There are some rules which will be applied strictly:
1) There must be words (instrumentals will not be accepted).
2) Songs written to be hymns or worship songs are excluded (but not songs that have been later adopted as such).
3) No settings of previously written texts will be accepted (e.g. a classical composer's setting of a latin mass).
Here is today's selection. The first track, "Signs," was suggested by Tracie. Actually she suggested "Signs" as performed by Tesla. Unfortunately I own an Apple Mac computer and it simply won't lower itself to download a Tesla track. To play it I would have to find an internet cafe, download it on one their PCs, burn it to CD and then import it from the CD onto my iTunes programme. Even then I expect my computer will take offence and probably refuse to play anything other than Wagner operas for the next two weeks. But, I do own the original version of the song by the Canadian group, Five Man Electrical Band. So, I've included that instead. I also own a Fatboy Slim record where he samples the song. Both Fatboy's mash up and the original are very good. I have no idea if the Tesla version is good or not as I have never heard a single Tesla track in my whole life.
"Signs" by Five Man Electrical Band. Suggested by Tracie and MadPriest
"Hey World (Don't Give Up)" by Michael Franti And Spearhead. Suggested by Lori.
"My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison. Suggested by That Other Jean.
"Jubilee" by Mary Chapin Carpenter. Suggested by John L.
"Hurt" by Johnny Cash. Suggested by Aggi.