For what reason do people look up song lyrics? Usually when a new album or track just drops, people want to know what their favorite artists are singing. Fans of the pop and hip-hop genre dominate the most-searched lyrics of 2023, according to Arka. This study took into account several factors, including online search counts and trends on music streaming platforms. The top ten artists were chosen by analyzing the searches of lyrics in general and grouping the song names by artists using data from Google search.
For example, Billie Eilish made the list as most-searched artist for their lyrics with 362,100 searches, having contributions from “Happier Than Ever,” “What Was I Made For?” and “Everything I Wanted.” There is only a difference of 22,400 searches between her and Adele, who follows with a years-worth of 384,500 searches. The English singer-songwriter’s soulful hits “Easy On Me,” “Hello,” and “Someone Like You,” were what fans were looking up lyrics for. Miley Cyrus had her lyrics searched 408,000 times, featuring tracks like “Flowers” and “Angels Like You.”
Bruno Mars’ song lyrics were looked up 428,800 times in 2023, including “When I Was Your Man,” “Just The Way You Are,” and “Grenade.” Sam Smith achieved 450,000 searches with just a single song — their “Unholy” track with Kim Petras. Eminem’s classics like “Mockingbird” and “Lose Yourself” earned him a spot on the list with 555,700 searches. Another English singer-songwriter topped the rapper, with 650,900 searches for his lyrics. Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” and “Perfect” were among the top hits that were searched. Coldplay beat Ed Sheeran, and the band’s lyrics have been searched 776,800 times, with “Yellow” and “The Scientist.”
The late XXXTentacion is the 2nd most-searched artist for song lyrics. His song lyrics were looked up 979,800 times this year, with standout tracks like “Look At Me!” and “NUMB.” Coming in first place is, unsurprisingly, Taylor Swift. With a record-breaking Eras Tour that is ongoing, new album releases, and a concert film, the singer-songwriter has her song lyrics looked up with an impressive count of 1,369,200 searches. Her hits like “Anti Hero” and “Enchanted” helped her become the most looked up compared to other artists. Recent album releases also contributed to the ranking.
Take a look below at the top 10 most-searched lyrics.