Elise Davis, "Married Young"
Young love can be sweet, awkward, innocent and lovely. Elise Davis channels all of that into the nostalgic "Married Young," which finds her ruminating on the adult-sized ups and downs of a relationship whose members have barely left adolescence behind. There's a moment in every chorus where her lyrics dissolve into a gorgeous, harmonized oooh, and that wordless exclamation of nostalgia sums up young love – with all its thrills, charms and challenges – better than any rhymed verse. R.C.