Top 10 Brett Eldredge Songs

Brett Eldredge Songs

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Our Top 10 Brett Eldredge Songs List presents the best Brett Eldredge songs like “Don’t Ya” “Beat of the Music” “Drunk on Your Love” and more. Born on March 23, 1986, Brett Eldredge in Paris, Illinois, he and his older brother, Brice, are cousins to Terry Eldredge, who was a former member of the group, Grascals. In 2010, Brett Eldredge signed with Atlantic Records and released his debut single, “Raymond.” It was followed by “It Ain’t Gotta Be Love.” Both of them made a solid appearance on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart by peaking as high as number twenty-three and number forty-six, respectively.

Before the year was over, he was invited to perform on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. After this, he released his third single, “Don’t Ya,” during the 2012 fall season. It became his first number one hit. On August 6, 2013, his debut album, Bring You Back, was released. It was followed by two more number one hit singles, “Beat of the Music” and “Mean to Me.” Bring You Back became the first of two certified gold albums by the Recording Industry Association of America. The second was Illinois, which served as the follow-up album in 2015.

The successful start of Brett Eldredge’s recording career didn’t stop at earning three number-one hits in a row from his debut album. It also resulted in a series of nominations and wins for his talent and material. The first of his nominations began with “Raymond” for Music Video by a New Artist with the American Country Awards.

Even though he didn’t get the win, it was clear the man wasn’t about to fall into obscurity anytime soon. In 2013, he earned two more nominations with the American Country Awards, this time for “Don’t Ya” in the categories of Music Video by a New Artist award and Single by a New Artist. In 2014, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers elected “Don’t Ya” as one of the Top 5 Songs in its Country Music Awards category.

The BMI Film & TW Awards also chose “Don’t Ya” as one of its Top 50 Songs in the same year. The Country Music Association Awards chose Eldredge as New Artist of the Year, also in 2014. In 2015, Eldrige continued to earn nominations and wins as “Beat the Music” and “Mean to Me” both earned recognition as Top 50 Songs by the BMI Country Music Awards. Although no wins were earned in 2016 and 2017 where he earned additional nominations, the track record of Brett Eldredge as a successful recording artist speaks for itself.

Still Strong

Now at seven studio albums under his belt, Brett Eldredge remains a fan favorite in the country music genre. From those albums was a Christmas recording, Mr. Christmas. It was released in 2021 that mostly featured covered material of traditional Christmas favorites. There were two original songs on it, namely “Mr. Christmas” and “Feels Like Christmas.”

Both Eldredge and the album received positive reviews as an easy Christmas favorite that put him in the ranks of Michael Buble and Frank Sinatra as an elite performer of holiday favorite tunes. The standout track from that album was “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” In addition to the seven albums, Eldredge has fourteen music videos and sixteen singles. From this collection, six of them became number one hits.

In addition to his success as a solo artist, Brett Eldredge was also among the thirty stars to perform “Forever Country,” a single that paid homage to the fiftieth anniversary of the annual Country Music Association Awards. The song merged John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Road” with Willie Nelson’s ‘On the Road Again,” and Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You.” It was a one-time event that took three days to record in 2016 before it was released as a single. According to vocal delivery and music video appearance, Brett Eldredge’s performance came after Alabama and before Reba McEntire.

Now in 2022, Brett Eldredge’s seventh studio album, Songs About You, served as a daring step in a new direction for the recording artist. He, along with longtime songwriter cohort, Heather Morgan, cowrote all of its twelve tracks. Among the music critics, it received favorable reviews, and it appealed to enough fans to peak at number sixteen on the US Billboard Country Albums chart. As a recording artist and performer, Eldredge is still going strong with no sign of fading into the sunset anytime soon.

Top 10 Brett Eldredge Songs

#10 – Holy Water

From the 2022 album, Songs About You, “Holy Water” was Brett Eldredge’s bit step away from mainstream country music in favor of a charming story song. It was released on Christmas Eve by design, even though it wasn’t a song related to the holiday. It does, however, set the tone for hope and redemption. When it’s just Eldredge and the piano at first, “Holy Water” starts off as a powerful statement of how bold the recording artist has become since his debut in 2010.

As a survivor of COVID-19, Brett Eldredge shined as a vocalist sharing a piece of himself in such a vulnerable manner that made “Holy Water” such an uplifting number. When the ballad gives way to the explosion of the choir, guitar notes, and drums, there is a sense of victory that simply can’t be denied. The album itself came as a step in a new direction for Brett Eldredge as an artist venturing into territory that simply adds even more charm to the man’s character.

 

#9 – Raymond

On the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, “Raymond” peaked as high as number twenty-three. Released in 2010, it was Brett Eldredge’s debut single. This was a song that made reference to Alzheimer’s Disease as a patient at a nursing home was the parent of the title character. In this heartwarming tale, “Raymond” was killed in military action while overseas in Vietnam in 1971.

What inspired Brett Eldredge to write this song came from his own grandmother who had this medical condition herself. In addition to the sensitive content that tugged away at the heartstrings of fans who could relate, the class level of this song displayed a strong, yet sensitive side to Eldredge that instantly made him so appealing.

 

#8 – Somethin’ I’m Good At

“Somethin’ I’m Good At” was a ballad that took Brett Eldredge about an hour to write as a spontaneous moment to just have some fun. While recording this song, the ad-libs and laughter were kept in, which added even more charm to a song that focused on nothing else but enjoying the moment for what it was. “Somethin’ I’m Good At” was the first of three singles released from his fourth album, which was named after the recording artist.

In 2017, it peaked as high as number twenty-one on the US Billboard Country Airplay chart, at number twenty-two on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, and at number twenty-five on the Canadian Country Tracks chart. it also became certified gold with Music Canada and the RIAA. If you’re looking for a song that’ll get you jumping out of the chair and hit the dance floor, “Somethin’ I’m Good At” should do the trick.

 

#7 – The Long Way

In 2017, Brett Eldredge’s self-titled album released the promotional single, “The Long Way,” which became a number three hit on the US Billboard Country Airplay chart. On the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and the Canadian Country Tracks chart, it was a number seven hit. With hints of pop rock in the musical score, the tale revolved around getting to know more about a love interest by simply visiting their hometown. It came at a time when a single Brett Eldredge was looking for a lady love to call his own.

It was co-written by Matt Rogers, a friend of Eldredge’s that was due to be married. This charming song of loving hope was more than a big hit on the music charts. As a music video, its popularity gained over twenty million views. In sales, “The Long Way” appealed to enough fans to become certified platinum with the RIAA, as well as certified gold with Music Canada.

 

#6 – Mean to Me

“Mean to Me” became a number one hit in 2015 on the US Billboard Country Airplay chart and number four on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It was the third number one single released from Brett Eldredge’s debut album, Bring You Back. As a lovestruck ballad, Brett Eldredge was inspired to do this song as a means to present something different than his previous material. It also showed there was more to him than party hits and dance numbers.

This strategy not only worked on American country fans but its pop fans too. “Mean to Me” peaked as high as number fifty-three on the US Billboard Hot 100. According to the Canadian Country Tracks chart, this hit peaked as high as number three, and on its Canadian Hot 100, at number sixty-five. As a love song, Eldredge appealed to his love interest with his desire to mean as much to her as she meant to him.

 

# 5 – Wanna Be That Song

The fifth number one hit for Brett Eldredge “Wanna Be That Song,” which was the third single released from his album, Illinois. On the US Billboard Country Airplay chart, “Wanna Be That Song” reached the top in 2017, as well as on the Canadian Country Tracks chart. For Eldredge, the inspiration behind the song came while he was performing at Kansas Speedway. Designed as a song of inspiration, it was about becoming the kind of material that’s worth writing about as a tune.

On the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, “Wanna Be That Song” became a number three hit. On the pop charts, it peaked as high as number forty-six on the US Billboard Hot 100 and at number sixty-four on the Canadian Hot 100.

 

#4 – Lose My Mind

For the fourth time in Brett Eldredge’s career, one of his singles peaked on the US Billboard Country Airplay chart. This time, it was “Lose My Mind,” which was released in 2015 from his second studio album, Illinois. On the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, it peaked as high as number two and it was a number forty-eight hit on the US Billboard Hot 100. In Canada, the Canadian Country Tracks chart “Lose My Mind” became a number two hit.

The Canadian Hot 100 peaked this song as high as number fifty-seven. Like the fans, the music critics seemed to approve of this single as it became certified platinum with the RIAA and certified gold with Music Canada. As a song, the rollercoaster ride of a relationship featured Eldredge finding his love interest had a knack to cause him to lose his mind but in a good way.

 

#3 – Drunk on Your Love

“Drunk on Your Love” became a number two hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and the US Billboard Country Airplay chart after it was released as a single in 2015. From the album, Illinois, the song became his second of three singles to become a big hit. It also served as his second top forty single on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaking as high as number thirty-five.

“Drunk on Your Love” became Brett Eldredge’s first number one hit on the Canadian Country Tracks chart where it was also certified platinum in that nation. On its Canadian Hot 100, it peaked as high as number sixty-four. Platinum was also achieved by the RIAA. For Eldredge, the inspiration behind “Drunk on Your Love” came from the 1996 comedy, Multiplicity. The song was recorded as a demo before it debuted in July 2015 for the wedding of Tyler Hubbard, a member of the popular country group Florida Georgia Line. As a romantic number, instead of being intoxicated with alcohol, the sensation came from being in love.

 

#2 – Beat of the Music

On the US Billboard Country Airplay chart, “Beat of the Music” became a number one hit in 2013, the same year Brett Eldredge’s debut album, Bring You Back, was released. This became his second number one hit single in his career, following “Don’t Ya” and preceding “Mean to Me.” With the American Country Countdown Awards, “Beat of the Music” won Song of the Year. In 2015, it won this same award with BMI Country Awards.

These accolades wound up making some of the music critics look bad as their reviews about this song were mixed. It also became a certified platinum seller with the RIAA after hitting the one million mark in sales and digital downloads. In Canada, “Beat of the Music” became a number two hit on its Canadian Country Tracks chart. It was a number fifty-eight hit on the Canadian Hot 100. On the US Billboard Hot Country Charts, it became a number six hit. The US Billboard Hot 100 charted “Beat of the Music” as high as number forty-four. “Beat of the Music” was designed as a catchy dance number, one which the fans had no problem grooving to.

 

#1 – Don’t Ya

After its release as a single in 2012, “Don’t Ya” became the first of three number one hits released from Brett Eldredge’s debut album, Bring You Back. In addition to topping the US Billboard Country Airplay chart, it also became a number five hit on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. In Canada, it peaked as high as number three on its Canadian Country Tracks chart.

On the pop charts, “Don’t Ya” climbed as high as number thirty on the US Billboard Hot 100 and at number fifty-one on the Canadian Hot 100. Aside from its impressive run on the charts, “Don’t Ya” also became certified platinum with the RIAA, as well as certified gold with Music Canada. “Don’t Ya” was also recognized by ASCAP Country Music Awards as one of its Top 5 Songs in 2014, and by BMI Country Awards as one of its Top 50 Songs. Turns out the content of making advances on an attractive lady not only won over the fans but the critics as well.

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