25 Best Country Songs of 2014

Little Big Town's shocker, Keith Urban's rocker and more of the songs stuck in our heads this year

25. Brad Paisley, "Perfect Storm"

Like all the women in this year’s bonanza of bro-country tunes, the female in Paisley's song never comes close to getting a real name — she's simply "that girl" — but that's where any similarity ends. The chivalrous singer has knitted a sweater's worth of songs like this: ones where his love, respect and admiration percolate through every line. "Perfect Storm" joins previous Paisley hits like "Then" and "She's Everything" in his canon of romantic odes to a three-dimensional woman who is everything he could ever want and more.