Brett McCracken has compiled a list of the “Kitschiest Christian Songs Ever!”:
I’ve been pretty hard on contemporary Christian music on this blog, but let me just say this: it’s much better today than it was, say, ten or fifteen years ago. But who knows, maybe we’ll say the same thing about today’s music ten years from now. In any event, I thought it would be fun (in a self-flagellating sort of way) to revisit some of the kitschy horrors of Christian music’s past. These are the songs that dominated the “special music” circuit at evangelical churches everywhere back in the 90s. They are the ones we wish to forget, but also have a semi-fondness for (ironically, of course!).
I used to listen to Petra quite a bit, and those Ray Boltz songs are pretty heavily ingrained into my memory. However, I would’ve added way more Carman, especially “The Champion” and “Witch’s Invitation.”