I have the privilege of writing a 20-year retrospective piece on the anniversary of Rich’s death for the daily that publishes a lot of my freelancing work. I plan to share a great story from a close buddy of mine who wrote Rich a fan letter in high school… and got a handwritten reply that’s never been shared with the world (until now). Meanwhile, I’ve just been soaking up all this music, some of it for the first time as I unearth new to me deep album cuts. I was planning to do a separate post where I enumerate my top 10, but that’s quickly looking like a quaint idea as I keep striking gold over and over again.
I’ve polled other friends but wanted to poll some Rabbit Roomers and get your personal top [fill in the blank with whatever number you feel you can limit yourself to without feeling like you’re cutting out a favorite kid] songs of Rich Mullins. I might be exaggerating when I say no two people have the same favorite Rich song, but he was so prolific that I think you’d get a lot of variety if you asked a large group to provide a shortlist. So… go!
How did no one respond to this?! Better late than never I suppose. Here are mine:
1. Calling out Your Name
2. Awesome God
4. While the Nations Rage
5. Sometimes by Step
Calling out Your Name is by far my favorite. What a brilliant writer and musician! What’s your ranking, @esther?
Okay, it’s been a while. Had to say something here.
#1 Hold me Jesus
#2 Bound to come some trouble
#4 We are not as strong as we think we are
#6 The Color Green
#7 The love of God
#9 Eatonwood Green
#10 Sing your praise to the Lord
This is my personal list of what I think are the best songs. There’s tons of good music by the band. Every song seems to have a lot of thought and feeling and just great overall sound.
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