Christian Music Playlists for Any Occasion

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Christian music can be uplifting and a way for believers to express their faith, praise, and devotion to God. It can be used in worship services, for parties and gatherings, and also for personal listening pleasure. Christian songs can also be useful for social media posts and videos.

Most Popular Christian Music Songs

Some of the most popular Christian music songs include timeless songs that have been around for decades as well as more recent tracks, many of which have crossed over into the mainstream.

These are some of the most popular Christian music songs:

  • ‘In Jesus’ Name (God of Possible)’ by Katy Nichol
  • ‘Amazing Grace’ by John Newton
  • ‘Take You Back’ by Jeremy Camp
  • ‘East to West‘ by Casting Crowns
  • ‘El Shaddai’ by Amy Grant
  • ‘Give Me Your Eyes’ by Brandon Heath
  • ‘He Reigns’ by Newsboys
  • ‘My Deliverer’ by Rich Mullins
  • ‘God Is in Control’ by Twila Paris
  • ‘From the Inside Out’ by Hillsong
  • ‘Call My Name’ by Third Day
  • ‘When I Get to Where I’m Going’ by Brad Paisley featuring Dolly Parton
  • ‘Jesus, Take the Wheel’ by Carrie Underwood
  • ‘Shine’ by Collective Soul
  • 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)’ by Matt Redman and Passion
  • ‘Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)’ by Chris Tomlin
  • ‘Cornerstone’ by Hillsong Worship
  • ‘Living Hope’ by Phil Wickham
  • ‘What a Beautiful Name’ by Hillsong Worship
  • ‘Mighty to Save’ by Hillsong Worship
  • ‘How Great Is Our God’ by Chris Tomlin

Christian Hits Playlist

A great Christian hits playlist will include some contemporary options as well as some classics.

These are the top Christian songs of 2023 as ranked by Billboard:

  • ‘Gratitude’ by Brandon Lake
  • ‘Thank God I Do’ by Lauren Daigle
  • ‘This Is Our God’ by Phil Wickham
  • ‘Holy Forever’ by Chris Tomlin
  • ‘Love Me Like I Am’ by For King and Country
  • ‘Ain’t Nobody’ by Cody Carnes
  • ‘Cornerstone’ by TobyMac and Zach Williams
  • ‘I Believe’ by Phil Wickham
  • ‘I’m So Blessed’ by Cain

Some of the bestselling Christian hits of all time can also be added to this playlist.

  • ‘Something in the Water’ by Carrie Underwood
  • ‘Believe’ by Brooks & Dunn
  • ‘My Church’ by Marin Morris
  • ‘Back to God’ by Reba McEntire
  • ‘You Say’ by Lauren Daigle
  • ‘Hurricane’ by Kanye West
  • 'Good God Almighty’ by Crowder
  • ‘Battle Belongs’ by Phil Wickham
  • ‘Hold on to Me’ Lauren Daigle
  • ‘My Jesus’ by Anne Wilson
  • ‘Graves Into Gardens’ by Elevation Worship featuring Brandon Lake
  • ‘Less Like Me’ by Zach Williams
  • ‘Help Is on the Way (Maybe Midnight)’ by TobyMac
  • ‘Moon’ by Kanye West

Praise & Worship Songs

These songs are optimal for worship and praise:

  • ‘10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)’ by Matt Redman
  • ‘Forever’ by Kari Jobe
  • 'Good Good Father’ by Chris Tomlin
  • ‘Reckless Love’ by Cory Asbury
  • ‘Hosanna’ by Hillsong Worship
  • ‘Good Grace’ by Hillsong United
  • ‘Jesus at the Center’ by Israel & New Breed
  • ‘All Hail King Jesus’ by Jeremy Riddle
  • ‘Father’s House’ by Cory Asbury
  • ‘Break Every Chain’ by Tasha Cobbs
  • ‘How Great Is Your Love?’ by Phil Wickham
  • ‘Great Is Thy Faithfulness’ by Chris Rice
  • ‘Nothing but the Blood’ by Jesus Culture
  • ‘Behold Him’ by Paul Baloche
  • ‘Lord I Lift Your Name on High’ by Maranatha! Music
  • ‘King of Kings’ by Travis Cottrell
  • ‘Behold (with O Holy Night)’ by Travis Cottrell
  • ‘O Come O Come Emmanuel’ by Cheryl Stark
  • ‘Thank You Jesus for the Blood’ by Charity Gayle
  • ‘Same God’ by Elevation Worship
  • ‘The Lord’s Prayer (It’s Yours)’ by Matt Maher
  • ‘Manger Throne’ by Phil Wickham

Can I Use Christian Music Songs in My Videos & on Social Media?

You can use Christian music songs in your videos and for your social media posts as long as you have legal permission to do so.

Most commercial songs are copyright protected with not just one but two copyrights. To use them in videos or for social media, you will need both a master use license and a sound recording license. To get this, you have to contact the copyright holder directly — either the artist, composer, music producer, or record label or a combination of these.

You can also use royalty-free and non-copyrighted music legally. Royalty-free music is generally either purchased through a service that obtains the necessary licensing for you — either under a subscription-based model or for a one-time fee, or in some cases you can use this music for free as long as you credit the artist.

Music that is in the public domain, which is music published prior to 1927, is also copyright-free and open for use without special permission.

Where to Download Legal Christian Music for Your Videos

There are multiple service providers and places to download Christian music you can legally use in your videos or for your posts. Here are some examples:

  • SoundCloud: This service provides royalty-free music with a monthly subscription fee.
  • Soundstripe: This is royalty-free music that can be downloaded with a paid subscription.
  • Uppbeat: This service allows you to download royalty-free music for YouTube, social media, podcasts, and more. Some artists provide multiple versions of their songs, including those with vocals, instrumentals, and no lead vocals.
  • Worship Start: This website provides royalty-free music you can use for your church announcements, services, and more.

Christian Music Playlists for Individual Listening

There are many Christian songs that work well for easy listening and personal use. Here are some songs to add to your playlist:

  • ‘Look Up Childby Lauren Daigle
  • 'Who You Say I Am – Live’ by Hillsong Worship and Brooke Ligertwood
  • ‘Shoulders’ by For King and Country
  • ‘Whatever May Come’ by Jeremy Camp and Adrienne Camp
  • ‘So Will I (100 Billion X)’ by Hillsong UNITED and Benjamin Hastings
  • ‘There Was a Jesus’ by Zach Williams and Dolly Parton
  • ‘Do It Again’ by Elevation Worship
  • ‘Rescue’ by Lauren Daigle
  • ‘Battle Belongs’ by Phil Wickham
  • ‘Fighting for Me’ by Riley Clemmons
  • ‘Praise You Anywhere’ by Brandon Lake
  • ‘Build a Boat’ by Colton Dixon
  • ‘Hold On’ by Katy Nichole

Christian Music Playlist for Your Service

These are some good songs to add to your playlist for your Christian service:

  • ‘Go’ by Hillsong UNITED
  • ‘As It Is in Heaven’ by Matt Maher
  • ‘Build Your Kingdom Here’ by Rend Collective
  • ‘More Like Jesus ­– Live’ by Passion and Kristian Stanfill
  • ‘On Earth as It Is in Heaven – Live’ by Chris McClarney and Kim Walker-Smith
  • ‘You Get the Glory’ by Jonathan Traylor
  • ‘I Will Follow’ by Chris Tomlin
  • ‘Holy Water’ by We the Kingdom
  • ‘The Blessing’ by Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes
  • ‘Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)’ by Hillsong UNITED
  • ‘Sunday’s Comin’’ by Zach Williams and Warren Peay
  • ‘No Longer Bound (I’m Free)’ by Maverick City Music and Forrest Frank
  • ‘God Is In This Story’ by Katy Nichole and Big Daddy Weave

Christian Music Playlist for Your Party or Gathering

If you’re hosting a party or gathering, there are many Christian songs you can add to your playlist to keep the energy up. Here are some good options:

  • ‘God’s Great Dance Floorby Chris Tomlin
  • ‘Best Friends’ by Hillsong Young & Free
  • ‘King of Glory ­– Live’ by Passion and Kristian Stanfill
  • ‘God’s Not Dead (Like a Lion)’ by Newsboys
  • 'Alive’ by Hillsong Young & Free
  • ‘Can’t Take Away’ by Jeremy Camp
  • ‘Higher Ground’ by Ryan Ellis
  • ‘Funky Jesus Music – Live’ by TobyMac and Hollyn
  • ‘Reach’ by Peter Furler
  • ‘Born Again’ by Newsboys
  • ‘The Lost Get Found’ by Britt Nichol
  • ‘Joy – Matias Ruiz Remix’ by Lion of Judah and Matias Ruiz
  • ‘Man Up Anthem’ by 116, Lecrae, Tedashii, Trip Lee, and KB
  • ‘Shackles (Praise You)’ by Mary Mary
  • ‘Real Love – Live’ by Hillsong Young & Free
  • ‘Next to Me’ by Jordan Feliz
  • ‘Love With Your Life’ by Hollyn
  • ‘Be Okay’ by Lauren Daigle
  • ‘What Are We Waiting For?’ by For King and Country
  • ‘Bless Me’ by Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin
  • ‘Step by Step’ by Natalie Grant featuring Dolly Parton


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