Still reeling from the over-the-top, nearly naked perfomances featured during Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards? Have you ever wondered what it would be like if the pop songs were suddenly all Christian? So did we! Below we took lines from several chart toppers and cleaned them up so you don't have to imagine any more. Can you tell the difference?
1.Lady Gaga's "Applause" becomes a worship song
“God loves our applause, applause, applause. God loves our applause-applause, loves our applause-applause, loves the way that we worship and praise Him. Our applause, applause, applause.”
2. Katy Perry’s “Roar” describes overcoming trials
“Satan held me done but I got up; already brushing off the dust. I hear God’s voice, I hear it now like thunder going shake the ground, Satan held me down but I got up, get ready cause I’ve had enough; I see it all I see it; now I got the eye of the tiger, the fire, dancing the fire because I am a conqueror and you’re going to hear roar.”
3. Justin Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie” becomes a song about the altar call
“As long as I got my suit and tie, I’m a leave my all at the altar tonight; Pastor turned to Romans 10:9, said ‘let me show you a few things.’”
4. Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” becomes a song about being set apart
“This is God’s house, these are God’s rules and we can’t stop and we won’t stop, can’t you see the Devil owns the night, can’t you see it we who ‘bout that life and we can’t stop and we won’t stop, we run things, things don’t run we. Don’t take nothing from nobody, yaya”
5. Taylor Swift’s “I Knew you were Trouble” becomes Adam and Eve’s lament
“I knew you were trouble when you walked in/ Shame on me now/ Showed me what I had never known/ now I gotta toil through the cold hard ground/ Oh, oh Trouble, trouble, trouble”
6. Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" becomes ... a remix of Mary Mary's song "Can't Give up Now"
“We’ve come too far to give up where we are. So let’s raise the bar and follow the morning star. She’s working hard for the Son. I’m working hard for the Son. It’s not ways fun, but He won’t leave me lonely, but He won’t leave me lonely (5x)”
7. Bruno Mar’s "Locked out of Heaven" becomes a song about going to Heaven
“Never had much faith in love or miracles, never wanna put my heart on the line, but reading through Your word is something spiritual, I’m born again with every line. Cause Your Word leads me to paradise, yeah Your Word leads me to paradise and it shows, Yeah, yeah, yeah, cause You said where I go, there You will be also in not too long, not too long.”