The least remarkable song series concludes today with the song ranked #1 among the least remarkable recorded in the history of Southern Gospel music.
I understood when I started this series that when I finally reached #1, it would probably be a contentious choice. The thing is, when I started compiling songs for the series, “We Want America Back” was the first song to pop in to my head.
The Steeles had a huge song in 1997 with “We Want America Back”. The song spent four months at #1 and went on to be nominated song of the year. The song came from an album of the same name, released in 1996 (which won album of the year in 1997).
I remember when I first heard this song (nearly 20 years ago now), my first reaction was; “from what” (in responding to the song “We Want America Back”). I guess it was coincidental the song came out during an election year.
With another election year here, it seems the type of sentiment presented in this song remains prevalent in a certain subset of the Christian community. Without totally alienating my readers, I will simply leave with the realization that I don’t like politics muddying my Gospel music. As a result, I consider “We Want America Back” the least remarkable song recorded in the history of Southern Gospel music.
*Video Credit (Various Artists – Topic)