Every once in a while I make a list and post it because first of all, I LOVE lists. I also love music, so today’s post is combining two of my favorite things. If you don’t know who Needtobreathe is, I hope you check out some of these songs and begin to love their music as much as I do. As I made this list, I realized most of my favorites are from the same album… called “The Reckoning.” While this is true, each album they’ve released does have at least one song I like! I’m not sure why I connect with “The Reckoning” more than the others. Perhaps trying to decipher why that warrants another post, if I were to ever figure it out. For now, though, here are my top 10 favorite Needtobreathe songs, in random order. Thanks for checking out my list! 

Who Am I – This song is great for two reasons: it is about humility and at the same time, the awe-inspiring love of God. You grow your roses on my barren soul. Wow. Just… wow. 

Girl Named Tennessee – You didn’t catch her name. Don’t worry, she never told you her name. The playful lyrics of this one made me laugh, and I could relate so much to the idea of liking a woman but knowing it will never amount to anything. 

Difference Maker – Somehow this song pumps me up.

Multiplied – A beautiful tribute to a loving God. This is the type of worship I love to sing. 

More Heart, Less Attack – The last minute or so of this song is simply the best. Concerning the message of the song, I would love to live my life with more love and less anger. 

White Fences – The form, or structure, of the lyrics and the melody are so attractive to my listening ears. I am struggling to find the proper musical terms but it’s the sure and clear beats and how the lyrics mimic the beats that are just great. Can someone explain what this is in musical terms?

Slumber – I love the idea of realizing what is real and important (waking up from my slumber, in a spiritual sense). Baby, open up your eyes!

Lay ‘Em Down – This was, I think, the first song that really got my attention with the band. Southern, gospel, almost like a chant. Encouraging lyrics that remind me everything can be OK… if I lay my troubles down. 

The Outsiders – While making this list, I was reminded how much I love this song. Don’t shrink back when you think you’re part of the minority, or an outsider. Stand tall, stand proud. We are the outsiders. 

Walking On Water – A sweet reminder that with God, all things are possible. Who can walk on water except by the help from the One who made water?

Welp, we’ve reached the end. I hope you can listen to a few of these, I think you’ll like them. Let me know if you have a favorite or two. Thanks for stopping by! 

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 13-year-old beagle and an 11-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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