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The top 91 songs of 2023 on WYEP!

The top 91 songs of 2023 represent the best of what has come out this year and what was played on WYEP, from new and upcoming, and from legendary to local. This was a big year for heritage acts releasing new music from The Rolling Stones, Depeche Mode, Lucinda Williams, U2, and the final new song from The Beatles.

The supergroup of boygenius (Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and Lucy Dacus) were nominated for multiple Grammys, and 2023 also marked the return of Black Pumas, Mitski, Brittany Howard, and Blur.

There were several new acts that made an immediate impression on us and listeners from the soul of Abraham Alexander and Oh He Dead, to the all-female London indie rock band, The Last Dinner Party.

This was also quite the year for quality new soul with top tracks from Durand Jones, Devon Gilfillian, Say She She, and Thee Sacred Souls making our list.

From heritage rock, Pittsburgh music, soul, indie rock and folk, and electro pop this year’s list shows off the discovery and diversity that you get daily, on the airwaves and streams of WYEP.

WYEP's Top 91 Songs of 2023

RankArtistSong Title
1boygeniusNot Strong Enough
2HozierEat Your Young
3Black PumasMore Than A Love Song
4Devon GilfillianLove You Anyway
5Lana Del RaySay Yes To Heaven
6Manchester OrchestraThe Way
7Jenny LewisPsychos
8Oh He DeadCalifornia
9The Heavy HeavyGo Down River
10The NationalTropic Morning News
11Brittany HowardWhat Now
12Durand JonesSee It Through
14The RevivalistsKid
15Peter GabrielRoad To Joy
16BlurThe Narcissist
17Abraham AlexanderTears Run Dry
18Allison PonthierCharacter Development
19Noel Gallagher’s High Flying BirdsCouncil Skies
20BullyDays Move Slow
21Depeche ModeGhosts Again
22Sarah JaroszJealous Moon
23Middle KidsHighlands
24The BeatlesNow and Then
25Dave Matthews BandBreak Free
26Jason Isbell and The 400 UnitWhen We Were Close
27Jamila WoodsTiny Garden
28City and ColourUnderground
29MitskiBug Like An Angel
30The Last Dinner PartyNothing Matters
31Animal ScreamCannibals
32Josh RitterFor Your Soul
33PhoenixAfter Midnight
34Sunny WarNo Reason
35The Record CompanyTalk To Me
36Tyler ChildersIn Your Love
37ObongjayarJust Cool
38Local NativesNYE
39Say She SheTrouble
40Lucinda WilliamsRock N Roll Heart
41Gov't MuleDreaming Out Loud
42The Rolling StonesSweet Sound Of Heaven
43MGMT Mother Nature
44Benji.Terms and Conditions
45Briston MaroneyBody
46RatboysMorning Zoo
47Declan McKennaSympathy
48Allison RussellStay Right Here
49Genesis OwusuTied Up!
50The BethsWatching The Credits
51Deer TickForgiving Ties
52Drew Holcomb & The NeighborsFind Your People
53Chris StapletonWhite Horse
54Thundercat & Tame ImpalaNo More Lies
55BriscoeThe Well
56Stephen SanchezBe More
57GeeseI See Myself
58Joy OladokunWe're All Gonna Die
59Yves TumorEcholalia
60Low Cut ConnieAre You Gonna Run?
61BeckThinking About You
62ALOHot Damn
63Danielle PonderRoll The Credits
64Everything But The GirlNothing Left To Lose
65Rodrigo Y GabrielaDescending To Nowhere
66MetricJust The Once
67Thee Sacred SoulsLove Is The Way
68Caroline PolachekSunset
69The Japanese HouseSunshine Baby
70Sufjan StevensWill Anybody Ever Love Me?
71BleachersModern Girl
72Fruit BatsRushin' River Valley
73U2Atomic City
74InhalerJust To Keep You Satisfied
75BahamasI'm Still
76The ArcsEyez
77Margaret GlaspyAct Natural
78Chet Vincent and the Music IndustryGuerilla Love
79FeistBorrow Trouble
80Michael Franti & SpearheadBig Big Love
81The 1975Oh Caroline
83Sports TeamThe Drop
84LoRenPardon Me
85Weyes BloodChildren Of The Empire
86Ruen BrothersHi-Yo
87Kahone ConceptI Like You But Don't Talk
88The Tallest Man on EarthLooking For Love
89Emily KinneyB or C for Effort
90Jess WilliamsonHunter
91Ames Harding & The MirageRain Won't Fall