The Twenty Best Singles of 2016 ? Country Universe
Over the past decade, Underwood’ has stretched her chameleon-like voice in myriad ways, sometimes to the detriment of her artistic identity. Here, though, her choices are flawless; as “Dirty Laundry” drums along, she drains the scorned narrator of all emotion with a precise, bone-dry vocal and sly inflections. When she mocks her cheating lover’s excuses in the chorus –“I’m late again / Oh I’m so sorry”—her affected performance pays off in a most satisfying way. – TS
Carrie Underwood continues to release great story songs in the southern gothic tradition, a subgenre of country music that would be almost entirely absent from country radio without her contributions to it. – Kevin John Coyne
some of thier other choices (see #2 & #1) render the list questionable though imo ( as well as their taste),lol
Oh I so agree with D that once you see the first couple of songs one questions the list. I literally said of my goodness when I saw the #1 song. Thanks for sharing the list though.
I do agree that Vice was the best 2016 country song, but Daddy Lessons is #2?!?
I like Vice a lot, but I wouldn't say it was the best song of the year. What is fantastic is the number of women in the top 20. I didn't know Kree had an album. I'll have to check out that song. I always liked her on AI. Nice to see another Idol alumnus doing well.
I agreed with the list for the most part. However, I think Carrie's singles should have been switched because I think CB is a better song than DL. I don't know why they put Better man ahead of CB either.
Daddy's lessons should have not been on there at all, and I really like Vice but I don't think it should have been number 1. One of Eric's singles should have been number 1.
Love Vice so I don't mind it being number one. I think its really good song. Carrie should be number two. Daddy Lessons should not be on the list at all.