Monday, 3 October 2011
WHY SHOULD THE DEVIL HAVE
ALL THE GOOD MUSIC?
What I want to do is compile a definitive list of the greatest songs of all time that have some kind of religious content. And I need your suggestions. They can be from any genre and any religion. They most certainly don't have to be restricted to just the Christian music business but suggestions of Christian music that is actually not painful to listen to would be interesting.
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 are four (off the top of my head) suggestions from me.
"In The Garden" - Van Morrison
"In The Falling Dark" - Bruce Cockburn
"Redemption Song" - Bob Marley And The Wailers
"Good News" - The Waterboys
Now it's your turn. I will try and post audios of as many of your suggestions as possible. The more interesting they are, the more likely they will feature on the jukebox.
Off you go then!
Posted by MadPriest at 16:28