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Christian God Ministry Music Radio

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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Bible Christian God Ministry Scripture

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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1980s Music Radio

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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1980s Career Food Health History Life Military Travel

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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