Top 10 Best Music Moments of 2023

2023 was a strange year for music, but it had some great moments.
The Top Ten
1 Taylor Swift's "The Eras Tour" begins

Not only was this the biggest concert tour of the year, but it might become the highest-grossing tour ever.

2 Loreen wins the Eurovision Song Contest for the 2nd time

Eleven years after her first victory with "Euphoria", Loreen won the Eurovision Song Contest again this year with "Tattoo". She became the second performer to win the contest twice, alongside Irish singer Johnny Logan, who won in 1980 and 1987.

3 Elton John's final concert

Elton John played the final concert of his career on July 8th at the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Despite retiring from touring, Elton John said he won't retire from music and is apparently in the early stages of recording a new album.

4 The Beatles releases "Now and Then"

Say what you want about this song and the fact it was enhanced thanks to AI, but it's still amazing to think of a new Beatles song being released more than 50 years after their split.

5 Miley Cyrus releases "Flowers"

On January 13th, two female artists released their respective comeback singles. Shakira released her "Bzrp Music Sessions Vol. 53" (also known as "Pa' Tipos Como Tú"), a diss track towards her ex-boyfriend, retired Spanish soccer player Gerard Piqué. On the same day, Miley Cyrus released "Flowers," a self-empowerment track about being happily single.

Despite Shakira's comeback being highly successful, Miley's was definitely more so. This success was thanks notably to the many elements in the song's lyrics and music video that reference Miley's ex-husband Liam Hemsworth. "Flowers" became the most defining hit of not only 2023 but also Miley's career. I can't wait to see what she will bring next after more than 15 years since she began her career.

6 Hip hop celebrates its 50th anniversary
7 The Barbie soundtrack becomes a blockbuster album
8 Shakira's triumphant comeback
9 André 3000 finally releases a solo album

This may not be the solo album you'd expect from 3 Stacks, but it's still great to know he's finally going solo.

10 Rihanna's Super Bowl halftime show
The Contenders
11 Bad Bunny opens the Grammys
12 "Ella Baila Sola" by Eslabon Armado and Peso Pluma becomes a top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100

Not only is it the first song made by a Mexican artist to reach the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, but it also paved the way for a wave of Mexican artists who charted high on the Billboard Hot 100 the same year, including Grupo Frontera and Fuerza Regida. It also launched Peso Pluma's international career, who followed up with a successful collaboration with Bizarrap and the release of his album Génesis, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 and received platinum certification in the United States.

Overall, 2023 was a great year for regional Mexican music.

13 Paramore releases "This Is Why"

One of the best albums of this year for sure. I am glad Paramore didn't hop on the pop-punk revival bandwagon like Avril Lavigne did (though Blink 182's album was good, my biggest problem was that it was extremely overproduced). They released a Bloc Party-inspired album that has no duds at all!

14 The Warning's performance at the MTV VMA's
15 NSYNC reunites and releases "Better Place"
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