Over the past few weeks, I've heard from quite a few worship leaders looking for fast songs. Man, can I identify - it feels like picking good upbeat songs is almost impossible. I've compiled a list of current "big" songs we're doing at Bethel and some of the things I think about when I'm choosing fast songs. Before sharing the list, here's one tip.
Something that helps is to look for BIG songs as opposed to FAST. Songs can be full and have lots of energy without technically having a high tempo. The hardest part is finding fast songs where the phrasing isn't too fast for a congregation to sing. I often try to find songs where the lyrics are still phrased slowly over big musical accompaniment. They're hard to find, but worth the effort!
Here's our list...and if you've got some new big songs you're doing, don't hesitate to share! Click below!