One of my favorite Country superstars is none other than Eric Church. So obviously, I had to share my five favorite Eric Church songs (so far) from his studio albums Sinners Like Me, Carolina, Chief, and The Outsiders.
From his unforgettable Chief album, “Creepin'” could be credited for getting me hooked. Yes, I came to Church later in life. There’s just something about this song. Co-written with Marv Green, “Creepin'” has become a fan-favorite for the catch hooks, cool riffs, and fun vibes.
Favorite Lyrics: “Shot outta hell like a bullet from a gun / A flip of a switch / A thief on the run / Since the day you left me baby / I can feel the lonely / I can hear the crazy / Just creepin’ / Creepin’ / Just creepin’ /Creepin'”
4“Like Jesus Does”
One of my favorite ballads from Eric Church, “Like Jesus Does” is easily relatable and is sentimental. Written by Casey Bearthard and Monty Criswell, “Like Jesus Does” was Church’s first single from Chief.
Favorite Lyrics: “Always thought she’d give up on me one day / Wash her hands of me, leave me staring down some runway / Yeah, I thank God each night, and twice on Sunday / That she loves me like Jesus does”
Another song from Chief, “Springsteen” is probably Church’s most famous song to date. The single became Eric Church’s first song to hit the Billboard Top 20. Written by Church, Jeff Hyde, and Ryan Tyndell, the single went double Platinum in 2013 and continues to receive County airplay today.
Favorite Lyrics: “Back when I was gasoline / And this old tattoo had brand new ink / And we didn’t care what your mom would think / About your name on my arm”
2“Drink In My Hand”
The third song off the Chief record to make my list is “Drink In My Hand”. The fun, feel-good nature of the song really shines on the live-recorded version on Caught in the Act. Written by Church, Michael P. Heeney, and Luke Laird, “Drink In My Hand” was the second single from Chief and went #1 on the Billboard Country charts.
Favorite Lyrics: “Yeah if you want to impress me, baby here’s my plan / All you got to do is put a drink in my hand”
1“Sinners Like Me”
The first time I heard “Sinners Like Me” it took me back to when my grandfather was alive. He wasn’t a religious man until just before his death. This song reminds me of the bond that grew between us in his final years. Written by Church and Jeremy Spillman, “Sinners Like Me” was the fourth and final single from Eric’s debut with the same name.
Favorite Lyrics: “On the day I die / I know where I’m gonna go / Me and Jesus got that part worked out / I’ll wait at the gates til his face I see / And stand in a long line of sinners like me”
My honorable mentions are “Talladega”, “Carolina”, “Before She Does”, “Spoke A Little Smoke”, and “I’m Getting Stoned”. Tell us what your favorite Eric Church song is by voting below!Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.
So there you have it, my 2015 version of Eric Church’s top five songs. The thing I truly enjoy about Church’s music is that his fans have their personal favorite for many different reasons For me its the nostalgia.