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January 16th, 2008
Word on the Street : Spiritual Songs

Are there any songs that you feel a spiritual connection to?

Edward, 25
Yes. I'm a HUGE Mariah Carey fan (laughs) so I liked the song on her last album called "Fly like a Bird." I know it did very well in the religious music industry and I think it's a good song because it talks about faith but also makes you feel like you can do anything.
Sarah, 22
I can't think of any popular songs, but some traditional Jewish songs bring me back to the religious experiences and family experiences I've had bring me spiritual comfort.
Shauna, 28
My grandfather, who was Methodist, used to sing "I Cherish the Old Rugged Cross," so that song makes me feel the most connected to faith, mostly because of my grandfather's big, strong voice.
Seth, 20
Yes. There's a hip hop artist named k-os, he's a Canadian rapper, and he has this song called "Hallelujah," it really gets me every time I listen to it. There's something very soulful and spiritual about his music. It talks about being in a city, and how do you walk down the streets everyday and know where to find whatever you believe in.
Doug, 23
For me, music is my life so I find music in general spiritual so to pick out one individual song or genre or artist wouldn't be fair. I don't think I'd be able to answer that question. It would be lame, but I do like a lot of Bob Marley-" One love" baby.
Nichole, 34
Well, I'm from the south and I went to a lot of funerals as a child unfortunately and they always played "Amazing Grace" and I think it's a really cool song. It's very touching. It's very traditional and it's interesting because you can play it a lot of different ways. I think that almost every genre of music under the sun has produced a version of that song so it seems to appeal to almost everybody in some way.

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