Playlists: Easter 2012

Easter Playlist 2012

Easter is definitely a big deal at our house! But, do you know what else is a big deal at our house? Playlists. We always have a seasonal playlist going, we have a top 40 playlist once a month, we have holiday playlists- we love playlists.  We both love music so much that we always spend time thinking about what music we will listen to and when. Since Easter is such a big deal for us because we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection then you can imagine that we have a big playlist for it. We do. Our Easter playlist this year was 128 tracks long (and Kari updates and edits our standing playlists once a year).

We thought that we would share with you the best of our Easter playlist. (It was going to only be the top 20 tracks but the lowest we could cut it to was 40. We’re a little exhausted from the weekend and have a busy week coming up!) We hope that this list will remind you of some favorites or maybe introduce you to some new music. And who doesn’t love finding great new music!

Easter 2012 Top 40

(These songs are all listed with title/ artist/ album)

1. All That Matters– Addison Road- Addison Road

2. Change in The Making– Addison Road- Stories

3. Leaning On The Everlasting Arms– Alan Jackson- Precious Memories

4. Everlasting– Brian Doerksen- Today

5. Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)– Casting Crowns- Until The Whole World Hears

6. Here For You– Chris Tomlin- Passion- Here for You (Deluxe Edition)

7. Let God Arise– Chris Tomlin- Passion: God of This City

8. Oh, Happiness- David Crowder Band- Church Music

9. He’s Alive– Dolly Parton- I Will Always Love You

10. God’s Coloring Book- Dolly Parton- Letter to Heaven: Songs of Faith & Inspiration

11. Rise and Sing– Fee- Hope Rising

12. I Have Decided to Follow Jesus- Jadon Lavik- I Have Decided to Follow Jesus- Single

13. I Surrender All- Jadon Lavik- Roots Run Deep

14. Hold Me (feat. tobyMac)– Jamie Grace- Hold Me

15. Beauty of the Cross- Jonny Diaz-Jonny Diaz

16. Trust and Obey- The Jordanaires- Believe (A Collection of Bluegrass Hymns)

17. In Christ Alone– Keith &Kathryn Getty- In Christ Alone

18. Because He Lives- Kristin Chenoweth- As I Am

19. Holy, Holy, Holy- London Festival Orchestra- More than 50 Most Loved Hymns

20. For The Beauty of the Earth/ Come, Ye Thankful People, Come/ Come, Christians Join to Sing- London Festival Orchestra- More Than 50 Most Loved Hymns

21. Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee- London Festival Orchestra- More Than 50 Most Loved Hymns

22. Christ The Lord Is Risen Today- The London Philharmonic Choir and The National Philharmonic Orchestra- More Than 50 Most Loved Hymns

23. Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow- Malcolm Hicks, John Alldis, National Philharmonic Orchestra. London Philharmonic chorus- More Than 50 Most Loved Hymns

24. Jesus Name Above All Names- Marantha Singers- Top Ten Scripture Songs

25. Love Has Come- Mark Schultz- Come Alive

26. You Are Holy (Prince of Peace)- Michael W. Smith- Worship Again

27. He Reigns– Newsboys- He Reigns-The Worship Collection

28. Lord, I Lift Your Name On High- Paul Clark- Top 25 Acoustic Worship Songs

29. How Majestic Is Your Name- Sandi Patty- The Definitive Collection: Sandi Patty

30. Live Out Loud- Steven Curtis Chapman- Declaration

31. Do Everything– Steven Curtis Chapman- Re:Creation

32. Dive- Steven Curtis Chapman- Speechless

33. Peace in The Valley/The Ford Show May 16, 1957- Tennessee Ernie Ford- Wayfaring Pilgrim Vol. 1

34. Your Love Oh Lord- Third Day- Chronology, Vol. 1 (1996-2000)

35. Children of God– Third Day- Move

36. Trust in Jesus– Third Day- Move

37. Movin’ On Up- Third Day- Second chance (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

38. We Will Glorify/ O Worship The King/ Praise My Soul, The King of Heaven- Tom Fettke- More Than 50 Most Loved Hymns

39. Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71-23. Act 2: Pas De Deux, Coda- Valery Gergiev: Kirov Orchestra- Tchaikovsky: the Nutcracker

40. How Can I Keep From Singing- Victoria Clark- Fifteen Seconds of Grace

We like a wide variety of praise music. Kari grew up in the south and loves gospel music and traditional hymns. And RJ grew up Presbyterian so he also loves traditional hymns but being a Johnny Cash fan has given him an appreciation for the gospel sound as well. We both love a lot of contemporary music- Third Day, Casting Crowns, Addison Road, Chris Tomlin, etc. We started attending a church last year where we discovered all kinds of wonderful music (thanks, Dawn!). And the piece from the Nutcracker- it’s beautiful, exuberant and almost royal sounding which makes it perfect to honor Jesus.  In case you can’t tell we love music!

How about all of you wonderful readers? What’s your favorite Easter song? Tell us!

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