever Ray - shiver
49 Kylie Minogue - hold on to now
50 Digitalism - chicagostrasse / haus it going

51 Notre Dame - yumi (TiËsto remix)
52 ANOTR feat. Abel Balder - relax my eyes
53 James Blake - tell me
54 The Smile - wall of eyes
55 Fred again.., Skrillex & Four Tet - baby again..
56 Bibio - feat. Olivier St.Louis - s.o.l. (ALAN BRAXE edit)
57 Dinner Party feat. Arin Ray - for granted
58 FIFTY FIFTY - cupid (twin ver.)
59 Slowdive - alife
60 Kenya Grace - strangers
 
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my list is more provisional than ever and still in a bit of flux but oh well here are the first few of it + youtube and spotify playlist lists for the full 100.

01 il regno animale - andrea laszlo de simone
02 dis-moi que tu m-aimes (modular version) zaho de sagazan
03 i can't get my hear around you - billie marten /// most played track
04 moonless - julie byrne
05 a child's question, august - pj harvey
06 on the run - kelela
07 endlessly - kali uchis
08 the universe - roisin murphy
09 things we do for love - kylie
10 baby lay your head down - aly & aj

11 christmas in toronto - mariah the scientist
12 crushing - eartheater
13 psychos - jenny lewis
14 soft spot - jmsn
15 to be honest - christine & the queens
16 si te portas bonito - sofia kourtesis
17 on & on - confidence man + daniel avery
18 tranz - suite simone
19 keep it secret - tensnake + jessy lanza
20 malibu barbie - la roux

21 twin - devendra banhart
22 love is enough - girl ray
23 where are your kids tonight - cmat + john grant
24 time ain't accidental - jess williamson
25 the animals - helena deland
26 even it out - fever ray
27 in verona - lael neale
28 fantasia - yuksek + alex rossi + jo wedin
29 questions - say she she
30 last night was good for my soul - the shindellas
 
If you'd told me at the start of the year that 2 classic rock songs would be my favourite songs of the year, oh how I would have LAUGHED!



1 Greta Van Fleet - Meeting The Master
2 Rolling Stones ft Lady Gaga - Sweet Sounds Of Heaven
3 Everything But The Girl - Nothing Left To Lose
4 Little Simz - Gorilla
5 Jungle - Back On 74
6 SG Lewis ft Charlotte Day Wilson, Channel Tres - Fever Dreamer
7 Snoh Aalegra - Wait A Little Longer
8 Nothing But Thieves - Overcome
9 Ryan Beatty - Bruises Off The Peach
10 Alison Goldfrapp - In Electric Blue

11 Elmiene - Choose You
12 Birdy - Tears Don't Fall
13 Everything But The Girl - Run A Red Light
14 Victoria Monet - Good Bye
15 Flaurese ft Alexandria - Loath To Love
16 Paper Kites - Green Valleys
17 Adi Oasis & Aaron Taylor - FourSixty
18 Jessie Ware - Begin Again
19 Rimon ft Rini - I Choose U
20 Fred Again, Obongjayar - Adore U

21 Christine & The Queens - Tears Can Be So Soft
22 Jones - Magic
23 Shay Lia - Upside Down
24 Cleo Sol - Go Baby
25 Tom Misch, Supershy - If You Were My Girl
26 Jitwam, Jaydonclover, Yungmorpheus - Hollatchu
27 Anohni & The Johnsons - It Must Change
28 Keyshia Cole - Forever Is A Thing
29 Jerome Thomas - Damn
30 Noel Gallagher - Council Skies
 
Best albums:

1. Everything But The Girl - Fuse
2. SG Lewis - AudioLust & HigherLove
3. Jessie Ware - That! Feels Good!
4. Jungle - Volcano
5. Paper Kites - At The Roadhouse
6. Cleo Sol - Heaven
7. Adi Oasis - Lotus Glow
8. Kylie Minogue - Tension
9. Tom Misch, Supershy - Happy Music
10. Beverley Knight - The Fifth Chapter

Honorable mentions:

Birdy - Portraits
Blanco White - Tarifa
Christine & The Queens - Paranoia, Angels, True Love
Alison Goldfrapp - The Love Invention
Greta Van Fleet - Starcatcher
Noel Gallagher - Council Skies
 
01. Kelela - Enough For Love
02. Maeta & James Fauntleroy - Sexual Love
03. Libianca - People
04. Jockstrap - Glasgow
05. Omar Apollo - Live For Me
06. Kali Uchis - I Wish You Roses
07. Blanco White - Una Noche Mas
08. Christine and the Queens - To Be Honest
09. Susanne Sundfør - leikara ljoo
10. Jorja Smith - Try Me
11. Q - Luv (I Know I Want This For Real)
12. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Nadja
13. Maeta ft Free Nationals - Through The Night
14. Little Simz - Gorilla
15. Jungle & Erick the Architect - Candle Flame
16. Mitski - My Love Mine All Mine
17. Barry Can’t Swim - Woman
18. Maribou State - Blackout
19. Snoh Aalegra - Sweet Tea
20. Emotional Oranges - Devotion
21. Jessie Ware - Begin Again
22. Danger Mouse & Black Thought - Violas and Lupitas
23. Tyla - To Last
24. TSHA - The Light
25. Sola - HEAT
26. Arlo Parks - Weightless
27. Lady Blackbird - Woman
28. Angel Olsen - Right Now
29. Daniel Ceasar - Do You Like Me?
30. Anish Kumar - Nazia

I could go on and on but I think that’s probably plenty
 
Best albums:

1. Everything But The Girl - Fuse
2. SG Lewis - AudioLust & HigherLove
3. Jessie Ware - That! Feels Good!
4. Jungle - Volcano
5. Paper Kites - At The Roadhouse
6. Cleo Sol - Heaven
7. Adi Oasis - Lotus Glow
8. Kylie Minogue - Tension
9. Tom Misch, Supershy - Happy Music
10. Beverley Knight - The Fifth Chapter

Honorable mentions:

Birdy - Portraits
Blanco White - Tarifa
Christine & The Queens - Paranoia, Angels, True Love
Alison Goldfrapp - The Love Invention
Greta Van Fleet - Starcatcher
Noel Gallagher - Council Skies

Great taste. 😍

Adore the Cleo Sol album. She soothes me.
 

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