Every Monday I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from the previous week. It’s the continuation of a weekly hobby that goes back 40+ years. Here’s this week’s chart:
|COUNTUP MINISTRIES||FOR THE WEEK ENDING SUNDAY OCTOBER 03RD 2021||WEEK 242|
|TW||LW||WKS||SONG TITLE||ARTIST / SITE|
[1ST week @ # 1]
|2||2||8||Thank You Lord||Chris Tomlin Ft. Thomas Rhett & Florida Georgia Line|
|4||7||6||Promises||Maverick City Music|
|5||1||12||Into The Wild||Josh Baldwin|
|6||5||10||House Of The Lord||Phil Wickham|
|7||4||22||Yes He Can||Cain|
|8||6||26||Gospel Song||Rhett Walker|
|9||10||2||Relate||for King & Country|
|10||–||1||Stand In Faith||Danny Gokey|
NEW # 1 – “What If” my # 1 artist over the past 242 weeks of chart action scored my new # 1 smash this week ? That would be Matthew West, and his 6TH hit is now his 4TH # 1 smash. His only 2 hits to not reach # 1 both peaked at # 2 – “All In”, and “Truth Be Told”. (The latter spent 5 weeks in a row at # 2 to kickoff 2021.)
IN @ # 3 – TobyMac scores my highest new entry in 3½ years, as his 9TH hit since 2017 and 12TH hit since 2007 enters straight-in at # 3. It’s an instant out-of-the-box smash, as they used to say in the radio biz. The first few times I heard it on the radio I had no idea it was TobyMac. When I discovered that it was him I realized that he has a great singing voice. I know that’s an odd comment after being a fan of him for nearly all of my salvation, but in many of his songs they are highly produced, and his voice has to keep up with the instruments and the machines. In “Promised Land” his strong voice carries the way from start to finish. I think this is one of my favorite songs from Toby ever.
COLLAPSE @ # 5 – Josh Baldwin’s “Into The Wild” is a great case study as to what happens when my favorite song – the # 1 smash – completely loses all support at radio. It never quite got the “2:20 Treatment” – airplay every 2 hours and 20 minutes around the clock – but it did receive substantial airplay for about 10 weeks. And then it inexplicably completely stopped this past week. It had another week or two left in its # 1 reign, but with no radio support it can’t sustain its presence atop my chart.
HELLO WGTS – I’ve recently supplemented my K-LOVE radio listening with occasional listening of WGTS out of my original hometown of the Washington D.C. area. It’s been broadcasting on 91.9 FM for almost 65 years with various Christian formats. Nowadays it’s a hot adult contemporary station that plays a very similar playlist to K-LOVE. It sounds good, and it’s cool to listen to a radio station from back in my childhood home. #AlexaPlayWGTS
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This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again this upcoming weekend – with 4 new entries on Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday. I don’t blog on Saturdays. That’s my day of rest.
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