The 2023 Song of the Year

Later this week we’ll be crowning what we believe to be our album of the year. Today, however, we divert our attention to the best individual pieces of music to grace our ears this year. The longlist – hand-picked by All Things Loud editor Jack Parker – covers all corners of the modern day musical universe, including established greats as well as promising newcomers.

50 MAC DEMARCO – 20190724

49 THUMPASAURUS – TERRIFIED

48 IDLES – DANCER FT. LCD SOUNDSYSTEM

47 JESSOVSKI – HALLO POLIZEI

46 COBRA MAN – THIN ICE

45 KÄÄRIJÄ – CHA CHA CHA

44 RYAN GOSLING – I’M JUST KEN

43 MALU – FIRE THOUGHTS

42 CHROMEO – PERSONAL EFFECTS

41 THALA – YOU HAD 2

40 GALLUS – EYE TO EYE

39 LEAH RYE – GROWING INTO ME

38 GRIAN CHATTEN – THE SCORE

37 BAD NERVES – USA

36 IST IST – TRAPDOORS

35 INJI – BELLYDANCING

34 DONNY BENET – MULTIPLY

33 MARY IN THE JUNKYARD – TUESDAY

32 DAðI FREYR – WHOLE AGAIN

31 YOU ME AT SIX – NO FUTURE? YEAH RIGHT FT. ROU REYNOLDS

30 GUM & AMBROSE KENNY SMITH – OLD TRANSISTOR RADIO

29 HEAVY MOSS – MORNING MILK

28 HEARTWORMS – RETRIBUTIONS OF AN AWFUL LIFE

27 TEMPLES – GAMMA RAYS

26 YARD ACT – DREAM JOB

25 MUYLIKE – WAIT TILL THE MORNING

24 GVLLOW – LAST DANCE

23 KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – THE SILVER CORD (EXTENDED)

22 ANNA-ROSE CLAYTON – nEw Me

21 DUA LIPA – DANCE THE NIGHT

20 ALAN PALOMO – NUDISTA MUNDIAL ’89 FT. MAC DEMARCO

19 MARTA DEL GRANDI – SNAPDRAGON

18 ROLLER DERBY – ALWAYS ON MY MIND

17 ENTER SHIKARI – GOLDFISH ~

16 PROMISELAND – 3D FLOWER FT. JULIAN CASABLANCAS

15 JUNGLE – BACK ON 74

14 PEGGY GOU – (IT GOES LIKE) NANANA

13 NOTHING BUT THIEVES – TOMORROW IS CLOSED

12 SOFT PLAY – PUNK’S DEAD

11 DJ CRAZY TIMES & BILJANA ELECTRONICA – PLANET OF THE BASS

10 THE MURLOCS – UNDONE & UNASHAMED

9 WATER FROM YOUR EYES – BARLEY

8 WILL BUTLER + SISTER SQUARES – LONG GRASS

7 AALIYAH’S INTERLUDE – IT GIRL

6 FAT DOG – KING OF THE SLUGS

5 CAROLINE POLACHEK – SUNSET

4 KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – DRAGON

3 JESSIE WARE – FREE YOURSELF

2 THE HIVES – BOGUS OPERANDI

1 THE LAST DINNER PARTY – NOTHING MATTERS