These have been the most popular praise and worship songs during Lent 2019.
4 – “Best News Ever” – MercyMe
The immensely successful MercyMe has only become more popular since their hit biopic, I Can Only Imagine. The band has won multiple Dove awards and just about everything they write winds up on the Billboard charts. They are one of the most successful Christian bands of the 21st century and their latest hit, “Best News Ever,” has only just hit its peak position of #4 this week, after 24 weeks in the Top 10.
3 – “Who You Say I Am” – Hillsong Worship
Hillsong Worship is another group that originated as a church band. From Sydney, Australia, they have become a worldwide Christian music phenomenon, filling stadiums with faithful. They are most adept at writing broad Christian rock anthems and they have to be popular, as every live recording of them has the entire audience singing along with their lyrics. “Who You Say I Am” peaked at #2 and now rests at #3. It has been in the top 10 for a remarkable 56 weeks.
2 – “God Only Knows” – for KING & COUNTRY
For KING & COUNTRY is a group formed by two brothers, Joel and Luke Smallbone, from Australia. Their music is very hip and they do good work bringing Christian music into the mainstream. “God Only Knows” contains potent commentary on the plight of suicide in today’s youth. The tune still holds its peak position of #2 and has remained in the Top 10 for 31 weeks.