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  • Writer's pictureAndrew Belt

5-9's top 100 songs of 2023

Updated: Jan 1

Another excuse for a playlist



Our final list of 2023. With The Murder Capital's high point from 5-9's Album of the Year Gigi's Recovery, 'The Stars Will Leave Their Stage' being our favourite song of the year, this cemented the Dublin band's position as our band of 2023.


Elsewhere, Foo Fighters's raw and emotional 'Rest' narrowly missed out on top spot, while Young Fathers's 'I Saw' - bringing out the best elements of the band's vocal cohesion came in third and George Clanton's 'Everything I Want' and Parannoul's 'Polaris' - each showcasing cinematic sonic bursts - made up the top 5.


'Devotion' by Arlo Parks was a cathartic outpouring of emotion from the usually measured artist, 'When Memories Snow' a beautiful vignette from Mitski and 'Unchanged' a hazy shoegaze-tinged uplifting track from Dot Allison and Andy Bell.


The list includes great tracks from newcomers such as 7ebra, Militarie Gun, Blondshell, Barry Can't Swim and SIPHO., excellent songs by established acts such as Teleman, Queens of the Stone Age, Bloc Party and BC Camplight and uplifting inclusions from the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Linkin Park.


Here are 5-9's top 100 songs from 2023, with the full playlist below:


1.     The Murder Capital – The Stars Will Leave Their Stage

2.     Foo Fighters – Rest

3.     Young Fathers – I Saw

4.     George Clanton – Everything I Want

5.     Parannoul – Polaris

6.     Arlo Parks – Devotion

7.     Mitski – When Memories Snow

8.     Dot Allison ft. Andy Bell – Unchanged

9.     Caroline Polachek – Butterfly Net

10.  7ebra – I Like to Pretend

11.  Militarie Gun – Do It Faster

12.  Teleman – String Theory

13.  Spector – Not Another Weekend

14.  The Beatles – Now and Then

15.  Sampha – Suspended

16.  Blondshell – Salad

17.  Gretel Hanlyn – Dry Me

18.  Fireworks – Jerking Off the Sky

19.  Queens of the Stone Age – Paper Machete

20.  Barry Can’t Swim – When Will We Land?

21.  Jonathan Wilson – The Village is Dead

22.  Genesis Owusu – Leaving the Light

23.  Softcult – Someone2Me

24.  Jamila Woods – Bugs

25.  SIPHO. – SOBER

26.  Bloc Party ft. KennyHoopla – Keep It Rolling

27.  BC Camplight – The Last Rotation of Earth

28.  Mitski – My Love All Mine

29.  The Lemon Twigs – What Happens to a Heart

30.  The Hives – Countdown to Shutdown

31.  Yves Tumor – Meteora Blues

32.  Nation of Language – Weak in Your Light

33.  The Early Purple – The Morning

34.  Slowdive – alife

35.  mui zyu – Rotten Bun

36.  Paramore – Crave

37.  Daneshevskaya – Somewhere in the Middle

38.  M83 – Laura

39.  Noname – black mirror

40.  Semisonic – It Wasn’t Like We Hoped It Would Be

41.  Billy Nomates – fawner

42.  Lauren Mayberry – Shame

43.  Haken – Taurus

44.  shame – Six-Pack

45.  Creeper – Further than Forever

46.  Gaz Coombes – Overnight Trains

47.  Jadu Heart – There is No Door

48.  David Brewis – The Last Day

49.  DJ Shadow – Fleeting Youth (An Audible Life)

50.  Corinne Bailey Rae – He Will Follow You With His Eyes

51.  Olivia Dean – Everybody’s Crazy

52.  boygenius – Satanist

53.  Sad Boys Club – To Heal Without a Scar (Is a Waste of a Good Wound)

54.  Bombay Bicycle Club – I Want To be Your Only Pet

55.  James and the Cold Gun – Saccharine

56.  Body Type – Creation of Man

57.  Blur – Barbaric

58.  Softcult – Dress

59.  The Lemon Twigs – In My Head

60.  Janelle Monae – Only Have Eyes 42

61.  Christine and the Queens – Tears can be so soft

62.  Brooke Bentham – Let go

63.  limerence ft. luxury noise – Tesselate

64.  Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – Sierra Nevada

65.  Yves Tumor – Lovely Sewer

66.  Metallica – Lux Eterna

67.  Fräulein – Pet

68.  Ty Segall – Void

69.  Olivia Miceli – Bittersweet Goodbye

70.  Gorillaz ft. Adeleye Omotayo – Silent Running

71.  Grian Chatten – Season for Pain

72.  Lankum – Go Dig My Grave

73.  Lana Del Ray – A&W

74.  M83 – Sunny Boy

75.  The Last Dinner Party – Nothing Matters

76.  RAYE – Oscar Winning Tears

77.  Skinny Pelembe – Don’t Be Another

78.  Nia Archives – That’s Tha Way Life Goes

79.  Circles Around the Sun – Outer Boroughs

80.  The Chemical Brothers ft. Beck – Skipping Like a Stone

81.  Django Django – A New Way Through

82.  LIES – Blemishes

83.  Enter Shikari – (pls) set me on fire

84.  Tyler, the Creator – DOGTOOTH

85.  Angel Olsen – Forever Means

86.  Jayda G – Scars

87.  Alex Nicol – Hollywood

88.  Billy Tibbals – Best Day I Ever Had

89.  Lowmello – Fool

90.  The Rolling Stones – Angry

91.  IDLES ft. LCD Soundsystem – Dancer

92.  Wilco – Evicted

93.  Pale Blue Eyes - More

94.  Another Sky – Uh Oh!

95.  Snõõper – Defect

96.  Linkin Park – Fighting Myself

97.  The Hold Steady – The Birdwatchers

98.  Zivi – Solidarity

99.  Aesop Rock – Mindful Solutionism

100.                  Empire State Bastard - Harvest


Enjoy our playlist below:



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