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    25 Christian Bands You Sat Patiently By Your Radio Waiting To Hear

    "They're a Christian band?!?"

    1. Lifehouse

    Geffen

    "Hanging by a Moment" and "You and Me" were so popular on mainstream radio, even you questioned whether or not it was actually Christian rock.

    2. Relient-K

    Capitol

    Being 12 years old and listening to "Who I Am Hates Who I've Been" while simultaneously feeling guilty for all those mistakes you made when you were 11 was stressful.

    3. Trin-i-tee 5:7

    GospoCentric

    "God's Grace" was that song you would not even try to sing along with because the their voices were so perfect you'd just embarrass yourself.

    4. Switchfoot

    Columbia

    Listening to "Meant to Live" and "Dare You to Move" made you feel like anything was possible.

    5. For King & Country

    Word Records

    When you clapped along with the opening of "Fix My Eyes," it was always a lot cooler in your head then IRL.

    6. Jars of Clay

    Essential

    The buildup in "Flood" used to give you chills before the two acoustic guitars (and you) started jamming out.

    7. Creed

    Wind-up

    It was a better time when someone could openly admit that "Higher" and "With Arms Wide Open" are actually super catchy rock songs.

    8. Skillet

    Lava

    You were probably head banging to "Monster" before you thought you heard your mom outside your bedroom door.

    9. Newsboys

    Sparrow

    "Million Pieces (Kissin' Your Cares Goodbye)" kept the '80s vibe going strong while mixing with some early 2000s style so both you and your parents had something fun to listen to.

    10. Evanescence

    Wind-up

    Though Evanescence no longer wants to be identified as a Christian rock band, "Bring Me to Life" and "My Immortal" helped you realize that black was suddenly your favorite color to wear.

    11. Casting Crowns

    Beach Street

    "Who Am I" was the perfect song to listen to while you tried to look deep in thought as you stared aimlessly out the car window.

    12. Thousand Foot Krutch

    Tooth & Nail

    Nothing was more startling than when you would listen to them with headphones on and forget just how loud your volume was until Trevor McNevan yelled, "MOVE!" directly in your ears.

    13. Kutless

    BEC

    "Strong Tower" had a powerful influence similar to the sing-alongs at your Christian summer camp.

    14. ZOEgirl

    Sparrow

    "You Get Me" was one of those music videos you and your friends wanted to re-create because it defined your early 2000s.

    15. Third Day

    Essential

    "Revelation" is one of those songs you would listen to when laying in bed, contemplating life at 14 years old.

    16. P.O.D

    Atlantic

    It was a big day when it clicked and you finally realized that you were the "Youth of the Nation" P.O.D. was talking about.

    17. tobyMac

    ForeFront

    "Gone" was perfect because it was a loophole in the "music with swear words" policy your parents enforced.

    18. Chris Tomlin

    Sparrow

    "How Great Is Our God" was a song that your parents encouraged you to listen to, so you didn't want to like it, but goodness gracious if Chris Tomlin's voice wasn't angelic.

    19. Hillsong United

    CrossBloodProduction

    All nine or so minutes of "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" was so powerful the first time you heard it, that you probably pictured yourself standing on the edge of a cliff looking over a vast valley like Simba in the Lion King.

    20. Plus One

    Atlantic

    You probably watched the music video to "Written On My Heart" over and over and never understood why you loved it so much.

    21. MercyMe

    Curb

    "I Can Only Imagine" would play everywhere. From your house, to church, to even the grocery store. It was inescapable, but that was OK because it slaps.

    22. NEEDTOBREATH

    Atlantic Records

    It's great NEEDTOBREATH got the recognition they deserved when "Brother" came out, but also upsetting because now everyone is on the bandwagon of your secret obsession.

    23. DC Talk

    Virgin

    "Between You and Me" had some HOT beats, but the song was about washing one's self of sin, so in the end you were just left emotionally confused.

    24. Tenth Avenue North

    Reunion

    Nothing more low-key exciting than the build in "By Your Side" before the piano breakdown. It felt more powerful than any EDM song to-date.

    25. Flyleaf

    Octone

    Could anyone stay seated when "All Around Me" or "I'm So Sick" came on? Because I'm pretty sure it was impossible.

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