Friday, 28 February 2014

The story of Jesus in 55 rock songs

by Kim Fabricius

Annunciation (Mary): “She Talks to Angels” (Black Crowes)
Annunciation (Joseph): “I Heard It through the Grapevine” (Marvin Gaye)
Birth: “Push It” (Salt-n-Pepa)
Presentation: “Cut It Out” (Indigo Girls)
Boy in the Temple: “Runaway” (Del Shannon)
John the Baptist (person): “Wild Thing” (Troggs)
John the Baptist (message): “People Get Ready” (Impressions)
Baptism: “Muddy Water” (Nick Cave)
Temptations: “Hotter Than Hell” (Kiss)
First Sermon in Nazareth: “Jive Talkin’” (Bee Gees)
Wedding at Cana: “Don’t Drink the Water” (David Matthews Band)
Sermon on the Mount: “What I’d Say” (Ray Charles)
Healing of the Paralysed Man: “Up on the Roof” (Drifters)
Parables: “Mind Games” (John Lennon)
Mary and Family outside House: “Rag Mama Rag (The Band)
Woman Caught in Adultery: “We Will Rock You” (Queen)
Woman with the Alabaster Jar: “Hot Stuff” (Donna Summer)
Woman with the Haemorrhage: “U Can't Touch This” (MC Hammer)
Crippled Woman Healed on Sabbath: “Daughter of Abraham” (Arcade Fire)
Jairus’ Daughter: “Wake Up, Little Suzie” (Everly Brothers)
Feeding of Four/Five Thousand: “Stoned Soul Picnic” (Laura Nyro)
On the Lake: “Madman across the Water” (Elton John)
Caesarea Philippi: “My Days Are Numbered” (Blood, Sweat, & Tears)
Transfiguration (Jesus): “Sunshine of Your Love” (Cream)
Transfiguration (Peter, James, and John): “Dazed and Confused” (Led Zeppelin)
Rich Young Man: “Go Your Own Way” (Fleetwood Mac)
Lazarus: “Wake Me Up Inside” (Evanescence)
Children: “Give the Kid a Break” (Alice Cooper)
Zacchaeus: “Your House” (Alanis Morissette)
Triumphal Entry: “Don’t Rain on My Parade” (Glee)
Cleansing of the Temple: “Whip It” (Devo)
Scribes and Pharisees: “Hey Fuck You” (Beastie Boys)
Judas’ Betrayal: “Can’t Buy Me Love” (Beatles)
Basin and Towel: “Stink Foot” (Frank Zappa)
Last Supper: “Don’t You (Forget about Me)” (Simple Minds)
Gethsemane: “In the Midnight Hour” (Wilson Pickett)
Arrest: “Kiss” (Prince)
Peter’s Denial: “My Best Friend” (Jefferson Airplane)
Mocking Soldiers: “Don’t Be Cruel” (Elvis Presley)
Before Pilate: “Ain’t It the Truth” (Dramarama)
Before the Crowd: “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” (Righteous Brothers)
Crucifixion (Elevation): “I Can See for Miles” (The Who)
Crucifixion (First Word): “Forgiven, Not Forgotten” (Coors)
Crucifixion (Second Word): “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” (Bob Dylan)
Crucifixion (Third Word): “A Real Mother for Ya” (Johnny “Guitar” Watson)
Crucifixion (Fourth Word): “Help!” (Beatles)
Crucifixion (Fifth Word): “Drinkin’ Thing” (Gary Stewart)
Crucifixion (Sixth Word): “Shout” (Otis Day and the Knights)
Crucifixion (Seventh Word): “This Is the End” (Doors)
The Centurion: “I’m a Believer” (Monkees)
Resurrection (Angel): “Nobody’s Home” (Avril Lavigne)
Resurrection (Mary Magdalene): “No Woman, No Cry” (Bob Marley and the Wailers)
Resurrection (Emmaus): “Thunder Road” (Bruce Springsteen)
Resurrection (Thomas): “Scar Tissue” (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Ascension: “Eight Miles High” (Byrds)

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