My Top 20 Hits – Past 3 Years

Exactly 150 hits created 157 weeks of Top 10 Christian hit music charts based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay. Here it is – my Top 20 hits of the past 3 years:

  1. “Nobody (But Jesus)” – Casting Crowns Ft. Matthew West [peaked at # 1 for 7 weeks]
  2. “Do It Again” – Elevation Worship [# 1 for 4 weeks]
  3. “Even Then” – Micah Tyler [# 1 for 3 weeks]
  4. “Grace Got You” – MercyMe [# 1 for 2 weeks]
  5. “Church (Take Me Back)” – Cochren & Co. [# 1 for 4 weeks]
  6. “Known” – Tauren Wells [# 2 for 2 weeks]
  7. “Broken Things” – Matthew West [# 1 for 6 weeks]
  8. “Even If” – MercyMe [# 1 for 2 weeks]
  9. “Fear No More” – Building 429 [# 1 for 6 weeks]
  10. “Dead Man Walking” – Jeremy Camp [# 1 for 4 weeks]
  11. “Nobody Loves Me Like You” – Chris Tomlin [# 1 for 4 weeks]
  12. “Different” – Micah Tyler [# 1 for 4 weeks]
  13. “Home” – Chris Tomlin [# 1 for 2 weeks]
  14. “Gracefully Broken” – Matt Redman Ft. Tasha Cobbs Leonard [# 1 for 6 weeks]
  15. “Forgiven” – Crowder [# 1 for 2 weeks]
  16. “Only Jesus” – Casting Crowns [# 1 for 10 weeks]
  17. “Who You Say I Am” – Hillsong Worship [# 1 for 4 weeks]
  18. “Maybe It’s OK” – We Are Messengers [# 1 for 3 weeks]
  19. “Born Again” – Austin French [# 1 for 3 weeks]
  20. “Oh My Soul” – Casting Crowns [# 1 for 1 week]

My # 1 smash of 2019 and my # 1 smash of 2018 are my Top 2 hits of the past 3 years respectively. My # 1 smash of 2017 is at # 7 overall.

All but 1 of my Top 20 hits was a # 1 smash. Tauren Wells’ “Known” placed way up at # 6 overall. It spent 30 weeks in a row on my chart including 17 weeks in my Top 5. The other 19 out of 20 hits represent 77 weeks (almost half of the total number of weeks) at # 1.

Casting Crowns scores a hat trick with 3 of my Top 20 hits. I consider them as well as MercyMe as my 2 favorite bands right now. I’ll be seeing both of them LIVE in concert in March and April. Matthew West opens for Casting Crowns, and Jeremy Camp opens for MercyMe. I’ll be singing along loudly from the floor.

What a fun chart to compile, and what a wonderful 3 years it has been listening to K-LOVE on the radio. This chart was compiled by awarding 10 points for each week at # 1, 9 points for # 2, and so forth and so on down to 1 point for # 10. The points are then added, and the hits are ranked.

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again next 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 @ChrisMDay, and I’m the man behind the tweets for my church @LivingWatersHFL.

Enjoy this new week my friends !  May the God of hope fill you completely with joy and peace as you trust in Him.

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

My Top 10 Hits – Week 157

Every Monday 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 February 16TH 2020:

  1. “The God Who Stays” – Matthew West [# 1 last week / 13TH week on chart]
  2. “Rescue Story” – Zach Williams [2 / 19TH]
  3. “Almost Home” – MercyMe [4 / 9TH]
  4. “Waymaker” – Michael W. Smith Ft. Vanessa Campagna [3 / 4TH]
  5. “Your Name Is Power” – Rend Collective [5 / 6TH]
  6. “One Day” – Cochren & Co. [7 / 4TH]
  7. “I Will Fear No More” – The Afters [8 / 4TH]
  8. “See A Victory” – Elevation Worship [9 / 2ND]
  9. “Like You Love Me” – Tauren Wells [6 / 5TH]
  10. “I Know” – Big Daddy Weave [- / 1ST]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week:
“Maybe It’s OK” – We Are Messengers

# 1 Two Years Ago This Week:
“Gracefully Broken” – Matt Redman Ft. Tasha Cobbs Leonard

# 1 Three Years Ago This Week:
“Love Broke Thru” – TobyMac

Welcome to the start of Year 4 of this current K-LOVE era of my weekly hit music chart. I discovered the existence of K-LOVE in a hotel room in Bartow Florida on Presidents’ Day of 2017. I was returning southward down the peninsular spine of Florida after having been at the TobyMac concert in Tallahassee the night before. I was actually praying to God in my hotel room for a Christian pop station back home in South Florida after listening to WAY-FM and The JOY-FM in North and Central Florida. Well God delivered that miracle immediately.

I quickly discovered that there was already a Christian pop station in South Florida by the name of K-LOVE, and here’s the kicker – its 1,000-foot+ transmitter was broadcasting it at the U.S. maximum power of 100,000 watts just 5 miles away from my home !  The next morning once I got within about 100 miles of that transmitter and my home – I heard K-LOVE for the first time. And here we are 3 years later.

Tomorrow (Tuesday) here on #CountUp I’ll present a special cumulative Top 20 chart – my Top 20 hits of the past 3 years.

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My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2005

Every Friday 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 2ND Friday of the month, so I go back 15 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday February 13TH 2005:

  1. “1, 2 Step” – Ciara Ft. Missy Elliott
  2. “Beautiful Soul” – Jesse McCartney
  3. “True” – Ryan Cabrera
  4. “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” – Green Day
  5. “Since U Been Gone” – Kelly Clarkson

Green Day scored with 5 hits on my chart from 1996 to 2005 (when I compiled and published online a secular hit music chart each week under my former pseudonym “Major Hitwaves” / “The Major”).

“Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” was their 3RD hit, and while it’s only been 15 years since it played every 3 hours or less on the radio I couldn’t remember how it sounded. So I did what most people do. I went to YouTube, and I watched the music video. It all came back to me again. It sounded good – just as I remembered it – a rock-solid pop song. In fact it was a multi-format crossover smash that appealed to listeners of rock radio, Top 40 radio, and even Hot Adult Contemporary radio.

I’ll probably purchase and add this track to my iPod Shuffle playlist. It does bring back some not-so-good memories of a rather forgettable year – 2005 – but the past is what it is, and it got so much better and brighter just 18 months later. #Salvation

It’s halftime my friends. I’ll be back on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday with 3 more blog posts for this U.S. holiday weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Thanks for going RETRO with me !

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My Top 10 Hits – Week 156

Every Monday 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 February 09TH 2020:

  1. “The God Who Stays” – Matthew West [# 2 last week / 12TH week on chart]
  2. “Rescue Story” – Zach Williams [1 / 18TH]
  3. “Waymaker” – Michael W. Smith Ft. Vanessa Campagna [4 / 3RD]
  4. “Almost Home” – MercyMe [3 / 8TH]
  5. “Your Name Is Power” – Rend Collective [5 / 5TH]
  6. “Like You Love Me” – Tauren Wells [7 / 4TH]
  7. “One Day” – Cochren & Co. [9 / 3RD]
  8. “I Will Fear No More” – The Afters [8 / 3RD]
  9. “See A Victory” – Elevation Worship [- / 1ST]
  10. “Let The Redeemed” – Josh Baldwin [10 / 2ND]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week:
“Maybe It’s OK” – We Are Messengers

# 1 Two Years Ago This Week:
“Gracefully Broken” – Matt Redman Ft. Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Matthew West scores his 2ND # 1 smash as a solo artist on my chart and 3RD including his part as a featured player with Casting Crowns in “Nobody (But Jesus)”. “The God Who Stays” is my 45TH # 1 smash. The one song from Matthew West that didn’t hit # 1 – hit # 2 (“All In”). I’m looking forward to seeing Casting Crowns and Matthew West LIVE in concert – at the same concert in April. Matthew opens for Casting Crowns, and then he obviously closes with them to perform “Nobody (But Jesus)”. I’ve never seen Matthew before in concert.

And with this week’s chart I conclude 3 years – 156 weeks – in this current era. Next weekend I’ll celebrate the 3RD anniversary of the resurrection of this chart and my 3RD anniversary as a listener and supporter of K-LOVE. The 4TH year begins with an all-new Top 10 chart on Monday as well as a special cumulative Top 20 chart on Tuesday – my Top 20 hits of the past 3 years !

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again next weekend – with 5 new entries on Thursday, Friday, Sunday, Monday, and YES – Tuesday. 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 @ChrisMDay, and I’m the man behind the tweets for my church @LivingWatersHFL.

Enjoy this new week my friends !  May the God of hope fill you completely with joy and peace as you trust in Him.

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

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2010

Every Friday 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 1ST Friday of the month, so I go back 10 years ago. But for the week ending Sunday February 07TH 2010 there was no hit music chart. I had compiled and published my final Top 10 chart the week prior. The longest era of my personal hit music chart hobby had ended after 14 years and 3 months.

It’s no secret that God used His rock music and lyrics on the radio to suddenly rescue and save me during the 3RD week of August of 2006. I’ve told that story countless times here on this blog, on social media, and via vocal testimonies over the past 13 years. In fact God used a local independent radio station here in Miami-Dade County Florida to save me. I listened to that station – and only that station – through the start of 2010 (almost 3½ years).

Towards the end of my loyalty to that radio station it had made many changes to its format, sound, and style – changes that made it sound like a radio station that I really no longer recognized compared with the first 3 years. This was a radio station that I supported with my ears, with my word-of-mouth, and with my wallet. I prayed for this radio station daily and nightly. I loved this radio station so much that early on I decided that I wanted to work there – or even serve there gratis. I even visited the radio station (by personal invitation), went on-the-air, and told my story of salvation once or twice. Along the way they made some promises to me (and others) that they simply couldn’t keep (whether accidentally or intentionally). All I got out of those collective promises was a tee shirt, and I had to beg for that.

At the end I decided to part ways with this radio station and essentially end my music ministry. It wasn’t meant to be. 10 years ago this week I “flipped” (radio business term) from Christian Rock & Pop to Classic (Secular) Hits of the 1960s and 1970s via another local (commercial) radio station at the time.

Nevertheless my fantastic journey continued onward into the 2010s. There were peaks and valleys along the way – including some soaring highs and some deep craters. I even left my church family of 8 years and joined a new one a mile down the road. After a 7-year exile of Christian music on the radio K-LOVE entered my life on Presidents’ Day (the actual holiday) of 2017. Next weekend I celebrate 3 years as a loyal K-LOVE listener !

That first radio station ultimately let me down in many different ways, but God introduced Himself to me through that radio station. If it weren’t for that radio station I may not know God today. For that I am eternally grateful.

So this is my final look-back at 10 years ago. I haven’t yet decided how to go RETRO on future 1ST Fridays of the month, but I’ll come up with something interesting by April.

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 !

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I’ll Take Potpourri For The Weekend

Greetings my friends !  It’s the weekend again – because here at #CountUp weekends always begin on Thursday mornings !

This weekend I’ll post the usual 4 new blog posts now (Thursday morning), Friday morning, Sunday afternoon, and Monday morning.

This Saturday I hope to do another “Walk-A-Thon” at dawn at the city park down the street from my neighborhood. After that I plan to visit the Fruit And Spice Park about 7 miles away from my home. I visited last March, and I was convinced (before I even entered the park grounds) to buy an annual pass for $25 in lieu of a one-time visit ticket for $10 thinking that (as a local) I would visit on a regular basis. Well I haven’t been back since then, so I might as well get in a free visit this weekend while it’s cool out. (We’ll be in the 50s and 60s this Saturday morning.)

Fruit & Spice Park

Later on Saturday I’ll return home (probably exhausted from all of that walking), and I’ll continue my Bible study and sermon-writing. I’m currently working on my sermon after next – tentatively titled “Malachi & Messages”. It’s probably the first of two (maybe even three) sermons in a row all about the minor prophet Malachi.

Oh ! – I’m part of #LivePDNation – so there’s that on Friday and Saturday night.

On Sunday I’ll enjoy quality time praising, worshiping, and celebrating my Lord + Savior Jesus Christ with my church family. As I tell my brothers and sisters in Christ on each new Sunday morning – it’s the peak of my week. It’s the greatest 4 hours of my life each week.

On Monday at 3 AM U.S. East Coast Time I’ll post my brand new Top 10 weekly hit music chart. Get ready for a brand new # 1 smash. (You read it here first.)

So that’s my weekend forecast. It should be a fun one !

I’ll be back here in 24 hours to go RETRO – back a full decade ago – to a time when I gave up Christian music on the radio forever (or so I thought at the time).

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

My Top 10 Hits – Week 155

Every Monday 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 February 02ND 2020:

  1. “Rescue Story” – Zach Williams [# 1 last week / 17TH week on chart]
  2. “The God Who Stays” – Matthew West [2 / 11TH]
  3. “Almost Home” – MercyMe [3 / 7TH]
  4. “Waymaker” – Michael W. Smith Ft. Vanessa Campagna [5 / 2ND]
  5. “Your Name Is Power” – Rend Collective [6 / 4TH]
  6. “Holy Water” – We The Kingdom [4 / 10TH]
  7. “Like You Love Me” – Tauren Wells [8 / 3RD]
  8. “I Will Fear No More” – The Afters [9 / 2ND]
  9. “One Day” – Cochren & Co. [10 / 2ND]
  10. “Let The Redeemed” – Josh Baldwin [- / 1ST]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week:
“Nobody Loves Me Like You” – Chris Tomlin

# 1 Two Years Ago This Week:
“Gracefully Broken” – Matt Redman Ft. Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Zach Williams holds on at # 1 this week with his “Rescue Story”, but Matthew West could soon replace him with another track that was slow to grow on me. I love the words that begin “The God Who Stays”:

♫ If I were You
I would’ve given up on me by now
I would’ve labeled me a lost cause
‘Cause I feel just like a lost cause

If I were You
I would’ve turned around and walked away
I would’ve labeled me beyond repair
‘Cause I feel like I’m beyond repair

But somehow You don’t see me like I do
Somehow You’re still here ♫

I don’t understand why God chose me. I don’t understand why He rescued me. I was a lost cause. I was beyond repair. But He did rescue me. He did save me. I didn’t deserve it. But He gave me the gift of Grace. I accepted it. He took away all of my sins. He wiped the slate clean – as white as snow. He said, “Follow me.” I did. I am born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. My new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal living Word of God.

Jesus Christ wants a relationship with you. Do you want one with Him ?  He’s waiting for you. When you are ready He will be there. As long as you are living and breathing it is not too late. But know this. Tomorrow is not guaranteed.

You are not too far away from God’s reach. Reach out for God. He will lift you out of the pit of despair – out of the mud and the mire. He will set your feet on solid ground and steady you as you walk along. He will give you a new song to sing – a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what He has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the LORD.

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again next 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 @ChrisMDay, and I’m the man behind the tweets for my church @LivingWatersHFL.

Enjoy this new week my friends !  May the God of hope fill you completely with joy and peace as you trust in Him.

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

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