Obviously, Adele made the list. Right? It’s probably against the law to have any kind of a “best-of” rundown and not include her.
— Esquire Magazine (@esquire) November 28, 2015
But this is what I’m loving about Esquire’s newest list of bests: Chris Young is on it, too.
And it’s not just his current single that made it. It’s a deep album cut called “Sober Saturday Night.” Which means that the people at Esquire aren’t just throwing a perfunctory country radio hit on the list. They are listening to Young’s entire I’m Comin’ Over album.
I’d agree with all that. But I like this tune for a few other reasons:
1. Young wrote it with Brett and Brad Warren, two of the finest country songwriters to ever put pen to paper.
2. Young sings it with Vince Gill, whose heavenly voice is always a welcome addition to any song.
3. It makes sobriety sound miserable, which is a new twist in country’s current lyrical path.