Top 30 Songs for January 8-14, 2023

The ebullient earworm “Tonight” by French pop-rock band Phoenix featuring Vampire Weekend front man Ezra Koenig, holds at #1 for a second week. Sliding into the #2 spot is “I’m In Love With You” by The 1975, becoming their highest-charting song ever on my Weekly Top 30. “This Is Why” by Paramore moves up to #3, also making it their best-performing song ever on my chart. The haunting new wave gem “Shadows in the Dark” by The Star Crumbles moves up three spots to #4. Three songs make their debut this week: “Stick Season” by Vermont singer-songwriter Noah Kahan, “Lux Æterna” by metal rock veterans Metallica, and “Everything I Own” by Welsh singer-songwriter Dom Thomas, which I reviewed this past November.

Fun fact: Once again this week, there are three songs on this list by guys named ‘Sam’.

  1. TONIGHT – Phoenix featuring Ezra Koenig (1)
  2. I’M IN LOVE WITH YOU – The 1975 (4)
  3. THIS IS WHY – Paramore (5)
  4. SHADOWS IN THE DARK – The Star Crumbles (7)
  5. WHITE HORSES – Art Block (2)
  6. OFFCUTS – Mount Famine (8)
  7. ANTI-HERO – Taylor Swift (9)
  8. SAIL AWAY – lovelytheband (10)
  9. SNAP – Rosa Linn (3)
  10. WEIRD GOODBYES – The National featuring Bon Iver (6)
  11. OUT OF MY SYSTEM – Louis Tomlinson (14)
  12. LOVE DON’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE – Crystal Cities (16)
  13. NIGHT BUS – Caitlin Lavagna (17)
  14. TROUBLE WITH THIS BED – Beach Weather (18)
  15. DANCE FOR ME – Sam Rappaport (19)
  16. DISORDER – Columbia (20)
  17. THE LONELIEST – Måneskin (21)
  18. SPIT OF YOU – Sam Fender (11)
  19. CREST OF THE WAVE – Foals (12)
  20. SEX, DRUGS, ETC. – Beach Weather (13)
  21. BACKPATTERS AND SHOOTERS – The Zangwills (24)
  22. UNHOLY – Sam Smith featuring Kim Petras (15)
  23. THEN IT ALL GOES AWAY – Dayglow (26)
  24. WILD AS THE WIND – HULLAH (27)
  25. MAYFLY – Callum Pitt (28)
  26. PAGES – White Reaper (29)
  27. KILL BILL – SZA (30)
  28. STICK SEASON – Noah Kahan (N)
  29. LUX ÆTERNA – Metallica (N)
  30. EVERYTHING I OWN – Dom Thomas (N)

15 thoughts on “Top 30 Songs for January 8-14, 2023

  1. From your new entries, I like Noah Kahan and Dom Thomas, who are both entirely new artists to me. And, wow, Jeff, frankly, I didn’t anticipate seeing a Metallica tune in your list – sounds pretty ferocious! While I definitely dig some hard rock, this may be a bit too much for me! 🙂

    That said, I do like Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” and their rendition of Bob Seger’s “Turn the Page”.

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    1. Noah Kahan is pretty new to me too, though he has quite a large following on Spotify, and many of his songs have been streamed millions of times. I’m not a big fan of metal rock, however I do like some songs, and Metallica is undeniably one of the greatest bands in that genre.

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  2. H.G.O

    I don’t like the new Paramore song. I read on a comment above that it took you a while to get into it. Hope the same happens to me but, right now, it looks unlikely. By the way, there’s a little typo in the first paragraph where you referred to The 1975 as The 1976 =)

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    1. Hmm, “This is Why” is the first Paramore song I’ve ever liked, as they’ve never really clicked with me before. Part of it’s due to the fact that I don’t much care for Hayley Williams’ voice. And thanks for letting me know of my 1976 error. Hate when I make dumb mistakes like that!

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  3. H.G.O

    Yeah, I’m not a big of her voice either but I’ve liked a couple of Paramore songs before. And don’t be too harsh on yourself about the typo. It happens to all of us.

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