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  • Micheal La Shon III

ML3's Top 100 Songs of 2023

Doja Cat, Ice Spice, Nicki Minaj, Central Cee, Baby Keem

2023 was another year full of hits, and new stars emerged as Ice Spice cemented herself as a top new artist, while legends continued their run like Nicki Minaj returning to form with her new album Pink Friday 2. I also enjoyed the rise of Central Cee and Brent Faiyaz's Larger Than Life album. It was a great year to listen to music and I hope that my picks give the year justice!

100. Quavo & Takeoff x Patty Cake (Released: August 18th)

99. E-40 x GPS (feat. Larry June & Clyde Carson) (Released: November 17th)

98. Olivia Rodrigo x get him back! (Released: September 8th)

97. Rodwave x Great Gatsby (Released: September 15th)

96. Lil Uzi Vert x Endless Fashion (feat. Nicki Minaj) (Released: June 30th)

95. JT x No Bars (Released: July 28th)

94. Drake x Slime You Out (feat. SZA) (Released: September 15th)

93. EARTHGANG x Blacklight (feat Spillage Village) (Released: November 3rd)

92. Paramore x Liar (Released: February 10th)

91. Reneé Rapp x Tummy Hurts (Remix) (feat. Coco Jones) (Released: November 17th)

90. Amaarae x Co-Star (Released: May 3rd)

89. Kamaiyah x Groupies (Released: November 15th)

88. Lil Tecca x 500lbs (Released: July 21st)

87. Meek Mill & Rick Ross x Above The Law (feat. Teyana Taylor & DJ Khaled) (Released: October 20th)

86. JaidynAlexis x Barbie (Released: December 1st)

85. Summer Walker x New Type (feat. Childish Gambino) (Released: May 19th)

84. Lil Yachty x Strike (Holster) (Released: April 7th)

83. Drake x 7969 Santa (Released: October 6th)

82. Mariah The Scientist x Good Times (Released: October 27th)

81. Larry June, The Alchemist & Big Sean x Palisades, CA (Released: March 22nd)

80. Dave & Central Cee x Sprinter (Released: June 1st)

79. Tyla x Water (Released: July 28th)

78. Nicki Minaj x Needle (feat. Drake) (Released: December 8th)

77. Brent Faiyaz x Best Time (Released: October 27th)

76. Latto x Put It On Da Floor Again (feat. Cardi B) (Released: June 2nd)

75. Travis Scott x THANK GOD (Released: July 28th)

74. Grayyvv x Hot in Here (feat. Baby Todd) (Released: September 9th)

73. PinkPantheress x Boy’s a liar Pt. 2 (feat. Ice Spice) (Released: February 3rd)

72. Nicki Minaj x Bahm Bahm (Released: December 8th)

71. Drake x Another Late Night (feat. Lil Yachty) (Released: October 6th)

70. Travis Scott x FE!N (feat. Playboi Carti) (Released: July 28th)

69. Kali Uchis x Moonlight (Released: February 24th)

68. Janelle Monáe x Float (feat. Seen Kuti & Egypt 80') (Released: February 16th)

67. Jack Harlow x Ambitious (Released: April 28th)

66. Offset x WORTH IT (feat. Don Toliver) (Released: October 12th)

65. Tyla x Truth or Dare (Released: December 1st)

64. Sexyy Redd x Pound Town 2 (feat. Nicki Minaj) (Released: May 26th)

63. Kaliii x Say Too Much (feat. Young Nudy) (Released: October 13th)

62. King Combs x Shake It (feat. Yung Miami) (Released: July 14th)

61. Doja Cat x 97 (Released: September 22nd)

60. Jack Harlow x They Don't Love It (Released: April 28th)

59. Doja Cat x Attention (Released: June 16th)

58. KARRAHBOOO x Running Late (Released: November 24th)

57. Miley Cyrus x Flowers (Released: January 12th)

56. Tems x Me & U (Released: October 5th)

55. Tyler, The Creator x WHARF TALK (feat. A$AP Rocky) (Released: March 31st)

54. Lil Yachty x The Secret Recipe (feat. J. Cole) (Released: September 29th)

53. Drake x 8am in Charlotte (Released: October 6th)

52. Jungkook & Usher x Standing Next To You (USHER Remix) (Released: December 1st)

51. Grayyvv x Rain On Me (Released: December 6th)

50. Nicki Minaj x Let Me Calm Down (feat. J. Cole) (Released: December 8th)

49. Larry June x Stickin' and Movin' (Released: November 10th)

48. Beyoncé x MY HOUSE (Released: December 1st)

47. Metro Boomin & Coi Leray x Self Love (Released: June 2nd)

46. Doja Cat x Shutcho (Released: September 22nd)

45. Travis Scott x MELTDOWN (feat. Drake) (Released: July 28th)

44. Doja Cat x Paint The Town Red (Released: August 4th)

43. Chris Brown x Press Me (Released: November 10th)

42. Akeem Ali x Keemy Casanova: He's BAD (Released: January 25th)

41. Billie Eilish x What Was I Made For? (Released: July 13th)

40. Ice Spice x Gangsta Boo (feat. Lil Tjay) (Released: January 20th)

39. Drake & Central Cee x On The Radar Freestyle (Released: July 21st)

38. Bad Bunny x Monaco (Released: October 13th)

37. Travis Scott & Beyoncé x DELRESTO (ECHOES) (Released: July 28th)

36. Drake x Bahamas Promises (Released: October 6th)

35. Ice Spice x Deli (Released: June 21st)

34. Beyoncé x Cuff It (Wetter Remix) (Released: February 3rd)

33. Ari Lennox x Get Close (Released: November 17th)

32. Drake x Amen (feat. Teezo Touchdown) (Released: October 6th)

31. Chlöe x How Does It Feel? (feat. Chris Brown) (Released: February 24th)

30. October London x Mulholland Drive (feat. Snoop Dogg & LaToiya Williams) (Released: February 10th)

29. Sexyy Redd x SkeeYee (Released: June 9th)

28. Flo Milli x Never Lose Me (Released: November 30th)

27. Ice Spice x Actin A Smoochie (Released: January 20th)

26. Travis Scott x I KNOW? (Released: July 28th)

25. Ice Spice & Nicki Minaj x Barbie World (Released: June 23rd)

24. Larry June & Cardo x Chops on the Blade (Released: November 10th)

23. Nicki Minaj x Red Ruby Da Sleeze (Released: March 3rd)

22. Summer Walker & J. Cole x To Summer, From Cole (Audio Hug) (Released: May 19th)

21. Brent Faiyaz x Moment of Your Life (feat. Coco Jones) (Released: August 23rd)

20. Ice Spice x Princess Diana (Remix) (feat. Nicki Minaj) (Released: April 23rd)

19. Drake x Rich Baby Daddy (feat. SZA & Sexyy Red) (Released: October 6th)

18. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne x Long Story Short (Released: November 10th)

17. Tyler, The Creator x STUNTMAN (feat. Vince Staples) (Released: March 31st)

16. Victoria Monét x On My Mama (Released: June 16th)

15. Tory Lanez x Hurts Me (feat. Trippie Redd & Yoko Gold) (Released: June 27th)

14. Brent Faiyaz x Outside All Night (feat. A$AP Rocky & N3WYRKLA) (Released: October 27th)

13. Drake x First Person Shooter (feat. J. Cole) (Released: October 6th)

12. Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar x The Hillbillies (Released: May 30th)

11. Drake x Evil Ways (feat. J. Cole) (Released: November 17th)

10. Nicki Minaj x FTCU (Released: December 8th)

9. Janelle Monáe x Lipstick Lover (Released: May 11th)

8. Kali Uchis x I Wish You Roses (Released: January 19th)

7. SZA x Kill Bill (feat. Doja Cat) (Released: April 14th)

6. Doja Cat x Agora Hills (Released: September 22nd)

5. Nicki Minaj x Everybody (feat. Lil Uzi Vert) (Released: December 8th)

4. October London x Back At Your Place (Released: February 3rd)

3. Chris Brown x Sensational (feat. Davido & Lojay) (Released: October 20th)

2. Gunna x Fukumean (Released: June 16th)

  1. Young Thug x Oh U Went (feat Drake) (Released: June 23rd)

I don't believe that "Oh U Went" was anyone's pick for the #1 song of 2023, but in my opinion it's a flawless record. Drake delivered one of his best features, arguably his best verse this year, and Young Thug's volatile voice gave us a perfect hook over a future classic Metro Boomin beat. I think this song was honestly underrated as it only peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Oh U Went" deserved more respect and we're going to look back and wonder how it wasn't bigger than what it was during release.

As for the rest of the top 10, those records could've been in a different order and I wouldn't be upset with myself. I think all of those artists put their best foot forward and delivered amazing records. I know that music is subjective, so I don't expect my list or the order it's in to be the end all be all, but I do hope that you at least listen to these records and see if you see my perspective on things. There will be an accompanying playlist to go along with this article as I do every year. I appreciate you all for reading and I hope 2024 brings us another great top 100.


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