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February 25, 2024

Chart-Topping Hits of 2023: A Year in Music Reviewed

Chart-Topping Hits of 2023: A Year in Music Reviewed

2023 has now come to a close and Billboard’s Year-End Charts provide an intriguing glimpse into the music that shaped the airwaves and streaming platforms in 2023. Showcasing a range from soul-stirring ballads to vibrant dance hits, these leading tracks represent the varied tastes and narratives that captivated audiences over the year.

“Last Night” by Morgan Wallen:
Morgan Wallen’s emotive tune about post-romantic regrets claimed the longest #1 streak on the Hot 100 and crowned the Year-End chart, affirming his status in the country music realm.




“Flowers” by Miley Cyrus:
Miley Cyrus made a striking comeback with this disco-inspired ode to self-reliance and strength, securing the second position on the Year-End chart with its catchy tune and spirited delivery.




“Kill Bill” by SZA:
SZA’s compelling R&B number artfully merges softness with intensity, delving into themes of betrayal and retribution. “Kill Bill” clinched the third spot on the Year-End chart, reinforcing SZA’s influence in modern R&B.




“Calm Down” by Rema & Selena Gomez:
This international hit by Nigerian sensation Rema and pop icon Selena Gomez brought a wave of positivity with its vibrant Afrobeats and engaging vocals, becoming a quintessential summer track.




“Creepin'” by Metro Boomin, The Weeknd & 21 Savage:
This brooding trap anthem by Metro Boomin, The Weeknd, and 21 Savage enthralled listeners with its suspenseful beats and eerie lyrics, reaching #3 on the Hot 100 and #5 on the Year-End chart.



Each song on the Billboard Year-End Charts narrates a distinct tale and mirrors the diverse voices and experiences that make music so impactful. Looking forward, it’s thrilling to anticipate the new musical adventures that await.

Other notable tracks from the Year-End Charts include:

“Die for You” by The Weeknd & Ariana Grande: This emotive duet about lasting love made an impressive run in the top 10, landing at #6 on the Year-End list.

“Thousand Miles” by Lewis Capaldi: This poignant ballad by the Scottish artist rose through the ranks with its heartfelt lyrics, earning the #7 spot on the Year-End list.

“Thought You Should Know” by Morgan Wallen: Wallen’s second entry is a touching ballad that highlights his sensitive side and lyrical skill, placing #8 on the Year-End chart.

“Karma” by Taylor Swift ft. Ice Spice: This playful track from pop royalty and a drill rap sensation added a dash of attitude to the charts, securing #9 on the Year-End list.

“TQG” by Karol G & Shakira: This collaboration between Latin music titans is a vibrant reggaeton anthem celebrating female empowerment and rhythm, rounding out the top 10 on the Year-End list.