Is Amazing Grace the greatest song of all time?
With its simple yet sublime melody and lyrics that cut to the heart written by the former slave-trader John Newton, it certainly good be. It’s at least near the top!
Here are 21 of the best performances of the classic. Enjoy!
1) Rhema Marvanne, 7 year old gospel singer
2) Elvis Presley
3) The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
4) Jotta A, 12 years old
5) Harlem Gospel Choir
6) Leann Rimes
7) Aretha Franklin
8) Wintley Phipps
For the first 5 minutes, Phipps tells the amazing story of the song. He starts singing at 5:20.
9) Andrea Bocelli
10) Steven Tyler (of Aerosmith) with Juliette Hamilton
11) Mormon Tabernacle Choir
12) Destiny’s Child
13) Eisuke Mochizuki (pianist) and Ayako Ishikawa (violinist)
14) David Brian
15) Soweto Gospel Choir
16) Mumford & Sons
17) Celtic Woman
18) Carrie Underwood
19) Alan Jackson
20) Il Divo
21) Gospel Creek The Bluegrass Band
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