In a world where musical genres are constantly evolving, it can be difficult to keep up with the trends. However, there are some hymns that have withstood the test of time and remain popular among listeners of all ages. Here are ten of the best hymns of musical genres, according to our 2023 guide.
Hymns of the Heart: A Collection of Beautiful Christian Hymns and Spiritual Songs (2 CDs)
This 2-CD set contains some of the most beautiful and moving Christian hymns and spiritual songs ever written. Included are such classics as “Amazing Grace,” “In the Garden,” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” “Be Thou My Vision,” and many others. The music is performed by a talented group of vocalists and instrumentalists, and the arrangements are simply gorgeous. This is a must-have for any fan of Christian music.
The Best of the Gaither Vocal Band: Volume 1
The Best of the Gaither Vocal Band: Volume 1 is a compilation album by American gospel music artist Gaither Vocal Band, released in 1998 by Spring House Records. The album features some of the group’s most popular songs, including “He Touched Me”, “Because He Lives”, and “The King Is Coming”.
If you’re a fan of the Gaither Vocal Band, then this is a must-have CD! It contains many of their best-known and best-loved songs, including “He Touched Me,” “Because He Lives,” and “The King Is Coming.” The harmonies are beautiful and the messages are uplifting. This CD is sure to be a blessing to anyone who listens to it.
Amazing Grace: The Best of Thomas Kinkade
The Thomas Kinkade company has been bringing light and hope into people’s homes for over 20 years. The company was founded with the mission to help people celebrate the simple joys of everyday life through the art of Thomas Kinkade.
Thomas Kinkade’s art is known for its tranquil, light-infused scenes that reflect the simple pleasures of life. His work captures the warmth and glow of a loving home, the serenity of a quiet countryside, and the majesty of God’s creation.
The Thomas Kinkade company produces a wide range of products featuring Thomas Kinkade’s art, including prints, canvases, figurines, ornaments, cards, and home décor items. The company also offers a variety of services, such as custom framing and art consultation.
The Thomas Kinkade company is committed to bringing light and hope into the world. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of all Thomas Kinkade products is donated to charities that support families, children, and the disabled.
The Amazing Grace: The Best of Thomas Kinkade print set is a beautiful collection of some of Thomas Kinkade’s most popular paintings. The prints are reproduced on high-quality paper and are suitable for framing.
This print set makes a wonderful gift for any occasion, or a lovely addition to your own home décor. The prints will bring a touch of beauty and peace to any space.
The Definitive Collection: Benny Goodman
The Definitive Collection: Benny Goodman is an excellent collection of the great clarinetist’s recordings. The four discs include all of his major hits, plus a lot of interesting rarities. For example, the first disc includes “Don’t Be That Way,” which was a big hit for him in 1934, but which he only recorded once. The second disc features a lot of his big band work from the late 1930s, including “One O’Clock Jump” and “Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing).” The third disc contains his small group recordings from the 1940s, including the classic “Body and Soul” and “Avalon.” The fourth disc features his later recordings, including his versions of “Stardust” and “Moonglow.”
The sound quality is excellent throughout, and the liner notes are very informative. This is a must-have for any fan of Benny Goodman or big band/swing music in general.
Glenn Miller and His Orchestra: The Anthology 1938-1939
If you’re a big band fan and haven’t yet discovered the musical genius of Glenn Miller, then this 2-disc set is the perfect introduction. Featuring an amazing collection of 38 tracks, “The Anthology 1938-1939” includes some of Miller’s most popular and enduring hits, such as “In the Mood,” “Sunrise Serenade,” and “Tuxedo Junction.”
But it’s not just the big hits that make this set so special. There are also lesser known gems like “Moonlight Cocktail” and “Stairway to the Stars” that are simply delightful. And of course, no Miller collection would be complete without his signature tune, “A String of Pearls.”
If you’re new to Miller’s music, or even if you’re already a fan, this 2-disc set is a must-have. It’s simply one of the best collections of big band music ever assembled.
The Best of Barbara Mandrell
The Best of Barbara Mandrell is a compilation album by American country music artist Barbara Mandrell, released in 1980. The album features some of her biggest hits from the 1970s and early 1980s. It includes the singles “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool”, “Years”, “Crackers”, “One of a Kind Pair of Fools”, and “Tonight”.
This album is a great collection of Barbara Mandrell’s hits from the 70s and early 80s. It includes all of her biggest hits, like “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool”, “Years”, “Crackers”, “One of a Kind Pair of Fools”, and “Tonight”. If you’re a fan of Barbara Mandrell, or if you’re just looking for a great collection of country music from the 70s and 80s, this album is definitely worth checking out.
The Best of Billie Holiday
If you’re looking for a Billie Holiday greatest hits album, then this is the one to get. It’s got all of her big hits, like “Strange Fruit”, “God Bless the Child”, and “Lady Sings the Blues”. It also has some of her lesser known, but still great, tracks like “Taint Nobody’s Bizness” and “Don’t Explain”.
This album is essential for any fan of Billie Holiday, or anyone who wants to get into her music. It’s a great introduction to one of the most important and influential jazz singers of all time.
Patsy Cline’s Greatest Hits
Patsy Cline’s Greatest Hits is a compilation album consisting of American country music singer Patsy Cline’s greatest hits. The album was released on August 5, 1963, by Decca Records.
The album consists of Cline’s singles released between 1955 and 1963, excluding the 1957 single “Walkin’ After Midnight”, which was not released until after her death in 1963. The album includes six of her singles that reached number one on the Billboard Country Singles chart: “I Fall to Pieces”, “Crazy”, “She’s Got You”, “Sweet Dreams (Of You)”, “Faded Love”, and “Walkin’ After Midnight”.
The album was originally released as a 10-inch LP and consisted of six songs on each side of the record. It was later reissued as a 12-inch LP with four additional tracks. The 12-inch LP version of the album was included in the box set The Patsy Cline Story, which was released in 1991.
In 1963, the album peaked at number two on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and number 22 on the Billboard 200. In 1991, the album was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of four million copies in the United States.
1. “I Fall to Pieces” (Hank Cochran, Harlan Howard) – 2:42
2. “Crazy” (Willie Nelson) – 2:43
3. “She’s Got You” (Hank Cochran) – 3:03
4. “Sweet Dreams (Of You)” (Don Gibson) – 2:33
5. “Faded Love” (Bob Wills, Johnnie Lee Wills) – 4:03
6. “Walkin’ After Midnight” (Alan Block, Donn Hecht) – 2:04
7. “Your Cheatin’ Heart” (Hank Williams) – 2:41
8. “Leavin’ On Your Mind” (Cindy Walker) – 2:28
9. “So Wrong” (Carl Perkins, Don Robertson) – 2:24
10. “Heartaches” (Al Hoffman, John Klenner) – 2:21
11. “Seven Lonely Days” (George Goehring, Paul Hampton) – 2:33
12. “She’s Got You” (First Version) (Hank Cochran) – 2:58
Les Miserables (The Complete Symphonic Recording)
The Les Miserables: The Complete Symphonic Recording is a must-have for fans of the musical. It features all of the songs from the original Broadway production, as well as some additional tracks not found in the stage show. The music is performed by a full symphony orchestra, and it sounds absolutely gorgeous.
The Les Miserables: The Complete Symphonic Recording is the perfect way to relive the magic of the musical. It’s a beautifully-recorded album that captures all of the emotion and power of the original production. If you’re a fan of Les Miserables, then this is a must-have recording.
My Fair Lady (The Original Broadway Cast Recording)
The Original Broadway Cast Recording of My Fair Lady was released on April 28, 1956, by Columbia Records. The album was produced by Goddard Lieberson and features Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews, Stanley Holloway, Robert Coote, Gladys Cooper, and Alan Jay Lerner.
The album was a huge success, reaching #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and selling over 3 million copies. It remained at #1 for 15 weeks and was the best-selling album of 1956. In 2001, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
My Fair Lady is a musical based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion. The music is by Frederick Loewe and the lyrics are by Alan Jay Lerner. The story tells of how a Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, is transformed into a lady by the linguist Henry Higgins.
The original Broadway production opened on March 15, 1956 at the Mark Hellinger Theatre and starred Rex Harrison as Higgins and Julie Andrews as Eliza. The show was a hit, winning the Tony Award for Best Musical. The Original Broadway Cast Recording was recorded live during the run of the show and features many of the show’s original stars.
Rex Harrison won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance as Higgins. He is one of only nine actors to win an Oscar and a Tony for playing the same role in film and stage adaptations of a work. His performance on the cast recording is impeccable, bringing both humor and pathos to the character.
Julie Andrews won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance as Eliza Doolittle. She would go on to star in the film adaptation of My Fair Lady opposite Harrison in 1964. Her performance on the cast recording is charming and full of life.
Stanley Holloway won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance as Alfred P. Doolittle, Eliza’s father. His performance on the cast recording is hilarious and endearing.
Robert Coote won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance as Colonel Pickering, Higgins’ friend and collaborator. His performance on the cast recording is understated but effective.
Gladys Cooper won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance as Mrs. Higgins, Higgins’ mother. Her performance on the cast recording is delightful and funny.
Alan Jay Lerner won the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for his work on My Fair Lady. He also wrote the lyrics for the show’s songs. His work on the cast recording is top-notch, creating some of the most memorable songs in musical theater history.