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2023 Rewind: Top Songs Go Viral

2023 was a vibrant year for music, with countless tracks igniting the internet and capturing the hearts of listeners worldwide. Here's a glimpse into some of the top viral songs that dominated the year:

1. "As It Was" by Harry Styles 

This smooth, synth-driven track dominated charts and social media alike, fueled by Harry's iconic fashion and the song's nostalgic vibe. "As It Was" was practically inescapable, racking up billions of streams and countless dance challenges on TikTok.

2. "Jiggle Jiggle" by Duke & Jones ft. Louis Theroux

Who knew a documentary narrator's voice could spark a viral sensation? This infectious dance track, featuring Louis Theroux's iconic "jiggle jiggle" quote, took TikTok by storm, inspiring hilarious remixes and dance routines.

3. "Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)" by Kate Bush 

Thanks to its prominent placement in "Stranger Things," Kate Bush's 1985 classic experienced a revival, becoming a global phenomenon. Its dark, powerful message resonated with a new generation, making it a viral hit over four decades after its release.

4. "Stay" by The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber:

This emotional duet resonated with fans worldwide, fueled by its raw vulnerability and Justin Bieber's signature vocal prowess.

5. "Industry Baby" by Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow

The duo's playful and irreverent ode to their success continued its viral reign in 2023. From the iconic music video to countless memes and remixes, "Industry Baby" stayed glued to our playlists and social media feeds.

6. "About Damn Time" by Lizzo

This body-positive anthem became a viral sensation on TikTok, with users creating their own empowering dance routines.

7. "Sunroof" by Nicky Youre & dazy. 

This mellow, dreamy track became a TikTok favorite for its chill vibes and relatable lyrics about young love. Its soothing melodies and slow-motion dance challenge captivated audiences, making it a go-to soundtrack for late-night drives and introspective moments.

8. "We Don't Talk About Bruno" from Encanto

This Disney movie song became a cultural phenomenon, topping charts and inspiring countless memes and fan covers. Bruno's catchy melody and relatable family dynamics resonated with audiences of all ages.

9. "Ojitos Lindos" by Bad Bunny & Bomba Estéreo

This Latin fusion banger featuring Bad Bunny's signature reggaeton flow and Bomba Estéreo's vibrant instrumentation became a summer anthem. Its infectious beats and energetic music video got everyone dancing, solidifying its place as a viral hit.

10. "Astronaut in the Ocean" by Masked Wolf

This Australian rapper's debut single exploded on TikTok in 2023, thanks to its catchy hook and melancholic lyrics about loss and isolation. Its emotional resonance and unique sound sparked countless remixes and covers, making it a global phenomenon.

What's your favorite song in 2023? Let us know and add to your wishlist on POPTube now!

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