Not only was the song incredibly catchy, but the music video was interesting to say the least. Resembling somewhat of a movie trailer, the music video starred both Rhett and Morris involved in a bank heist. This sexy side was also on display in the music video, which was directed by TK McKamy and debuted in December of In , country music fans were officially infatuated with not only Rhett, but his amazing wife Lauren and their dear children Ada James and Willa Gray. And yes, it became the best selling country digital song on the week of its release in February of There has always been something about the way Rhett is able to sing about days gone by and make us feel like he is talking straight to us — the fans.
"It Goes Like This"
She was used just for her look, and also appeared on the album cover. The idea was to sound like a British kid on speed. The phrase "Mamma Mia" was big in It was the name of a popular Abba song, and also showed up in the lyrics to "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen. David Byrne says "Road To Nowhere" is about "how there's no order and no plan and no scheme to life and death and it doesn't mean anything, but it's all right. Bruce Springsteen originally wrote "Fire" for Elvis Presley in , and even sent him a demo. Sadly the King died before he ever heard it, and it was left to the Pointer Sisters to record the song.
"Make Me Wanna"
The lead-off track on Tangled Up , "Anthem" is a party song that goes a bit meta, describing the type of song it is within the lyrics themselves. It has all the elements of a catchy country tune, but adds the clever element of self-awareness, applying the song's formula to a corresponding stage of a night out at the bar, hanging out with friends and trying to impress a girl. Even this country track is infused with a dashes of pop and hip-hop, with synthesizers peeking through, a pulsing bass and hints of a drum machine. The laid-back, catchy song is an easy listen as it glides along from moody verses to an anthemic chorus, declaring interest for a girl so memorable, he actually wants to write a song about her immediately. Rhett pulls it off, though, his genuine love for the genre shining through on the delivery. This ode to his better half is the fifth single from Tangled Up , featured on the deluxe version of the album. The adorable track hit No. Country Airplay chart. Country Airplay Chart, marking his third chart-topper from the album.
Over the past five years, Thomas Rhett has watched his career steadily develop, and he is now one of the most popular stars in the format. Billboard carefully studied the singles from Rhett, and came up with our list of the best Thomas Rhett songs. What fans heard on the track was Rhett raising his vocal game due to being on record with one of the top female vocalists in pop music. This Thomas Rhett song wasn't necessarily a single, but one listen was enough to know this collaboration was very special. The singer introduced himself to country fans in the winter months of with a song that mastered the art of the double-entendre. This romantic ballad was all over the radio airwaves in the fall of , making female listeners swoon to each and every heartfelt lyric. If nothing else, this collaboration with his father and Ben Hayslip definitely qualifies as the second best song he's ever written about Lauren. The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.