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New Year’s Eve 2016!

New Year’s Eve 2016!

Warning – This may not be for Baby Boomers!!

But if you’re perhaps a bit younger and you are going to a New Year’s Eve party at your parish hall tonight, you may wish to slip the DJ a thumb drive with these “Christian” popular songs in three different genres. They are all very danceable!

The first one, Shackles (Praise You), is in the vein of the Pointer Sisters, by a duo called Mary, Mary. Consisting of real life sisters Erica Atkins-Campbell and Trecina Atkins-Campbell. Mary, Mary uses elements of soul music, hip hop, funk and jazz, to bring urban contemporary gospel music to the masses.

Britt Nichole has found success as a Christian Pop artist but recently has charted some crossover recordings that have done well in the Mainstream Top 40. This number, Gold, was a successful crossover for her in 2012, Gold, is a person positive song similar to a number that have been released by Katy Perry and a few by Lady Gaga.

This final number, Funky Jesus Music, is by 53 year old hip-hop artist TobyMac. TobyMac, Toby McKeehan, started his Contemporary Christian Music career in 1989 as one-half of the Duo, DC Talk. The DC stood for Decent Christian. After DC Talk ended their performance partnership in 2001, Toby started a solo career. In his combined career he has won 7 Grammy awards and as TobyMac he has won 19 Dove awards.

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