My Top 10 Hits – Week 127

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 July 21ST 2019:

  1. “Prize Worth Fighting For” – Jamie Kimmett [# 1 last week / 15TH week]
  2. “Raise A Hallelujah” – Bethel Music [3 / 7TH]
  3. “Till I Found You” – Phil Wickham [2 / 7TH]
  4. “Greater Things” – Mack Brock [4 / 10TH]
  5. “Resurrecting” – Elevation Worship [5 / 15TH]
  6. “Symphony” – Switch [9 / 7TH]
  7. ”God’s Not Done With You” – Tauren Wells [10 / 4TH]
  8. “Let It Rain” – Crowder Ft. Mandisa [8 / 2ND]
  9. “(Love Is The) Reason” – Unspoken [- / 1ST]
  10. “Dead Man Walking” – Jeremy Camp [- / 1ST]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week:
“Grace Got You” – MercyMe

# 1 Two Years Ago This Week:
“Wonder” – Hillsong UNITED

Two new entries this week – First at # 10 it’s one of the few artists on this “K-LOVE Era” of my chart that was on the original “Salvation Era” of my chart from 2006 to 2010 – Jeremy Camp. He’s in his early-40s now, and he’s been lighting-up the radio airwaves since he was in his mid-20s. I saw him LIVE in concert this past February, and he put on an awesome set. I’m looking forward to the movie based on his life – “I Still Believe” – next March 20TH.

Coming in at # 9 this week is the latest from Unspoken. It’s their follow-up to “Miracle” which peaked at # 2 in January 2018. It’s a fast-paced pop song that sorta sounds like Micah Tyler’s “Even Then”. Check out the official music video for “Reason” – from the album of the same name:

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 126

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 July 14TH 2019:

  1. “Prize Worth Fighting For” – Jamie Kimmett [# 2 last week / 14TH week]
  2. “Till I Found You” – Phil Wickham [3 / 6TH]
  3. “Raise A Hallelujah” – Bethel Music [5 / 6TH]
  4. “Greater Things” – Mack Brock [6 / 9TH]
  5. “Resurrecting” – Elevation Worship [7 / 14TH]
  6. “Is He Worthy ?” – Chris Tomlin [4 / 15TH]
  7. “Church (Take Me Back)” – Cochren & Co. [# 1 / 21ST]
  8. “Let It Rain” – Crowder Ft. Mandisa [- / 1ST]
  9. “Symphony” – Switch [9 / 6TH]
  10. ”God’s Not Done With You” – Tauren Wells [10 / 3RD]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week:
“Grace Got You” – MercyMe

# 1 Two Years Ago This Week:
“Wonder” – Hillsong UNITED

Jamie Kimmett does it. He hits the pinnacle of my chart this week – becoming my 37TH # 1 smash during this K-LOVE era. It’s also the 87TH # 1 smash of my salvation, and the 461ST # 1 smash of the entire recorded history of my hobby.

Like some of its recent predecessors – this one was a slow and steady build to the top – touching every chart position along the way except for # 7. It even spent 5 consecutive weeks at # 9 in April and May. Essentially K-LOVE was playing it, but I wasn’t into it that much during those early weeks. They kept playing it, and it really grew on me to the point where I was singing along with it, and then I kept singing it over and over again for hours after I last heard it. (I’m actually singing it right now as I write about it !)

My brothers and sisters in Christ – it’s a rough and tough world out there. Many people hate you because of what you believe in – because of who you believe – and follow – and trust – and love – more than any one – more than any thing – and that’s our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. Most people won’t tell you that they hate you. Some are bold enough to say it out loud to your face. As the Bible says, “Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.” (2 Timothy 3:12).

But we must love our enemies, and pray for those who persecute us.

♫ When every day is just another struggle
And every choice is an act of war
Gotta pray / gotta press on
To the prize worth fighting for
When it feels like I’ll never make it
When my heart’s crying out for more
Gotta pray / gotta press on
To the prize worth fighting for ♫

God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. (Matthew 5:10)

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 125

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 July 07TH 2019:

  1. “Church (Take Me Back)” – Cochren & Co. [# 1 last week / 20TH week]
  2. “Prize Worth Fighting For” – Jamie Kimmett [3 / 13TH]
  3. “Till I Found You” – Phil Wickham [4 / 5TH]
  4. “Is He Worthy ?” – Chris Tomlin [2 / 14TH]
  5. “Raise A Hallelujah” – Bethel Music [8 / 5TH]
  6. “Greater Things” – Mack Brock [7 / 8TH]
  7. “Resurrecting” – Elevation Worship [6 / 13TH]
  8. “Born Again” – Austin French [5 / 19TH]
  9. “Symphony” – Switch [9 / 5TH]
  10. ”God’s Not Done With You” – Tauren Wells [10 / 2ND]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week:
“Do It Again” – Elevation Worship

# 1 Two Years Ago This Week:
“The Comeback” – Danny Gokey

This will likely be the final week at # 1 for “Church (Take Me Back)” by Cochren & Co. Either Jamie Kimmett or Phil Wickham will score my next # 1 smash. Both of their current radio singles were released last year, and they were slow to build momentum at Christian pop radio. Jamie’s “Prize Worth Fighting For” was released in December 2018, and it’s currently in its 23RD week on Billboard’s Top 50 chart. Phil’s “Till I Found You” was released in April 2018 (over 14 months ago), and it’s currently in its 35TH week on Billboard’s chart.

♫ When every day is just another struggle
And every choice is an act of war
Gotta pray / gotta press on
To the prize worth fighting for
When it feels like I’ll never make it
When my heart’s crying out for more
Gotta pray / gotta press on
To the prize worth fighting for ♫

♫ I never knew anything lasts forever
Till I found You / till I found You
I never dreamed anything could be better
Till I found You / till I found You
You’re rewriting my story
And I’m brand new like a morning
Oh I never knew anything lasts forever
Till I found You / till I found You ♫

It’ll be an exciting chart next week to see who finds the top prize.

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 124

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 June 30TH 2019:

  1. “Church (Take Me Back)” – Cochren & Co. [# 1 last week / 19TH week]
  2. “Is He Worthy ?” – Chris Tomlin [2 / 13TH]
  3. “Prize Worth Fighting For” – Jamie Kimmett [4 / 12TH]
  4. “Till I Found You” – Phil Wickham [5 / 4TH]
  5. “Born Again” – Austin French [3 / 18TH]
  6. “Resurrecting” – Elevation Worship [6 / 12TH]
  7. “Greater Things” – Mack Brock [7 / 7TH]
  8. “Raise A Hallelujah” – Bethel Music [8 / 4TH]
  9. “Symphony” – Switch [9 / 4TH]
  10. ”God’s Not Done With You” – Tauren Wells [- / 1ST]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week:
“Do It Again” – Elevation Worship

# 1 Two Years Ago This Week:
“The Comeback” – Danny Gokey

Cochren & Co. are still at # 1 on my chart for a 3RD week in a row. Even more impressive is the fact that out of 118 charted songs since the resurrection of this chart in February of 2017 – “Church (Take Me Back)” is now ranked at # 5 overall during this era !

The local South Florida radio station that God used to rescue and save me nearly 13 years ago (next month) is getting ready to leave the terrestrial airwaves after 25 years. I’ve actually been listening to this radio station just a little bit in my car over the past few days, as K-LOVE has actually been mostly off-the-air here in South Florida due to maintenance and repair work on its 1,000-foot transmitter a few miles away from my home. My old radio station that I listened to faithfully for about 3½ years actually sounds more like it did from 2006 to 2009 than it did in 2010 when I drifted away from it. They even played several hits from the day. It was eerie hearing some of these hits from 10 to 13 years ago since I really haven’t tuned-in for over 9 years now. The station lost its way during the early-2010s, and they made promises to listeners they couldn’t keep. I stayed away from Christian radio for about 7 years – until I discovered K-LOVE 123 weeks 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 123

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 June 23RD 2019:

  1. “Church (Take Me Back)” – Cochren & Co. [# 1 last week / 18TH week]
  2. “Is He Worthy ?” – Chris Tomlin [3 / 12TH]
  3. “Born Again” – Austin French [2 / 17TH]
  4. “Prize Worth Fighting For” – Jamie Kimmett [5 / 11TH]
  5. “Till I Found You” – Phil Wickham [8 / 3RD]
  6. “Resurrecting” – Elevation Worship [4 / 11TH]
  7. “Greater Things” – Mack Brock [6 / 6TH]
  8. “Raise A Hallelujah” – Bethel Music [7 / 3RD]
  9. “Symphony” – Switch [9 / 3RD]
  10. ”Build My Life” – Pat Barrett [10 / 8TH]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week:
“Do It Again” – Elevation Worship

# 1 Two Years Ago This Week:
“Home” – Chris Tomlin

We are now 123 weeks into this 3RD era (I call it the K-LOVE era) of my personal hit music chart, and it’s the continuation of a hobby that began over 40 years ago when I – as a kid – listened to “American Top 40 With Casey Kasem” – and wrote down the songs as Casey counted them down from coast to coast.

I never imagined that a childhood hobby that became an adult hobby would eventually become part of my online ministry, but here we are.

This is the music that I enjoy listening to on the radio. I mostly listen to K-LOVE (over the airwaves), but every so often I listen to The Message on SiriusXM (online or via satellite). The Message tends to play newer music, as K-LOVE plays about 75% recurrent hits (of the past few years) and 25% current hits. K-LOVE actually reminds me a lot of a late-1970s / early-1980s Top 40 radio station – the type of radio station that inspired this hobby in the beginning.

If you’re not familiar with this music then Google or YouTube any song, and listen to it. Listen to the words. Hear God’s Good News for you. Open your heart. May it encourage you. May it inspire you. May it change your life forever. That’s what it did for me almost 13 years 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 122

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 June 16TH 2019:

  1. “Church (Take Me Back)” – Cochren & Co. [# 2 last week / 17TH week]
  2. “Born Again” – Austin French [1 / 16TH]
  3. “Is He Worthy ?” – Chris Tomlin [5 / 11TH]
  4. “Resurrecting” – Elevation Worship [3 / 10TH]
  5. “Prize Worth Fighting For” – Jamie Kimmett [4 / 10TH]
  6. “Greater Things” – Mack Brock [6 / 5TH]
  7. “Raise A Hallelujah” – Bethel Music [7 / 2ND]
  8. “Till I Found You” – Phil Wickham [9 / 2ND]
  9. “Symphony” – Switch [10 / 2ND]
  10. ”Build My Life” – Pat Barrett [8 / 7TH]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week:
“Do It Again” – Elevation Worship

# 1 Two Years Ago This Week:
“Home” – Chris Tomlin

The oldest song on my chart replaces the 2ND-oldest song on my chart at # 1. After 8 non-consecutive weeks at # 2 Michael Cochren and his friends from South Indiana finally reach the pinnacle with a song that sounds just as fresh today as the day I first heard it on the radio back in February. It’s a song about going to church – something I’ve done nearly every Sunday morning since the first time I went to church as an adult at age 39 on Sunday January 21ST 2007.

This track was nominated for the K-LOVE Fan Award of Breakout Single Of The Year – and deservedly so. I voted for it. It lost the award to “Maybe It’s OK” – another great track – from We Are Messengers.

Here’s the official lyric video of “Church (Take Me Back)”. I can’t stop singing along to it when I hear it – and for hours afterwards:


God has given me the responsibility of serving His church by proclaiming His entire message to you.
(Colossians 1:25)

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 121

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 June 09TH 2019:

  1. “Born Again” – Austin French [# 1 last week / 15TH week on chart]
  2. “Church (Take Me Back)” – Cochren & Co. [2 / 16TH]
  3. “Resurrecting” – Elevation Worship [3 / 9TH]
  4. “Prize Worth Fighting For” – Jamie Kimmett [6 / 9TH]
  5. “Is He Worthy ?” – Chris Tomlin [7 / 10TH]
  6. “Greater Things” – Mack Brock [8 / 4TH]
  7. “Raise A Hallelujah” – Bethel Music [- / 1ST]
  8. ”Build My Life” – Pat Barrett [9 / 6TH]
  9. “Till I Found You” – Phil Wickham [- / 1ST]
  10. “Symphony” – Switch Ft. Dillon Chase [- / 1ST]

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

# 1 Two Years Ago This Week:
“Live Like You’re Loved” – Hawk Nelson

Last night was a fun night of multitasking – watching the K-LOVE Fan Awards on TBN – and live-tweeting from start to finish. If you missed it – or if you want to watch it again (or DVR it) – then TBN will be re-airing it this upcoming Saturday night at 9 PM PDT / 12 AM (Midnight) EDT.

I cranked-out 27 tweets @ChrisMDay during the 2-hour telecast, and those 27 tweets generated over 3,300 impressions. The tweet with the most impressions (by far – not even close) was the one I did on “The Breakup Song” from Francesca Battistelli as she performed it on the show. The tweet in 2ND place was the one I did on Coach Joe Gibbs. (He won the Sports Impact Award.)

As tweeted last night only 1 of my 8 votes cast actually won. Lauren Daigle won Female Artist Of The Year, and I voted for her for that award. She also won Artist Of The Year. (I voted for MercyMe.)

I wonder if K-LOVE would give me a 3-night package for next year’s Fan Awards in Nashville if I offered my blogging and tweeting services for the duration of the weekend extravaganza ?  I shall ponder on that for awhile.

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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