TOP 10: Soundtrack for Life

top10Got tagged for another Facebook Meme. I think it was supposed to be more albums.  I decided to make it fit my Top 10 format and since it is my blog …

#10: Freedom by Michael W. Smith — In my opinion this may be Smitty’s best release. Freedom is an all instrumental project.

#9: It Isn’t Easy being Green preformed by Kermit the Frog. Ok, it was actually a single but this was one of the first albums that really influenced me. Before you get worried I was about 4 or 5.

#8: Age to Age by Amy Grant. While not her first album Age to Age was the one that set records and made her career. It was also probably her best album ever. My favorite cut is El Shaddai written by Michael card. The video is from a more recent performance.

#7: Beyond Belief by Petra. I was never really a Petra fan until this was released. Partially because “leaders” at church tried to force me to like Petra. Couldn’t  find the video of Beyond Belief did find this footage from around 1990 of He Came, He Saw, He Conquered.

dj.jpg#6: I Belong to Jesus Vols.  I & II by Dennis Jernigan. Yes, two albums but they go together. Possibly my favorite worship albums of all time. So far I have bought 3 copies (each) and given 2 away. This time I’m not parting with my copies.  Couldn’t find a good clip of this one.

#5: Jesus Freak by DC Talk.  Maybe my favorite DC Talk album. This album has a more mature feel that their previous projects.

#4: Handel’s Messiah by G. F. Handel.  The Messiah is one of the greatest works ever written.  Of course my favorite song is Hallelujah Chorus. The tradition of  standing during the performance of the Hallelujah Chorus has been attributed to King George II standing during a performance. This version is from Andrea Bocelli’s Sacred Arias.

#3: Joshua Tree by U2.  Wore at least 2 cassette versions of the project.  Found this promo reel for Joshua Tree.

#2: Third Day by Third Day. Their debut CD and the one that hooked me as a Third Day fan. They are probably my all time favorite band. Until the release of their most recent project Revelation this was my favorite. The video below is not the complete song but the best version I could find of Consuming Fire

#1: Liturgy, A Legacy, and A Ragamuffin Band by Rich Mullins. Mullins was an amazing song writter. With the release of the earlier project The World as Best I Remember vols I & II Mullins began producing deeper thought provoking music.   Creed is one of my favorite Mullins songs.