Best selling MultiTracks for the last 12 months + thoughts on how the CCLI lists have changed

Worship Backing Band Best Selling MultiTracks

We’ve been totting up the totals on the MultiTracks you’ve purchased in the last year, so we thought we’d give you a peak at the 25 most popular. Perhaps unsurprisingly the list broadly mirrors last year’s CCLI top songs choices, so in other words the MultiTracks you’re buying roughly line up with the popularity of what the wider church is singing.

What’s interesting is that comparing a song’s CCLI position from previous years shows that a song can now become very popular with a worldwide recognition much more quickly than ever before. For instance, ‘What a Beautiful Name’ is number one both in our chart and CCLI and yet is a 2016 song. In years past it would take a song over 5 years to get to that number one slot. Conversely, songs that took 4-5 years to gain that kind of usage would often stay in the top five for a good 5-7 years, whereas now the speed at which churches are adding new songs their repertoire and discarding older ones is also much faster too.

With the advent of apps like Spotify and YouTube it is now much easier to access new songs outside of conferences and summer festivals, but equally I wonder what the impact is of introducing so many more new songs to your congregation?

This article on the lifecycle of a worship song is worth a read.

Andy Chamberlain, Co-Founder, Worship Backing Band 

Worship Backing Band’s Top 25 best selling MultiTracks for the last year

  1. What a Beautiful Name
  2. Good Good Father
  3. The Lion and the Lamb
  4. This is Amazing Grace
  5. 10,000 Reasons
  6. O Come to the Altar
  7. No Longer Strangers
  8. Great Are You Lord
  9. How Great is Our God
  10. Holy Spirit
  11. At the Cross (Love Ran Red)
  12. Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)
  13. Agnus Dei
  14. My Lighthouse
  15. O Praise The Name (Anastasis)
  16. Revelation Song
  17. Open The Eyes of My Heart
  18. Our God
  19. Blessed Be Your Name
  20. Mighty To Save
  21. Oceans (Hillsong)
  22. This I Believe (The Creed)
  23. Jesus Messiah
  24. Lord I Need You
  25. Forever (We Sing Hallelujah)

This list is for individual tracks purchased and excludes sales of our pre-selected bundle packs.