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 this weekend (rotating each week). Here it is – for the week ending Sunday May 10TH 2009:

  1. “Open Season” – Air Five
  2. “The Difference” – Philmont
  3. “The Unavoidable Battle Of Feeling On The Outside” – FM Static
  4. “Black Sea” – The Contact
  5. “Set The Dial” – Run Kid Run

Air Five’s pop-punk song “Open Season” began an unprecedented 11-week run atop my chart on this weekend exactly 10 years ago. It was the longest-running # 1 smash of the 3½-year salvation era of my personal hit music chart, and it was my # 1 smash of all of 2009.

Sitting at # 4 was “Black Sea” from a Canadian band known as The Contact. They started together as a high school band in the late-1990s. I really liked this song back in the day (still do today), and it was played on my local Christian rock station a lot during the first-half of 2009.

It had an unusually dark and eerie feeling to it, but it delivered the Message that with God leading us through the darkness – the “Black Sea” – we will be just fine. It’ll be rough. It’ll be tough. We may think we’re drowning. We can’t do it by ourselves. We can’t rely on the world. The world will abandon us and leave us for dead. We need God to get us through it all. And He will. And He does. We will pass through alive !

♫ Outside
Out free
Marching through a black sea
We fight
In one direction

Inside
Liberty
Breathing in a black sea
Alive
With your infection ♫

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

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 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 March 08TH 2009:

  1. “Surrender Saved My Life” – This Beautiful Republic
  2. “Dead Man” – We As Human
  3. “Cross My Heart” – Nevertheless
  4. “Let’s Dance” – Hawk Nelson
  5. “The Last, The Lost, The Least” – Relient K

Nevertheless – what an awesome band that I grew up with as a baby Christian. They were very prominent on Christian radio, and as a result – the soundtrack of my life during those early years discovering and exploring who Jesus Christ was, is, and will be.

Nevertheless charted with 5 radio singles back then – “The Real” (peaked at # 24 in 2006), “Live Like We’re Alive” (# 2 for 4 weeks in 2007), “Time (To Let This Go)” (# 5 in 2007), “Sleeping In” (# 1 for 3 weeks in 2008), and “Cross My Heart” (# 3 in 2009). Hearing some of those early songs a dozen years later gives me goosebumps, and reminds me of just how far I’ve come since I first stumbled onto this fantastic journey.

Music has played an important role in my life of nearly 52 years. At the age of 39 God used music to lift me out of the slimy pit – out of the mud and mire. He set my feet on a rock – and gave me a firm place to stand. That’s why I share God’s Good News through His music.

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 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 February 15TH 2009:

  1. “Stand Up” – Remedy Drive
  2. “Sing” – The Classic Crime
  3. “Homemade Valentine” – Children 18:3
  4. “Dead Man” – We As Human
  5. “Lose Control” – House Of Heroes

That’s some good rockin’ music right there that I remember from exactly a decade ago – back when I was in the middle of my 3RD year on this fantastic journey. On this particular Sunday morning I attended our 9 AM service, and I served Communion to my brothers and sisters. During our 10:30 AM service I served out in the main lobby.

Here’s what I wrote on my blog on this day 10 years ago:

– The highest level of living is generous living.
– Jesus says, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’
– I choose to be generous with my time.
– The Good News says, ‘Nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.’
– I choose to be generous with my talent.
– God made us what we are.
– He made us to do good on this Earth.
– I choose to be generous with my testimony.
– I choose to share my fantastic journey with the entire world.
– I choose to tell the story of how I was rescued and saved from the darkness.
– I choose to love and adore God for giving me a second chance at Life.
– I choose to never allow the euphoria of His light to ever dim.

That was the Truth back then, and it is the Truth today !

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

The Major’s 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 January 18TH 2009:

  1. “Homemade Valentine” – Children 18:3
  2. “Lose Control” – House Of Heroes
  3. “Return” – The Wedding
  4. “Guilty” – Since October
  5. “Dead Man” – We As Human

I love to go #Retro back to the early years of my salvation by Jesus Christ. On this particular January weekend in 2009 I celebrated my 2ND anniversary with my original church family, and I observed 29 months on this fantastic journey.

In the words of me from my blog post of exactly 10 years ago today:

– This year is going to be even better than the first two.
– That’s because I have higher expectations this year for my journey.
– I refuse to be content and satisfied on this journey.
– I will never be there where I need to be.
– I will always strive for higher and better.
– I will never be as righteous or as effective as Jesus.

Good words back then. Still the Truth today.

As for my # 5 hit back then well let me just say that “Dead Man” rocked my face off. This hard rockin’ track was definitely the anthem of the soundtrack of my life back during the Winter of 2009. Check it out online.

It’s in the lyrics:

Sitting here at my graveside. I’ve never been so alive.
You pulled the dead man out of me.
I am not what I was – never again what I was.
You pulled the dead man out of me.

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