The best songs of 2023 : All Songs Considered NPR Music's Hazel Cills and Sheldon Pearce join Alt.Latino's Anamaria Sayre and host Robin Hilton to spin and discuss the best songs of the year, from Olivia Rodrigo, 100 gecs, Noname, J Noa and more.

The best songs of 2023

The best songs of 2023

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The best songs of 2023
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It's pretty impossible to keep up with all the amazing tracks that drop in any given year — but that didn't stop us from trying. On this edition of All Songs Considered, host Robin Hilton sits down with NPR Music's Hazel Cills, Sheldon Pearce and Anamaria Sayre to play, debate and celebrate the year's best songs, from Olivia Rodrigo's "Bad Idea Right?" and J Noa's "Autodidacta" to Alana Springsteen's "Twenty Something," Victoria Monet's "On My Mama" and more.

Featured songs:

Olivia Rodrigo: "Bad Idea Right?" from GUTS

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Peso Pluma & Eladio Carrión: "77" from GÉNESIS

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Lana Del Rey: "A&W" from Did you know that there's a tunnel under Ocean Blvd

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Louis Cato: "Unsightly Room" from Reflections

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100 gecs: "Dumbest Girl Alive" from 10,000 gecs

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J Noa: "Autodidacta" from Autodidacta

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Noname: "namesake" from Sundial

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Alana Springsteen: "twenty something" from TWENTY SOMETHING

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boygenius: "Not Strong Enough" from the record

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Silvana Estrada: "Milagro y Desastre" (Single)

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Victoria Monet: "On My Mama" from JAGUAR II

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billy woods, Kenny Segal: "Year Zero (feat. Danny Brown)" from Maps

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Fuerza Regida, Marshmello: "HARLEY QUINN" from Pa las Baby's Y Belikeada

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Sampha: "Spirit 2.0" from Lahai

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Troye Sivan: "Rush" from Something To Give Each Other

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