CHPL’s Most Borrowed Music of 2023

Written by Joe Armstrong, Content Specialist, Downtown Main Library

The hits reigned supreme in this year's list of the most borrowed music by Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library customers! It comes as absolutely no surprise to anyone that Taylor Swift claimed the top three most borrowed CDs this year, especially since she visited the Queen City on June 30 and July 1. The girls definitely ran the music world at CHPL with Taylor being joined by Beyoncé, Adele, Lizzo, and Pink to round out the top 10 list.

There were still a few familiar favorites from years past on the most downloaded songs by CHPL customers on Freegal for 2023. (That's right, with your Library card, you can download seven songs per week to keep for free!). Miley Cyrus, Foo Fighters, and Luke Combs were among the most downloaded this past year.

Find out the other most borrowed items this year at the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library:

Most Borrowed Teen and Kids Books Most Borrowed Books Most Borrowed Movies

What was your favorite music of 2023? Let us know by commenting below!

Top 10 CDs

1. Midnights by Taylor Swift

2. Folklore by Taylor Swift

3. Evermore by Taylor Swift

4. Renaissance by Beyoncé

5. Lover by Taylor Swift

6. Now That's What I Call Music! 85

7. 30 by Adele

8. Special by Lizzo

9. Now That's What I Call Music! 84

10. Trustfall by P!nk

Top 10 Songs Downloaded on Freegal

1. Flowers by Miley Cyrus

2. Fast Car by Luke Combs

3. Made You Look by Meghan Trainor

4. As It Was by Harry Styles

5. Easy On Me by Adele

6. Used To Be Young by Miley Cyrus

7. Nothing At All by Foo Fighters

8. But Here We Are by Foo Fighters

9. Love You Anyway by Luke Combs

10. The Glass by Foo Fighters