6. Eric Church, "Talladega"
Church’s fourth single from The Outsiders is one of the most immediately infectious, radio friendly tracks he has released in years, evidence that, for all his renegade grandstanding, the North Carolina singer can effortlessly deliver a tailor-made country hit. "Most days in life don't stand out, but life's about those days that will," Church sings, in this yearning tale of fleeting youth. Far beyond its lauding of NASCAR road trips, this is a cleverly crafted tribute to the very notion of nostalgia.