So we’ve reached November already. The clocks have gone back, the nights are getting shorter – it’s the perfect time to sit down with your instrument and turn to some jamming inspiration. We’ve got you covered! The top 10 songs of October features a lot of community favorites, with some additions from classic and newer artists. 

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Journey join the top 10 with a classic cut

One of the new entries in the top 10 songs of October is an eternal karaoke classic. We’re talking, of course, about Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’. The anthemic power ballad was released back in 1981 but had a resurgence in popular culture from the mid 2000’s onwards, introducing the song to a new generation. 

It remains a classic track in 2023. There’s a great chord progression for piano which features interesting movement and voicings, so it’s a good one to practice for intermediate players and a nice challenge for beginners.

Not forgetting of course, this is a classic singalong track featuring amazing vocal melodies and harmonies too, so it’s a perfect choice to jam with friends and family! You won’t resist belting out that catchy chorus. Listen to the song and play along here

Liars bring alternative, stripped back vibes

A new entry in the top 10 songs of the October is Australian-American band Liars, with their track Who Is The Hunter. This is quite different to the rest of this month’s list, featuring a simple, stripped back electronic sound and soft vocals with an alternative/indie rock influence. It starts with a quiet, minimalistic beginning, gradually adding instrumentation from different samples and building up to a climax.

This track brings some nice variation to the top 10 songs of the month, and it also features an interesting chord progression which is simultaneously quite straightforward. That’s the best of both worlds, as it means there’s a fresh sound which is still accessible! Have a listen to Who Is The Hunter here.

Evergreen favorites

Regular readers of the top 10 songs articles will know that the Chordify community has a lot of tracks which often feature each month, and the top 10 songs of October is certainly no exception. There’s tracks by Miley Cyrus, R.E.M. and Taylor Swift – perennial hits which are regularly on rotation each month. You can check them out along with the full top 10 songs of October below, or on our top 10 setlist. Happy jamming!

The Top 10 songs of October:

  1. Belle Mariano – Bugambilya
  2. Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
  3. Daniel Caesar – Best Part
  4. Cean Jr. – YK
  5. Miley Cyrus – Flowers
  6. R.E.M. – Losing my Religion
  7. Liars – Who Is The Hunter
  8. Taylor Swift – Cruel Summer
  9. SZA – Kill Bill
  10. Billie Eilish – What Was I Made For?
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Henry works in Chordify's Support and Content teams, with experience in music from studying at university and playing guitar. At Chordify he helps users and creates support content, as well as writing and editing articles.