I hope you find something to enjoy in this collection of songs that I discovered or re-discovered this year. Editorial comments, history, and disclaimers below, as usual.

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Enjoy – well before all the “Best of 2023” playlists, you heard it here first!

Editorial comments:

My 2023 playlist on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/53UJd6VThfZmBJqCf0vold 

On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPXZHlD_pYLpunle4QU1Ye62ZIxXfOHB6 

General disclaimers:  

ChatGPT Description of my 2023 playlist

This playlist is a rollercoaster ride of emotions, zigzagging through the streets of every genre town like a runaway scooter. Kicking off with Modern Love Child's "West," you're immediately transported on a road trip where the only requirement is a penchant for nostalgia and a love for sunsets. Olly Murs' "Dear Darlin'" pens a love letter to your heartstrings before TWIN XL gets "Messy" and turns the emotional page to angst.

VIC MENSA's "Rage" is the musical equivalent of shaking a soda can – it's about to explode with energy. Then, you're whisked away on a Latin escapade with Enrique Iglesias in "Subeme La Radio," where you can't help but pretend you're in a music video.

Tors' "Anything Can Happen" is the optimistic anthem for when life throws you lemons, but Run River North's "Pretty Lies" reminds you that those lemons can sometimes be bitter. 5 Seconds of Summer's "Me Myself & I" is a self-love jam that's as catchy as it is affirming.

As you dive deeper, Declan McKenna's "Brazil" will have you questioning politics with a beat that makes it impossible not to dance, while Matt Maeson's "Blood Runs Red" serves a slice of hauntingly beautiful introspection.

Avicii's "Hey Brother" is the ultimate sibling tribute wrapped in an EDM embrace, and just when you think you've caught your breath, AJR's "Drama" reignites the spark with a side of theatrical flair.

This playlist doesn't just cross genres; it leaps over them, with every track promising a different flavor of sonic candy. From the indie-folk musings of Hozier to the electrifying rock of The Gaslight Anthem, it's a musical smorgasbord that will have your ears feasting for days. It's not just a playlist; it's a narrative - each song a chapter, every lyric a line in this epic novel of rhythm and rhyme. So buckle up, hit shuffle, and let the serenade of this eclectic mix take you from "Bad Day" to "The Weatherman," because no matter the forecast, this playlist has a tune for every turn in the road.