Moving ever closer to the top ten Southern Gospel radio songs of the 1980’s. Today, we take a look at the song ranked 14th.
The Cathedrals were at the top of their game in the ’80’s. Nearly every album of new music released during the decade could find a home in an all time best album’s list.
It was 1986’s Travelin’ Live that gave the Cathedrals their best radio single of the decade; “Boundless Love”. The Dianne Wilkinson song not only went #1 on the Southern Gospel radio singles chart, it also became a Southern Gospel standard for nearly every quartet to perform at some point during their career.
Just about halfway through our countdown of the best Southern Gospel radio songs of the 1980’s.
Ranked 22nd among the best is the second entry from the Cathedrals. Something Special, released in 1982, is heralded as one of Southern Gospel music’s greatest albums.
The album gave the group their first #1 song, “Step Into The Water”. This was one of the biggest compositions from Kirk Talley during the 1980’s. It is also one of the best Southern Gospel radio songs of the decade.
It is time for me to honor another of Southern Gospel’s greatest compositions by placing it into the Southern Gospel song hall of fame.
Today’s inductee dates back to 1966, the earliest known recording of the song by Gary McSpadden. The only other artist to record “Plan Of Salvation” during this era was the Galileans on their 1970 album, Today.
The song hit the Southern Gospel mainstream when the Cathedrals recorded it on their 1986 album, Master Builder. It allowed George Younce to showcase his bass voice and the song has since been used by quartets for that very reason.
Ruby Moody penned “Plan Of Salvation”; this now Southern Gospel quartet classic.
The countdown in determining Southern Gospel music’s best radio songs of the 1980’s rolls on today with the song ranked 32nd.
The Cathedrals were at the top of their game in the 1980’s, releasing hit recording after hit recording. Along with those recordings came chart topping hits, that have now become Southern Gospel classics.
Sally Goodwin is the composer that gave us “Who Can Do Anything”. George Younce brought the song to life and ranks 32nd among the best Southern Gospel radio songs of the 1980’s.
I want to thank all my readers for participating in the search for Southern Gospel music’s best album of the 1980’s. We started with 64 of the best albums released during the decade and narrowed it down to the Cathedrals (Travelin’ Live) and the Singing Americans (Live And Alive).
When the dust settled, Travelin’ Live was crowned the best Southern Gospel album of the 1980’s. Here are the top 10 finishers based on total number of votes received during the entire competition.
We have arrived to the championship round, in our search for the best Southern Gospel album of the 1980’s. It has come down to the Cathedrals (Travelin’ Live) and the Singing Americans (Live And Alive).
Each reader is allowed ONE VOTE PER DAY. Polls will be open through Friday (04/20/18).