1. Entertainment
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Top Christian & Gospel Ringback Tones - January 2014


The days of hearing "ring, ring," when you call someone are nearly almost a complete thing of the past like rotary dial phones and rabbit ears. Now, when you call someone, you frequently hear a song playing. Verizon, AT&T and Sprint calls the tones "ringback tones." T-Mobile calls them "caller tunes." Whatever your carrier calls them, they're a whole lot more interesting than the "ring, ring" of yesteryear.

The biggest difference is cost as prices vary per carrier. Other differences are length of time you can use your ringback and selection.

Verizon's over 90,000 ringback tones will cost $1.99 per tone for one year with a .99 cent monthly fee (regardless of how many tones you use). You can have up to 100 in your library.

AT&T's ringback tones will cost $1.99 per tone for six months. You can have up to 99 in your library.

Sprint's ringback tones will cost $1.99 per tone for six months. 

T-Mobile's over 10,000 caller tunes will cost $1.99 per tone for  with a $1.49 monthly fee (regardless of how many tones you use). You can have up to 15 in your library.

Verizon has the largest overall catalog and more music by Christian and Gospel artists. The top ringback tones list comes from their rankings ...

1. "Spoken For" - MercyMe

MercyMe - Spoken For
INO Records

The song may be nearly 12 years old, but it is still incredibly popular with fans.

From the song ...

Covered by your love divine
Child of the risen Lord
To hear you say "This one's mine"
My heart is spoken for

2. "Joy of the Lord" - Tamela Mann

Tamela Mann - The Master Plan
TillyMann Music Group, Inc.

From the 2009 release, The Master Plan, this song is guaranteed to lift anyone who hears it up.

From the song ...

I've got got the joy of the Lord, living inside of me
My soul rejoices, when my problems start knocking at me.
Full of glory, joy un-speakable I got the joy of the Lord.
I've got the joy of the Lord on the inside of me

3. "Break Every Chain" - Tasha Cobbs

Tasha Cobbs - Grace
EMI Gospel

Tasha's debut single won a Grammy for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance just last month.

From the song ...

Theres an army rising up.
To break every chain, break every chain, break every chain.

4. "Let It Rise" - Big Daddy Weave

Big Daddy Weave - Every Time I Breathe
Fervent Records

The 4th most popular ringback is also the most popular ringtone from last January. "Let It Rise" is an older tune by Big Daddy Weave rather than the more recent "Redeemed." It comes to us from the 2006 release, Every Time I Breathe.

From the song ...

And, let the songs of the Lord
Rise among us
Let the songs of the Lord
Rise among us
And, let the joy of the King
Rise among us
Let it rise

5. "Something About the Name Jesus" - Kirk Franklin

Kirk Franklin - The Nu Nation Project

Another older tune, "Something About the Name Jesus" may be over 12 years old, but Kirk Franklin's music, as this song proves, is timeless.

From the song ...

Said it's sweeter than honey from a honeycomb.
I can fell the holy ghost moving and it won't leave won't leave me alone
(no, no, no, no, no, nooo) at the name of Jesus (ooohhh)
Every knee has got to bow (got to bow)
So you don't have to wait till the fire comes
You can call on him shout praise him do it right now.

6. "Love Them Like Jesus" - Casting Crowns

Casting Crowns - Lifesong

Lifesong gave us this hit as well as four others. Certified RIAA Platinum on February 14, 2007, this whole album is as popular today as it was then.

From the song ...

Just love them like Jesus, carry them to Him
His yoke is easy, His burden is light
You don't need the answers to all of life's questions
Just know that He loves them and stay by their side
Love them like Jesus

7. "Nobody Greater" - VaShawn Mitchell

Vashawn Mitchell - Triumphant
EMI Gospel

Over a year after the release of Triumphant, "Nobody Greater" still wows fans and touches hearts. Yes, there is nobody greater than Christ!

From the song ...

Nobody can heal... like you can
Oh most holy one you are the Great I Am
Awesome in all your ways and mighty is your hand
You are He who carried out redemption's plan
You are He who carried out redemption's plan

8. "Blessings" - Laura Story

Laura Story - Blessings

Coming from Laura's 2011 release with the same name, "Blessings" has been one of the most popular ringtones since last June. This beautiful tone will remind you how God's blessings aren't always what we expect every time your phone rings!

From the song ...

'Cause what if your blessings come through rain drops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near

9. "Praise Him In Advance" - Marvin Sapp

Marvin Sapp - Thirsty

From the 2007 hit release, Thirsty, Marvin Sapp reminds us to praise through all things on this wonderful song.

From the song ...

I've had my share of ups and downs,
Times when there was no one around,
God came and spoke these words to me,
Praise will confuse the enemy.


10. "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)" - Chris Tomlin

Chris Tomlin - See The Morning
Courtesy of: EMI

A contemporary yet classic song, "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)" has been out since 2006 and if anything, it gets more popular every with every passing year.

From the song ...

My chains are gone
I've been set free
My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy reigns
Unending love, amazing grace

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.