Listen Now! A Rambling Ever On Spotify Playlist
Water is a theme that shows up often in music. It is a running joke that water clichés are way too prevalent in Christian music. While this is true, Christian music is certainly not the only genre of music that offends in this area. At times these water references really are only tired clichés and don’t say much, but we should not throw the baby out with the bath water (pun intended). Water imagery can be used in beautiful and poetic ways as well and it makes sense that water shows up so much in the lyrics of popular music. The earth is 70% water after all and the average human body is 60% water. Some of us may even be carrying a little extra water weight and get closer to the 65% mark!
A couple years ago the REO staff put together a playlist of songs with water as the theme. We did this as a way to share songs with each other and because we enjoyed the collaboration. It wasn’t done with the intent to make it public, but some of you may enjoy these songs as well so we thought we would share. Sometimes we connected with the emotion of a song and other times we may have just liked the music and it happened to have lyrics about water. Either way, we hope you enjoy. Let us know in the comments what other “water” songs you would add and if they meet our strict four step approval process you may see them show up on this playlist.
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13 thoughts on “Listen Now! A Rambling Ever On Spotify Playlist”
I know I had a hand in making this playlist, but it’s really good.
Agreed. It’s one of the best we’ve done. I somehow managed to not completely derail this one…
Nice list. I love the idea.
Here’s a couple others to think about:
“Down to the river to pray” by Allison Krauss
“The river” by Jordan Feliz
Good idea on the Allison Krauss song. Can’t believe nobody thought of that.
It was on my short list, but we already had enough of a folk vibe going on, so I went a different direction.
A couple others:
“Raindrops keep falling on my head” B.J. Thomas
“Water cycle jump” which was a song by J.A.C. from the Bill Nye the Science Guy show. It was great, a parody of the Kris Kross song “Jump.”
Nothing from Bill Nye will ever make it on one of our playlists. Good day sir!
You’ve obviously never heard the song then, or worn a bow-tie either. I show it every year in my middle school science and physical science classes when we talk about the water cycle and the phase changes of matter.
I can’t take any water playlist seriously if it leaves out “Oceans” by Hillsong United. ☺
Amy, I want to say that when we made this list, “Oceans” was not that well known. I’m probably way off on that timeline though. I actually like that song quite a bit.
Personally, I think the list is good without it. REO has never failed with music. And it won’t start now.
(I really do like the song and we sing it at Northwest regularly.)
How did everyone on this panel overlook A clear classic, “Fire and Rain” by James Taylor.
“Ocean Floor” by Audio Adrenaline
“Purple Rain” by Prince
“Rainy days and Monday’s” by the Carpenters