I love Spotify; I love having access to more music than I could ever hope to pay for individually, and I love the curated playlists that other creative minds have made and shared with the world. I also love that Spotify has a specific genre to browse that is Christian music exclusively. Especially during Lent, I am so grateful for a space that allows me to explore new music that can bring me closer to God.
Here are a few Christian playlists that I found on Spotify that I’m really loving right now!
This is my go-to playlist right now. It is chock full of my absolute favorites! The description of the playlist boasts “[t]hese are the songs you can count on. Always.” I couldn’t agree more! It has staples such as “Good Good Father” by Chris Tomlin, “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) by Matt Redman, “Just be Held” by Casting Crowns, and more. So many of the most meaningful and comforting songs I know are included in this playlist. I definitely recommend it!
2.) Going Together
This playlist is a collection of Christian love songs. It is a great opportunity to reflect on how my relationship with my boyfriend can – and does! – strengthen my relationship with God, and vice versa. When I listen to this playlist, I like to play a game of sorts by guessing whether the lyrics are addressing God or addressing the singer’s partner. Most of the time, it could go either way, and I think that’s beautiful!
Who needs caffeine when you have these bumping beats? This playlist is really great at getting me up and going in the mornings. Whenever I’m tempted to hit the snooze button (again…) I can hit play on this playlist instead, and I’m ready to move! It has high energy electronic sounds and pulsing beats to invigorate my sleepy brain. I especially appreciate this playlist whenever I work an opening shift. It’s a great way to brighten up my days at 5:30am! I am naturally a morning person, but it sometimes it takes a little while for that to kick in. This playlist is the perfect pump up to wake up the morning person in me!
Most people who know me are surprised when they first find out that I actually really love rock music. Some of my all-time favorite artists are rock bands. This playlist is a collection of Christian rock songs, so it is a blend of two of my favorite things! It was a really pleasant surprise to scroll through this playlist and find so many artists that I recognized and had loved for years, but hadn’t noticed were actually Christian. Some of my favorites on here are any of the songs by Skillet, “Anthem of the Lonely” by Nine Lashes, and “Courtesy Call” by Thousand Foot Krutch.
5.) Flow Fast 20
Sometimes, I just get into the mood for fast lyrics and hype beats. This playlist is perfect for the days that I’m craving some rap and hip hop. I have always been drawn to the sounds of those genres, but have been repulsed by the filthy lyrics that dominate that culture. I can only take so much before I’m disgusted and need to turn away. But these rappers and hip hop artists speak from a fulfilling place of integrity that focuses on their faith, and I love that. This particular playlist is always changing, because it highlights top songs of the week, so it’s worth revisiting frequently!