As the year draws to a close and we get ready for the festive season, I'm sure your timelines and feeds, like mine, are flooded with friends Spotify Wrapped for 2023. But what were the official top songs, artists, films, and TV shows of 2023? Sit back, relax, and get ready for the (un) official Ireland Wrapped 2023...
According to recent data, Barbie is now the highest-grossing movie of the year across Irish theaters. With £67.5 million in its first three weeks of sales, the smash comedy featuring Margot Robbie as the well-known Mattel fashionista has managed to overtake The Super Mario Bros. Movie, which was in first place with £54.6 million.
The second big-screen success of the summer, Oppenheimer, is still drawing crowds. Now that the movie has earned £39.2 million in Ireland, it has surpassed movies like Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (£30.4 million) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (£36.7 million) to take third place in the year's box office rankings.
When it comes to Irish audiences' favorite songs, Miley Cyrus' "Flowers" topped the list. Dublin DJ Jazzy, local girl done good, came in second with her smash song, "Giving Me."
The third most streamed song was "Miracle" by Ellie Goulding and Calvin Harris, which was followed by "Anti-Hero" by Taylor Swift and "Sprinter" by UK rappers Dave and Central Cee.
Not content with coming fourth in song of the year, rather unsurprisingly, Swift's album "Midnights" was also the most streamed album in Ireland that year, with her earlier albums "Lover" and "1989" placing in the top five. The music streaming service Spotify also reports that in Ireland in 2023, Taylor Swift was the most streamed artist.
HBO's The Last of Us was by far the most popular show streamed in Ireland this year, with a demand that was 22.3 times higher than typical for series.
With 1.7 million viewers, Patrick Kielty's debut Late Late Toy Show claimed the top spot in TV ratings for 2023.
Ireland's main broadcaster, RTE, had its second largest television audience of the year because to their victory over South Africa, which helped them advance significantly to the Rugby World Cup knockout stages. RTE stats show that the 13-8 victory over the Springboks had an average audience of 1.2 million, peaking at 1.4 million as the game neared its conclusion.
And maybe when it's all laid out like that, it's easy to see why the winners are just that. 2023, what a year...
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