Saturday, May 03, 2008

Top Ten Songs for Mary

Milford, CT - Top Catholic Songs formally announced today the voting results for the Top Ten Songs for Mary from Catholic Artists. "Queen of Heaven", written and performed by Mark Mallett for his rosary project "Through Her Eyes: A Journey to Jesus" was voted #1 song. Sean Clive's "Mary's Song" comes in second, with the exceptional cover of "Hail Mary, Gentle Woman" places Gretchen Harris at #3.

Paul Harrigan's "Medjugorje" secured the #4 spot, with Fr Kent O'Connor's rendition of the "Magnificat" (from his concept album "Saints") right behind at #5. Nick Cardilino's "Do Whatever He Tells You" while Annie Karto's cover of "Song to Our Lady of Guadalupe" fill
out the #6 and #7 positions, respectively. Mark Mallett places on the list a second time, as "Ode to Mary" lands at #8. The classically-trained Trish Foti Genco ranks #9 with her rendition of "Ave Maria", and the list ends with Nancy Krebs' original "Queen of Apostles".

The purpose of this Top Ten list was to honor Catholic artists for their musical and technical achievements in providing Catholics with quality recorded music which is entertaining, edifying, and educational.

According to a poll of the Top Catholic Songs online community, these 10 songs represent the best recorded songs by Catholic musicians for Mary:

1. Queen of Heaven / Mark Mallett
2. Mary's Song / Sean Clive
3. Hail Mary, Gentle Woman / Gretchen Harris
4. Medjugorje / Paul Harrigan
5. Magnificat / Fr. Kent O'Connor
6. Do Whatever Tells You / Nick Cardilino
7. Song to Our Lady of Guadalupe / Annie Karto
8. Ode to Mary / Mark Mallett
9. Ave Maria / Trish Foti Genco
10. Queen of Apostles / Nancy Krebs

To hear and download the Top Ten Songs for Mary by Catholic Artists, and other Top Ten lists, go to http://www.topcatholicsongs. com/Mary/List

TopCatholicSongs. com is an online community where Catholics can find music from Catholic artists organized in the popular "Top Ten" style. The lists are dynamically connected to iTunes--through which any seeker of Catholic music can listen to and download songs, burn CD's, and discover new artists.

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