Top 10 Amy Grant Songs

Amy Grant Songs

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Our Top 10 Amy Grant Songs list looks at the songs of one of the the most successful Christian Music artists of all time who crossed over into the pop world with amazing success. The brilliant artist got started at a very young age in the music business like a Paul Anka or Britney Spears recording her first album when she was only a young teenager. In the early 1980s her career began to take of in the world of Christian Music. Throughout the decade her music began to cross over into the pop world. In 1986, she scored her first number one record on the Billboard Hot 100  in a duet with Peter Cetera on the song “Next Time I Fall.” In 1991, Amy Grant’s popularity soared with the release of her album Heart In Motion. It would become the most successful album of her career spawning many hits including the number one single “Baby Baby.”

Throughout her career, Amy Grant has released eighty four singles and twenty studio albums. She had been nominated for thirteen Grammy Awards while taking home six Grammys. She has also won a monumnetal twenty two GMA Awards (Gospel Music Association). Amy Grant has also won multiple Humanitarian Awards and received her star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in 2oo6. She is one of most loved musical personalities of all time. Our Top 10 Amy Grant songs list presents ten of her really special songs loved by millions.

# 10 – Big Yellow Taxi

We open up our top 10 Amy Grant songs list with a fabulous cover of the Joni Mitchell song entitled “Big Yellow Taxi.” The song was released on the album entitled House of Love. It was the fifth single released from the album. The album was released in 1994.  The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number sixty eight. The song was also a top 20 hit on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts peaking at number eighteen. Amy Grant does such a wonderful job on this remake. It’s her vocals that really carries the tune away. The acoustic guitar work is also really good on the track.

# 9 – Lead Me On

Continuing with our top 10 Amy Grant songs list we take a listen to the intense song entitled “Lead Me On.”  The song was released on the album also entitled Lead Me On. The album was released in 1988. It was the second single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 just creeping onto the charts at number ninety eight. The song broke onto the US Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts peaking at number thirty four.  The song also was a spectacular hit on the Contemporary Christian Music Charts reaching all the way up to number one. “Lead Me On,” was composed by Amy Grant, Wayne Kirkpatrick, and Michael W. Smith.

# 8 – “The Next Time I Fall” (with Peter Cetera)

In the number eight spot on our top 10 Amy Grant songs list we present the song entitled  “The Next Time I Fall” (with Peter Cetera). This stunning duet with Chicago’s lead singer Peter Cetera would become Amy Grant’s first number one single on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song “The Next Time I Fall”  was released on Peter Cetera’s album entitled Solitude/Solitaire. The album was released in 1986. It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number one. The song also broke onto the US Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts also peaking at number one. The song “The Next Time I Fall” was composed by Bobby Caldwell and Paul Gordon.

# 7 – Breath Of Heaven

In the number seven position on our top 10 Amy Grant songs list is the magnificent Christmas song entitled  “Breath Of Heaven (Mary’s Song).”  We don’t usually include Christmas or Holiday songs on top 10 lists but this one is so extraordinary we had to put it on this Amy Grant songs list. The piano, the melody and Amy Grant’s vocals are just so stunningly beautiful on this song. It doesn’t get much better than this. The song “Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song)” was released on the album entitled Home for Christmas. The album was released in 2015.

# 6 – Every Heartbeat

Landing in the number six spot on our top 10 Amy Grant songs list we present the lively, song “Every Heartbeat.” The song was released on the album entitled Heart in Motion. The album was released in 1991. It was the third single released from the album and the first one from the record to appear on this list. What a fabulous album this was. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number two. The song broke onto the US Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts peaking at two. The song also was a hit on the Contemporary Christian Music Charts reaching all the way up to number two. The song was composed by Amy Grant, Wayne Kirkpatrick and Charlie Peacock.

# 5 – Takes a Little Time

At the halfway point on our top 10 Amy Grant songs list is the country rock song entitled “Takes a Little Time.” The song was issued on the album entitled Behind the Eyes. The album was released in 1997. It was the first single released from the album. The song broke onto the US Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts peaking at number four. The song also was a hit on the Contemporary Christian Music Charts reaching all the way up to number nine. This one has a bit of an Eagles feel to it. It’s simply a wonderful song to listen too. It sounds like it was written by Don Henley probably because Amy Grant utilizes similar vocal phrasings,  but it was actually composed by Grant and Wayne Kirkpatrick.

# 4 – Lucky One

At the number four spot on our top 10 Amy Grant songs list we present the spirited song entitled “Lucky One.” The song was released on the album entitled House of Love. The album was released in 1994. “Lucky One” was the first single released from the album. The song was a top 10 hit on the Canadian music charts peaking at number nine. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number eighteen. The song had its biggest success on  the US Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts where it reached all the way up to number two. “Lucky One,” was composed by Amy Grant and Keith Thomas. We love the piano riff on this one.

# 3 – Find a Way

Moving along on our top 10 Amy Grant songs list we present the stunning rocking song entitled “Find a Way.” The song was released on the album entitled Unguarded. The album was released in 1985. It was the first single released from the album. This was Amy Grant’s first charting single of her career on the US Billboard Hot 100 where it hit  number twenty nine. The song also broke onto the US Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts peaking at number seven. The song also was a hit on the Contemporary Christian Music Charts reaching all the way up to number one. “Find A Way,” was composed by Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith.

# 2 – That’s What Love Is For

In the number two spot on our top 10 Amy Grant songs list is one of her most beautiful songs she ever released entitled “That’s What Love Is For.” This was a big one for Amy Grant. The song was released on the album entitled Heart in Motion. The album was released in 1991. It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number seven. The song broke onto the US Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts peaking at number one. The song also was a hit on the Contemporary Christian Music Charts reaching all the way up to number three. The high-spirited song was composed by Amy Grant, Mark Mueller and Michael Omartian.

# 1 – Baby Baby

We close out our top 10 Amy Grant songs list with the song entitled “Baby Baby.”  This was Amy Grant’s biggest hit of her career. Not many artists get to enjoy the success of a number one single on the US Billboard Hot 100, especially Christian Music artist but Amy Grant did it in 1991. The song “Baby Baby,” was released on the album entitled Hearts In Motion. The album was released in 1991. It was the second single released from the album. The song not only was a number one hit on the US Billboard Hot 100, it also hit number one on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts. The song also hit number one in Canada. The song “Baby Baby,” and all its good spirit was written by Amy Grant and Keith Thomas.

 

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