Playlist of the Week

Playlist: Easter – 20 Musical Takes on Jesus
Created by: Ann Powers, pop critic at NPR

Weather you celebrate Easter with colored eggs and bunnies, as a religious holiday honoring the resurrection of Jesus, or not even at all, you must check out this playlist. Artists often address spirituality and religion in their music, and this list bundles together some of those takes on Jesus. This eclectic list moves from Curtis Mayfield and Aretha Franklin to The Velvet Underground and The Vaselines to Tim McGraw and Carrie Underwood. Some no-brainers on the list include “Personal Jesus” by Depeche Mode, Kanye West’s “Jesus Walks” and Madonna’s “Like a Prayer.” One of my favorites on the list is the closing track, Deer Tick’s poignant “Christ Jesus.”


Patti Smith Group – Easter
Curtis Mayfield – Jesus
The Velvet Underground – Jesus
Aretha Franklin – Wholy Holy
The Vaselines – Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam
Tim McGraw – Touchdown Jesus
Kanye West – Jesus Walks
Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus
Carrie Underwood – Jesus, Take The Wheel
Sinead O’Connor – Property Of Jesus
Madonna – Like A Prayer
Brinson – Solar Powered (feat. D-Maub)
Lydia Loveless – Jesus was a Wino
The Pilgrim Travelers – Jesus Hits Like The Atom Bomb
Yvonne Elliman – I Don’t Know How To Love Him
Al Green – Jesus Will Fix It
Queen – Jesus
Mahalia Jackson – In the Upper Room
Soundgarden – Jesus Christ Pose
Deer Tick – Christ Jesus


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