My Top 10 Hits – Week 163

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 March 29TH 2020:

  1. “Almost Home” – MercyMe [# 1 last week / 15TH week on chart]
  2. “I Will Fear No More” – The Afters [2 / 10TH]
  3. “Alive And Breathing” – Matt Maher [3 / 3RD]
  4. “See A Victory” – Elevation Worship [4 / 8TH]
  5. “Amen” – Micah Tyler [6 / 6TH]
  6. “Your Name Is Power” – Rend Collective [5 / 12TH]
  7. “The God Who Stays” – Matthew West [7 / 19TH]
  8. “Waymaker” – Michael W. Smith Ft. Vanessa Campagna [9 / 10TH]
  9. “Edge Of My Seat” – TobyMac Ft. Cochren & Co. [- / 1ST]
  10. “(I’ll) Never Let You Down” – Hawk Nelson Ft. Hunter & Tara [- / 1ST]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week:
“Confidence” – Sanctus Real

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

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

MercyMe is still at # 1 for a 6TH week. I rented (on demand) and watched “I Still Believe” this past Saturday afternoon. I loved it. I shed tears. Be sure to stick around for the closing credits so that you can hear Jeremy Camp perform “Almost Home” with MercyMe. Lead Singer Bart Millard served as Executive Producer, and Jeremy Camp was actively involved throughout the retelling of his story. #TeamBelieve

TobyMac is back with his 6TH hit since 2017 / 8TH hit since 2007. It’s a song that took a long time for me to like. I really didn’t like this song for the first few months that I heard it, but it’s gradually grown on me, and now it’s worthy to be one of my Top 10 favorite songs right now.

Finally Hawk Nelson are back with a track that they began performing LIVE in concert in 2017. Its official lyric video was dropped to YouTube a little over 2 years ago on March 09TH 2018, and many radio stations picked-up on it in October 2018. It reached the Top 25 nationwide in February 2019. Better late than never for this unusual dance track for God that channels an earlier era of my hit music chart when European trance and techno music dominated the notches.

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 @ChrisMDay 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 10 Hits – Week 162

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 March 22ND 2020:

  1. “Almost Home” – MercyMe [# 1 last week / 14TH week on chart]
  2. “I Will Fear No More” – The Afters [4 / 9TH]
  3. “Alive And Breathing” – Matt Maher [9 / 2ND]
  4. “See A Victory” – Elevation Worship [3 / 7TH]
  5. “Your Name Is Power” – Rend Collective [2 / 11TH]
  6. “Amen” – Micah Tyler [8 / 5TH]
  7. “The God Who Stays” – Matthew West [5 / 18TH]
  8. “Rescue Story” – Zach Williams [6 / 24TH]
  9. “Waymaker” – Michael W. Smith Ft. Vanessa Campagna [7 / 9TH]
  10. “Love Moved First” – Casting Crowns [10 / 2ND]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week:
“Confidence” – Sanctus Real

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

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

MercyMe spends a 5TH week atop my chart with “Almost Home”. It’s at # 2 nationally on Christian radio at big-market stations, and # 1 nationally for the 6TH week in a row on Christian radio at small-market stations. It’s my longest-running # 1 smash since Building 429’s “Fear No More” last November.

And speaking of “Fear No More” – “I Will Fear No More” jumps to # 2 this week for the long-running band The Afters. They are one of the few bands that originally charted during the “Salvation Era” of my chart from 2006 to 2010. They’ve been together for about 20 years (since they were teens working at Starbucks in North Texas), and they’ve been singing God’s music on the radio for 15 of those 20 years.

How would you like the song “I Will Fear No More” for free ?  The Afters are giving it away for you to enjoy and share. Simply go to FREECCM.COM to download it.

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Good News on the movie “I Still Believe” based on Jeremy Camp’s life story. Since movie theatres are now shuttered nationwide you’ll be able to pay to watch it starting this Friday March 27TH in the comfort and safety of your own home via your favorite video-on-demand platform. I’ll be doing so this upcoming weekend.

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 161

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 March 15TH 2020:

  1. “Almost Home” – MercyMe [# 1 last week / 13TH week on chart]
  2. “Your Name Is Power” – Rend Collective [2 / 10TH]
  3. “See A Victory” – Elevation Worship [6 / 6TH]
  4. “I Will Fear No More” – The Afters [7 / 8TH]
  5. “The God Who Stays” – Matthew West [3 / 17TH]
  6. “Rescue Story” – Zach Williams [4 / 23RD]
  7. “Waymaker” – Michael W. Smith Ft. Vanessa Campagna [5 / 8TH]
  8. “Amen” – Micah Tyler [9 / 4TH]
  9. “Alive And Breathing” – Matt Maher [- / 1ST]
  10. “Love Moved First” – Casting Crowns [- / 1ST]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week:
“Confidence” – Sanctus Real

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

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

Matt Maher is back on my chart with his 2ND single. It’s his follow-up to the # 1 smash “What A Friend” – which debuted at # 9 exactly 2 years ago next week. I absolutely love his new song. I loved it the first time I ever heard it on my recent road-trip to and from Orlando and Fort Myers. I love its feel. I love that I can dance and dream to it. I love its simple but powerful lyrics:

♫ Joy still comes in the morning
Hope still walks with the hurting
If you’re still alive and breathing
Praise the Lord !

Don’t stop dancing and dreaming
There’s still Good News worth repeating
So lift your head and keep singing
Praise the Lord ! ♫

I tweeted those lyrics yesterday morning @ChrisMDay, and I tagged @MattMaherMusic. Matt was the 2ND one to like it.

Let everything that breathes sing praises to the LORD !  Praise the LORD !  (Psalm 150:6)

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There he is – Matt Maher – on keyboards – as Kim Walker-Smith and Tauren Wells sing God’s Word. Chris Tomlin is also on the stage singing. This is from an April 2018 concert that I had an excellent floor seat at right alongside the stage.

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 160

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 March 08TH 2020:

  1. “Almost Home” – MercyMe [# 1 last week / 12TH week on chart]
  2. “Your Name Is Power” – Rend Collective [4 / 9TH]
  3. “The God Who Stays” – Matthew West [2 / 16TH]
  4. “Rescue Story” – Zach Williams [3 / 22ND]
  5. “Waymaker” – Michael W. Smith Ft. Vanessa Campagna [5 / 7TH]
  6. “See A Victory” – Elevation Worship [6 / 5TH]
  7. “I Will Fear No More” – The Afters [7 / 7TH]
  8. “One Day” – Cochren & Co. [8 / 7TH]
  9. “Amen” – Micah Tyler [9 / 3RD]
  10. “I Know” – Big Daddy Weave [10 / 4TH]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week:
“Red Letters” – Crowder

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

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

This blog was on hiatus last week, so this chart wasn’t published. You didn’t miss much. There were no new entries last week and 5 non-movers (the entire Top 5) with minimal movement within the bottom 5.

This week is similar with no new entries again and 7 non-movers. Rend Collective’s 3RD hit on my chart – “Your Name Is Power” – ties their 1ST hit – “Rescuer (Good News)” – at a peak position of # 2. It could very well be my next # 1 smash.

MercyMe continue at # 1 with “Almost Home”, and I got to sing it out loud with 7,000+ brothers and sisters this past Friday night at the Hertz Arena in Estero Florida. The last time I got to sing along with thousands to my current # 1 smash at the time was when “Maybe It’s OK’ was # 1 almost 13 months ago, and We Are Messengers performed it LIVE during their set.

This was my 2ND MercyMe concert in 10 months, and it was also my 2ND Jeremy Camp concert in less than 7 weeks. (Jeremy opened for Franklin Graham at this same arena.) Both artists put on an awesome and inspiring show, and it was great and glorious to be part of that church body experience for 3½ hours. David Leonard opened the show at 7 PM, and Mark Stuart – the longtime (former) lead singer of Audio Adrenaline – hosted the show in-between each of the acts.

Next up on the concert scene – Casting Crowns and Matthew West in about 4½ weeks. Casting Crowns have a new song out – “Love Moved First” – and it’s sitting just outside of my Top 10.

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 158

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 23RD 2020:

  1. “Almost Home” – MercyMe [# 3 last week / 10TH week on chart]
  2. “The God Who Stays” – Matthew West [1 / 14TH]
  3. “Rescue Story” – Zach Williams [2 / 20TH]
  4. “Your Name Is Power” – Rend Collective [5 / 7TH]
  5. “Waymaker” – Michael W. Smith Ft. Vanessa Campagna [4 / 5TH]
  6. “One Day” – Cochren & Co. [6 / 5TH]
  7. “See A Victory” – Elevation Worship [8 / 3RD]
  8. “I Will Fear No More” – The Afters [7 / 5TH]
  9. “I Know” – Big Daddy Weave [10 / 2ND]
  10. “Amen” – Micah Tyler [- / 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

I have a new # 1 smash this week !  MercyMe’s 4TH single on my chart is now their 3RD # 1 smash. Their only song to not hit # 1 was “Best News Ever” which spent 2 weeks at # 2 last February. I’m looking forward to seeing them LIVE in concert next week. I saw the setlist of a recent concert from this past weekend. It looks solid – 18 hits led at the top by “Best News Ever”. I’ll be singing and dancing along from my floor seat.

My blog is getting ready to go on hiatus. I’ll present my next Top 10 hit music chart 2 weeks from today on Monday March 09TH 2020. I’ll also review the concert then. Did I mention that Jeremy Camp opens for MercyMe ? !

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again next weekend – with 2 new entries on Thursday and Friday.

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 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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