The new Left Behind movie commits innumerable sins against good taste, but none as egregious perhaps as the hatchet they take, over the end credits, to Larry Norman's "I Wish We'd All Been Ready" .
American Idol (and Left Behind castmember) Jordin Sparks is responsible for this overproduced latex atrocity, which has been transformed into a modern R&B nightmare from its origins as an early '70s baroque pop masterpiece. She ought to be fucking ashamed of herself (for both things).
Larry Norman ascended to Heaven back in 2008 at the not-terribly-ripe-old-age of 60. He pioneered Christian rock in the late '60s and remains the one guy who was ever any good at it. "I Wish We'd All Been Ready" became something of a signature tune for Norman and the unofficial theme song for the Rapture.
His original will never be topped—not even by you, DC Talk—although I'm personally very partial to this high school band-calibre version by the Fishmarket Combo from A Thief in the Night, which is 1972's far more charming and conventionally shitty low-budget version of the Eschaton.
Here's Larry, meanwhile, proving that the Devil actually didn't have all the best tunes.