I love lists. I love Top 10 lists. When I was growing up, one of my favorite TV shows was a Saturday afternoon show called “America’s Top 10 with Casey Kasem.” It counted down the top 10 songs on Billboard every week. I loved it. I also would record the end of the year top 100 countdown off the radio onto a cassette every New Year’s Eve. I know…exciting New Year’s Eves in Boone, NC.

So I love to think of stuff like top ten movies, favorite shows ever, favorite songs. These are some of my favorite songs (note; this will probably be different tomorrow):

Favorite pop song: Rock With You – Michael Jackson (Leave me alone. I was 11. And he was cool then.)
Favorite pop ballad: Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) – Phil Collins
Favorite current worship song – I Will Boast – Paul Baloche, Revelation Song – Gateway
Favorite old worship song – Wonderful, Merciful Savior
Favorite hymn – Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy, What Wondrous Love Is This

Share your favorites!


  1. Anonymous on May 14, 2007 at 9:10 am

    Angela Happy Belated Birthday and Mother’s Day! ;0)

    Travis it is hard for me to pick favorites, especially in music. I love all genres and it could change daily with me as well depending on my mood.
    Fav hymn: “It is well with my soul”
    Fav current worship: “Rescue” by you!
    Fav pop/country song: Broken Road by Rascal Flatts
    Fav kid song: “If you’re Happy and you know it…”
    Fav movie: Hope Floats or Forest Gump

    Okay so this was my mood for the day!
    Take care guys. Hope you have a wonderful day!

    Melissa (P31) Charlotte NC

  2. Anonymous on May 14, 2007 at 9:18 am

    Thanks, Travis, for the fun of thinking this over!! I doubt I’d ever give the same answer twice if asked again. Here’s my favorites list for this hour…
    Pop Song (I’m an 80’s junkie too and can totally relate to the New Years Eve thing!): Addicted to Love by Robert Palmer
    Pop Ballad: Heaven…Bryan Adams
    Current worship song: In Christ Alone…Travis Cottrell style! and Potter’s Hand
    Old Worship Song…In the Name of the Lord
    Hymn…The Solid Rock
    Keep the lists coming!
    Kelli in Ohio

  3. Suzanne on May 14, 2007 at 11:02 am

    Travis, thanks for this. I needed to think about music I love this morning!

    Favorite pop song: RESPECT by Aretha Franklin. OK, it’s not Pop, but it ROCKS!

    Favorite pop ballad: Endless Love. I know it’s corny, but it makes my heart dance.

    Favorite current worship song – How Great is our God. I can’t sing it at church without falling in love with Him all over again!

    Favorite old worship song – There’s Something About that Name.
    Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!

    Favorite hymn – His Eye is on the Sparrow. It makes me think of Psalm 139, what a comfort.

    May the Lord bless your day!

  4. Anonymous on May 14, 2007 at 11:04 am

    Forget the categories, these are some of my fav songs:

    I Want Everything…Out of the Grey (Scott and Christine Dente)

    Purest Place…Watermark

    In Christ Alone…your version is awesome but I LOVE ALL versions of that song!

    Be Thou My Vision

    Holy by Nichole Nordeman

    Those “artists”/worship leaders I love to worship with:

    Darlene Zsesch (sp?)
    Lakewood Worship (Joel Osteen’s church)
    Christy Nockels
    Chris Tomlin

    There’s more I am sure…

    Have a great day!
    Elaine in TX

  5. Kelly on May 14, 2007 at 12:56 pm

    OH MY WORD – I did the same thing every new years. (I lived in Flippin, AR! Now that beats Boone). We weren’t really allowed to listen to secular music – but I would turn the volume down on my “beat box” and have several casette tapes ready. I mean they only held 30 minutes each side. I would label them and listen to them over and over. ha!
    I have a different favorite song every day. What I can’t listen to without crying or lifting my hands in the car is “In Christ Alone” and “Made me Glad” (Hillsong). But I just got XM and I have been loving the 90’s station right now! I’m back in college every time I get in the car!

  6. Shelly on May 14, 2007 at 1:35 pm

    Probable for change in the near future 🙂
    1) Favorite pop song – too difficult! How about embarrassingly admitting that my first ever owned CD was Paula Abdul! lol. What can I say :)?
    2) Favorite current worship song: YES SIR – the ‘Revelation Song!’ Good heavens I cannot get enough of that one. Along with ‘In Christ alone,’ ‘Lord, You’re Holy,’ ‘Total Praise,’ and whatever the name of the one that starts off as ‘Give me one Pure and Holy Passion,’ ‘Made me Glad,”None but Jesus’ and ‘The Potter’s Hand'(Hillsong)
    3) Favorite shut-the-mini-blinds for a praise session songs: Victory (Yolanda Adams), Shackles, Friend of God, We Shine (Matt Redman), O Praise Him (David Crowder)
    4) Favorite hymns/old school: ‘Worthy is the Lamb,’ ‘I Stand in Awe,’Before the Throne of God Above,’ and the absolute: Come Thou fount of every blessing

  7. Deborah on May 14, 2007 at 2:16 pm

    Ok, I have trouble picking out ice cream at the grocery store…it all tastes good! But if I have to narrow it down for songs…here goes:

    Favorite pop song: Anything by the BeeGees…but especially How Deep Is Your Love…
    Favorite pop ballad: Ok, it’s country, which is not my favorite style of music, but this song always gets me…He Stopped Loving Her Today by George Jones…:(
    Favorite current worship song: Made to Love by Tobymac
    Favorite old worship song – My Deliverer by Rich Mullins and Alabastar Box by Cece Winans
    Favorite hymn – We Shall Behold Him

    And that’s how I pickem today!! Tomorrow my favorites will definitely be different because there are just so many awesome artists today. Travis, I love all of yours, too. Mother of an Only Son, You Changed My Name, and Annie’s Song…I love how you continue to use some of the old faithful hymns in your works!

    Have a blessed day!

  8. Susan B. on May 15, 2007 at 9:00 am

    Favs — how difficult that is to pick.

    Fav hymn: Be Thou My Vision (I LOVE the Praise Team’s version from Beloved Disciple)tied with In Christ Alone tied with He’s Alive!
    Fav current worship: What Could Be Better by 33 Miles
    Fav pop song: If Everyone Cared
    Fav movie: Any Indiana Jones Movie/Pirates of the Caribbean

  9. Jen on May 15, 2007 at 11:02 am

    Favorite 70’s Donny Osmond
    Favorite 80’s Howard Jones, DuranDuran, Tears for Fears
    Favorite Michael Jackson “She’s out of my life”, it’ll still make me tear up!
    Favorite 80s-90s Cont. Christian: Michael W. Smith, Glad, Michael Card, Twila Paris, Michael English, Clay Crosse, Mylon Lefevre, Andrae Crouch (he’s 70’s too, I guess:) )
    Worship: Worthy is the Lamb, In Christ Alone, My Passion, You will be our God, Better than Life, We’re gonna dance, dance, dance in the freedom we know…, Made me glad…I love Worship!!
    Fave contemporary song: Anything by Travis but right now those are: You changed my name, We long for You, Our heart
    Favorite movies: The Goodbye Girl(the original with Richard Dreyfuss), Forever Love (with Reba McEntire), Yours, Mine and Ours (the original with Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball…the remake doesn’t come close!!)
    Travis, I also used to love listening to Kasey Kasem!!!
    I still like listening to John Rivers do the Cont. Christian countdown!

  10. Mothra on May 16, 2007 at 9:26 am

    Fantasia’s fine and Kelly’s cool
    And Carrie’s pert and plucky.
    But the one that heads up my top ten
    Is that brilliant blond named Bucky.

  11. CrownLaidDown on May 26, 2007 at 9:13 pm

    We have spent over 10 years in Baptist church choir (one in Little Rock with the very first woman to lead worship in the Baptist church, Mrs. Jean Pilcher) and the other in East Texas with Don Parks…so I have to admit, I love contemporary, but some of this choral hymn-singing just gets me going. I like Benjamin Harlin and Pepper Chopin.

    Right now, I’m about to have a head MRI, so I get to choose a CD and I’m picking my new Chris Tomlin, “How can I keep from singing” and “Amazing Grace.”

    In our kitchen CD player is your CD and I am teaching our kids to sing and worship to “The Lamb has Overcome.” Oh, Praise Him! I switch it out periodically with Cindy and Billy Foote.

    And a confession, I’ve been playing “I wanna talk about me” by Toby Keith every time my Chris is around 🙂 Hee hee!

    Finally, I am a huge Chris Rice fan, so really anything he sings, I like to hear and sing along…just tonight “My Cathedral” to our little Sydney.

    Have a great weekend ya’ll!

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