Christian Electronic Songs, also called CEDM, Christian EDM, Christian dance music, CDM or Christian hip hop music is an genre of modern electronic dance music created in the Christian musical tradition. It features traditional musical instruments, but also frequently includes new technological instruments, such as the ukulele and harmonica. The term ‘Christian Electronic Songs’ is somewhat misleading since the term covers a wide range of musical styles. Christian hip hop, Christian rap, Christian rock, Christian ballad, and Christian classical are some of the subgenres of Christian Electronic Songs. The music may be Christian Spiritual Songs, Christian Rock, Christian R&B or Christian Metal, depending upon the style.
Since its inception Christian electronic songs have had influences from other cultures and traditions including Jazz, Tribal Music, Latin, Bluegrass and more. The influence from other cultures has led to the increased popularity of Christian audio recording and worship. This genre continues to grow in popularity today. Most Christian songwriters produce their own Christian electronic songs for people to sing along to at church services. Christian songwriters often write their own original Christian songs rather than using popular contemporary Christian songs that may not conform to their beliefs. Some popular contemporary Christian songs have been written by non-Christians.
Christian songwriters of Christian electronic songs include: Matthew Parker of Metallica, Glen Campbell of Aerosmith, Mike Massey of Aerosmith, Buck Angel of Reach Records, Mark Collins of Skid Row, and Greg Lake of Metallica. Some other well known Christian songwriters include: Greg Lake of Metallica, Mark Collins of Skid Row, Buck Angel of Reach Records, and Jessica Simpson of LCD Soundsystem. Christian songs can also be recorded and sold commercially. Christian rap artists include: Pastor Carl Edwards of Faith Christian Ministries and Blank Slate Records, Trace Ayala of Soulmate Records, and Amy Grant of Clear Light Recordings. Christian rock bands include: Conservation Department, Walking Upon the Night, Faithful Friends, Holding on to God, and No Heart.
Christian music can be used for non-religious purposes as well. One example is a Christian song written and sung by Matthew Parker of Metallica. He has created a song called “Hooked on a Feeling” which has been used on several episodes of Law and Order, and has been used in numerous church youth groups as well as in musicals and advertisements. Click here to listen, buy songs, or view lyrics.
Other Christian songs include: “Blessings,” by Don Williams, and “Hallelujah Praise,” by Billy Graham. Christian songs for worship include: “Worship” by Chuck Girard and “Hallelujah Praise” by Billy Joel. Christian songs for Christian Schools include: “I am a Child of God,” by Randy Whitlock and “A Day in the Life of George” by Jerry Lee Lewis. Gospel and spiritual songs have a special place in Christian homeschooling curricula. Some examples are: “The Most Last Christmas,” by Nancy Honeyman, and “Hallelujah Praise” by Billy Joel.
Christian songs were popular in the early Christian Church, because they appealed to people’s hearts more than words. As a result, these are very effective Christian audio resources. Christian songs include: “O Holy Night,” by James Blunt, “Hallelujah Praise,” by Billy Joel, and “I’m a Believer,” by Matthew Parker. Christian songs for praise are also available.
Other forms of Christian music include Christian songs for meditation. These include: “God is Still Talking to Me,” by Keith Urban, “I Just Want to Cry,” by The Killers, and “Hallelujah Praise” by The O’Jays. New age Christian songs for worship include: “Waltz for Jesus,” by The Doobie Brothers, and “Love is in the air,” by Eric Clapton. There are also Christian songs for celebration of seasons such as Christmas, Easter, Halloween, and Mother’s Day.
For those looking for Christian songs for Christian schools, there are many Christian music choices on the market today. One way to find Christian audio and Christian video resources is to listen to Christian radio stations. In addition, you can also search for Christian songs online through services such as Song Station. Christian audio and Christian video resources are widely available so that Christian homeschoolers can find the songs that will inspire and motivate them to become great Christians.