Want to know the 10 best gospel songs of 2008? Whether because 2008 was a year the world needed inspiration or a year the world was thankful it was a great year for the Gospel music industry. Gospel songs are not only for Sunday morning at church but can be very inspirational and spiritually uplifting. Gospel songs have emerged onto the mainstream pop culture and here is a list of the 10 Best Gospel Songs of 2008.
- Marvin Sapp “Never Would Have Made It”– Not only was this song one of the biggest songs in 2008 but it broke records by spending 46 weeks at No.1 on the Billboard Gospel Radio Charts making it the longest running No.1 single at radio across all genre’s in the history of Billboard. As a tribute to his late father and has become one the greatest and best inspirational songs.
- Mary Mary “God in Me” –Released November 2008 “God in Me” peaked at Number one of the Billboard Gospel Songs Charts. With a contemporary sound and the video featuring star studded cameo’s the song was a major success and had people noticing the ‘God in them’.
- Kirk Franklin “Help Me Believe” –From the 2007 album ‘The Fight of My Life’ by the number one gospel artist Kirk Franklin “Help Me Believe” won “Best Gospel Song” at the 2009 Grammy Awards. A very encouraging song for young and old moving people to believe even through the struggles.
- 21:03 “Cover Me” – Singing their hearts out “Cover Me” featured Gospel industry veterans Fred Hammond, Smokie Norful and J. Moss alongside the young group 21:03. A soulful, moving and uplifting song which garnered nomination at the 2009 Grammy Awards.
- James Moss “Praise On The Inside” –A big Sunday morning song encouraging the contained presence of God on the inside to come out and be praised was nominated for the 2008 Grammy Awards for Best Gospel Song and off J Moss 2007 album V2.
- Hezekiah Walker “Souled Out” –This song can be heard on the pulpit at church which is sure to get the congregation moving on Sunday morning. Putting Hezekiah Walker back on the Gospel music map in 2008 with a song that truly comes from the soul.
- James Fortune & FIYA “I Trust You” – A really big song in 2008 which was greatly harmonized received the Top Gospel Award at ASCAP's 22nd Annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards Honor Top Songwriters and Publishers of 2008.
- Tye Tribette & G.A “Stand Out”– Of the 2008 Grammy Nominated album “Stand Out” presents a futuristic techno-rock sound to modern gospel music giving praise where praise is due to make a stand out and rise up.
- Marvin Winans, Jr. “You Never Let Me Down” –Winans does what he does best bringing an urban sound in his family’s mission to make universal music. Using a vocoder and with a captivating hook this song was an instant hit amongst the youth and was nominated for Urban Song of the Year at 41st Annual Dove Awards.
- Canton Jones “Hater Day” –Of the 2008 album Kingdom Business this song has an entertaining yet true to life message about walking in love. A very catchy song with simple melody made this one of the best gospel songs of 2008.
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