As you know from the post last week “The Top 5 Steven Curtis Chapman Albums” SCC is celebrating his 25th year in the Christian Music Industry. Joining us in our celebration is a good friend of mine Paula Ebert (who has a blog called “Grow where you’re planted.”) who has written on her blog today about a SCC song that means a lot to her… so go check it out @ growwhereyoureplanted.com
So again today I say congratulations to SCC and join him in celebrating his 25th year by making this list of what I think are his top 10 songs of all time.
And here they are….
Number 10 – For who He really is. – off of the “Real Life Conversations” album. This is song haunted me for a long time until I submitted to its message.
Number 9 – Something Crazy – off of the “This Moment” album. This one is a fun song to sing and my kids love it. The message is simple – if you live like Christ people will think you are crazy.
Number 8 -See the Glory – off the “Declaration” album – I love the way he encourages us to focus on God and His glory and not get side tracked on the small stuff that is meaningless. (BTW – He incorporates “game boy” sounds in the chorus of this one… go Mario!)
Number 7 – A Long Way Home – off of the Re:Creation album – it is a song that just puts you in a good mood every time you hear it and reminds us that God gives us strength for our journey.
Number 6 – Lord of the Dance – off of The Signs of Life album – I love the way this whole song sounds and the guitar “licks” are just amazing. It is a reminder that Jesus is Lord and in charge, even when we feel like our life is spinning out of control.
Number 5 – Where We Belong – off of The Great Adventure album – I’m not sure why… but I love this song and find myself singing it quite often.
Number 4 – The Change – off of the Speechless album. Here’s the chorus “What about the change, what about the difference, what about Grace, what about forgiveness, what about a life thats showing, I’m undergoing the change?” – enough said.
Number 3. SEE – from the Beauty Will Rise album – I want someone to sing this at my funeral. It is truly an awesome song.
Number 2. The Walk – from the Signs of Life album – (As I have said before) My favorite version of this is found on the “Abby Road Sessions” EP. (Also – I wish I my Grandpa had been named Rudd, so I could sing this one in church.)
More to this Life – from the More to this Life album – My favorite version of this song can’t be bought. It was sung by David Crowder a few years ago at the Dove Awards as part of a tribute to SCC and he did an amazing job with it.
So there are mine… what are yours?
Also be sure to check out what Paula wrote @ growwhereyoureplanted.com