It’s time to look elsewhere for congregational music instead of on Christian radio. There are some valid reasons to do so. To attract listeners, it is important to keep adding new content. The listeners always want to listen to new music than good music. If the content is not changed continuously, listeners lose interest. For instance, 10,000 Reasons is the most popular worship music and is being played for over ten years now. Sometimes good music can be overtaken by new music. But when it comes to church worship great music prevails over new. There is a lot of music out there to be explored.
Cheerful songs in demand
It is common to listen to the radio while on the move. Listeners prefer cheerful songs, and DJs are playing some blasts to entertain their listeners on their way to work or while traveling on a holiday. Even while returning home, no one wants to listen to a sober ballad. That’s why a popular radio station has a tagline “Positive, encouraging’. Positive music is in great demand, and it is a creative reality. Some people also look for church songs to feel their inner self. Not always people prefer colors and positivity in life.
Church songs are not sad all the time. You can find overloaded positive church songs that bring hope. The worship songs promote hope and at the same time acknowledge injustice. These songs should not shadow reality. To make a radio single successful, it is important to follow a predictable formula of being catchy, high in tempo and keep some scope for change. It elates the spirits and at the same time is transcendent when it is executed right. Worship directors listen to modern worship music. It is important to research beyond the Top Chartbusters on the radio to find some soul touching music.
Worship leaders have a good voice and select songs that are common. They sing for the listeners and make the listeners spectators to their worship experience. Remember worship is not about being observed, it is more about being practiced. Worship leaders always look out for spiritual food for their people. The songs have to invoke the theological imagination and give life to the prayers and confessions. There are talented songwriters involved in creating great music that never land on Chartbusters. It is because the songs are theologically diverse and has some intense music.