Editors’ Notes At the dawn of the ’80s, contemporary Christian music was barely a decade old and something only believers consumed. By decade’s end, however, the swiftly rising profiles of Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith had the movement standing on the edge of mainstream acceptance. In that time, CCM’s emphasis on lush, oftentimes gospel-kissed ballads (see Sandi Patty) made room for many new flavors. In addition to DC Talk’s streetwise hip-hop, there was Newsboys’ MTV-inspired edginess and Petra’s embrace of synthesizers and hair-metal riffs. These represented clear signs that the genre had its eyes set on the youth-driven pop market.

SONG
ALBUM
Awesome God
3:03
 
4:21
 
Runner
4:01
 
People Need the Lord
4:43
 
El-Shaddai
4:08
 
More To This Life
5:15
 
To Hell with the Devil
4:04
 
Thank You
5:43
 
We Are the Reason
4:38
 
Oh Lord, You're Beautiful
4:16
 
Nu Thang
4:12
 
Casual Christian
4:05
 
Rise Again
4:25
 
When God Ran
5:03
 
We Will Stand
4:38
 
Bye Bye Babylon
4:06
 
Cover Me (Miner)
4:07
 
First Love
4:10
 
4:32
 
This Could Be the Moment
3:51
 
Secret Ambition
6:27
 
The Warrior Is a Child
4:05
 
Lead Me On
5:36
 
Testimony
3:35
 
We Shall Behold Him
5:52
 
The Rock Was Rolled Away
3:18
 
Somewhere In the World
3:29
 
Your Kindness
4:02
 
What Trouble Are Giants
3:58
 
Proclaim the Glory of the Lord
2:37
 
Spirit of the Age
4:16
 
Stay Close to Me
3:12
 
Everyday Man
3:35
 
Eyes On You
3:52
 
4:57
 
Waiting for Lightning
3:44
 
Higher Ground
3:41
 
In God We Trust
3:56
 
Stand In My Place
4:19
 
No Way, We are Not Ashamed
4:16
 
Boycott Hell
3:20
 
The Anchor Holds
6:10
 
Rocketown
4:34
 
Perfect Timing
3:30
 
Rose Colored Stained Glass Windows
4:19
 
Shut De Do
2:47
 
You Found Me
3:49
 
Over Me
5:17
 
I Got Your Number
4:42
 
Jesus On My Mind
3:21
 
I Want to Be a Clone
2:32
 
Sing Your Praise to the Lord
3:17
 
I've Just Seen Jesus (Live)
5:57
 
True Friend
2:57
 
You're the Same
3:22
 
Immigrant's Daughter
4:24
 
Love for the Common Man
4:33
 
Mystery
3:29
 
A Billion Starving People
3:51
 
Love Said Not So
4:33
 
You Can Still Rock 'N Roll
3:04
 
Great Is the Lord
2:54
 
Treasure Island
4:52
 
The Lust, the Flesh, the Eyes and the Pride of Life
3:50
 
Strong Medicine
5:08
 
The Other Side of the World
2:43
 
Matters of the Heart
3:33
 
I Luv Rap Music
3:49
 
Humble Yourself
3:58
 
He Will Always Make a Way
3:55
 
4:22
 
Abba Father
4:00
 
Crying In the Chapel
3:53
 
This Means War!
3:30
 
Friend In You
4:00
 
Heart of Hearts
3:07
 
Friend of a Wounded Heart
5:28
 
Everywhere I Go
4:35
 
Sunday's Child
4:00
 
The Lord Is My Shepherd (23rd Psalm)
4:12
 
Revive Us, Oh Lord
3:47
 
Montana Sky
4:58
 
God and God Alone
4:07
 
Free
3:41
 
Top of the Mountain
6:22
 
How Excellent Is Thy Name
2:04
 
I.O.U. Me
4:44
 
In the End
3:14
 
Am I In Sync?
4:24
 
I Still Believe
4:31
 
Be With You
3:01
 
Black and White In a Grey World
4:20
 
His Love Was Reaching
3:30
 
Who Am I (Steps of Faith 1987-1991)
4:57
 
Aliens & Strangers
3:04
 
The Wild Frontier
4:07
 
Via Dolorosa
4:36
 
The Champion
8:39
 
All Fired Up
4:30
 

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