#28 – Ray LaMontagne – “You Are the Best Thing” – (2008)

Gravely-voiced Ray LaMontagne sounds like something from a different era. That era could be, perhaps, 1971. Vocals like this don’t generally exist anymore. And the folksy soul feel of this song make it outstanding. It even has Motown-sounding backup singers. Prediction for 10 years down the road: Mr. LaMontagne will appear on our Top 100 Songs of the 2010s.