It’s been a while since I have last posted anything for Throwback Tuesdays, nor Top 10s for that matter, so I decided to roll them all into one for this week. As many are aware, Casting Crowns releases their new album next week, and if its anything like the songs “One Step Away”, the title track or “Oh My Soul”, then I reckon this new album will be one of my favourites for the year. Which brings me to my next point- Casting Crowns have been around for quite some time, since the early 2000s in fact. From then til now, there have been many radio hits and singles, and while each and every song by the band has ministered to many people, for me, some songs from the band have hit harder than others. Some have spoken directly to my psyche, as I am reminded about things of myself that I may not have looked at had I not listened to a certain song. So with the release of Casting Crowns’ new album, I have devised a list- 10 songs across the years that have impacted my life thus far. Criteria- one song per album that the band has released. It can be tricky, because if you were to ask me my top 10 songs of Casting Crowns that have influenced me the most, I’d say a fair few from The Altar and the Door, Come to the Well and Lifesong. Nevertheless, picking 10 songs from 10 or so years can seem difficult, yet below are 10 songs spanning a number of years, where each of these tracks have ministered to my life in some way. So without further ado, here are the 10 tracks.
What If the Whole World Prayed (What If The Whole World Prayed)
Note: This song above is not ‘what if the whole world prayed’ but rather ‘what if his people prayed’. this song was recorded for their 2003 label debut project and is a reworked version of the indie song in 2002.
Who Am I? (Casting Crowns)
Praise You In the Storm (Lifesong)
East to West (The Altar and the Door)
While You Were Sleeping (Peace on Earth)
If We’ve Ever Needed You (Until the Whole World Hears)
Already There (Come to the Well)
At Calvary (Glorious Day: Hymns of Faith)
Just Be Held (A Live Worship Experience)
There you have it, 10 songs by Casting Crowns over the years that have impacted me quite a fair bit. Now, off to listen to the three pre-release tracks from The Very Next Thing. What are some of your favourite Casting Crowns songs? How do you reckon The Very Next Thing will shape up to be? Stay tuned for the album review of it as well, releasing next week too.