A recap of the year: The top movies, music, books, and Google searches of 2023.

A recap of the year: The top movies, music, books, and Google searches of 2023.

Looking back at 2023: The most popular music, movies, and books of the year.

2023’s Top Music, Movies, and Books: A Look Back

“Sunday Morning” reflects on the highlights of popular culture from the previous year.

Top streamed songs on Spotify worldwide

Source: Spotify

1.  “Flowers” by Miley Cyrus

The official music video for “Flowers” by Miley Cyrus. by
MileyCyrusVEVO on

SZA’s album “Kill Bill”

The official music video for SZA’s song “Kill Bill” is now available. by

Harry Styles’ “As It Was”

The official music video for “As It Was” by Harry Styles. by
HarryStylesVEVO on

These are three dictionaries: Merriam-Webster, Oxford Languages, and Cambridge Dictionary.

Merriam-Webster: authentic

Not untrue or fake

Oxford Languages: rizz
style, charm, or attractiveness

Cambridge Dictionary: hallucinate

to generate deceptive data (in the context of artificial intelligence)

2023: Top Google Searches

Source: Google


There is ongoing conflict between Israel and Gaza.
2. Titanic submarine
3. Turkey earthquake


1. Damar Hamlin
2. Jeremy Renner
3. Andrew Tate


1. Matthew Perry
2. Tina Turner
3. Sinéad O’Connor

2023: Highest-Grossing Movies (Worldwide)

Source: Box Office Mojo

1.      “Barbie” ($1,441 million)

Barbie | Main Trailer by
Warner Bros. Pictures on

2.      “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” ($1,361 million)

The official trailer for the movie “Super Mario Bros.” by
Illumination on

3. “Oppenheimer” ($952 million)

Oppenheimer | New Trailer by
Universal Pictures on

The third installment of “Guardians of the Galaxy” earned $845 million.

Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 | New Trailer by
Marvel Entertainment on

5. “Fast X” ($704 million)

FAST X | Final Trailer by
The Fast Saga on

2023: Best-Selling Books

Source: Circana BookScan


“The book titled ‘It Ends With Us’ was written by Colleen Hoover.”

“Starting with us” by Colleen Hoover

The book “Fourth Wing” written by Rebecca Yarros.

The book “Dog Man” written by Dav Pilkey.

“Chemistry Lessons” by Bonnie Garmus


Prince Harry’s “Spare”

“Creating Habits That Stick: A Simple and Effective Method for Establishing Positive Habits and Overcoming Negative Ones” by James Clear
3. “The Woman in Me” by Britney Spears

“Biography of Taylor Swift: A Children’s Book Adaptation” by Wendy Loggia

“The 48 Rules of Power” authored by Robert Greene.


This story was created by Robert Marston and edited by Joseph Frandino.


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