Top Versions of "O Come, All Ye Faithful"

Traditional Religious Christmas Carol

The popular traditional religious Christmas carol "O Come, All Ye Faithful," originally known as "Adeste Fideles," has been translated many times in many different cultures. While it has been released by artists from all styles and genres of music, both secular and Christian, the top versions by Christian artists stand head and shoulders above the rest.

The carol has been covered by artists from just about every style of music. The following list covers the most popular versions by Christian & Gospel Artists.

From Christmas Wish, which hit stores in 2001, Stacie Orrico delivers the Christmas classic with a slightly urban / R&B flair while keeping it traditional with the sweetness of her voice.

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1995's Christmas by Kirk Franklin & The Family absolutely delivers with a seventeen-voice choir singing the classic in a contemporary urban style.

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Coming from Steven Curtis Chapman's first Christmas album, The Music of Christmas, his version of "O Come, All Ye Faithful" rings with sincerity and a very genuine love of the season and most of all, the reason for the season.

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Soft, southern rock gives this Christmas classic an updated feel without losing the traditional aspect at all.

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Josh Brown's rendition of "O Come All Ye Faithful" is found on the compilation Come Let Us Adore Him: A Christmas Worship Experience. With a very quiet, almost pensive acoustic backing, Josh's voice slides over the top with the slightest touch of gravel to it. To make the arrangement even more unique, at the start of the second verse, the music fades out and the angelic voice of Christine Byrd comes front and center, finishing the song and leaving listeners wanting more.

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Amy Grant's version of "O Come, All Ye Faithful" is acoustically done with a lovely sounding choir behind her, giving the carol an almost angelic feel.

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The incredible Mahalia Jackson simply can not be duplicated and her rendition is as timeless as the classic itself. Mahalia Sings Songs Of Christmas!, the home to "O Come, All Ye Faithful," was originally released in 1955 and has been re-released several more times.

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Charlotte Church's rendition of the carol is very traditional, with a definite "high church" and formal sound.

Resonating with a traditional formal church sound, John Michael Talbot combines "O Come, All Ye Faithful" with "Angels We Have Heard On High" for a beautiful medley of classic Christmas.

Mary Mary has gone way outside of the norm with their recording of the carol. The melody line stays traditional, but the music has a distinctive South African style to it, making listeners really sit up and take notice.