Adult contemporary Christian music is the genre or radio music format that caters specifically for devout Christian listeners aged 20s to 40s. The songs in this gallery were popular during the 1980s.
Contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Don Francisco wrote and performed the song “Got to Tell Somebody,” which was the title track of third studio album.
“Solider of the Light” is a song performed by the racially-integrated Christian contemporary music group Andrus, Blackwood and Company. In 1981, the single went to #1 on the Christian radio charts and stayed at that position for 23 weeks.
The song was written by the late Christian contemporary singer-songwriter Rich Mullins. It is included on Amy Grant’s album Age to Age, which helped her gain real recognition within the Christian contemporary music, which was a budding musical genre way back then.
“We Will Stand” is a song by singer-songwriter Russ Taff, who is a former member of the Imperials. This religious anthem is probably Taff’s most well-known single, helping his debut album Walls of Glass climb to #5 on the Contemporary Christian music chart in 1983.
“The Warrior Is a Child” is a song written and performed by Twila Paris, one of the most prolific modern Christian singers around. It is also the title track of her fourth studio album.
“Let the Wind Blow” is a song by the contemporary Christian vocal group The Imperials, written by members Armond Morales, Jim Murray, David Will and Paul Smith. It landed at #4 on the Billboard Contemporary Christian singles chart in 1985.
“When God Ran” is probably the best-known song from singer-songwriter and musician Benny Hester. He wrote this together with John Parenti. “When God Ran” raised the awareness of Christians from all around the world, and it spent 13 weeks at the #1 position on the Contemporary Christian singles chart, the longest in Christian contemporary music history.
“He Covers Me” is a song by Christian contemporary music singer-songwriter Steve J. Camp. It is one of the tracks of his 1986 album One on One.
“Saved by Love” is a faith-based song written by Amy Grant, Justin Peters, and Chris Smith. It was a single off her seventh studio album Lead Me On, which is one her most successful outings. “Saved by Love” became a minor hit on the Billboard Adult Contemporary singles chart at #32.
“The Throne” is a song performed by the popular contemporary Christian music singer-songwriter Michael W. Smith. He wrote this song together with Gary Moore. The song is included in his 1988 LP i 2 (EYE), which went to #1 on the Contemporary Christian album chart.