I was listening to my playlist of my Christian music on Spotify during my Bible Study and it gave me the idea to post some of my favorite songs from my playlist and kind of give a reason why for each one. Some of these are newer, some are from my high school years.
I have been a fan of Kutless since college when a friend introduced me to their music. I didnt listen to Christian much then because I didnt like how “soft” most of it was. She introduced me to some Christian rock and Kutless became one of my favorites. I was even able to sell merchandise for them a couple of times, which was awesome. This song is probably one of my favorites of theirs because of the message about God caring about each of us and we aren’t just another face to him.
Do I really need to explain this one? I loved DC Talk growing up and this was really the first Christian rock song that I loved. It also seemed to be the anthem for all youth groups and camps at the time.
I love Seventh Day Slumber’s worship album because it has a more rock feel to it, but I also love this version and the band because of the lead singer’s testimony. If you don’t know about it, you need to look it up. Very moving.
This was the “Romantic” song for back in the day, but people don’t or didn’t know that it is really a worship song. I love that it can be heard as either, because isn’t that what worship is? A love song to God. I get chills every time I think of it as more of a worship song than a crossover pop rock song. Really listen to it next time as a worship song. I usually cry.
I included this one because 1. It is newer and 2. It gets stuck in my head often. I like the lyrics and really like hearing it when I am doing my Bible Study or getting ready for church on Sunday.
I love this song and it always makes me so happy when this version comes on because it makes me proud that my alma mater has had so much success with their version. It is absolutely beautiful.
This group is the only positive thing my ex gave me a love for. I was able to see them in concert and bawled the whole time. They are so intimate in their worship and this song gets me every time. I was a blubbery mess at the end of this one. If you haven’t heard Shane and Shane and you like more acoustic music, you HAVE to listen to them.
This is a medley of old hymns by Anthem Lights. Although I like more contemporary Christian music, I can never forget my Pentecostal roots. It is how I was raised and what has kept me all these years, so this medley reminds me of where I came from. I am proud of my grandma’s Appalachian roots and Pentecostal background. I am a country girl at heart.
This is probably my favorite version of “Oceans.” If you haven’t heard Caleb and Kelsey, they are another duo you need to check out!