As we anticipate the release of Eric Church’s sixth studio album, Desperate Man, this Friday (Oct. 5), we took a walk down memory lane, chronicling some of the entertainer’s best hits.
Church’s incredible catalog of songs span over a decade, giving fans an inside look into his thoughts and feelings as an artist through his diverse song-writing. Although difficult, we narrowed down the platinum-selling singer’s tracks to ten of his best songs, so far.
10. “Desperate Man”
As the title track on the soon to be released album, “Desperate Man” makes the list for its contemporary country sound. The track co-written by Church with Ray Wylie Hubbard, leaves loyal fans even more excited for the new songs to come.
Every Church fans knows this one! “Creepin” was the fourth single off of Church’s 2011 album, Chief, The track garnered Church a top 10 hit and still remains a crowd favorite during live shows today.
8. “Guys Like Me”
Co-written by Church with Deric Ruttan, one of the first singles, “Guys Like Me,” off his debut album Sinners Like Me, was our introduction to the singer’s vibe and “outlaw” mentality.
7. “The Outsiders”
The title song and first single off Church’s fourth studio album grabbed our number seven spot with its unlikely reception from country fans and country radio. It is an anthem for the outsiders, the “weirdos,” and the underdogs. The single captivated fans, and even found its way to Number 6 on the Billboard Hot Country chart.
6. “Give Me Back My Hometown”
Platinum-certified “Give Me Back My Hometown” is an important song in Church’s career, due to its success on the country charts. Its poignant and nostalgic lyrics, cowritten by the singer, earn it a spot on our list.
5. “Drink In My Hand”
One can not simply compile a list of Eric Church hits without including this breakout song, “Drink In My Hand,” off Chief. The track is the country megastar’s first number one song of his career, a platinum-certified track, and his first Top 40 single on the Billboard Hot 100 list.
This slow-burn ballad found its way to our number 4 spot for its lyrical message. Although Church’s inspiration came from racing, the song reminds fans to live for the moment, as time passes us by quicker than we think.
3. “Love Your Love The Most”
The first single off the sophomore album, Carolina, is the singer-songwriter’s first top 10 hit. The heartfelt love song showcases Church’s vulnerable and romantic side, which music lovers appreciate.
2. “Record Year”
This 2015 track off Church’s surprise album, Mr. Misunderstood, scores the number 2 spot, due to its ingenious lyrics and play on words, as well as, its true-blue Church sound that fans enjoy.
Our number one spot goes to Church’s iconic and chart-topping, “Springsteen.” Written by Church with Jeff Hyde and Ryan Tyndell, the track transcends generations with its musical references and story romance. More importantly, the number one single was certified double platinum, and earned Church two Grammy Award nominations, in addition to an ACM Award for Song of the Year in 2012.
Top Eric Church Songs honorable mentions go to “Round Here Buzz, “What I Almost Was,” and “Smoke a Little Smoke.” How does our list of our Top Eric Church Songs match up to yours? Listen to the tracks on the playlist below and check back here on Friday for our ‘First Impression’ review of the superstar’s highly anticipated album, Desperate Man.
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