Top Songs of 2023: Global

Apple Music
Top Songs of 2023: Global

Apple Music’s end-of-year charts are based on plays between November 1, 2022, and October 31, 2023. This playlist captures Apple Music’s highest-charting songs of the year, and 2023’s rankings feel more global than ever. Sitting alongside household names like Taylor Swift, Drake, and Beyoncé are fast-rising regional acts holding their own: Mexican superstar Peso Pluma, Seoul-based girl group NewJeans, Tokyo duo YOASOBI, and breakout Nigerian star Rema all occupy spaces in the top 20. That is surely due, in part, to the culture-shaping, world-shrinking power of social media, which has a way of shuffling new sights and sounds into our worldview. Indeed, when you include the skittering, lo-fi aesthetics of PinkPantheress and Ice Spice (“Boy’s a liar, Pt. 2”) and David Guetta’s clubby twist on Eiffel 65 nostalgia (“I’m Good [Blue]”), the chart begins to take on the dizzying characteristics of a TikTok feed—a flip-book where Afrobeats, J-pop, K-pop, and hyperpop are nestled comfortably next to Harry Styles and EDM. But there’s something refreshingly modern about this type of red carpet, where the old rules of the game no longer seem to apply. From Eslabon Armado’s swooning brand of música mexicana to SZA’s cerebral, experimental R&B-soul, this was the year that scores of once-niche sounds found their way to the masses. With that, here’s a rundown of Apple Music’s biggest global tracks of 2023.

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Africa, Middle East, and India

Asia Pacific


Latin America and the Caribbean

The United States and Canada