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Never for Nothing (1987)

Updated: Sep 14, 2023


Never for Nothing is the debut studio album by Christian rock singer -songwriter Margaret Becker, released in 1987 on Sparrow Records. "Fight for God" was the first single to Christian rock radio and would top the chart and become the number one Christian rock song of 1987. The title song was released to Christian AC and CHR radio stations where the song climbed to the Top 5. Becker also covers "Make It Right" written by Mark Chessir and recorded by Kenny Marks from his album of the same name. Billy Smiley of White Heart produced the album. Never for Nothing peaked at number 23 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart. Becker was nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year and New Artist of the Year at the 19th GMA Dove Awards.


Track listing


1. Fight for God (Margaret Becker, Paul Brannon, Tommy Greer) -4:06

2. Standing on Top of the World (Dave Perkins, Rob Frazier) -3:36

3. Never for Nothing (Margaret Becker, Ric Blair) -3:48

4. Break the Silence (Margaret Becker, Billy Smiley, Mark Chessir, Michael Cody)

-3:55

5. Sacred Fire (Margaret Becker) -4:37

6. Love Was Waiting (Billy Smiley, Chris Rodriguez) -3:31

7. What You Feel (Margaret Becker, Billy Smiley, Cathy Snyder) -3:53

8. Make It Right (Mark Chessir) -5:25

9. Giants Will Fall (Dave Perkins) -4:00

10. For the Love of You (Margaret Becker) -4:36


Radio singles

1987 "Never for Nothing" -#3 Christian CHR, #3 Christian AC

1987 "For the Love of You" -#7 Christian CHR, #5 Christian AC

1988 "Sacred Fire" -#2 Christian CHR


Previous release: Windows of the Heart (EP) (1984)

Next release: The Reckoning (1988)


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