One of my favorite resources as a worship leader is a site called PraiseCharts. It shows you how churches are using CCLI licensed songs, letting you know which songs are most popular.

The problem is, however, that you end up seeing songs like “I’ll Fly Away” next to the latest Hillsong earwig. The site takes into account all churches, old and new school, so it isn’t necessarily helpful in showing me what more modern churches are using during their worship services.

I got the idea to do some Twitter research and compile a statistical analysis of a random sample of tweets to show what modern churches (at least churches who use Twitter) are doing on Sunday mornings. Here’s the ten most popular songs I saw from the tweets I analyzed. (Clicking the link will take you to an iTunes download of the song.)

Also note, I’m listing a recording artist for each entry…not necessarily the author of the song.

1. What a Beautiful Name

by Hillsong Worship

2. Good Good Father

by Chris Tomlin

3. Lion and the Lamb

by Leeland and Bethel

4. O Praise the Name (Anástasis)

by Hillsong Worship

5. This is Amazing Grace

by Phil Wickham

6. Yes and Amen

by Chris Tomlin

7. 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)

by Matt Redman

8. Holy Spirit

by Jesus Culture

9. You Never Let Go

by Matt Redman

10. King of My Heart

by John Mark McMillan

Did you do any of these popular worship songs this last week? If so, what other songs did you pair them with? Chime in with a comment below!