APPLE MUSIC year-end rankings! LAZZA number one in Italy

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Apple Music has released its end-of-2023 charts, featuring the most successful songs of the year on Apple Music and Shazam and, for the first time, the most sung songs with Apple Music Sing.


Top songs of 2023: Italy: “ASH” by Lazza

It was a year that I will hardly forget” comments Lazza “I thank all the people who support my music and who have made CENERE the most listened to song on Apple Music”.

Top 100 of 2023: Shazam Italia: “Quevedo: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52” by Bizarrap and Quevedo

Ranking of Top 10 songs on Apple Music Italy

1 ASH Lazza
2 Quevedo: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52 Bizarrap, Quevedo
3 Gelosa (feat. Shiva, Sfera Ebbasta & Guè) Finesse
4 Two lives Marco Mengoni
7 TANGO Tananai
8 CHIAGNE (feat. Lazza & Takagi & Ketra) Geolier
9 X CASO (feat. Sfera Ebbasta) Geolier
10 my love Annalisa

The hit “CENERE” is in the lead by Lazza who, since his debut, has collected countless successes, crowned with 7 platinum records. Among the top 10 positions, there are also three other songs presented at the last Sanremo Festival: the song that represented Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, “Due Vite” by Marco Mengoni in fourth place, followed by “SUPEREROI” by Mr. Rain, and “TANGO” by Tananai (at #7).

Ranking of the Top 10 songs on Shazam in 2023 in Italy

What was the song that received the most Shazams in Italy in 2023? Taking the top spot are the Latin rhythms of “Quevedo: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52” by Bizarrap and Quevedo. Following, on the podium, one of the songs that lit up the Italian summer, namely “ITALODISCO” by The Kolors (in second place), followed by “Flowers” by Miley Cyrus. Among the top 10 songs in the ranking there is also, on the eighth step, “THE LONELIEST” by Måneskin. Mina & Blanco close the top 10 with “Un Briciolo Di Allegria”. The most Shazamed artist of 2023 in Italy, however, is Sfera Ebbasta.


Top Songs of 2023: Global: “Last Night” by Morgan Wallen

Top 100 of 2023: most read texts: “Kill Bill” by SZA

Top 100 of 2023: Sing: “アイドル (Idol)” by YOASOBI

Top 100 Fitness Songs: “Do It All Again (feat. Jordan Shaw)” by Punctual

Top 100 of 2023: Shazam: “Calm Down” by Rema


Taylor Swift is Apple Music’s 2023 Artist of the Year

After a record-breaking 2023, Taylor Swift was named Apple Music’s Artist of the Year. Between charts, streaming and concerts that filled stadiums with enthusiastic fans with personalized bracelets, Taylor Swift has undoubtedly reached a new height of popularity this year. Overall, in the first 10 months of 2023, Taylor Swift saw 65 of her songs enter Apple Music’s global daily Top 100, more than any other artist. In 2023, Apple Music audiences listened to Taylor Swift more than any artist in the world, with a new all-time record for the most listeners for any artist in a single year on Apple Music.

Country returns to number 1

Morgan Wallen’s “Last Night” is No. 1 on the Top Songs of 2023: Global chart, with more plays on Apple Music worldwide than any other song this year. It is the first country song to reach number one in the charts since “Old Town Road” (2019). In 2023, “Last Night” broke the record for the country song with the most days at No. 1 on the global daily top 100. In total, 11 country songs made the global Top Songs of 2023 chart, up from four last year. One Thing at a Time by Wallen is also in first place among the albums of the year.

J-Pop is on the rise

At the top of our first Top 100 of 2023: Sing, which brings together the most sung songs of the year with the Apple Music Sing feature, is J-Pop duo YOASOBI with “アイドル (Idol)”. The same song is also at number 7 in the year-end ranking of the most listened to songs, the highest position ever reached by a J-Pop song. Plus, it’s one of two J-Pop songs to make it into our global top 10, with OFFICIAL HIGE DANDISM’s “Subtitle” at number 10 – a new record for the genre.

African music reaches new heights

Nigerian star Rema dominates the 2023 Top 100: Shazam chart with her Afrobeat track “Calm Down”, demonstrating the growing popularity of African music on Shazam. “Rush” by Ayra Starr and “People” by Libianca also ended the year among the most searched songs on Shazam. The remix of “Calm Down” with Selena Gomez is at number 12 in the global ranking of the most listened to songs: the highest position ever for an African song.

R&B hits the charts

R&B music is a very strong presence in the charts at the end of 2023. SZA by SZA was the second most listened to album of the year on Apple Music globally. “Kill Bill” dominates the Top 100 of 2023: most read lyrics, and is also in third place in the global song rankings. With three songs in the top 10, R&B is the genre with the most songs in the top ten. In total, the chart includes 14 R&B songs, up from 11 last year.

In the Apple Music charts at the end of the year there is much more to discover, such as the top 100 of fitness songs, with “Do It All Again (feat. Jordan Shaw)” by the British dance duo Punctual in first place, and that of most listened to songwriters, which awards Drake for the highest number of streams.

All year-end charts are available on Apple Music.


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Christopher Johnson

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