Name Artist
Chasing Cars Snow Patrol
Not Meant To Be Theory Of A Deadman
You and Me Lifehouse
Come Back Down Lifehouse
Hanging By a Moment Lifehouse
Boston Augustana
Dirty Day U2
The Unforgettable Fire U2
Please U2
Yahweh U2
Walk On U2
Drops of Jupiter Train
If You Could Only See Tonic
Apologize Timbaland
Hows It Gonna Be Third Eye Blind
Plush [Acoustic Version] Stone Temple Pilots
40 Starfield
Runaway Train Soul Asylum
Cumbersome Seven Mary Three
Save Me Remy Zero
I Told You So (feat. Randy Travis) Carrie Underwood
Everybody Hurts R.E.M.
Sunday, Bloody Sunday Pillar
Daughter Pearl Jam
Apologize OneRepublic
Wonderwall Oasis
Hang Matchbox Twenty
3:00 AM Matchbox Twenty
Back 2 Good Matchbox Twenty
Bent Matchbox Twenty
If You’re Gone Matchbox Twenty
Unwell Matchbox Twenty
Independence Day Martina McBride
Almost Goodbye Mark Chesnutt
I Walk the Line Johnny Cash
Personal Jesus Johnny Cash
Hurt Johnny Cash
Mystify Inxs
Don’t Change INXS
Let Her Cry Hootie & The Blowfish
Past The Point Of Rescue Hal Ketchum
With or Without You Grits
Easy Come, Easy Go George Strait
Love Without End, Amen George Strait
He Stopped Loving Her Today George Jones
Killing Me Softly With His Song Fugees
Superman Five for Fighting
World Five for Fighting
100 Years Five for Fighting
Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
Turn It On, Turn It Up, Turn Me Loose Dwight Yoakam
Come Undone Duran Duran
I’d Be Better Off (In a Pine Box) Doug Stone
Pictures Of You Cure, The
One Last Breath Creed
With Arms Wide Open Creed
Linger Cranberries, The
A Long December Counting Crows
Anna Begins Counting Crows
A Murder of One Counting Crows
Love, Me Collin Raye
Neon Moon Brooks and Dunn
No Rain Blind Melon
She Talks to Angels The Black Crowes
Wonderkind Alanis Morresette
Shattered [Turn The Car Around] O.A.R.
Your Love Is A Song Switchfoot
Dare You To Move Switchfoot
Little Wonders Rob Thomas
Not Meant To Be Theory Of A Deadman


C Michael Patton
C Michael Patton

C. Michael Patton is the primary contributor to the Parchment and Pen/Credo Blog. He has been in ministry for nearly twenty years as a pastor, author, speaker, and blogger. Find him on Patreon Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary (2001), president of Credo House Ministries and Credo Courses, author of Now that I'm a Christian (Crossway, 2014) Increase My Faith (Credo House, 2011), and The Theology Program (Reclaiming the Mind Ministries, 2001-2006), host of Theology Unplugged, and primary blogger here at Parchment and Pen. But, most importantly, husband to a beautiful wife and father to four awesome children. Michael is available for speaking engagements. Join his Patreon and support his ministry

    29 replies to "What Do You Think of the New Credo House Playlist? Thumbs Up or Down?"

    • C Michael Patton

      Well, the current list is very Jazzy. I am going to try to do something new here. But either way, Dylan can fit here.

    • Brad Gilbert

      Very heavy in the ’90’s – which is in my wheelhouse a bit. Since you have Pearl Jam mentioned, how about any of the new stuff from Vedder’s Ukulele album? Specifically “More Than You Know.”

    • David Onder

      I would suggest adding some Toaad the Wet Sprocket (maybe Fly to Heaven) and some Jars of Clay (pretty much anything will fit). If you want to add some really good bluegrass, you can add Balsam Range to to mix, and maybe a little Norah Jones for some smooth jazz.


    • Carrie

      Haha Dave!

      The current list has John Coltrane, Red Garland, Miles Davis, Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers, Neil Young, and Bob Dylan. (Jazz, blue grass and Dylan)

      So when you come by I will put that list on. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Preston

      Being of Generation X, I approve of this playlist.

    • Scott M

      George Strait (blah).

      Need some Neal Morse or Transatlantic – prog rock with decidely Christian lyrics. Morse’s “?” album is a prog rock fest based on the tabernacle. IT is simply awe inspiring, and still cool and jazzy enough for your coffee house.

    • Dave Z

      The Trane, Miles, Bill Monroe and The Stanley Brothers! Back to back? I’m on my way!
      Might I suggest Jimmy Smith’s “The Preacher.” Seem appropriate.

    • Chad Miller

      Six songs by Matchbox Twenty, one by Pearl Jam. I think that speaks for itself… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Eric

      Thumbs up, but it could use some Milano.

    • Don Fisher

      Thumbs Down!! I can count one hand the songs I know. Of course crossing the 50 mark may have some bearing on this. You’ll understand when you get older and they play most of this stuff on your local elevator or dentist’s office.

    • Ed Kratz

      Perfect playlist if we were a 90’s rock coffee shop…all I’m going to say for now…you can play that when I’m not here.

      You know I love you bro…just not the playlist.

    • Jim

      Thumbs down! Not one Southern Gospel song. I can honestly say that I’ve never heard about 95% of the songs and never hear of about 90% of the artists.

    • Alex Guggenheim

      I’d say great, Yoakam…he’ll be more appreciated as time goes on…superb, but someone still needs to introduce Michael to Steely Dan.

    • mbaker

      How about adding Michael W. Smith’s “Friends”? Great thoughts for Christians, especially the line that says “Friends are friends forever if the Lord is Lord of them.”

      “And I’ll Rise Again” by Dallas Holm. Can’t think of any song more moving and convincing about death in Christ than that one. Sure want it played when I go to inspire people that all is not lost when a loved one or friend passes.

    • Brad Krantz

      Well, I guess at my age (51) has something to do with my view. Some of the list I’m certainly familiar with, some I’ve heard of, others I don’t have a clue! I totally don’t get U2. Never have. Nothing about them musically (or Bono’s politics) inspires me in the least.

    • david carlson

      if you add “she is love” by parachute, I might stop by

    • david carlson

      and nothing by the Fray?

    • Ed Kratz

      I had to ask for the gift of the Spirt called “do not ban” when I read this: “I totally donโ€™t get U2. Never have. Nothing about them musically (or Bonoโ€™s politics) inspires me in the least.”


    • david carlson

      ย I mean, “Where Were You” by the Fray fits with your book

    • Ed Kratz

      RE: Fray.

      Foolish oversite; now corrected. Thanks for using your gift of discernment. Many will benefit.

    • Delwyn X. Campbell

      Not a single R&B or Funk artist? I know where I’m not welcome….

    • Delwyn X. Campbell

      Oops, my bad, you managed to squeeze the Fugees in there… Sorry, not good eno0ugh. If Stevie Wonder and George Clinton aren’t welcome in the Credo House, neither am I…

    • Carrie Hunter

      Delwyn, our current playlist has

      Stevie (“Sir Duke”, “Golden Lady”)

      Parliament (“Mothership Connection” I would do some Funkadelic as well but the lyrics are too questionable so I had to refrain … but … if I could … (Not Just) Knee Deep or One Nation Under a Grove would definitely make the list),

      Cymande – “The Message” and “Brothers on the Slide”

      The Meters – “Cissy Strut”

      William DeVaughn – “Be Thankful For What You Got” (not entirely funk though)

      Gil Scott Heron – “The Revolution Will Not be Televised” (again not entirely funk – however, in my opinion, the real first hip hop song)

      Curtis Mayfield – “Superfly”

      The list goes on….

      Along with jazz and bluegrass and reggae and dub and alt pop, classical, folk, 80s pop, and rock and R&B etc etc….

      Michael is just creating a new playlist with songs he likes. We are in the process of discussing the choices. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Carrie Hunter

      Oh also … anyone remeber the US3 song, Cantaloupe? That’s on the list as well ….

      Along with the Herbie Hancock version (meaning the original version which he himself composed and played on as Freddie Hubbard, Ron Carter and Tony Williams accompanied)

    • Carrie Hunter

      oh and now Shugie just popped up …

      Shugie Otis …

      Sorry everybody, I tend to geek out on this stuff.

      I am responsible for the playlists here at Credo so I am super sensitive about these thing. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Jim

      Carrie: But NO Southern Gospel???????????? Who’s responsible for this outrage!!!!???? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Carrie Hunter

      Hey now, there is some southern Gospel by way of The Stanley Brothers!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Jim Zeirke

      If you want to talk bluegrass Gospel, how ’bout The Primitive Quartet? ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Seriously, if you haven’t listened to Southern Gospel lately, it has really grown to be more than four guys singing harmony around a plinky-plink piano. The harmonies are still there and are, IMHO, better than ever. But now they are blended with rich orchestration and modern melodies. Contemporary Southern Gosple is more like modern praise and worship music only it has real harmonies. Give a listen to Gold City, The Hoppers, the Talley Trio, Legacy 5, or Ernie Haase and Signature Sound. You’ll find youself like me saying “THIS, is Southern Gospel??? Wow!”

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