Chief Songs Ranked

Chief is the third studio album by American country music artist Eric Church. It was released on July 26, 2011, via EMI Nashville. The album produced five singles, including Church’s first two number one hits on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart—”Drink in My Hand” and “Springsteen”, as well as the Top 10 hits “Creepin'” and “Like Jesus Does” and the Top 20 “Homeboy”. On June 20, 2012, the album was certified triple Platinum by the RIAA, for having shipped over 3,000,000 records. As of April 2017, the album has sold 1,957,700 copies in the United States. The album received a nomination for Best Country Album at the 54th Grammy Awards and won Album of the Year at the CMA Awards and ACM Awards. In 2020, the album was ranked at 419 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list. Here are all of Chief songs ranked.

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10. Like Jesus Does

” His song “Like Jesus Does” is heartwarming to the soul. “Jack Daniels” is a song that you can laugh at because it is just so funny.” “Like Jesus Does” is a glowing love song that puts the paramour’s love on such celestial bliss over a bluesy heavy bass melody to prevent the song from sinking into teeth rotting sentimentality.”

9. I’m Gettin’ Stoned

“Another relatable song (even if you aren’t a stoner). It totally sucks when an ex gets married and it just makes you a little crazy for a few days (if not longer). Eric totally gets his “hurt” on and across in this song.”

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8. Over When It’s Over

“Eric Chruch has delivered us a masterpiece! This album is great. It is artists like Eric Chruch who prove that music still exsists in the world! His songs provide a lot of soul as well as the dark side of country music.”

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7. Jack Daniels

“Within the space of this record, for instance, Church is not ashamed to sing about Jesus (“Like Jesus Does”) and with the next breath make the trappings of alcohol (“Jack Daniels”) his cynosure. Church’s gruff weathered worn vocals together with Jay Joyce’s (Patty Griffin and Cage the Elephant) also add to the veneer of believability here.”

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6. Keep On

“The first time I listened to this album I was blown away.I couldn’t believe how great it was! I immediately became a huge Eric Church fan! I felt like I had disvovered something amazing and I had because Eric is pretty amazing!”

5. Country Music Jesus

“What is interesting is that “Country Music Jesus” is by no means country. It sounds more AC/DC rock blistering with the heavy pounding of the drums than country. Much better is “Springsteen”–a nostalgic soft rock piece testimonial as to how the music of the Boss had made a difference.”

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4. Homeboy

“Homeboy,” the lead single and also Church’s fastest chart rising song, is a stab at the hip hop community. For Church, many of our social ills are the cause of rappers with gold teeth and low hanging jeans.”

3. Creepin’

“Album opener “Creeping” starts off as if we were listening to a rustic old vinyl record before giving in to a bombastic anthemic rocker. “Creeping” in many ways sets the tone for what is to come.”

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2. Drink in My Hand

“The rock beat continues with the Hank Jr.-esque “Drink in My Hand” where Church confesses that a beer in his hand is all it needs to impress him”

1. Springsteen

“Much better is “Springsteen”–a nostalgic soft rock piece testimonial as to how the music of the Boss had made a difference. Thumbs are up to Church, Jeff Hyde and Ryan Tyndell for creatively stringing together titles from Springsteen’s catalogue in forming the song’s narrative line.”