Why I Don’t Listen to Mainstream Music (Why I Don’t Series pt. 3)

This is the last post in the Why I Don’t Series :(. This time, I’m talking about why I don’t listen to pop/mainstream music.

Story time!! A few years ago, I totally loved One Direction. My sister and I were obsessed!

Looking back, I feel kind of bad about my music choices to be honest. I go back and listen to the 1D songs that I just loved so much, and they are practically worshipping girls. I honestly don’t know how I didn’t feel bad just listening to that music!

If you think about it, this is what most mainstream music is like.

Just like mainstream movies and Halloween, they put our focus on the wrong things. There are many love songs these days that I think could be sung to Jesus – words such as “I need you”, “When we’re together, everything is ok and right”, that sort of thing.

That said, here are a few reasons I don’t listen to mainstream music anymore.

  • They glorify people and things

As I said already, love songs glorify people. Or, some songs glorify things and what we want. There’s one song that says “give it to me I’m worth it”. They’re glorifying themselves. Whether other people, ourselves, or worldly things, mainstream music puts our focus where it doesn’t need to be. As used in my last two posts Colossians 3:2 says: Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

  • They talk about impure things

Lots of pop songs have bad language, talk about kissing people, and the like. Would the Lord want us listening to and singing to this? No, we’re supposed to be pure. Matthew 5:8 says: Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

  • They are selfish

I know that’s a short reason, but think about it. Mainstream music is all about ME ME ME. It’s not about the Lord, but about what WE need, how WE are great just the way we are, how WE need a guy/girl, etc.  Again, they have our focus on the wrong things.

Make sure you filter what you listen to through the Word of God. Would it give honor and glory to Him? Is it filling your mind with pure things?

In conclusion to this series, I hope that you were encouraged by this. We may be seen as weird or different because we don’t do things, but we are called to be reviled, rather, it’s part of being a Christian.

Also here are a few great Christian singers:

Britt Nicole

Hollyn

Amanda Cook

Rend Collective

Hillsong

Bethel

 

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14 thoughts on “Why I Don’t Listen to Mainstream Music (Why I Don’t Series pt. 3)

  1. Love the list of christian singers! I have heard a few of them and I LOVE christian music… as I’m growing more mature in christ I am starting to understand how self-centred allot of the ‘popular music’ is at the moment, and I’m being a bit more picky about my choices. Thanks for the post!

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  2. I really love Christian songs! I have heard most of them. As I got older, I realized that not all pop songs are good. I listen to a few or if their like “popular” I check it out to see whats the big deal about it. Most pop songs have bad languages and are selfish.
    thanks for this!

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  3. I appreciate your stand Caitlyn against Halloween and Movies that promote evil and also Music that has the wrong focus, some words in Songs are very evil too as you can see on my links below, I have also Posted about Halloween but I thought I would Reblog your Post this year as it shows clearly what our focus as Christians should be.

    Evil Songs-1 https://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2014/02/01/rubbish-in-rubbish-out/

    Evil Songs-2 https://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2015/01/13/songs-that-grieve-god-rubbish-in-rubbish-out/

    Blessings – Anne.

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  4. My favorite Christian artists are Lauren Daigle and Keith and Kristyn Getty. I love all your choices as well. This is a very thought provoking post as I am deciding how much I want to listen to Mainstream and Country music. Thank you for writing this. I appreciate it very much and it has changed the direction I’m going in reference to what music I listen to. 🙂

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    1. Oh my word thanks you so much!! It excites me every time God uses my post to change someone’s. Thanks for sharing and for following my blog.:) And Lauren Daigle is rwalkt good, I like loyal by her.

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