Yes, it’s become the year many of us would like to forget. But as 2023 comes to a close, we take an hour to reminisce about the songs released in the blissful days before the world turned upside down. Radio stations in Israel radically changed their playlists after the tragic events of October 7, but for nine months prior, they played innocent, fun, upbeat songs, blaring on radios throughout the country. This week, we count down the songs that received the most airplay on Israeli radio throughout 2023, offering a short respite from the powerful, heavy songs we’ve become accustomed to in the days since that ‘Black Shabbat.’ What Israeli songs were most popular in 2023? Join us and find out! (Original Air Date: December 31, 2023)

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