Top 5 Dustin Lynch Songs
Dustin Lynch came out of the box swinging: Of the eight singles that the singer-songwriter has released in his relatively short career, four have hit the top spot on the charts. Three of those No. 1 singles came off of Lynch’s sophomore album, Where It’s At … consecutively.
While Lynch’s fans all wait (patiently?) for more news about the artist’s upcoming third studio album, The Boot is passing the time by ranking Lynch’s very best songs — so far. Read on to see if your personal ranking matches!
In “Mind Reader,” listeners find Lynch praising a girl he sees in a bar: Everything about her, from her perfume to her hair to her “tore-up jeans,” seems to be tailor-made for his enjoyment.
“It’s like you knew that smile was gonna melt me down,” Lynch sings. “It’s like you knew those lips are what I’m needing right now.”
While one might push back and say that maybe this woman wore her hair and jeans like that because she wanted to, and not because she was trying to impress some stranger, she and Lynch end up kissing in a car, so maybe there’s more to this story.
“Mind Reader” earned Lynch his third consecutive No. 1 single.
“Hell of a Night”
This “live fast, die young” anthem was the second single from Lynch’s second studio album, Where It’s At. It also earned him his second No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.
“Ooh, baby, you and me, just a-runnin’ down crazy / Flying high, living careless, on the edge of wild and reckless,” Lynch sings, the song’s minor key contrasting with its “let’s get crazy!” lyrics. “Hold on tight, I’m about to show you a hell of a night.”
If they ever made a country-themed installment of the The Fast and the Furious franchise, “Hell of a Night” would be a great choice for the soundtrack.
“Seein’ Red” is the most recent song on this list: It’s the lead single from Lynch’s upcoming (and currently unnamed) third studio album. The tune is about a girl who’s all the protagonist can think about — “I’m talkin’ red hot, red kiss falling off yours lips / I’m talking red hot, red dress hanging on your hips / I’m talking backseat, heartbeat pounding in my chest / I’m seein’ red …” — which is ironic because the song will easily get stuck in listeners’ heads and be all they can think about.
“Cowboys and Angels”
Lynch leans into his classic country baritone in this song, which is appropriate given its classic elements: lovers on the run, opposites attracting and literal cowboys. The song glides along somberly — “My touch is her temptation / Her kiss is my salvation / She’s sweet, I’m wild, we’re dangerous” — making listeners wonder if this love story between the guy with boots and the girl with wings is meant to last.
“Where It’s At (Yep, Yep)”
“Where It’s At (Yep, Yep)” is the first single from Lynch’s second album of the same name — and maybe the first song ever to contain the phrase “yep, yep” in its complete title. Interestingly, it’s that catchy, almost-an-afterthought “yep, yep” that helps make this song so singable, which certainly helped Lynch notch his first No. 1 single on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.