10 Most Popular Songs In September 2023
If you’re looking for some new tunes to add to your playlist, you might want to check out the 10 popular songs on September 2023. These songs are topping the charts, making waves on social media, and showcasing the diversity and creativity of today’s music scene. Here are the 10 songs you need to hear this month:
1. Jung Kook Featuring Latto – “Seven”
This collaboration between BTS member Jung Kook and rising rapper Latto is a catchy and confident anthem that celebrates their success and ambition. The song debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making Jung Kook the first Korean solo artist to achieve this feat, and Latto the first female rapper to top the chart since Cardi B in 2018.
2. Drake – “Search & Rescue”
Drake continues his dominance on the charts with this smooth and sultry R&B track that showcases his signature vocals and witty wordplay. The song is rumored to be about his relationship with Rihanna, as he sings about wanting to save her from a toxic situation and rekindle their romance.
3. Karol G & Peso Pluma – “Qlona”
This reggaeton banger is a collaboration between Colombian superstar Karol G and Mexican newcomer Peso Pluma, who bring their charisma and energy to the dance floor. The song is a playful and provocative invitation to have fun and enjoy life, with a catchy chorus that repeats the word “alone”, which means “crazy” in Spanish slang.
4. Travis Scott – “I Know?”
Travis Scott delivers another psychedelic and experimental hip-hop track that showcases his unique style and vision. The song features distorted vocals, eerie synths, and a haunting sample of Björk’s “Bachelorette”. The song is a reflection of Scott’s inner turmoil and uncertainty, as he questions his own identity and purpose.
5. Sufjan Stevens – “Video Game”
Sufjan Stevens returns with a synth-pop gem that explores the themes of identity, authenticity, and self-expression in the digital age. The song is a critique of the superficiality and conformity of social media culture, as Stevens sings “I don’t wanna be your personal Jesus / I don’t wanna live inside of that flame / In a way, I wanna be my believer / I don’t wanna play your video game”.
6. Big Thief – “Certainty”
Big Thief delivers another indie-folk masterpiece that showcases their poetic lyrics and emotional depth. The song is inspired by a dream that singer Adrianne Lenker had, in which she met a woman who told her “You have to go into the dark to bring forth your light”. The song is a meditation on the paradoxes and mysteries of life, as Lenker sings “There’s no certainty / Only love can set us free”.
7. IAN SWEET – “Drink The Lake”
IAN SWEET is the project of singer-songwriter Jilian Medford, who creates indie-rock songs that are raw, honest, and cathartic. “Drink The Lake” is a powerful and personal song that deals with Medford’s struggles with anxiety and self-doubt, as she sings “I wanna drink the lake / I wanna feel it all over me / I wanna drown in it / I wanna be somebody else”.
8. Halle Bailey – “For The First Time”
Halle Bailey is best known as one half of the R&B duo Chloe x Halle, but she also made her debut as a solo artist with this song from the soundtrack of Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. The song is a new original written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also co-produced it with Mark Ronson. The song is a joyful and upbeat tune that captures Ariel’s curiosity and wonder about the human world, as Bailey sings “For the first time / I see it all so clear / For the first time / I feel like I belong here”.
9. Lainey Wilson – “Watermelon Moonshine”
Lainey Wilson is a rising country star who brings her Southern charm and sass to her songs. “Watermelon Moonshine” is a fun and flirty song that celebrates summer romance, as Wilson sings about making her moonshine with watermelon and sugar, and sharing it with her lover under the stars.
10. Noah Kahan With Post Malone – “Dial Drunk”
Noah Kahan is a singer-songwriter who creates folk-pop songs that are heartfelt and relatable. Post Malone is one of the biggest stars in pop music, who blends genres and styles with ease. Together, they create a catchy and melancholic song that captures the feeling of drunk dialing an ex, as they sing “I dial drunk / ‘Cause I miss you / I dial drunk / ‘Cause I wish you / Were here with me / But you’re not / So I dial drunk”.