Remember contemporary Christian music? The early 90s were not a good time for any Christian band. There was so much turmoil and many bands and musicians tried to either copy boy bands or go the easy listening route. We did manage to pull through. However, during that time, there were some pretty good songs.
Here are 10 Christian songs we will not forget.
dc Talk was one of the most popular Christian bands. They broke the mold by mixing rock, pop music, rap, R&B, and a bunch of different styles. Their opus was Jesus Freak, a song about being bold with your faith.
Christian music superstar Amy Grant wrote this song for her first child. It is a sweet, enduring song that definitely defined this time period. A few years later, she did a new version with Tori Kelly.
Jars of Clay performed this song so often that it even became a hit in the secular market by the number of times it played on air. They even did a “MTV” music video for it.
Carmen defined not one, but two generations of Christian music and he is still going strong. This song is one of his greatest hits.
Kirk Franklin and the Gospel choir God’s Property produced this jam with Salt-N-Pepa rapper Cheryl James. It would prove popular, even making its way onto MTV.
The Great Adventure
“Saddle up your horses!” The opening line to this song by Steven Curtis Chapman is one that most fans of contemporary Christian music know pretty well.
Not Ashamed may have put the newsboys on the map, but Shine pushed them into stardom. It would define them as a contemporary Christian band of Aussies.
Some Kind Of Zombie
This was really a brave song for Audio Adrenaline. Before Zombies were a pop culture regular, they were kind of taboo for Christians. It’s a weird song with a really weird music video, but one we won’t forget.
From their album Beyond Belief, this Petra hit was even featured on their Farewell album. This song is a declaration of their faith, taking inspiration from the Apostle’s Creed.
Done when she was only sixteen, this Latin woman could sing and this song on her debut album was incredibly impressive.
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