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Our 2023 music show: What song resonated with you most this year?

A pile of shiny, iridescent CDs, some in cases, some not, fill the screen.
Rafael Carrasco Vega
From moody ballads to upbeat dance hits, Vermont Public listeners and staff share an array of top songs that stuck out in 2023.

As 2023 comes to a close, many of us are taking stock of the music that accompanied us throughout the year. In this special two-hour Vermont Edition broadcast, we share the songs that our listeners and staff couldn't get enough of — whether a groovy dance hit, slow ballad or Taylor Swift banger, there's something for everyone's taste.

Because of music rights issues, we can't podcast the full show, so be sure to listen live!

Broadcast live on Friday, Dec. 22, 2023, at noon.

Have questions, comments or tips? Send us a message or tweet us @vermontedition.

Mikaela Lefrak is the host and senior producer of Vermont Edition. Her stories have aired nationally on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Marketplace, The World and Here & Now. A seasoned local reporter, Mikaela has won two regional Edward R. Murrow awards and a Public Media Journalists Association award for her work.
Mary Williams Engisch is a local host on All Things Considered.
Andrea Laurion joined Vermont Public as a news producer for Vermont Edition in December 2022. She is a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., and a graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine. Before getting into audio, Andrea worked as an obituary writer, a lunch lady, a wedding photographer assistant, a children’s birthday party hostess, a haunted house actor, and an admin assistant many times over.
Tedra worked on Vermont Edition as a producer and editor from 2022 to 2024.
Zoe McDonald is a digital producer in Vermont Public’s newsroom. Previously, she served as the multimedia news producer for WBHM, central Alabama’s local public radio station. Before she discovered her love for public media, she created content for brands like Insider, Southern Living and Health. She graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Mississippi in 2017. Zoe enjoys reading, drinking tea, trying new recipes and hiking with her dog.