My Top 10 Hits – Week 193

Every Monday I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay. It’s the continuation of a weekly hobby that goes back 40+ years. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday October 25TH 2020:

1 1 9 Rise Up (Lazarus) Cain
2 2 8 No Hold On Me Matty Mullins
3 8 4 Jericho Andrew Ripp
4 3 11 God So Loved We The Kingdom
5 4 8 This Is What We Live For Big Daddy Weave
6 6 3 Truth Be Told Matthew West
7 7 4 Start Right Here Casting Crowns
8 5 10 Who Am I NeedToBreathe
9 9 8 Into The Sea (It’s Gonna Be OK) Tasha Layton
10 10 3 You Keep Hope Alive Mandisa Ft. Jon Reddick

# 1 This Week In:
2019 – “Fear No More” – Building 429
2018 – “Only Jesus” – Casting Crowns
2017 – “Word Of Life” – Jeremy Camp

Siblings Taylor, Madison, and Logan Cain spend a 2ND week atop my chart with “Rise Up (Lazarus)”. It’s also Top 5 nationwide at big-market Christian radio where it records more increased plays (+229) than any other song on the chart (by far).

Check out the official music video for “Rise Up (Lazarus)” below, or over on YouTube. It was filmed at Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California.

My biggest climber this week is courtesy of Andrew Ripp. He’s up big – 5 notches to # 3 – with “Jericho”. He also cowrote “Rescue Story” with Zach Williams – a # 1 smash from earlier this year.

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.

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. I’m also on Twitter and Flickr.

Be blessed my friends !  May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

All rights reserved (c) 2020 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1990

Every 2ND, 3RD, and 4TH Friday of the month I post the Top 5 of one of my classic hit music charts based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from either 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 October 28TH 1990:

  1. “Can’t Stop Falling Into Love” – Cheap Trick
  2. “Love Is The Ritual” – Styx
  3. “Can’t Get Enuff” – Winger
  4. “Falling To Pieces” – Faith No More
  5. “Black Cat” – Janet Jackson

Why replicate a good thing when I can present the real thing ? 30 years ago this weekend my weekly hit music chart was a Top 40, and I analyzed my chart in a column known as “Chartbeat C.M.D.”

In my original handwriting – here’s that column:

Big changes are coming to RETRO starting next month and into December. I’ll be removing 20 years ago from the monthly rotation, and I’ll be adding 25 years ago and 35 years ago. My hit music chart began 35 years ago next month in England, and 25 years ago this month it was resurrected after a 3-year hiatus. The beginnings of both of these distinct eras are intriguing, and I’m looking forward to looking back at these music memories of my life. 

It’s halftime my friends. I’ll be back on Sunday and Monday with 2 more blog posts for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Thanks for going RETRO with me !

All rights reserved (c) 2020 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries