100 Greatest Gospel Songs

Top 100 Gospel Songs

A Popular genre in Christian Music, the gospel music scene is one of the most popular music forms today. This space showcases a list of the best gospel songs from various genres.

While there are different types of gospel songs composed by musicians around the world, the unifying ingredient in gospel music is Christian sentiments associated. Gospel music is noted for the strong melodic quotient in vocals and music. The Christian lyrics in gospel music spread the message of love, peace and joy.

How Gospel Music Came Into Being

The origins of gospel music are rooted in the early 17th century when sacred songs and hymns were sung in small communities during prayer. The call and response form of music was popular in the early days. Foot stomping and clapping was used as a time signature in rhythmic accompaniment backing a cappella vocals. With the invention of the radio, music was able to reach listeners globally.

By the 1920s gospel music garnered a huge audience on radio.

Marketing of gospel records in the 1920s was associated with the ‘Carter Family’. Many gospel songs were performed at small venues for free spreading the good news of love, peace and joy through music. African American music groups formed quartets and took a cappella singing to a new level. The advent of the 1930s saw many gospel bands emerge. Some of the pioneering acts in gospel music are The Soul Stirrers, Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, Swan Silvertones, The Fairfield Four, Five Blind Boys of Alabama, and The Dixie Hummingbirds.

There are different genres associated with Gospel Music. Mentioned below are subgenres of Gospel Music

  • Gospel Blues
  • Southern Gospel
  • Progressive Southern Gospel
  • Christian Country Music/Country Gospel Music
  • Bluegrass Gospel Music

After World War 2 different forms of gospel music were being played at major venues and auditoriums. Christian music started becoming exceedingly popular with the masses. Since the 1940s Gospel music has evolved a great deal. The sound of gospel music has been changing with every passing decade. The R&B and Soul flavors in gospel music started becoming popular in the 50s and 60s and have become an integral part of mainstream.

Country gospel formats became exceedingly popular in the 80s and 90s and has progressed into mainstream music over the years. Over the years many ‘Awards’ associated with Gospel music have come to light. Since the 1930s gospel music has had a rich heritage of singers and musicians. Gospel songs are known for their strong vocal dynamics. Furthermore the lyrics in gospel music have enlightened minds bringing forth a sense of love through positivity and hope.

The space below showcases a list of the best gospel songs

100 Greatest Gospel Songs

  1. His Eye Is On the Sparrow- Mahalia Jackson
  2. Oh Happy Day- Edwin Hawkins Singers
  3. Break Every Chain- Tasha Cobbs
  4. I Give Myself Away- William McDowell
  5. Intentional- Travis Greene
  6. Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)- Chris Tomlin
  7. Wanna Be Happy?- Kirk Franklin
  8. Just a Closer Walk With Thee- Red Foley
  9. Made a Way- Travis Greene
  10. You Deserve it- JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise
  11. Take Me To The King- Tamela Mann
  12. Our God- Chris Tomlin
  13. Victory Belongs To Jesus- Todd Dulaney
  14. Nobody Greater- VaShawn Mitchell
  15. Every Praise- Hezekiah Walker
  16. I Luh God- Erica Campbell
  17. Redeemed- Big Daddy Weave
  18. The Best In Me- Marvin Sapp
  19. I Surrender All- CeCe Winans
  20. How I Got Over- Mahalia Jackson
  21. For Your Glory- Tasha Cobbs
  22. My Testimony- Marvin Sapp
  23. Everyday Jesus- Anthony Brown and group therAPy
  24. Blessed and Highly Favored- The Clark Sisters
  25. It’s Working- William Murphy
  26. Never Would Have Made It- Marvin Sapp
  27. I Can Only Imagine- MercyMe
  28. I Smile- Kirk Franklin
  29. Say Yes- Michelle Williams
  30. Move On Up A Little Higher- Mahalia Jackson
  31. I.O.U. Me- BeBe & CeCe Winans
  32. Take My Hand, Precious Lord- Jim Reeves
  33. Never Have To Be Alone- CeCe Winans
  34. My Heart Says Yes- Troy Sneed
  35. If He Did It Before (Same God)- Tye Tribbett
  36. Hold My Mule- Shirley Caesar
  37. I See A Victory- Kim Burrell
  38. We are Victorious- Donnie McClurkin and Tye Tribbett
  39. My World Needs You- Kirk Franklin and Sarah Reeves
  40. Shackles- Mary Mary
  41. King Oh King- Maurette Brown Clark
  42. Put a Praise On It- Tasha Cobbs
  43. Greater is Coming- Jekalyn Carr
  44. No Greater Love- Smokie Norful
  45. He Turned It- Tye Tribbett
  46. Overflow- Tasha Cobbs
  47. Place Called Victory- Deon Kipping
  48. Go Get It- Mary Mary
  49. He Keeps His Promise- Angela Spivey
  50. Unchangeable- Joe Praize
  51. I’ll Be the One- Bri (Briana Babineaux)
  52. Alright Ok- J Moss
  53. Clean This House- Isaac Carree
  54. God My God- VaShawn Mitchell
  55. Thank You, Thank You Jesus- Chicago Mass Choir
  56. All The Glory- Alexis Spight
  57. Sunday Kinda Love- Israel Houghton featuring PJ Morton & Nikki Ross
  58. My Words Have Power- Karen Clark Sheard
  59. Mightier- Aaron Strumpel
  60. Long As I Got King Jesus- Vickie Winans
  61. Send the Rain- William McDowell
  62. This God Is Too Good- Nathaniel Bassey featuring Micah Stampley
  63. Restore Me Again- Deitrick Haddon
  64. I Will Trust- Fred Hammond
  65. My Hope Is In Glory- Ethan Kent
  66. You Paid It All- Wess Morgan
  67. With Every Act of Love- Jason Gray
  68. Christ in Me- Jeremy Camp
  69. Great and Mighty- Byron Cage
  70. A Little More Jesus- Erica Campbell
  71. Still Able- James Fortune and Fiya
  72. Keep Doing What You’re Doing- Anita Wilson
  73. Oghene Me- Onos
  74. I’ll Just Say Yes- Brian Courtney Wilson
  75. It’s Gonna Happen- Jekalyn Carr
  76. Trumpets Blow- Kierra Sheard
  77. God’s Up To Something Good- Hart Ramsey
  78. Right Now Lord- The Wardlaw Brothers
  79. Gotta Have You- Jonathan McReynolds
  80. Like No Other- Byron Cage
  81. Here In Our Praise- Fred Hammond
  82. Remind Me Who I Am- Jason Gray
  83. Sweeping Through The City- Beverly Crawford
  84. God Gave me Favor- Twinkie Clark
  85. Your Destiny- Kevin Levar
  86. God Held Me Together- Zacardi Cortez featuring James Fortune
  87. What’s Coming is Better- Deon Kipping
  88. Overcomer- Mandisa
  89. Level Next- John. P. Kee
  90. Thank You For All You’ve Done- Beverly Crawford
  91. Have Your Way- Deitrick Haddon
  92. Your Best Days Yet- Paus S. Morton
  93. Withholding Nothing- William McDowell
  94. Count It Victory- The William Brothers
  95. You Reign- William Murphy
  96. They Said, But God Said- Jekalyn Carr
  97. If We had Your Eyes- Michelle Williams
  98. Turning Around for Me- VaShawn Mitchell
  99. Lord You’ve Been So Good- Amber Bullock
  100. The Other Side of Victory- J. Moss

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