Morgan Wallen’s ‘Last Night’ was the top song on Apple Music globally in 2023

Morgan Wallen’s Last Night was the top song on Apple Music globally in 2023, taking the No.1 spot on the platform’s Top Songs of 2023: Global chart.

It marks the first country song since Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road (2019) to top the chart.

Apple Music has published its year-end charts highlighting the biggest songs of the year across Apple Music and Shazam and for the first time, the top songs on Apple Music Sing.

In 2023, Last Night smashed the record for the country song with the most days at No. 1 on the Global Daily Top 100. The track was also the No.1 song on the platform in the US in 2023.

In total, 11 country songs reached Apple Music’s Top Songs of 2023: Global chart, up from four last year. Wallen also scored the No. 1 album of the year with One Thing at a Time.

Meanwhile, as previously reported, Taylor Swift has been named as Apple Music’s Artist of the Year. In the first 10 months of 2023, Swift saw 65 songs reach Apple Music’s Global Daily Top 100 — more than any other artist.

More Apple Music subscribers listened to Taylor Swift in 2023 than to any other artist in the world, setting a new record for the most listeners for any artist in a single year on Apple Music.

Elsewhere, Nigerian superstar Rema topped the Top 100 2023: Shazam chart, with Calm Down.

Rush by Ayra Starr and People by Libianca also ended the year among the world’s top Shazamed songs. The remix to Calm Down featuring Selena Gomez finishes the year at No. 12 on the global songs chart — the highest entry ever for a song by an African artist.

Apple Music has also highlighted trends across J-Pop, R&B and Música Mexicana.

According to Apple Music, prior to 2023, no Música Mexicana song had ever managed to reach the year-end global songs chart.

This year, there are four Música Mexicana songs on the chart, including Peso Pluma and Eslabon Armado’s Ella Baila Sola at No. 18. Ella Baila Sola was the first Música Mexicana track ever to reach the top three of the Global Daily Top 100.

Elsewhere, Grupo Frontera and Bad Bunny’s un x100to lands at No. 70, followed by Peso Pluma and Natanael Cano’s PRC (No. 88) and Fuerza Regida and Grupo Frontera’s Bebe Dame at No. 99.

On Apple Music’s inaugural Top 100 2023: Sing chart, which counts down the top songs of the year by plays using the Apple Music Sing feature, J-Pop duo YOASOBI reached No.1 with アイドル (Idol).

That song also landed at No. 7 on the year-end top songs chart, marking the highest entry so far for a J-Pop song.

It is one of two J-Pop songs making the Top 10 of the global songs chart, a new record for the genre. OFFICIAL HIGE DANDISM’s Subtitle lands at No. 10.

Last but not least, in the R&B genre, SZA’s SOS was the second biggest album of the year on Apple Music worldwide.

Kill Bill rules the Top 100 2023: Most-Read Lyrics chart, and also finishes at No. 3 on the global songs chart.

Apple Music reports that R&B songs account for more of the Top 10 on the chart than any other genre this year, with three. In total, 14 R&B songs made the year-end chart — up from 11 last year.

Apple Music has published its year-end charts alongside its Apple Music Replay 2023 feature, the streaming service’s answer to Spotify Wrapped.

Apple Music says that its year-end experience “offers subscribers worldwide access to expanded listening insights and a completely personalized highlight reel”.

Once logged in, users can see their top songs, top albums, top artists, top genres, and whether they are in the top 100 listeners of their favorite artist or genre. Apple Music Replay is available throughout the year by visiting and logging in with the same Apple ID used for Apple Music.

Top 20 songs on Apple Music globally:
  1. Morgan Wallen, Last Night
  2. Miley Cyrus, Flowers
  3. SZA, Kill Bill
  4. Drake & 21 Savage, Rich Flex
  5. SZA, Snooze
  6. Taylor Swift, Anti-Hero
  8. Chris Brown, Under the Influence
  9. Metro Boomin, The Weeknd & 21 Savage, Creepin
  11. Drake & 21 Savage, Spin Bout U
  12. Rema & Selena Gomez, Calm Down
  13. Lil Baby, Freestyle
  14. Harry Styles, As It Was
  15. Taylor Swift, Cruel Summer
  16. Sam Smith & Kim Petras, Unholy
  17. Future, WAIT FOR U (feat. Drake & Tems)
  18. Eslabon Armado & Peso Pluma, Ella Baila Sola
  19. NewJeans, Ditto
  20. Morgan Wallen, You Proof

Top Songs of 2023: USA

1. Morgan Wallen, Last Night
2. SZA, Snooze
3. Drake & 21 Savage, Rich Flex
4. SZA, Kill Bill
5. Dake, 21 Savage, Spin Bout U
6. Lil Baby, Freestyle
7. Morgan Wallen, You Proof
8. Future, WAIT FOR U (featuring Drake & Tems)
9. Miley Cyrus, Flowers
10. Eslabon Armado & Peso Pluma, Ella Baila Sola
11. Chris Brown, Under the Influence
12. Morgan Wallen, Thinking’ Bout Me
13. Metro Boomin, The Weeknd & 21 Savage, Creepin’
14. Lil Uzi Vert, Just Wanna Rock
15. Metro Boomin, Future & Chris Brown, Superhero (Heroes & Villains)
16. Toosii, Favorite Song
17. Gunna, fukumean
18. Taylor Swift, Anti-Hero
19. Lil Durk All My Life (featuring J Cole)
20. Lil Baby, Low DownMusic Business Worldwide

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