Friday, June 6, 2014

Rock Era Songs With Religious Connotations, Themes or Interpretations, Part One

The great songwriter will always challenge themselves to come up with songs with deep meanings that will be timeless, something someone will listen to 100 years from now.  Obviously, faith and religion, and songs that get the listener to ponder their purpose on earth fit that definition.  Here is a list of some of the most popular songs of the Rock Era that get us thinking about the ultimate meaning of it all and the hereafter:

"Across The Universe"
(unreleased album track)

"Amazing Grace"
Judy Collins
(#15 in 1971)


"Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In"
5th Dimension
(#1 in 1969)


"Bittersweet Symphony"
Verve Pipe
(#12 Popular and #4 Alternative Rock in 1997)

"Bridge Over Troubled Water"
Simon & Garfunkel
(#1 in 1970)

"Calling All Angels"
(#4 Popular and #1 Adult Contemporary in 2003)

"Counting Blue Cars"
(#15 Popular and # Modern Rock in 1996)

"Crystal Blue Persuasion"
Tommy James & the Shondells
(#2 in 1969)

"Day By Day"
(#13 in 1972)

"God Must Have Spent A Little More Time On You"
'N Sync
(#29 in 1999)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.