NEWS | John Sandeman
Tuesday 19 January 2016
Before you read down this story you might like to guess which songs get sung most often in churches. CCLI Australia, the local arm of the church copyright licensing group that now operates across the world, compiles a list of the songs most often sung as they calculate the royalties to pay to composers.
This is the top ten list of songs sung most often in 2015 (between April and October) in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region
If you write songs, and your surname is Redman you have done well this year. The Hillsong crew were responsible for numbers 2, 5, and 7. Songs with brackets in their title did best of all.
The top ten:
1) 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord): Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman
2) This I Believe (The Creed): Ben Fielding, Matt Crocker
3) How Great is our God: Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Jesse Reeves
4) This is Amazing Grace: Jeremy Riddle, Josh Faro, Phil Wickham
5) Oceans (Where Feet May Fall): Joel Houston, Matt Crocker, Salomon Ligthelm
6) Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone): Chris Tomlin, John Newton, Louie Giglio
7) Cornerstone: Edward Mote, Eric Liljero, Jonas Myrin, Reuben Morgan, William Batchelder Bradbury
8) Blessed Be Your Name: Beth Redman. Matt Redman
9) How Great Thou Art: Stuart Wesley, Keene Hine
10) Our God: Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman,
Keith Getty enters the Chart at number 12 with In Christ Alone, Tim Hughes’ Here I am to Worship is at number 13, Darlene Zschech’s Shout to the Lord is number 26. The classic Be Thou my Vision is number 19. Charles Wesley’s And Can It Be makes it halfway down the chart at 119.
The rest of the list of the top 200 can be found at https://au.songselect.com