Results for - Pop Goes...The Bible?!
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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)
Rivers Of Baylon-Boney M (1978, first recordeed by reggae vocal trio The Melodians in 1970;based on Psalms 137)
The Lord's Prayer-Sister Janet Mead (1974, based on Matthew 6:9-13)
Impressed-Charlie Sexton (1985, arguably more of an MTV than radio hit, also recorded by its songwriter, Tonio K.;based on 1st Corinthians)
Flood-Jars Of Clay (1995, based on Genesis 6:11-8:12)
All You Zombies-The Hooters (1988, based on various Old Testament passages)
Let My People Go Go-The Rainmakers (1986;based on various O,.T. passages and New Testament speculation)
(An)other/s unlisted here that I may mention in a comment
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
Every passage that could feasaibly taken from the Bible for pop songwriting inspiration has already been exhausted
The Bible is viewed as old and irrelevant among pop somngwriting professionals (see also the first option?)
Beats me/I've no interest in the topic nor answering/I don't listen to popular music enough to care
(An)other reason/s I'll articulate in a comment below
3. Do you ave any of the songs listed in the first question in your physical &/or digital music collection/s?
I don't personally own any music
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?
I had already listened to at least one of them recently!
11/12/2015 Music 1974 40 By: jlrake