TRENDING NEWS STORIES Tauren Wells On Kelly Clarkson Show | Hulvey Welcomes 1st Child | CoJo Show Hits 11K DLs
AN NRT WAYBACK EDITORIAL
Third Day's 'Come Together' Turns 20
NRT's J.J. Francesco looks back at the iconic band's landmark album for its 20th anniversary
 


AN NRT WAYBACK EDITORIAL, Third Day's 'Come Together' Turns 20
Posted: November 18, 2021 | By: JJFrancesco_NRT
NRT Editorial RSS Feed

Iconic Christian contemporary band Third Day made music from the late 1990s through the end of the 2010s. Driven by lead vocalist Mac Powell's signature southern baritone, you could instantly recognize the band whether they were firing up some guitar-driven southern rock or leading a passionate worship session. 

In 2001, the band's popularity continued to grow. With several albums already under their belt, their album, Come Together, was a release done as mature veterans. As the album turns 20, we look back at some of the album's most iconic hits.

"Come Together"

The album's title cut introduced fans to the band's Southern rock style. The song comes complete with a catchy chorus that balances energy, hooks, and melody in just the right amounts. It's great to play in the summer in your car with the windows down. 

"Come Together" was featured in the film 2006 film Facing the Giants. Also, the song's resonant message made it appropriate to use for more serious occasions, including as a tribute to 9/11. Given the album released in the shadow of that fateful day, the song became a beacon of encouragement and hope to many in those early months when the world changed.

 

"It's Alright"

"It's Alright" is a somber song about longing to be with a loved one again. This album highlight showcases the softer side of lead singer Mac Powell's vocals. And, it comes with a vibe that fits well on both contemporary and country formats. This song speaks to hurt many listeners feel, thus making it one of the more notable cuts on the album.

 

"40 Days"

Third Day amps up the sound on "40 Days," giving listeners a taste of their groovy Southern rock style. 

Singing from a place of brokenness and pain, the singer reaches out to Christ in surrender and hope. Many listeners connected with Third Day's always relevant lyrics, the song's driving rock energy, and Mac's superb vocal delivery. 

 

"Nothing Compares"

"Nothing Compares" is another one of Third Day's moving ballads. This slow-builder makes effective use of guitar hooks while crafting a gentler and accessible melody. The song builds to an anthemic finish that is a fine way to send off the album.

The worshipful lyrics transport the listener into a contemplative state, focusing on the greatness of our creator. Third Day has always excelled at crafting simple-yet-profound worship songs, and this song is a fine example.

 

"Show Me Your Glory"

If you polled the most recognizable Third Day songs, this one would arguably crack many Top 5 lists. It was a Christian radio smash hit and one of the band's most iconic songs of their first decade. 

With a simple melody, worshipful chorus, and Mac Powell's signature vocals, the song managed to find a musical sweet spot that resonated with many fans. If you listened to Christian radio in the early 2000s, you probably heard this song a lot. Heck, you might still hear it frequently today. 

 

Did we miss your fav? Which song from this album was your favorite?

J.J. Francesco is a long-time contributor to the NRT Staff. He's published the novel 'Because of Austin' and regularly seeks new ways to engage faith, life, and community. He is currently working on releasing a brand new novel.

Christian Music, Devotionals, Interviews, Editorials
Behind The Song
NEW! BEHIND THE SONG
#1148 - Dan Bremnes

The artist talks about the inspiration behind his new single
 
Matthew West
NEW! NRT EXCLUSIVE EDITORIAL
Matthew West

A story of how his music has impacted our editor
Stryper
NEW! THE ESSENTIALS
Stryper

Highlighting the rock band's biggest songs from their career
 
Beckah Shae
NEW! NRT EXCLUSIVE EDITORIAL
Beckah Shae

She's changing the way we hear mainstream pop
The CHH Drop
NEW! THE CHH DROP
#124 - Week Of Jan 13

We highlight what's new this week in Christian Urban and Rap
 

ADVERTISEMENT

Christian Music, Facebook Christian Music, Twitter Christian Music, YouTube Christian Music, Instagram

ADVERTISEMENTS

11TH ANNUAL WE LOVE AWARDS IS HERE! Vote Now | Watch Official Nomination Videos | Listen To Apple Music Playlist

Christian Music

©2022 NewReleaseToday
A Division Of NRT Media Inc.

 

Secure
CHRISTIAN MUSIC
Discover New Artists
New This Week
Coming Soon
Playlists
Free Music
Album Reviews

NEWS
New Music
Movies / Media
Events
Tours
General

PODCASTS
NRT Now Podcast
NRT Podcast Network

VIDEOS
Music Videos
Exclusives

EXCLUSIVES
Articles
Devotionals
Interviews
Concert Reviews
We Love Awards

MORE INFO
RSS
Privacy Policy
Terms of Use
Advertising
Staff
New Music Email
Contact

RESOURCES
Music Studies
Artist Training

CONNECT
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
YouTube