Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Mark's Top Ten Worship Songs

Modern worship songs, true to pop culture, are not timeless. Therefore, this list changes often, but these are the songs that are connecting most with my soul right now. As you'll notice, they're all from Hillsong United. These Australian brothers and sisters in Christ are amazing. They write irresistible melody hooks, with tasty guitar riffs, and non-conventional and soulish lyrics. They are a breath of fresh air from the often trite, acoustic driven, adult contemporary worship music coming from America. Moreover, our best writers (David Crowder as an example) are writing songs that are more concert driven (the experience of the concert is worshipful, but it's very difficult to reproduce in a corporate worship setting). What do you think?

(In no particular order)
Lead me to the cross (Hillsong United- All of the Above)
Hosanna (")
Solution (")
My future decided (")
Came to my rescue (Hillsong United- United We Stand)
The Stand (")
Fire Fall Down (")
Take it all (")
Till I See You (Hillsong United- Look to You)
Mighty to Save (Hillsong- Mighty to Save)

2 comments:

Jamie said...

Since I work for Integrity Music (who distributes Hillsong in the US), it is really fun to see that their songs have such a great impact on you! Hope you and your family are doing well!

~Jamie Morgan

jared said...

i'm one of those people who love Hillsong, but also love to hate Hillsong. Songs like "Lead me to the Cross," "Mighty to Save" and "Hosanna" have everything a good worship should have...very meaningful lyrics, catchy rhythms, etc. i find songs like "Take it all" and "Better than Life" incredibly annoying and distracting. however, their worst song is still way better than anything i could write. :-)