Top 100 Contemporary Hymns of 2020
In whatever setting, contemporary hymns are powerful and comforting declarations of the Gospel. In a year that flipped everyone head-over-heals, these top 100 contemporary hymns were a constant reminder of the promises of God.
Last Updated: January 5, 2021
2020 is a year that will go down in history. The way we worship and the way we do church was redefined for Christians all over the world. Even so, there have been some incredible new worship songs written in 2020, including The Blessing (Kari Jobe), Graves Into Gardens (Elevation Worship), and Battle Belongs (Phil Wickham). Here is a complete list of the most popular worship songs in 2020.
For most of 2020 worship bands looked different. Whether your band was playing live, recording together, or recording each part from home in your living rooms, chord charts were still a vital part of learning songs and leading worship. These are the top chord charts downloaded from PraiseCharts in 2020.
Playing a song note-for-note live has always been difficult. But playing a song note-for-note on a recording is a whole different beast. As churches switched gears in March, moving their services online, we watched as these piano/vocal sheets began to trend. Throughout all of 2020, these were the top piano/vocal songs downloaded from PraiseCharts. We don't yet know what 2021 holds, but we are excited to learn even more wonderful worship songs note-for-note.
Through 2020, choirs have had to improvise and adapt. And you did. These were the songs you sang while you figured out just how to sing together. This is a list of the top 100 SATB choir music downloaded from PraiseCharts in 2020.
A lot of things came to a grinding halt this year, with lockdowns and reduced gatherings. These artists found ways to create and write in the midst of it all, whether in home studios, with small groups, or other creative ways, putting out powerful and relevant worship music for the Church wherever it was spread. Enjoy this list of the top 100 new worship songs that came out in 2020.
Living Hope and King of Kings found a comfortable home at the top of our modern hymn lists during 2020. The modern hymns in this list were made to tell the Gospel story in a way that an entire congregation can sing together, declaring the Gospel to each other and the world! Sing these amazing anthems with your church in the years to come!
Live worship was difficult this year, but worship radio found it's stride. While The Blessing was the top radio hit of the year, from this year, there are many other amazing radio versions of worship songs that really caught on again this year in a new way. Check out these condensed radio editions of your favorite worship songs!
Leading a congregation with only one voice and one guitar isn't easy, but so many worship leaders took on this task in 2020. Acoustic worship songs, whether in person or online, have a power that was rediscovered in a big way this year. These were the most popular acoustic versions of worship songs downloaded from PraiseCharts in 2020.