The 5 Best Matthew West Songs

Out of all the musical masterpieces Matthew West has created and performed on in his amazing career, how do you possibly pick the Top 5?  Well we did! 

Here they are, based on success on the Contemporary Christian Music charts, number of video views, Record Industry recognition, and frankly, how much we liked them!

"Me on Your Mind" (2022)  Inspired from Matthew West's own personal devotion time, reading from Psalm 8, Matthew West was moved to write this song of God's personal love and concern for each of us individually.

"The God Who Stays" (2019)  A song that originally came to Matthew West as a whisper, "The God Who Stays" was the Lord's reminder - "He’s in it for the long haul."  This was West's first venture with Provident Label Group/Sony Music.  "It started as an honest, late night conversation with God", Matthew recalls. "I was sitting at the piano in my house playing and singing quietly because my family was all asleep in nearby rooms. Even now that the song has come out of the studio...when I listen to it I hear that late night conversation at the piano and remember how God whispered this reminder to me that He’s in it for the long haul."

“Hello My Name Is” (2012)  One of Matthew’s biggest hits, it achieved RIAA Gold status after it dominated the Christian charts at the #1 slot for over 17 weeks.  The song undeniably points out that how God sees us, and our identity in Him is altogether different - and more transcendent - than how we see ourselves. 

   

“Strong Enough” (2010)  “Strong Enough” marks the first big hit from Matthew from the album, The Story of Your Life.  For this album, the singer/songwriter reached out to fans and asked them to submit their personal stories of salvation, restoration, brokenness, healing, hope and more.  Fans from all over the world answered the call and gave Matthew the inspiration he would need to read and cull stories; transforming them into songs.  “Strong Enough” was inspired by a story written by a single mother of three children after her daughter survived a life threatening car accident and struggled with the long road to recovery.

 

“The Motions” (2008)  It’s ironic that one of Matthew’s first big hits was based on the possibility of his career ending.  Matthew had to undergo vocal surgery and was under strict doctors’ orders not to talk or sing.  Not knowing if he would ever be able to perform again would completely re-aligned the artist’s priorities; and from that season of possible complete loss came “The Motions”.  Since then, “The Motions” has been RIAA certified platinum (1 million single sales). 

 

Matthew West Albums

Year

Title

2003

Happy

2005

History

2008

Something to Say

2010

The Story of Your Life

2012

Into the Light

2015

Live Forever

2017

All In

2020

Brand New

2020

Live Before the World Shut Down

2021

We Need Christmas

 

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