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, 20, or 30 years ago (rotating each week). Here it is – for the week ending Sunday April 30TH 1989:

  1. “I Only Wanna Be With You” – Samantha Fox
  2. “This Time I Know It’s For Real” – Donna Summer
  3. “She Drives Me Crazy” – Fine Young Cannibals
  4. “The Look” – Roxette
  5. “Soldier Of Love” – Donny Osmond

What a strong Top 5 chart exactly 30 years ago. My Goodness. Samantha Fox, Donna Summer, and Donny Osmond all had strong dance songs at the time, and then there’s Fine Young Cannibals with what I consider to be one of the greatest pop songs and pop videos ever made in the history of pop music. If that weren’t enough the Swedish duo Roxette came out of nowhere and exploded onto our U.S. pop scene with their debut smash – and their first of no less than 10 radio hits from 1989 to 1994.

But back to Fine Young Cannibals. I lived in England from 1985 to 1987, so I knew who they were, and I was a fan of them before most Americans back home stateside. Their remake of Elvis Presley’s “Suspicious Minds” was absolutely brilliant, and it was actually the # 1 smash on my 10TH-ever weekly hit music chart dated Saturday February 01ST 1986. The video was pretty cool too, but they topped themselves 3 years later with this gem:

 

It’s halftime my friends. I’ll be back on Sunday afternoon and Monday night with two more blog posts for this weekend. Until then – enjoy your Saturday. Walk away from the computer, put down your smart phone and tablet, go outside, and have some fun in the sun !  That’s what I’ll be doing.

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My Top 10 Hits – Week 114

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 April 21ST 2019:

  1. “Greatness Of Our God” – Newsboys [# 3 last week / 9TH week on chart]
  2. “Alive” – Big Daddy Weave [4 / 6TH]
  3. “Confidence” – Sanctus Real [1 / 9TH]
  4. “Church (Take Me Back)” – Cochren & Co. [2 / 9TH]
  5. “Born Again” – Austin French [5 / 8TH]
  6. “My Feet Are On The Rock” – I Am They [6 / 10TH]
  7. “Scars” – TobyMac [7 / 2ND]
  8. “Is He Worthy ?” – Chris Tomlin [8 / 3RD]
  9. “Prize Worth Fighting For” – Jamie Kimmett [10 / 2ND]
  10. “Haven’t Seen It Yet” – Danny Gokey [9 / 2ND]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week:
“Freedom Hymn” – Austin French

# 1 Two Years Ago This Week:
“Even If” – MercyMe

Happy day after Easter my friends, and how fitting for a new # 1 smash on Resurrection Sunday with the title “Greatness Of Our God”. “Greatness” is a great word to describe our almighty God – the risen One.

In awesome wonder – He reigns forever.
We know – the greatness of our God.
His power is endless – He lives within us.
We know – the greatness of our God.

Newsboys will be hanging out here in South Florida this weekend with a couple of LIVE shows in West Palm Beach (Saturday) and Estero (Sunday). I saw them this past January in Tampa, last March in Fort Lauderdale, and a couple of Octobers ago in Estero. I’d see them for a 4TH time at either one of their shows this weekend, but I found out too late about these shows. I’m seeing MercyMe (supported by Crowder and Micah Tyler) and Hillsong United in a couple of weeks, so my upcoming road-trip vacation plans are already set.

Big Daddy Weave are at # 2 now with “Alive” – a song that I like to crank-up the volume of when K-LOVE plays it. It’s their follow-up to “Jesus I Believe” which peaked at # 3 on my chart 18 months ago.

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

My Top 10 Hits – Week 113

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 April 14TH 2019:

  1. “Confidence” – Sanctus Real [# 1 last week / 8TH week on chart]
  2. “Church (Take Me Back)” – Cochren & Co. [2 / 8TH]
  3. “Greatness Of Our God” – Newsboys [3 / 8TH]
  4. “Alive” – Big Daddy Weave [5 / 5TH]
  5. “Born Again” – Austin French [4 / 7TH]
  6. “My Feet Are On The Rock” – I Am They [6 / 9TH]
  7. “Scars” – TobyMac [- / 1ST]
  8. “Is He Worthy ?” – Chris Tomlin [9 / 2ND]
  9. “Haven’t Seen It Yet” – Danny Gokey [- / 1ST]
  10. “Prize Worth Fighting For” – Jamie Kimmett [- / 1ST]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week:
“Freedom Hymn” – Austin French

# 1 Two Years Ago This Week:
“I Have This Hope” – Tenth Avenue North

TobyMac scores his 7TH hit on my chart since 2007 with his latest – “Scars” – which he performed LIVE in concert as the 5TH song of a 20-song set on his recent swing through South Florida. Once he got in to the beat and the lyrics of the song I kind of knew that it would be a future hit on the radio.

One of the ministries that my ministry supports financially is the Greater Miami (Florida) chapter of Youth For Christ. This organization gives kids age 11 to 19 an alternative to a life on the streets and of the world. They exist to help young people develop a relationship with Jesus and reach their God-given potential. Each March or April they put on a fundraiser Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch where they spotlight some of the kids who are prospering in the program, as well as some of the leaders who were once kids in the program. They give wonderful testimonies of how redemption and salvation have changed their lives forever – despite their circumstances – and thanks to our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.

I sometimes wonder what if a Youth For Christ organization had existed in my local area when I was a troubled teen in the early-1980s, and I had joined it ?  How much different would my life be today nearly 40 years later ?  Would I have joined the military, and stayed working for the military for all of these years ?  Would I have followed Christ into my adult life ?  Would I have retreated back to the ways of the world ?  How different would my life be at 52 than it is now ?

I don’t need to wonder much, for God rescued me and saved me at just the right time – in His time – at age 39. He knew what He was doing when He used His music as an invitation to follow Him. And I did.

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again next weekend – 4 new entries on Thursday, Good Friday, Easter 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

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, 20, or 30 years ago (rotating each week). Here it is – for the week ending Sunday April 11TH 1999:

  1. “Fly Away” – Lenny Kravitz
  2. “Praise You” – Fatboy Slim
  3. “I Want It That Way” – The Backstreet Boys
  4. “Give It To You” – Jordan Knight
  5. “Stay The Same” – Joey McIntyre

Lenny Kravitz was one of my favorite singers back at the top of the new millennium, and he got the party started a year early in 1999 with two back-to-back # 1 smash hits on my personal hit music chart at the time. He charted 7 times during that era with these hits – “Fly Away” (# 1 in 1999), “American Woman” (# 1 in 1999), “I Belong To You” (# 39 in 2000), “Again” (# 1 in 2000), “Dig In” (# 4 in 2001), “Where Are We Runnin’ (# 14 in 2004), and “Lady” (# 2 in 2004).

Surprisingly I only have “Again” in my iTunes library. I just went to the iTunes store to add “Fly Away” and “Dig In” to my wish list. They still sound as awesome today in 2019 as they did back in the day. A few times per month I go to my wish list and purchase some of the songs on there. I also listened to “Lady” which was a # 2 smash for me at the end of 2004. For the life of me I listened to it as if I had never heard it before. It spent 17 weeks on my chart; yet, I don’t remember ever hearing it before. I think that maybe that period of time was a low-point for me in my life, and I’ve forgotten everything about it. Salvation occurred 18 months later.

It’s halftime my friends. I’ll be back on Palm Sunday and Monday with two more blog posts for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Go outside and make some memories !

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

My Top 10 Hits – Week 112

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 April 07TH 2019:

  1. “Confidence” – Sanctus Real [# 1 last week / 7TH week on chart]
  2. “Church (Take Me Back)” – Cochren & Co. [2 / 7TH]
  3. “Greatness Of Our God” – Newsboys [4 / 7TH]
  4. “Born Again” – Austin French [6 / 6TH]
  5. “Alive” – Big Daddy Weave [7 / 4TH]
  6. “My Feet Are On The Rock” – I Am They [5 / 8TH]
  7. “Red Letters” – Crowder [3 / 16TH]
  8. “Maybe It’s OK” – We Are Messengers [8 / 19TH]
  9. “Is He Worthy ?” – Chris Tomlin [- / 1ST]
  10. “Resurrecting” – Elevation Worship [10 / 4TH]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week:
“Freedom Hymn” – Austin French

# 1 Two Years Ago This Week:
“I Have This Hope” – Tenth Avenue North

Chris Tomlin has the lone new entry this week, and it’s with a song that’s the most Sunday morning worship-ready I’ve heard from him in a long time. Check out the lyric video for this new song, and let others here it too.

 

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

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2009

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, 20, or 30 years ago (rotating each week). Here it is – for the week ending Sunday April 05TH 2009:

  1. “The Difference” – Philmont
  2. “Back To The Five” – Ruth
  3. “Control” – Clemency
  4. “The Unavoidable Battle Of Feeling On The Outside” – FM Static
  5. “Set The Dial” – Run Kid Run


What a wonderful music chart that was exactly 10 years ago this weekend.

Ruth was one of my favorite bands back during the 3½-year “salvation era” of my hit music chart. They hit with “Cross The Line” (2007), “Who I Was And Who I Am” (2008), “Back To The Five” (2009), and “Rolling With The Punches” (2009).

♫ But I know I’m not out here alone
Yeah I gave it all up for You
Just to do the things You want me to do
I’m headed home

I’m just trying to find – my way back to the five
Got a lot on my mind – gonna figure it out ♫

It’s halftime. I’ll be back on Sunday and Monday with two more blog posts for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Share the Good News with all who will listen.

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

My Top 10 Hits – Week 111

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 March 31ST 2019:

  1. “Confidence” – Sanctus Real [# 1 last week / 6TH week on chart]
  2. “Church (Take Me Back)” – Cochren & Co. [2 / 6TH]
  3. “Red Letters” – Crowder [3 / 15TH]
  4. “Greatness Of Our God” – Newsboys [4 / 6TH]
  5. “My Feet Are On The Rock” – I Am They [5 / 7TH]
  6. “Born Again” – Austin French [7 / 5TH]
  7. “Alive” – Big Daddy Weave [10 / 3RD]
  8. “Maybe It’s OK” – We Are Messengers [6 / 18TH]
  9. “Build My Life” – Pat Barrett [8 / 4TH]
  10. “Resurrecting” – Elevation Worship [9 / 3RD]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week:
“No One Like Our God” – Lincoln Brewster

This blog is growing, and new people are checking it out every day. So you may ask why I post a Top 10 music chart every week (on Monday nights).

This is a continuation of a hobby that started way back in the 1970s when I was a kid. I used to listen to Casey Kasem count down the hits from coast to coast every Sunday morning. He was my idol back then, and I decided that’s what I wanted to do when I grow up. That didn’t quite work out. The United States Air Force decided to use my mathematical skills rather than my radio deejay skills.

Nevertheless I created my own pop music chart towards the end of 1985, and I kept it going for almost 7 years. I brought it back to life (online) in 1995, and I kept it going for over 14 years. In 2006 it flipped from a secular chart to a Christian chart coinciding with the start of my salvation in Christ. After a 7-year hiatus I brought it back to life again in 2017 to reflect the start of a new chapter of my fantastic journey – a rejuvenation of my ministry.

God used loud music to rescue and save me nearly 13 years ago. I want you to have the opportunity to be rescued and saved by my God. That’s why this music chart, this blog, and this web site exists. I’m here to share God’s Good News through His music. I hope that you’ll stick around and stay tuned. I want to tell you about the God that I know. He’s a miracle worker. I’m one of His miracles.

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

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