One of the greatest obstacles to participative worship is singing songs in keys too high (or occasionally too low) for the average congregational singer. I deal with that topic in much detail here: A Real KEY to Producing Spectators. Understanding acceptable vocal ranges for average singers certainly helps worship leaders choose good keys, but for some, the process is quite a chore. Today I release a chart of the top 100 CCLI songs, listed alphabetically, with the best keys to insure great congregational singing.
The resource also includes a link to the audio for every song to help you in evaluating new songs for worship. In addition, I have constructed a playlist of the Top 100 CCLI Songs that you can stream anytime you have an internet connection.
The chart of songs and their choice keys is located on a new page that you can reference any time you need it. I will be adding additional songs to the list in the coming months. The criteria for key selection is listed under the table.
Be sure to check out the keys of the songs you are planning for this weekend. Have you selected keys conducive to great congregational singing?