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Top 89 of 2023: Jill Riley's top 10 songs

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Jill RileyPhoto: Sara Fish; Artwork: Natalia Toledo | MPR

by Jill Riley

December 05, 2023

The end of the year is upon us, and it's time to reflect on your favorite music of 2023! Here are Jill Riley's favorite songs of the year. Once you've made your own list, vote in The Current's Top 89 poll by December 18, and we'll count down your Top 89 of 2023 at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31, and at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 1.

Top 10 Songs of 2023

Mitski - “Bug Like an Angel”

Samia - “Honey”

Taylor Swift - “Anti-Hero”

The Last Dinner Party - “Sinner”

Hozier - “Francesca”

Yard Act - “The Trench Coat Museum”

Brigitte Calls Me Baby - “Eddie My Love”

Semisonic - “The Rope”

The Rolling Stones - “Angry”

Ber - “Superspreader”

Favorite In-studio: Killer Mike. We laughed, we cried, we talked about our deceased moms and grandmothers, and we got to know the real Michael. His performance featured a small choir that sounded like an ensemble of angels.

Favorite Concert: Feist at First Ave on May 3 in support of Multitudes. It was a one-of-a-kind experience, with Feist performing an acoustic, "in the round" set with an intimate, unique and quirky multimedia experience and performance art vibe, at times. The 2nd half of the show was a surprise, curtain dropped, full band on the main stage.