Every December, the best songs lists have their due. Of course, each reviewer has their own collection of favorites, a unique set of preferences that they bring to the discussion.

Each selection on the list below is a true standout moment in the artist’s catalog, a selection that transcends the confines of a tracklist and stands on its own.

So these are the best songs of 2023. Happy listening…

  • ‘Agora Hills’, Doja Cat

  • “Bruises Off the Peach”, Ryan Beatty

  • “One That Got Away”, MUNA

  • “Violet Chemistry”, Miley Cyrus
  • “Psychedelic Switch”, Carly Rae Jepsen
  • “Super Shy”, NewJeans
  • “Boyhood”, The Japanese House
  • “Black Friday”, Tom Odell ​​​​​​​
  • “You’re Gonna Go Far”, Noah Kahan​​​​​​​
  • “What Was I Made For?”, Billie Eilish ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • “Boy’s a Liar Pt. 2”, PinkPantheress and Ice Spice ​​​​​​​
  • “Never Felt So Alone, Labrinth ​​​​​​​
  • “On My Mama”, Victoria Monét ​​​​​​​
  • “Is It Over Now?”, Taylor Swift​​​​​​​
  • Dawns, Zach Bryan featuring Maggie Rogers​​​​​​​
  • ‘Red Wine Supernova’, Chappell Roan ​​​​​​​