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 nearly 45 years. Here’s this week’s chart – for the week ending Sunday January 22ND 2023 – the 310TH week of this current era that began on Presidents’ Day Weekend of 2017:
|TW||LW||WKS||SONG TITLE||ARTIST / SITE|
|1||1||14||Who I Am
[7TH week @ # 1]
|2||2||6||First Things First||Consumed By Fire|
|3||4||17||Love Me Like I Am||for King & Country Ft. Jordin Sparks|
|4||3||23||New Creation||Mac Powell|
|5||8||6||My Story Your Glory||Matthew West|
|6||7||8||I See Grace||Micah Tyler|
|8||–||1||The Lord’s Prayer (It’s Yours)||Matt Maher|
|9||9||4||For The Love Of God||Andrew Ripp|
|10||–||1||God Really Loves Us||Crowder|
# 1 This Week In:
2022 – “Weary Traveler” – Jordan St. Cyr
2021 – “Every Step Of The Way” – Cade Thompson
2020 – “Holy Water” – We The Kingdom
2019 – “Nobody Loves Me Like You” – Chris Tomlin
2018 – “Lions” – Skillet
WHO I AM – I really like the Consumed By Fire song “First Things First”, and I wanted to make it my new # 1 smash this week. In fact it was at # 1 earlier in the week in an early draft of my chart. But then Ben Fuller came roaring back, and I realized that I still like “Who I Am” a little bit more than “First Things First” right now. So it remains at # 1 for a 7TH week in a row. It’s my longest-running chart-topper since Jordan St. Cyr’s “Weary Traveler” exactly a year ago.
MR. MATT MAHER – He’s back with (surprisingly) only his 3RD hit on my chart. His previous 2 hits spent a combined 40 weeks on my chart – peaking at # 1 and # 2 respectively. “The Lord’s Prayer (It’s Yours)” has been out as a single since last June, but now it’s breaking-out at U.S. Christian Radio from coast-to-coast. It’s another catchy one that you can easily sing along to for our Lord.
This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again with the new weekend – and 5 new entries – starting with a #SpecialWednesday post, and then #TravelThursday, #RetroFriday, #SundayScripture, and #Top10Monday.
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