Recently, I discovered an online radio station that plays nothing but vintage Christian music from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. It leans more on the rock side with some pop and some holy hair metal thrown in. In case you’re intrigued, it’s at www.classicchristianrock.net.
Listening to these old songs takes me back. Some are new to me, but when I hear some of them, I’m instantly transported back to youth group days or those years at Union University when my musical world got expanded and I found out about a lot of great Christian artists.
I particularly like it when they will focus on songs from a specific timespan — like April 1987, for instance. I remember that there was so much variety in Christian music that seems to be missing in these days of hearing a lot of sameness on Christian radio.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m a huge fan of worship music, but after a while, it feels like I’m hearing slight variations of the same song played over and over. And yes, I know I sound old when I say things like that. I am old.
It gives me a bit of joy in the midst of the weekday grind. It’s nostalgic but also has the great messages of the faith that I still need to hear periodically. Plus, you can request songs and they will actually play them. Crazy, right?
If you grew up in the Church around the 80s and 90s, you need to check out this website and the radio station. Like yesterday.