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5 Great Versions of "Mary, Did You Know"

Jordan Smith

Jordan Smith, the winner of Season 9's The Voice, is currently sitting at #1 on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart with "Mary, Did You Know." This Christmas song was written by Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene. It was originally recorded by Christian recording artist,Michael English on his self-titled debut solo album in 1991. Ever since, the song has been recorded by hundreds of artists.  

The song speaks of the incarnation of Jesus Christ from the perspective of Mary.  Here are some of the words: " Mary, did you know/that your Baby Boy will give sight to a blind man?/Mary, did you know/that your Baby Boy will calm the storm with His hand?/Did you know/that your Baby Boy has walked where angels trod?/When you kiss your little Baby you kissed the face of God?"

Here are our top 5 favorites:

 5."Mary, You Know" by Kenny Rogers & Wynonna Judd

A duet version of the song was recorded by Wynonna Judd and Kenny Rogers on Rogers' holiday album The Gift. The single peaked at No. 55 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in 1997.

4. "Mary, Did You Know" by Pentatonix 

"Mary, Did You Know?" was also recorded by Pentatonix's second Christmas album, That's Christmas to Me.The song both debuted and peaked at No. 26 on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week ending December 6, 2014. 

3."Mary, Did You Know" by Kathy Mattea

Mattea is an established country music veteran who has scored big hits including the Grammy winner "Where Have You Been?"  In 1993, she released her debut Christmas album Good News, which won a Grammy Award for Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album 

 2. "Mary, Did You Know" by Kutless

Often known for their heavy rock Christian style, Kutless adds their rock touches to the song with some added banjos to boot.  This song is taken from X Christmas, a compilation release by BEC Recordings in 2008.

 1. "Mary, Did You Know" by Jordan Smith

Currently #1 on the Christian chart and #24 on Billboard Hot 100, this is the crowning song of Smith.

 

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