The year in review: 2023's most popular movies, music, books and Google searches – CBS News

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“Sunday Morning” looks back at the tops in pop culture from the past year.

Source: Spotify
1.  “Flowers” by Miley Cyrus
2. “Kill Bill” by SZA
3. “As It Was” by Harry Styles
Sources: Merriam-Webster, Oxford Languages, Cambridge Dictionary
Merriam-Webster: authentic
not false or imitation
Oxford Languages: rizz
style, charm, or attractiveness
Cambridge Dictionary: hallucinate
to produce false information (in the sense of AI)
Source: Google

1. War in 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
Source: Box Office Mojo
1.      “Barbie” ($1,441 million)
2.      “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” ($1,361 million)
3. “Oppenheimer” ($952 million)
4. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” ($845 million)
5. “Fast X” ($704 million)
Source: Circana BookScan
1. “It Ends With Us” by Colleen Hoover
2. “It Starts With Us” by Colleen Hoover
3. “Fourth Wing” by Rebecca Yarros
4. “Dog Man” by Dav Pilkey
5. “Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus
1. “Spare” by Prince Harry
2. “Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones” by James Clear
3. “The Woman in Me” by Britney Spears
4. “Taylor Swift: A Little Golden Book Biography” by Wendy Loggia
5. “The 48 Laws of Power” by Robert Greene
Story produced by Robert Marston. Editor: Joseph Frandino. 
David Morgan is senior producer for and the Emmy Award-winning “CBS News Sunday Morning.” He writes about film, music and the arts. He is author of the books “Monty Python Speaks” and “Knowing the Score.”
First published on December 31, 2023 / 9:31 AM EST
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