My Top 10 Hits – Week 128

Every Monday night I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday July 28TH 2019:

  1. “Raise A Hallelujah” – Bethel Music [# 2 last week / 8TH week on chart]
  2. “Prize Worth Fighting For” – Jamie Kimmett [1 / 16TH]
  3. “Till I Found You” – Phil Wickham [3 / 8TH]
  4. “Greater Things” – Mack Brock [4 / 11TH]
  5. “Resurrecting” – Elevation Worship [5 / 16TH]
  6. “Symphony” – Switch [6 / 8TH]
  7. “(Love Is The) Reason” – Unspoken [9 / 2ND]
  8. “Dead Man Walking” – Jeremy Camp [10 / 2ND]
  9. “Let It Rain (Is There Anybody)” – Crowder Ft. Mandisa [8 / 3RD]
  10. ”God’s Not Done With You” – Tauren Wells [7 / 5TH]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week:
“Dream Small” – Josh Wilson

# 1 Two Years Ago This Week:
“Wonder” – Hillsong UNITED

It’s a new # 1 smash this week, as Bethel Music reach the pinnacle with “Raise A Hallelujah”. It made it to # 1 in its 8TH week. That’s the fastest climb to # 1 since Big Daddy Weave‘s “Alive” 3 months ago.

A couple of months ago I didn’t know who “Bethel Music” was. Now I do, but strangely this is actually their follow-up single to “Stand In Your Love” which reached # 5 last October on my chart. That was from Josh Baldwin of … that’s right – you guessed it – Bethel Music. “Raise A Hallelujah” is the 2ND single from the Bethel Music album, “Victory”.

I’m back from vacation. I was on a 4-day / 309-mile road-trip to and from Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach in Southwest Florida. My blog continued as normal this past weekend, as I wrote Thursday’s, Friday’s, and Sunday’s blogs several days in advance (before I departed on my road-trip). Tonight’s blog was written and published immediately on this Monday night. This Thursday night I’ll share some “Mini-Thoughts” with you regarding my weekend vacation.

But for now here’s Jeremy Camp’s official music video for “Dead Man Walking”.

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again next weekend – 4 new entries on Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday. I don’t blog on Saturdays. That’s my day of rest.

Your likes, follows, and comments are always appreciated. Thank You for being part of my online ministry to share God’s Good News and win souls for Christ through His music. Enjoy this week my friends. I’m on Twitter @ChrisMDay, and I’m also the man behind the tweets for my church @LivingWatersHFL. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him. AMEN.

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Sunday Scripture

So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. (Galatians 6:9 NLT)

Fell Years Ago

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My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1989

Every Friday night I post the Top 5 of one of my classic hit music charts based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from either 10, 15, 20, or 30 years ago this weekend (rotating each week).

It’s the 4TH Friday of the month, so I go back 30 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday July 30TH 1989:

  1. “Express Yourself” – Madonna
  2. “Good Thing” – Fine Young Cannibals
  3. “More Than You Know” – Martika
  4. “Everlasting Love” – Howard Jones
  5. “Dressed For Success” – Roxette

61, 58, 50, 64, 61, and 60. Those are the current (or soon-to-be) ages for Madonna, Roland Gift (lead singer of Fine Young Cannibals), Martika, Howard Jones, and Marie & Per (Roxette) respectively. Oh yeah, and I’m 52. This is my generation right here. #AgingRespectively

What about Martika at 50 ?  She was one of the original kids during the first three seasons of “Kids Incorporated” from 1984 to 1986. A couple of years after she left the show she burst onto the American pop music scene while she was still a teenager (at 19) with her debut smash “More Than You Know”. She followed it up with her biggest smash of them all – “Toy Soldiers”. She also scored big with her version of the classic “I Feel The Earth Move”, and “Love … Thy Will Be Done”.

Here’s the hit that was # 3 exactly 30 years ago this weekend. It got me dancing as a 22-year-old. I remember not hearing it enough on my local Top 40 radio station at the time, so I bought it on “cassingle” (cassette single) at the record store, and I played it until I wore it out. I still like this song today. It’s aged gracefully.

It’s halftime my friends. I’ll be back on Sunday morning and Monday night with two more blog posts for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Thanks for going RETRO with me !

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Chanute AFB Illinois

I’m coming up on the 34TH Anniversary of my graduation from USAF BMT. That stands for United States Air Force Basic Military Training. I was stationed at Lackland AFB in San Antonio Texas from June 13TH 1985 (early in the morning – like right after Midnight) to July 29TH 1985 (at dawn). It was the roughest and toughest 46 days / 6½ weeks of my life at that point. (I had just turned 18.)

On July 29TH 1985 (a Monday) I boarded a plane (with others) from San Antonio Texas to Champaign County Illinois. I got food poisoning on the plane. That was when full hot meals were still served on airplanes. After landing we were transported from the airport to Chanute Air Force Base (near Rantoul Illinois). Everyone else was taken to their respective squadrons for in-processing. I was taken to the Base Hospital where I spent a couple of days and nights recuperating.

On the 3RD day I rose again – out of my hospital bed fully recovered, and I was released to my squadron. I moved-in to my dormitory room – my home for the next 3 months. School started soon for me. I would soon learn how to be an Aircraft Maintenance Systems Analyst (think “Statistician”). I was in a class of 4.

Today – 34 years later – I am an Analyst / Statistician, and I work for the United States Air Force.

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My Top 10 Hits – Week 127

Every Monday night I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday July 21ST 2019:

  1. “Prize Worth Fighting For” – Jamie Kimmett [# 1 last week / 15TH week]
  2. “Raise A Hallelujah” – Bethel Music [3 / 7TH]
  3. “Till I Found You” – Phil Wickham [2 / 7TH]
  4. “Greater Things” – Mack Brock [4 / 10TH]
  5. “Resurrecting” – Elevation Worship [5 / 15TH]
  6. “Symphony” – Switch [9 / 7TH]
  7. ”God’s Not Done With You” – Tauren Wells [10 / 4TH]
  8. “Let It Rain” – Crowder Ft. Mandisa [8 / 2ND]
  9. “(Love Is The) Reason” – Unspoken [- / 1ST]
  10. “Dead Man Walking” – Jeremy Camp [- / 1ST]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week:
“Grace Got You” – MercyMe

# 1 Two Years Ago This Week:
“Wonder” – Hillsong UNITED

Two new entries this week – First at # 10 it’s one of the few artists on this “K-LOVE Era” of my chart that was on the original “Salvation Era” of my chart from 2006 to 2010 – Jeremy Camp. He’s in his early-40s now, and he’s been lighting-up the radio airwaves since he was in his mid-20s. I saw him LIVE in concert this past February, and he put on an awesome set. I’m looking forward to the movie based on his life – “I Still Believe” – next March 20TH.

Coming in at # 9 this week is the latest from Unspoken. It’s their follow-up to “Miracle” which peaked at # 2 in January 2018. It’s a fast-paced pop song that sorta sounds like Micah Tyler’s “Even Then”. Check out the official music video for “Reason” – from the album of the same name:

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again next weekend – 4 new entries on Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday. I don’t blog on Saturdays. That’s my day of rest.

Your likes, follows, and comments are always appreciated. Thank You for being part of my online ministry to share God’s Good News and win souls for Christ through His music. Enjoy this week my friends. I’m on Twitter @ChrisMDay, and I’m also the man behind the tweets for my church @LivingWatersHFL. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him. AMEN.

All rights reserved (c) 2019 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

Sunday Scripture

Today was another beautiful day with my church family at Living Waters. We had a special guest speaker this week, and he brought God’s Good News to us in an awesome way.

He preached on all 21 verses of Daniel Chapter 1 – which begins in 605 B.C. – the 3RD year of King Jehoiakim’s reign in Judah. Jehoiakim was the oldest son of Josiah who I’ve been studying for the past month or so, and it’s actually become my next two sermons that I hope to preach to my church family. My first sermon covers the entire 31-year reign of King Josiah. My second sermon covers the crumbling of the Kingdom of Judah immediately after Josiah’s untimely death.

During the third year of King Jehoiakim’s reign in Judah – King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. The LORD gave him victory over King Jehoiakim of Judah, and permitted him to take some of the sacred objects from the Temple of God. (Daniel 1:1-2)

Today’s sermon went a long way in helping me to understand the fall of the “Southern Kingdom” to Babylon.

Jehoiakim was twenty-five years old when he became King, and he reigned in Jerusalem eleven years. His mother was Zebidah – the daughter of Pedaiah from Rumah. He did what was evil in the LORD’s sight – just as his ancestors had done. (2 Kings 23:36-37)

Our Special Guest Speaker this week was Jeff Carter – Author of “I Can Prove God Exists: Only God Could Be An Atheist” – available on Amazon.

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My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1999

Every Friday night I post the Top 5 of one of my classic hit music charts based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from either 10, 15, 20, or 30 years ago this weekend (rotating each week).

It’s the 3RD Friday of the month, so I go back 20 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday July 18TH 1999:

  1. “Sexual (Li Da Di)” – Amber
  2. “Smile” – Vitamin C Ft. Lady Saw
  3. “All Star” – Smash Mouth
  4. “Someday” – Sugar Ray
  5. “It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay” – Whitney Houston

Lady Saw was once known as the Queen of dancehall music. In addition to her rap vocals on the Vitamin C song above you may remember her 2002 Grammy award-winning collaboration with Gwen Stefani and No Doubt in “Underneath It All”.

Her songs were quite risqué (especially her solo material), but now she serves a different master – her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. She was rescued and saved by God at the end of 2015. She’s a born again Christian, and now she’s known as Minister Marion Hall. She preaches God’s Word and performs Gospel music now. Score another beautiful win for God’s Kingdom and another miserable loss for the devil.

It’s halftime my friends. I’ll be back on Sunday afternoon and Monday night with two more blog posts for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Thanks for going RETRO with me !

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