Results for - Pop Goes...The Bible?!

1,974 voters participated in this survey

1. It has been a few years since it's occurred in the U.S,, but songs derived from passages o the Bible, often as not not necessarily intended to be heard as gospel music, have become pop hits. Which of these examples of biblicaly-based pop songs are familiar to you?

Turn! Turn! Turn!-The Byrds (1965, also recored by its songwriter, Pete Seeger;based on Ecclesiastes 3)
49%
968 votes
Rivers Of Baylon-Boney M (1978, first recordeed by reggae vocal trio The Melodians in 1970;based on Psalms 137)
13%
256 votes
The Lord's Prayer-Sister Janet Mead (1974, based on Matthew 6:9-13)
17%
335 votes
Impressed-Charlie Sexton (1985, arguably more of an MTV than radio hit, also recorded by its songwriter, Tonio K.;based on 1st Corinthians)
4%
72 votes
Flood-Jars Of Clay (1995, based on Genesis 6:11-8:12)
9%
182 votes
All You Zombies-The Hooters (1988, based on various Old Testament passages)
6%
112 votes
Let My People Go Go-The Rainmakers (1986;based on various O,.T. passages and New Testament speculation)
25%
502 votes
(An)other/s unlisted here that I may mention in a comment
25%
491 votes

2. Apart from contemporary Christian, Southern gospel, soul gospel and gospel country/bluegrass, there seems to have been a near cessation of pop incorporating Bible passages. Why do you think that is?

As society becomes increasinhgly secularized and/or mysticized, there's less regard for the Bible, even as lyrical inspiration
30%
601 votes
Every passage that could feasaibly taken from the Bible for pop songwriting inspiration has already been exhausted
11%
214 votes
The Bible is viewed as old and irrelevant among pop somngwriting professionals (see also the first option?)
16%
314 votes
Beats me/I've no interest in the topic nor answering/I don't listen to popular music enough to care
30%
583 votes
(An)other reason/s I'll articulate in a comment below
22%
444 votes

3. Do you ave any of the songs listed in the first question in your physical &/or digital music collection/s?

Yes
13%
259 votes
No
59%
1,160 votes
Unsure
13%
261 votes
I don't personally own any music
15%
294 votes

4. Has this survey prompted you to look up and listen to any of the songs listed in the first question, perhaps even for the first time?

Yes
12%
237 votes
No
71%
1,410 votes
I had already listened to at least one of them recently!
17%
327 votes
11/12/2015 Music 1974 40 By: jlrake

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