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One of my favorite resources as a worship leader is a site called PraiseCharts. It shows you how churches are using CCLI licensed songs, letting you know which songs are most popular.

The problem is, however, that you end up seeing songs like ?I?ll Fly Away? next to the latest Hillsong earwig. The site takes into account all churches, old and new school, so it isn?t necessarily helpful in showing me what more modern churches are using during their worship services.

I got the idea to do some Twitter research and compile a statistical analysis of a random sample of tweets to show what modern churches (at least churches who use Twitter) are doing on Sunday mornings. Here?s the 12 most popular songs I saw from the tweets I analyzed. (Clicking the link will take you to an iTunes download of the song.)

Also note, I?m listing a recording artist for each entry?not necessarily the author of the song.

1. Cornerstone

by Hillsong Live

2. Great Are You Lord

by All Sons and Daughters

3. O Praise the Name (An?stasis)

by Hillsong Worship

4. Open Up the Heavens

by Vertical Church

5. Forever

by Kari Jobe

6. Forever Reign

by Hillsong Live

7. Good Good Father

by Chris Tomlin

8. How Great is Our God

by Chris Tomlin

9. Lord, I Need You

by Matt Maher

10. Love Came Down

by Bethel Church

11. O Come to the Altar

by Elevation Worship

12. This is Amazing Grace

by Phil Wickham

Did you do any of these popular worship songs this last week? If so, what other songs did you pair them with? Chime in with a comment below!

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