19 thoughts on “ Top 100 Hymns Against Top 100 Contemporary Praise Songs ” Anonymous August 3, 2012 at 12:06 pm. Demian, I think that in many ways, modern songs are like popcorn compared to the steak of the old hymns. Much the same could be said about much of today’s preaching in general. Jun 25, 1995. Just ask the four dozen regulars in the gospel chorus of the Bridge….