Dive into our “Gospel Classics” playlist
In case you did not know, Good Gospel Playlist has three Spotify playlists that are available for free streaming throughout the world.
Each playlist has a theme; Modern Gospel, Christian Spirit and Gospel Classics, and today we are going to dive into the latter one.
Gospel Classics consists of 46 gospel music classics that most people have listened to since childhood. The songs make up four and a half hours of joyful tunes that will never go out of style and that continue to inspire Christians across the globe.
Now, let us take a look at some of those classics.
The Edwin Hawkins Singers – Oh Happy Day
This is without a doubt one of the most well-known gospel songs of all time. Whether you are into gospel music or not, you will most likely have heard this hit by The Edwin Hawkins Singers.
The song was released in 1968 and is a gospel music arrangement of a Philip Doddridge hymn from the 18th century.
Even though the mainstream charts usually only feature pop and rock music, “Oh Happy Day” made its way to number 4 on the US Singles Chart and climbed to number two in Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland. The classic topped the charts in the Netherlands, Germany and France.
“Oh Happy Day” went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance in 1970.
The song is also featured in a number of movies, including “Big Momma’s House,” “License to Wed” and “Sister Act 2.”
William Murphy – Everlasting God
Though being a fairly new release, William Murphy’s 2016 tune “Everlasting God” has claimed its spot among the gospel music classics.
The song features Bishop James Morton and was released 11 years after William Murphy’s debut album “All Day” hit the stores. Since then, his albums have all made it to various gospel music charts in the United States.
“All Day”, for instance, reached number 22 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart, while “God Chaser” from 2013 peaked at number 3 on the same chart.
Apart from being a gospel singer, William Murphy is also the Bishop of Worship in the FGBCF International Ministry (Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship) under cofounder Bishop Paul S. Morton.
Tasha Cobbs Leonard – For Your Glory
Tasha Cobbs Leonard has quickly become one of the most popular gospel artists in the industry, landing on a third-place on Billboard’s Top Gospel Artists of 2019 chart.
She debuted in 2013 with the album “Grace,” which features “For Your Glory.” The album topped the Billboard Gospel Albums chart and had sold nearly 200,000 copies in the United States by 2016.
“For Your Glory” also made its independent impact and reached number one on the Hot Gospel Songs Chart.
A year after its release, Tasha Cobbs Leonard won a Grammy Award for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance. She was also awarded Gospel Artist of the Year in 2015 at the GMA Dove Awards.
You can listen to “Oh Happy Day,” “Everlasting God,” “For Your Glory” and many more gospel classics on our Spotify playlist.
‘Overflow’ By Psalm Eben
You Might Also Be Interested In...
The most successful film from Lionsgate since 2019: Jesus Revolution passes $40 million in revenue
Thanks to another solid showing, “Jesus Revolution” passed $40 million at the box office last week and is now the highest-grossing movie from Lionsgate since 2019. On Monday, March 13th, the film grossed $615,000, which is an impressive number for a weeknight. It represented a…
Jonathan Roumie: “Culture is reactivating to welcome God back”
Jonathan Roumie, who plays Jesus on the hit television series “The Chosen,” wears flower power patterns in the new film, “Jesus Revolution,” starring Kelsey Grammer. This film chronicles the Jesus Movement that swept Southern California in the early 1970s. The movie tells the story of…
Leave a Reply