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In case you haven’t heard, I’ve got some exciting news! George Ezra‘s third studio album, Gold Rush Kid, is set to be released on June 10th, 2022! To celebrate, I thought I’d share what I believe to be the best George Ezra songs of all time. Here goes nothin’.
1. “Spectacular Rival”
Talk about a spooky yet surprisingly sultry song. George really leaves you guessing in this masterpiece.
2. “Me & You”
This song is one of those cute, warm-n-fuzzy tracks that put you in a good mood. If you want to believe in the sweetness of love, this song’s for you.
3. “Only a Human”
This is a powerful ballad that reminds us it’s okay to mess up. Watch out for repetitive adult language 🙂
“Barcelona” is, without a doubt, one of my favorite songs of all time. It’s beautiful, calming, and romantic in the most artistic of ways.
5. “Blame it on Me”
“Blame it on Me” is one of those fun George Ezra songs that’s perfect to sing along to while you dance around. The video is a lot of fun, too.
6. “Listen to the Man”
Here’s another sweet, romantic track. It also reminds listeners that it’s okay to take a step back and enjoy life rather than plan for every minute of the future.
7. “Song 6”
This is another track that I consider to be one of the best songs ever written. It’s hauntingly folksy in the best way.
8. “The Beautiful Dream”
“The Beautiful Dream” is a gorgeous track in the vein of “Barcelona.” However, it’s much grander and the type of song you’ll want to listen to over and over again.
9. “Anyone For You”
George Ezra’s newest song is a delight to the ears and the senses. Like “Me & You,” it puts a huge smile on your face as soon as those rousing opening notes hit.
10. “Da Vinci Riot Police”
I only discovered this song within the last six months, because it doesn’t get a lot of fanfare. It’s haunting in the vein of “Spectacular Rival.” Pure musical gold!
11. “Over the Creek”
This is one of those “hoping-for-love” types of songs. It’s magnificence lies in its obscurity. You can make it about whatever resonates with you.
12. “Stand By Your Gun”
Here’s another somewhat unclear song that’s tons of fun to enjoy. What’s it about? You’ll have to listen 25 times to try to find out—and you’ll enjoy every minute.
13. “Get Lonely With Me”
Ezra is at his best when he’s dark, and this track is no exception. It’s unique from some of his other darker songs in that it’s as catchy as it is moody.
14. “Did You Hear The Rain”
This is likely one of the darkest George Ezra songs of all time, which makes it a lot of fun. It’s perfect for those days when a breakup is REALLY getting you down. Wallow in that dark headspace for a few minutes, then just let it go.
15. “Pretty Shining People”
Lift your spirits as you dance and sing to one of the most peace-inducing tracks of all time. “We’re alright together!”
16. “Drawing Board”
“Drawing Board” is “Did You Hear the Rain” with a wink. I think of it as a dance-worthy mix of MIKA‘s “Lady Jane” and “Billy Brown,” if George Ezra had written either song and made them even more biting.
This is a very sweet track that doesn’t lose any of its artistry or feel-good vibes to romance. Have a blast dancing around with this one!
18. “Saviour” feat. First Aid Kit
George Ezra did well in having a feature on this track. It’s SO POWERFUL. Please listen!
All of Erza’s top hits aren’t my favorites, but “Budapest,” which introduced me to his music, definitely is. It’s cute and fun while remaining lyrically interesting.
20. “Get Away”
Music is often at its best when it contains themes that are universally relatable. You can feel the dreamy imaginations of the protagonist here. Because who hasn’t wanted to get away at some point in their life?