#1
Hey Fellas,

Im studying theology at college and we are writing a piece of work on a religious topic.

My topic is Religious Signs in music and just general religious reference.

I was just wondering if we could share some ideas with each other about different songs I could possible talk about. I am focusing on modern pop music. For example, the religious reference in Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah"

Share your artists/songs

Thanks In Advance

Klugzy
#2
U2 has a lot of religious references in their songs. Their album 'October' being called a somewhat religious album by some, although a lot of other songs by them refer to religious stuff. For example Until The End Of The World is a reference to Judas.
#4
There are modern Christian rock bands like Delirious?, Quench and Linchpin over here. Lots come to the Greenbelt festival in Cheltenham.

Matt Belamy from Muse is an atheist, I think. So his religion influences his lyrics.
#6
Kanye West - Jesus Walks. (Rap)

Not exactly guitar music, but religion seems to pop up pretty often in his lyrics.
#7
Jesus Walks, thats an interesting one...

Thanks for all the replies so far guys.

I am more interested in famous pop bands like U2( as stated above) rather then just Christian bands. As I sayed above, im more interested in famous songs rather then bands.

What about "Losing my religion"? I think that might be a good one
#8
What if God was one of us?
He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt.
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#9
The band Live . . . well, they're hippies, to be frank. They sing about God, but they don't believe in God as a specific church or faith would; mostly they just see God in the world around them. They've got a couple of songs that might be worth checking out:

Selling the Drama
Lightning Crashes
Heaven
Where Fishes Go
Overcome
Lakini's Juice

They're one of my favorite bands, and their lyrics are very intriguing. A couple of those songs were pretty significant radio hits about ten years back, so hopefully they meet your popular music qualification.
#10
Lots of Bob Dylan stuff has clear biblical connotations.

www.songmeanings.net is good for looking for song meanings and finding out what references in songs are about.
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#11
look at some beatles music, as well as solo stuff by the members, relevant to your topic, and very popular/influencial with people
#12
Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin have religious references, me thinks. Go to songmeanings and look that up. There are many other known bands with religious references, i just can't think of them now.

EDIT: Check out Leonard Cohen. He originally wrote 'Hallelujah' and has many religious references in his songs. For example, in the song 'The Future' - 'I'm the little jew who wrote the Bible'.
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#13
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Matt Belamy from Muse is an atheist, I think. So his religion influences his lyrics.


Lol, so he has no religion to influence him...
#14
Atheism can be classed as a religion, as it holds a specific view as to what God is (ie, non-existent), as opposed to someone who has no religion and just doesn't care.

Also, Black Eyed Peas - Where is the Love?.
#16
Jesus- Brand New has alot of religious themes(not just the name)
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