As we near the end of 2014, it’s only fitting that Country Outfitter Style shares a few of those classic, end of the year lists with you. But, we’re kind of bored with the typical end of the year lists, so we’re putting our own spin on a few!
2014 was jam-packed with incredible music. Any year that features Kacey Musgraves wearing light up boots, Miranda and Carrie singing together and a field party thrown by Brantley, TR and Justin is bound to be good, but what were the best songs about a place during 2014? After all, the best songs tend to sweep you off of your feet and transport you to a whole other realm.
Almost every album that dropped this year involved a song about night, a night or tonight. Barely a week went by this year when a song about the latter part of the day wasn’t sitting at the top of the charts.
The 15 Best Songs About Night/ a Night / Tonight of 2014:
- “Stay All Night” from Little Big Town is a rambunctious, rowdy crowd-pleaser. The full-band sound and harmonies full of twang make this one of the best songs off of the Pain Killer album.
- Dustin Lynch has been called the “next George Strait,” but King George could never pull off a song like this. “Hell of a Night” isn’t a night you want your teenage daughter participating in, but any girl of age would probably enjoy a night out with Dustin.
- Eric Paslay has to be one of the most talented songwriters in Nashville. He made the lyrics, “I want to be your Friday night,” into one of the biggest compliments you can give a person. And solidified that no one wants to be anyone’s Monday night.
- Sam Hunt‘s debut album, Montevallo, was super slick and brought a little R&B flavor to country music. “Leave The Night On,” lyrically, is one of the most fun of the year.
- Lee Brice plays the shy guy really well, and doesn’t even sound creepy in “Show You Off Tonight.”
- Yes, Martina McBride covered “Wild Night,” but McBride could sing about garbage and do a good job. This Van Morrison classic sounds warm and soothing, in that Martina McBride way.
- Blake Shelton couldn’t have brought in a better singer to feature in “Lonely Tonight.” Ashley Monroe’s sexy, soulful voice is the perfect touch to this hit and Blake is at his best when he’s going for sultry.
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