My Top 10 Hits – Week 118

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 May 19TH 2019:

  1. “Alive” – Big Daddy Weave [# 1 last week / 10TH week on chart]
  2. “Greatness Of Our God” – Newsboys [2 / 13TH]
  3. “Born Again” – Austin French [3 / 12TH]
  4. “Church (Take Me Back)” – Cochren & Co. [5 / 13TH]
  5. “Confidence” – Sanctus Real [4 / 13TH]
  6. “Is He Worthy ?” – Chris Tomlin [6 / 7TH]
  7. “Resurrecting” – Elevation Worship [8 / 6TH]
  8. “Scars” – I AM THEY [10 / 2ND]
  9. “Prize Worth Fighting For” – Jamie Kimmett [9 / 6TH]
  10. “Greater Things” – Mack Brock [- / 1ST]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week:
“The Way (New Horizon)” – Pat Barrett

# 1 Two Years Ago This Week:
“Oh My Soul” – Casting Crowns

It’s the 118TH week of this 3RD era of my personal hit music chart – and Mack Brock scores his debut solo hit on my chart with “Greater Things” – the track that kicked-off a night of positive, encouraging, and inspirational music at the Hertz Arena in Estero Florida. After Mack Brock – Amanda Lindsey Cook rocked the house – and then Hillsong UNITED took over from there for the next 2 hours and 20 minutes. It was an awesome concert that surely glorified God. I believe that lives were saved on that glorious night.

Tonight marks my 26TH anniversary online. Early in the morning (after Midnight) on May 21ST 1993 (a Friday) in Melbourne Florida I went online as “Captain Airwaves” on my own MS-DOS based electronic bulletin board system – MANx CAT BBS. It was hosted on my new 486SX / 25 desktop computer system at the time. It quickly became one of the most popular bulletin board systems for message posting within the local Melbourne / Palm Bay / Cocoa Beach telephone calling area, and it was the place to meet, greet, and chat with such legendary characters collectively known as the MANxsters. We were part of the original social media of Melbourne Florida !

That BBS led to its World Wide Web spinoff – MANx On The Net – and that led to my longtime web site – MASSIVESMASH.COM – which hosted the 14+ year 2ND era of my personal hit music chart. After the web site ran its course I ventured over to Myspace (that didn’t last long), and then WordPress (2007), Twitter (2009), Facebook (2013), and then back here to WordPress (last year).

It’s been a crazy ride online over these past 26 years, and I’m still having the time of my life, so let’s keep this going. Let’s keep moving forward on this fantastic journey towards God’s bright light at His golden gates.

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again next weekend – 5 new entries on Thursday, Friday, Sunday, Monday, and a special blog post on 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. 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 117

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 May 12TH 2019:

  1. “Alive” – Big Daddy Weave [# 1 last week / 9TH week on chart]
  2. “Greatness Of Our God” – Newsboys [2 / 12TH]
  3. “Born Again” – Austin French [5 / 11TH]
  4. “Confidence” – Sanctus Real [3 / 12TH]
  5. “Church (Take Me Back)” – Cochren & Co. [4 / 12TH]
  6. “Is He Worthy ?” – Chris Tomlin [8 / 6TH]
  7. “Scars” – TobyMac [6 / 5TH]
  8. “Resurrecting” – Elevation Worship [- / 5TH]
  9. “Prize Worth Fighting For” – Jamie Kimmett [9 / 5TH]
  10. “Scars” – I AM THEY [- / 1ST]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week:
“The Way (New Horizon)” – Pat Barrett

# 1 Two Years Ago This Week:
“Forgiven” – Crowder

It’s great to be back to present the 117TH week of this 3RD era of my personal hit music chart. The 116TH week was compiled as usual (last week), but not published. There were no new entries, and Austin French and TobyMac switched places at # 5 and # 6 respectively.

This week there are some surprises. Austin French continues his ascent, and now he’s got his 2ND Top 3 smash in a row. Could “Born Again” become his 2ND # 1 smash in a row ?  It is my theme song right now.

Elevation Worship has a rare re-entry onto my chart at # 8 – one notch higher than its previous peak at # 9 a couple of months ago. “Resurrecting” has done just that. The song was actually recorded almost 4 years ago, and one of the singers and writers of the song is Mack Brock – who I saw LIVE in concert last week. He was an opening act for Hillsong UNITED. He opened with his current radio hit “Greater Things”. He closed with the refrain from “Do It Again”. That got the entire arena up on their feet – with arms raised – singing out loud to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ !

At # 10 this week I AM THEY (out of Carson City Nevada) replace themselves with their follow-up hit to the late-blooming “My Feet Are On The Rock”. It’s called “Scars”, and that makes 2 hits on my chart this week all about “Scars”.

Finally – a special note about my # 1 smash from exactly 2 years ago this week. My man Crowder. I saw him LIVE in concert last week as well. He opened for MercyMe. He put on an awesome show. He performed about 12 or 13 hits – including “Wildfire” which I absolutely loved. I actually thought it was one of his older songs because the crowd was really into it. As it turns out it’s one of his newer songs from his new album “I Know A Ghost”. Ironically he did not perform “Forgiven” – my # 1 smash on this date in 2017. I was surprised. I was a little disappointed. But he’s “Forgiven”.

My friends – I preached a full sermon on this yesterday at my church. God used music to rescue me and save me from the mud and the mire almost 13 years ago. Music makes me happy. God’s music – God’s believers making music – it obliterates any “Gloom & Despair” (the title of my sermon) that the enemy tries to place forth on me. That’s the message that I share with you here on my blog. I do this to share God’s Good News through His music.

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 115

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 28TH 2019:

  1. “Alive” – Big Daddy Weave [# 2 last week / 7TH week on chart]
  2. “Greatness Of Our God” – Newsboys [1 / 10TH]
  3. “Confidence” – Sanctus Real [3 / 10TH]
  4. “Church (Take Me Back)” – Cochren & Co. [4 / 10TH]
  5. “Scars” – TobyMac [7 / 3RD]
  6. “Born Again” – Austin French [5 / 9TH]
  7. “My Feet Are On The Rock” – I Am They [6 / 11TH]
  8. “Is He Worthy ?” – Chris Tomlin [8 / 4TH]
  9. “Prize Worth Fighting For” – Jamie Kimmett [9 / 3RD]
  10. “With Lifted Hands” – Ryan Stevenson [- / 1ST]

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

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

Newsboys fall to # 2 after a single week at # 1. It’s only the 4TH hit to spend 1 week at # 1 since the start of the K-LOVE era of this chart 26 months ago.

Check out the official music video for my brand new # 1 smash:


♫ But God
Rich in mercy
You came to save me
Now I’m alive

My God
Strong and mighty
You reached down for me
So I could rise ♫

That’s the God I know. The God that saved me. The God that reached down for me. Now I’m “Alive”.

Do you know God ?  He knows you. He knew you before He created you. He loves you. He wants to be with you forever.

Not ready for God yet ?  That’s OK. He’ll wait for you. Don’t wait until it’s too late.

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again in 2 weekends – 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 the next 2 weeks 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 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 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 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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