Easter Sunday is coming up, and the holy holiday needs an updated mix CD, a rock soundtrack for Easter. This might help to get your kids on board. Create a CD of rock songs about Easter or related themes. Here are the best songs for Easter:
1 - Crime of the Century (1974) by Supertramp. The ultimate song for Easter, by a great forgotten band. The live version (from the live in Paris album) is especially good.
2 - Jesus (1973) by Queen, from their debut LP.
3 - When Jesus Came to Play (1991) by Jethro Tull
4 - Love Resurrection (1984) by Alison Moyet
We all need a love resurrection, just a little divine intervention....
5 - Miracles Out of Nowhere (1976) by Kansas, along with their later hit "Hold On"
6 - East at Easter (1984) by Simple Minds
7 - Cross of Gold (1974) by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
8 - White Rabbit (1967) by Jefferson Airplane, so maybe Grace Slick doesn't mean the Easter bunny, but...she also gave us another great Easter song: Miracles (1974) by Jefferson Airplane
9 - Jesus (1974) by Cat Stevens
10 - How far Jerusalem (1985) by Magnum, from the album "On a Storyteller's Night."
11 - Dying to Be Alive (2000) from Hanson
12 - Jesus to a Child (1996) by George Michael
13 - Alive (2006) by Meat Loaf. I'm still alive, must have been a miracle
14 - Carry My Cross (2005) by Third Day
15 - From the Beginning by ELP, Emerson Lake and Palmer from Trilogy in 1972
16 - Father of Day, Father of Night (1973) by Manfred Mann's Earth Band, from the Solar Fire LP.
Father, who build the mountain so high, who shapes the cloud up in the sky... A 10 minute song from Solar Fire that really sizzles.
17 - Alive (1991) by Pearl Jam
18 - King of Rome (2009) by Pet Shop Boys
19 - Church on Sunday (2000) by Green Day
20 - Rise (1992) by Pantera
Bonus Track: The Lord's Prayer by Sister Janet Meade, a big #1 pop hit in 1974.
Second Bonus Track: I am the Walrus (1967) recorded by the Beatles. I am the egg man.... Yeah, it's a weak leap, but we'll squeeze it in for our Easter Egg hunt.
Now get those marshmallow peeps in the baskets, hide the eggs, and play these Easter songs all week from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday.