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Mainstream Music Resources

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Unavoidable. Pervasive. Inescapable. Mainstream pop music is everywhere. Even if you can get your young Christian friends to switch their listening habits from secular to sacred, they are still going to hear the top popular songs everywhere they go. In this section we provide you some ideas to take advantage of some of the most popular mainstream songs. Use the opening questions, the thematic concepts and discussion ideas to spice up your Bible study, Sunday School lesson, camp/retreat meeting or outreach event message.

Song Title Artist Theme Featured In
Bruno Mars Jesus:Life YLO 106
Lukas Graham Life:Purpose/Meaning YLO 103
Coldplay Love:Committed YLO 97
Coldplay Friendship:Joy of YLO 102
Paramore Pride YLO 96
Meghan Trainor Self:Image/Uniqueness YLO 98
John Legend God's:Love YLO 95
5 Seconds Of Summer Relationships YLO 98
Taylor Swift Betrayal YLO 101
Guy Sebastian Jesus' Sacrifice YLO 93
Justin Bieber God's:Sufficiency YLO 91
Mumford & Sons Relationships YLO 100
Imagine Dragons Transformation YLO 107
Imagine Dragons Brokenness YLO 107
American Authors God's:Guidance YLO 96
Iggy Azalea Love:Romantic YLO 98
Breathe Carolina Wisdom:Discernment YLO 87
Taylor Swift Dating YLO 99
Pink God's:Care YLO 90
Robin Thicke Compromise YLO 93
Sam Hunt Self:Identity in Christ YLO 107
Charli XCX Love:Sacrificial YLO 98
Ariana Grande Confidence:In Christ YLO 98
Shinedown God's:Provision YLO 89
Ellie Goulding Evangelism:God's Representatives YLO 96
Ellie Goulding Evangelism YLO 96
Linkin Park Honesty YLO 89
DNCE Sex:Seduction YLO 103
Carly Rae Jepsen God's:Sufficiency YLO 89
The Weeknd Addiction YLO 101
Justin Timberlake Sex:Lust/Pornography YLO 104
Fall Out Boy Fame YLO 98
Nick Jonas Freedom YLO 100
Sia Relationships YLO 104
Demi Lovato Self-Confidence YLO 102
Echosmith Confidence:In Christ YLO 97
One Republic Choices YLO 95
Ariana Grande Integrity YLO 103
Maroon 5 Grief YLO 91
Luis Fonsi Love:Unconditional YLO 108
Luis Fonsi Love:Romantic YLO 108
Thomas Rhett Joy YLO 102
The Chainsmokers God's:Faithfulness YLO 104
Maroon 5 Regret YLO 106
Swedish House Mafia God's:Plan YLO 91
Train Love:Unconditional YLO 88
Luke Bryan Dating:Godly YLO 91
Sia Love:Romantic YLO 100
No Malice Testimony YLO 105
Neon Trees Words,Power of YLO 89
Drake Authenticity YLO 106
Iggy Azalea Appearance YLO 97
Jonas Blue Hope YLO 103
Rachel Platten Confidence:In Self YLO 101
Beyonce Self:Image/Uniqueness YLO 103
Rihanna Friendship:Broken YLO 100
PSY Materialism YLO 90
PSY Life:Purpose/Meaning YLO 92
Daft Punk Celebration YLO 93
Little Big Town Self:Image/Uniqueness YLO 101
Pink Renewal YLO 92
The Wanted Acceptance YLO 89
Carrie Underwood Dating:Godly YLO 88
Florida Georgia Line Loneliness YLO 104
Pharrell Williams Satisfaction YLO 96
Demi Lovato Self:Examination YLO 92
Carrie Underwood Distractions YLO 102
Twenty One Pilots God's:Judgement YLO 105
Adele Reconciliation YLO 101
The Lumineers Relationships YLO 89
Drake Zeal YLO 94
Tori Kelly Emptiness YLO 102
Andy Grammer Love:Romantic YLO 101
Alessia Cara Dreams and Desires YLO 106
Lil Wayne Love:Sacrificial YLO
Christina Perri God's:Forgiveness YLO 96
Coldplay Friendship:Support YLO 103
Imagine Dragons Faithfulness YLO 99
Sara Bareilles God's:Love YLO 97
Flo Rida Difficulties:Hope within YLO 90
Zayn Malik Restoration YLO 106
Jack Johnson God's:Love YLO 94
Gnash Friendship:Broken YLO 105
Taylor Swift Worldliness YLO 91
One Republic Life:Purpose/Meaning YLO 99
Carly Rae Jepsen Confidence YLO 100
Mumford & Sons Trust YLO 93
Mumford & Sons God's:Patience YLO 90
Brett Young Love:Committed YLO 107
John Mayer Redemption YLO 107
Kelly Clarkson Hope:In God YLO 101
Hunter Hayes Self:Image/Uniqueness YLO 95
Fall Out Boy Relationships YLO 102
Imagine Dragons Righteousness YLO 91
Christina Perri God's:Love YLO 91
Luke Bryan Fellowship YLO 101
Disclosure Eternity:vs. Temporal YLO 94
Passenger Life:Purpose/Meaning YLO 95
Idina Menzel Self Centeredness YLO 96
Kid Rock Spiritual Warfare YLO 90
Prince Eternity YLO 103
Prince Heaven YLO 103
Prince Eternity YLO 103
Meghan Trainor Faithfulness YLO 99
Carrie Underwood Family YLO 99
R. City Love:Unconditional YLO 101
Bruno Mars Wisdom:Discernment YLO 90
The Black Keys Loneliness YLO 87
Taylor Swift Anger YLO 108
Taylor Swift Betrayal YLO 108
The Fray Love:Unconditional YLO 96
Ellie Goulding Love:Romantic YLO 99
Michael Jackson Love:Romantic YLO 97
One Republic Life:Purpose/Meaning YLO 97
Justin Bieber Love:Unconditional YLO 103
Muse Relationships YLO 92
Coldplay Salvation:the Gospel YLO 96
Miley Cyrus Freedom YLO 107
Maroon 5 Dating YLO 97
Rixton Love:Romantic YLO 97
Meghan Trainor Confidence YLO 104
Shawn Mendes God's:Mercy YLO 106
M83 Church, The YLO 89
Justin Timberlake Evangelism:God's Representatives YLO 92
Maroon 5 God's:Love YLO 87
Maren Morris Salvation:Regeneration (New Life) YLO 103
Fall Out Boy Anger:Righteous YLO 93
Meghan Trainor Sex:Purity YLO 103
Barenaked Ladies God's:Care YLO 94
Imagine Dragons Perseverance YLO 96
Charlie Puth Relationships YLO 102
Drake Worldliness YLO 103
Ariana Grande Love YLO 100
Maroon 5 Sin:Struggling With YLO 90
Taylor Swift Dating:Ungodly YLO 87
Katy Perry God's:Love YLO 88
One Direction Integrity YLO 102
Lady Gaga Love YLO 105
Kelsea Ballerini Growth YLO 105
Bastille Difficulties:Hope within YLO 95
Ariana Grande Friendship:Peer Pressure YLO 97
Paul McCartney Glorifying God YLO 95
Imagine Dragons Hope YLO 92
Toby Keith Celebration YLO 87
X Ambassadors Backsliding YLO 101
Twenty One Pilots Life:Purpose/Meaning YLO 105
Katy Perry Evangelism:Witnessing YLO 94
Luke Bryan Perseverance YLO 98
MAGIC! Forgiveness YLO 97
Foo Fighters Freedom YLO 107
Capital Cities God's:Protection YLO 94
Selena Gomez Loss YLO 102
Alessia Cara Self:Image/Uniqueness YLO 106
Adele God's:Faithfulness YLO 104
Kenny Chesney Zeal YLO 105
John Mayer Renewal YLO 88
Taylor Swift Self:Identity in Christ YLO 97
Taylor Swift Hope YLO 98
Ed Sheeran Dating:Godly YLO 106
5 Seconds Of Summer Motivation YLO 101
Walk The Moon Obedience YLO 100
Ariana Grande Sex:Purity YLO 106
Harry Styles Jesus:Return (Second Coming) YLO 107
Pearl Jam Death YLO 94
Fun. Satisfaction YLO 89
Walk Off The Earth God's:Love YLO 88
Gotye God's:Love YLO 88
Carrie Underwood Grace YLO 98
The Chainsmokers God's:Power YLO 107
Rachel Platten Relationships YLO 102
The Weeknd Emptiness YLO 106
Florida Georgia Line Love:Romantic YLO 96
Sam Smith Loneliness YLO 97
One Direction Commitment YLO 98
Shawn Mendes Commitment YLO 101
Twenty One Pilots Self:Examination YLO 102
Kelly Clarkson Perseverance YLO 87
Taylor Swift Relationships YLO 100
Maroon 5 Love:Romantic YLO 100
Justin Timberlake Relationships YLO 91
Jason Aldean Priorities YLO 89
Hozier Sin YLO 99
Sam Hunt Time YLO 100
Van Halen Self:Identity in Christ YLO 87
Lorde Unity YLO 96
Twenty One Pilots Sacrifice YLO 101
James Newton-Howard Zeal YLO 99
U2 Thankfulness YLO 98
Eminem Sin Nature YLO 95
Mike Perry Bible,The YLO 104
Disturbed Unity YLO 107
Deadmau5 Self Centeredness YLO 88
Ed Sheeran Love YLO 100
Calvin Harris Sex:Seduction YLO 104
Macklemore Materialism YLO 91
David Guetta Words,Power of YLO 90
Drake Authenticity YLO 104
Drake Conflict YLO 105
Drake Intimacy YLO 105
Shawn Mendes Dating YLO 105
Shawn Mendes Self:Identity in Christ YLO 104
Colbie Caillat Beauty YLO 97
Fall Out Boy Love:Unconditional YLO 100
Mark Ronson Self:Image/Uniqueness YLO 99
Gwen Stefani Relationships YLO 102
Darius Rucker Renewal YLO 92
Daughtry Salvation YLO 95
Avicii Life:Purpose/Meaning YLO 94
Major Lazer Sin:Temptation YLO 93
Taylor Swift God's:Forgiveness YLO 90
Miley Cyrus Choices YLO 93
Charlie Puth Prayer YLO 105
Skrillex Friendship:Support YLO 88
Justin Bieber Honesty YLO 101
One Direction Beauty YLO 88
Bruno Mars Love:For God YLO 92
Adele Restoration YLO 102
John Mayer Love:Unconditional YLO 95
John Mayer Righteousness YLO 93
Rihanna Grace YLO 103
Fifth Harmony Sex:Purity YLO 101
Miley Cyrus Friendship:Broken YLO 94
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