My KUTX: Our Favorite Songs Of 2023

Our Favorite Songs Of 2023

My KUTX // December 9, 2023

We listen to a lot of music in a given year, so it takes something extra special to stay on our proverbial turntables throughout the calendar. This week on My KUTX, some of the KUTX staffers are shouting out these favorites. From goofy Austin garage rock to Nigerian afropop, from Austin heroes to new names, these are the songs that made us dance, smile, and sing along. Hear My KUTX on Saturday, December 9 or listen anytime right here, and see more staff picks here.


  1. Geese – “I See Myself” (picked by music director Rick McNulty)
  2. Being Dead – “Muriel’s Big Day Off” (picked by host Taylor Wallace)
  3. Harry Edohoukwa – “Zombies” (picked by host Fresh)
  4. Pelvis Wrestley – “Keep On Running” (picked by podcast director Elizabeth McQueen)
  5. Will Johnson – “The Conductor Calls” (picked by music editor/host Jeff McCord)
  6. Vista Kicks – “Better” (picked by work-study intern Julie Rios)
  7. Caramelo Haze – “Una Mañana” (picked by engineer Rene Chavez)
  8. Little Simz – “Gorilla” (staff pick)
  9. Black Pumas – “More Than A Love Song” (picked by host Jody Denberg)
  10. promqueen – “Liteweight” (picked by podcast producer Zahra Crim)
  11. Obongjayar – “Just Cool” (picked by host Jay Trachtenberg)
  12. Bakar – “Alive!” (picked by host Laurie Gallardo)
  13. Water From Your Eyes – “Barley” (picked by producer Art Levy)

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