There are some amazing new worship songs that have made a penetrating impact this current decade. Perhaps there are some trends to consider. Of course a list like this cannot contain many incredibly inspiring songs—and there are many!
Picking great songs for your congregation and worship band is one of the most important tasks of a worship leader. Great worship songs make you want to sing them again and again. Great songs cause your spirit to rise in worship to the Lord.
Top Worship Songs of 2016
Christian Songs is a record chart compiled and published by Billboard that measures the top-performing contemporary Christian music songs in the United States. The data was compiled by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems based on the weekly audience impressions of each song played on contemporary Christian radio stations until the end of November In , ten songs by ten artists achieved a No. TobyMac recorded two No. In , seventeen songs by thirteen artists achieved a No. MercyMe and Casting Crowns also tied for the longest-running No. In , there were nine No.
As the year closes, we thought it would be cool to compile a list of the best gospel songs of Some of these tunes are by household names such as Kirk Franklin and Chance the Rapper, while others hail from lesser known acts or rising stars. But, the connecting theme is that they are all great songs. After more than a decade of solid and respectable radio hits, the high-energy Bridgeport, Connecticut ensemble has finally found a smashing track that can potentially jettison them into the upper echelon of the gospel big leagues, garnering top status with this rousing Sunday morning sing-a-long. She rewards the gift with a bravura performance, fronting an electrifying choir on a transcendent urban inspirational anthem. One of the finest singers of any genre, Wilson has an incomparable voice—warm as velvet, yet rough as sandpaper—that absolutely inhabits this song of surrender, with deep passion that is only enhanced by the distinct drumline and the celestial backing vocals. The veteran singer charts new waters in the praise and worship realm, with this uplifting cry for a spiritual outpouring amid a fusion of electric guitars; raspy wails; and a thunderous, heavenly choir.