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Year Ender 2023: 'Kill Bill' By SZA To 'Seven' By Jung Kook - 10 Most-Searched Songs On Google

Check out the list of the top most-Googled songs in 2023.

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Most-Searched Songs of 2023
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This year, music from all over the world has got everyone talking, more like humming. These tunes were catchy and like magic. No language barrier could stop people when it came to singing these songs. From pop beats to soothing melodies, these songs had everyone searching for them online worldwide. Each Google click meant either of the following things: one, you're discovering the song for the very first time, or two, you keep coming back because you can't get enough of it. 

So, check out the list of the 10 most-searched songs, according to Google trends.

'アイドル (Idol)'

Release Date: April 12, 2023

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Artist: YOASOBI

This song is the opening theme for the TV anime 'Oshi no Ko.' It's a J-Pop-anime song, which reached the top spot on Billboard Japan and reached the top 10 of Billboard 200 Global Charts. The music video was premiered on YouTube on the same day of its release at midnight. The music video of the English version was released on May 26.

'Try That In A Small Town'

Release Date: May 22, 2023

Artist: Jason Aldean

This country song was released as the lead single to the artist's 11th studio album 'Highway Desperado,' which released on November 3 and is praised by all. Though the song and its music video received widespread criticism for showcasing real-life news footage of rallies and riots aimed at police officers, it debuted at No.2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts. 

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'Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53' 

Release Date: January 11, 2023

Artist: Shakira and Bizarrap

The Argentine DJ and Colombian singer collaborated on this electropop song. The song, which is called 'Out Of Your League' in English, is a diss track aimed at Shakira's ex, Gerard Piqué. Having won 2 Latin Grammy Awards, this women's empowerment anthem broke the internet. Within a day of its release, the music video amassed a staggering 50.3 million views, shattering the record for the biggest debut of a Latin song on YouTube.

'Unholy'

Release Date: September 22, 2022

Artist: Sam Smith and Kim Petras 

You know the power of a song when it's listed as one of the best songs of 2022 by Rolling Stone, Billboard, Time, Associated Press, as well as USA Today. The dance-pop song has surpassed 1 billion streams on Spotify alone, and topped several charts and even bagged a Grammy. It was described by Smith as a song about "liberating oneself from the clutches of others' secrets." 

'Cupid' 

Release Date: February 24, 2023

Artist: FIFTY FIFTY

We're all a "hopeless romantic" for this K-pop, disco-pop, synth-pop, and bubblegum song. This song delves into the story of a young woman grappling with one-sided love and the resulting feelings of shame. In its English version, group members Sio and Aran lent their vocals. Recognizing its quick impact, Grammy acknowledged this track among the 15 K-Pop songs that shaped the year, making the girl group to become the fastest Korean act to enter the Billboard 100 Charts.

'ERE'

Release Date: August 4, 2023

Artist: Juan Karlos

This soothing, alternative rock track served as a single of the artist's album titled 'Sad Songs and Bulls**t Part 1.' As its popularity surged across digital and streaming platforms, this song shattered records by becoming the most streamed Filipino song in Spotify's history within a single day, with 1.77 million streams, surpassing the likes of Taylor Swift. Additionally, it secured its place as the first Filipino song to break into Spotify's Global Top 100 Chart. 

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'Kill Bill'

Release Date: January 10, 2023

Artist: SZA

This pop and R&B track draws its title from the iconic 'Kill Bill' film series. Reflecting the movies' narrative, the song's lyrics vividly portray SZA's fantasy of seeking revenge on her ex-boyfriend and his new partner due to jealousy. Remarkably, this song marked her first No.1 on the Billboard Global 200 Charts. Furthermore, the song has been nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best R&B Performance at the 2024 Grammy Awards.

'Rich Men North of Richmond'

Release Date: August 8, 2023

Artist: Oliver Anthony

This country song became an overnight hit after gaining popularity on social media. Within a short period, its sales and streaming surged, debuting at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts, becoming the first artist to debut atop this chart without any prior chart history in any capacity. 

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'Pasilyo' 

Release Date: October 28, 2022

Artist: SunKissed Lola

Termed a "wedding anthem," this indie-pop track centers on the desire to embrace the dream of being married and becoming someone's certainty. Its catchy tunes led to viral success on TikTok, making its mark as the band's signature song. The song topped Billboard Philippines Songs, marking SunKissed Lola's historic achievement as the first Filipino band to lead the chart.

'Seven'

Release Date: July 14, 2023

Artist: Jung Kook and Latto

This pop song broke the record for the fastest song in history to cross one billion streams on Spotify. A romantic ballad expressing the desire to share every moment with a beloved partner, it achieved unprecedented success both globally and within South Korea. Furthermore, the chart-topping song clinched two Guinness World Records, securing the titles for the Most Streamed Track on Spotify in a single week (male) and the Fastest Music Track to reach 100 million streams on Spotify (male).

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Be it a Monday or a Sunday, just like Jung Kook said, you can't stop loving any of the above songs. 

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