My Top 10 Hits – Week 135

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 September 15TH 2019:

  1. “Nobody (But Jesus)” – Casting Crowns Ft. Matthew West
    [# 1 last week / 7TH week on chart]
  2. “Fear No More” – Building 429 [2 / 7TH]
  3. “Dead Man Walking” – Jeremy Camp [3 / 9TH]
  4. “Yes I Will” – Vertical Worship [5 / 5TH]
  5. “(Love Is The) Reason” – Unspoken [4 / 9TH]
  6. “I’m Gonna Let It Go” – Jason Gray [6 / 6TH]
  7. “Symphony” – Switch [7 / 15TH]
  8. “Raise A Hallelujah” – Bethel Music [8 / 15TH]
  9. “You Know Me Better” – Stars Go Dim [- / 1ST]
  10. “Rescue Story” – Zach Williams [- / 1ST]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week:
“Only Jesus” – Casting Crowns

# 1 Two Years Ago This Week:
“Broken Things” – Matthew West

There’s not much change in this week’s chart from last week. Chris Cleveland and his band from Tulsa Oklahoma – Stars Go Dim – score their 2ND hit on my chart with “You Know Me Better”. It was actually released as a single some 14 months ago back when “Heaven On Earth” was spending 6 weeks on my chart. “Heaven On Earth” turned out to be such a big, catchy, and long-lasting radio hit that “You Know Me Better” had to wait awhile to get any substantial radio airplay. Now it’s arrived on the scene. Better late than never.

Zach Williams scores his 4TH hit on my chart with his “Rescue Story”. The more I hear it – the more I love it. Zach is testifying to his Lord & Savior Jesus Christ in it.

You were the voice in the desert
Calling me out in the dead of night
Fighting my battles for me
You are my rescue story
Lifted me up from the ashes
Carried my soul from death to life
Bringing me from glory to glory
You are my rescue story

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. This blog post serves as the season finale. This is my 78TH blog post in a row since early-May 2019. I have not missed a Thursday, Friday, Sunday, or Monday since then. I’ve even posted on a couple of bonus Tuesdays as well.

This blog needs a break, and I need a break. I’m unplugging from all forms of social media (WordPress, Twitter, and Flickr) for the next 2½ weeks. I’ll return on Thursday October 03RD 2019 with the first of 4 new entries for the weekend.

While I’m on hiatus feel free to go back in time and read (or re-read) any of my recent blog posts, or you can go back even further to the late-2000s. I posted over 1,300 blog posts from 2007 to 2010 back during the first 5 years of my salvation. One of my favorite things to do is to read what I was blogging about exactly a decade ago (to the date) as a baby Christian.

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 rest of the month of September 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 completely with joy and peace as you trust in Him.

All rights reserved (c) 2019 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

My Top 10 Hits – Week 134

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 September 08TH 2019:

  1. “Nobody (But Jesus)” – Casting Crowns Ft. Matthew West
    [# 1 last week / 6TH week on chart]
  2. “Fear No More” – Building 429 [2 / 6TH]
  3. “Dead Man Walking” – Jeremy Camp [3 / 8TH]
  4. “(Love Is The) Reason” – Unspoken [7 / 8TH]
  5. “Yes I Will” – Vertical Worship [8 / 4TH]
  6. “I’m Gonna Let It Go” – Jason Gray [6 / 5TH]
  7. “Symphony” – Switch [5 / 14TH]
  8. “Raise A Hallelujah” – Bethel Music [4 / 14TH]
  9. “Good Grace” – Hillsong UNITED [9 / 2ND]
  10. “Power” – We Are Messengers [10 / 3RD]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week:
“Who You Say I Am” – Hillsong Worship

# 1 Two Years Ago This Week:
“Broken Things” – Matthew West

Well Summer is over (here in the U.S.), and now we’re in to the final 17 weekly hit music charts of 2019. I’ll end the year on New Year’s Eve with “My Top 19 Of 2019” and a look back at the year that was.

There are no new entries this week, but next week look for Zach Williams to enter with his “Rescue Story”. It’s receiving significant radio airplay on K-LOVE, and the song is growing on me. I love its message of salvation. There’s also a good chance that “Echo” – the soulful new song from Elevation Worship (featuring Tauren Wells) could claim a spot on my Top 10.

Finally Unspoken return to # 1 nationally at Christian pop radio. “(Love Is The) Reason” is their first # 1 smash nationwide. They came close in 2014 with their # 2 hit “Start A Fire”. Unspoken should not be confused with Spoken – a different Christian band that actually scored with 3 hits on my chart during the original 2006 to 2010 Salvation Era. They actually remade the Cyndi Lauper classic “Time After Time”, and that song entered my chart during my 2ND week of salvation !

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 completely with joy and peace as you trust in Him.

All rights reserved (c) 2019 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

My Top 10 Hits – Summer Of 2019

15 weekly hit music charts and 24 positive and encouraging hits (same as last Summer) have created this cumulative hit music chart of my Top 10 hits of the Summer Of 2019 based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay. Here it is – from Memorial Day Weekend (last Sunday of May) to Labor Day Weekend (first Sunday of September):

  1. “Raise A Hallelujah” – Bethel Music
  2. “Resurrecting” – Elevation Worship
  3. “Prize Worth Fighting For” – Jamie Kimmett
  4. “Till I Found You” – Phil Wickham
  5. “Church (Take Me Back)” – Cochren & Co.
  6. “Greater Things” – Mack Brock
  7. “Symphony” – Switch
  8. “Born Again” – Austin French
  9. “Is He Worthy” – Chris Tomlin
  10. “Nobody (But Jesus)” – Casting Crowns Ft. Matthew West

Elevation Worship owned last summer’s # 1 smash with “Do It Again”, and they nearly did it again with this summer’s smash, “Resurrecting”. It fell 10 points shy of the # 1 spot for this summer.

Matthew West was # 5 last Summer with “All In”, and his collaboration with Casting Crowns was my 10TH biggest hit of this Summer.

It’s 2 in a row for Chris Tomlin as well. “Resurrection Power” was # 6 last Summer.

Unlike last Summer no song spent all 15 weeks of Summer on my chart. Elevation Worship’s “Do It Again” did it last Summer, and their “Resurrecting” came the closest this Summer with 14 out of 15 weeks on my chart.

Years from now when I look back at this chart I’ll remember the good times that I enjoyed during these 100 days of summer. This was the soundtrack of my summer.

If you’re not familiar with one or any of these songs then use Google or YouTube to check them out. Enjoy the music, but listen to the words. The words of these songs represent God’s Word. Any one of these songs can change your life forever. God used music to rescue and save me from the darkness during the Summer Of 2006.

He has given me 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. (Psalm 40:3 NLT)

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 completely with joy and peace as you trust in Him.

All rights reserved (c) 2019 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

My Top 10 Hits – Week 133

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 September 01ST 2019:

  1. “Nobody (But Jesus)” – Casting Crowns Ft. Matthew West
    [# 1 last week / 5TH week on chart]
  2. “Fear No More” – Building 429 [2 / 5TH]
  3. “Dead Man Walking” – Jeremy Camp [6 / 7TH]
  4. “Raise A Hallelujah” – Bethel Music [3 / 13TH]
  5. “Symphony” – Switch [4 / 13TH]
  6. “I’m Gonna Let It Go” – Jason Gray [5 / 4TH]
  7. “(Love Is The) Reason” – Unspoken [7 / 7TH]
  8. “Yes I Will” – Vertical Worship [9 / 3RD]
  9. “Good Grace” – Hillsong UNITED [- / 1ST]
  10. “Power” – We Are Messengers [10 / 2ND]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week:
“Who You Say I Am” – Hillsong Worship

# 1 Two Years Ago This Week:
“Broken Things” – Matthew West

Casting Crowns are still at # 1 for a 2ND week in a row. I believe that it’s at the start of a long run at the top of my chart. Their “Only Jesus” spent 10 weeks at # 1 starting a year ago next week, and that carried them deep into November.

“Nobody (But Jesus)” has also clinched a spot on tomorrow’s special blog post and chart featuring my Top 10 hits of the Summer of 2019 – from Memorial Day to Labor Day. It’s my Top 10 hits based on my 15 weekly charts this Summer. That drops at 3 AM EDT on Tuesday right here.

Moving up a notch this week to # 8 is the debut smash (on my chart) from Vertical Worship out of Chicago. “Yes I Will” is from their 6TH album titled, “Bright Faith Bold Future” (released about 17 months ago). The single was released last year, and it started to impact Christian pop radio about 7 months ago. It’s currently approaching the Top 10 nationally, and it’s slowly inching-up my chart too. It’s really growing on me. I’m starting to sing along to it when I hear it on the radio. Here’s its official music video:

All rights reserved (c) 2019 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

My Top 10 Hits – Week 132

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 August 25TH 2019:

  1. “Nobody (But Jesus)” – Casting Crowns Ft. Matthew West
    [# 3 last week / 4TH week on chart]
  2. “Fear No More” – Building 429 [4 / 4TH]
  3. “Raise A Hallelujah” – Bethel Music [1 / 12TH]
  4. “Symphony” – Switch [2 / 12TH]
  5. “I’m Gonna Let It Go” – Jason Gray [5 / 3RD]
  6. “Dead Man Walking” – Jeremy Camp [8 / 6TH]
  7. “(Love Is The) Reason” – Unspoken [7 / 6TH]
  8. “Resurrecting” – Elevation Worship [9 / 20TH]
  9. “Yes I Will” – Vertical Worship [10 / 2ND]
  10. “Power” – We Are Messengers [- / 1ST]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week:
“Who You Say I Am” – Hillsong Worship

# 1 Two Years Ago This Week:
“Broken Things” – Matthew West

Casting Crowns score their 2ND # 1 smash in less than a year with “Nobody (But Jesus)”. It’s the 39TH # 1 smash during this era of my personal hit music chart. They also owned the 26TH # 1 smash – “Only Jesus” – as well as the 5TH # 1 smash in 2017 – “Oh My Soul”.

I love the 2ND verse of “Nobody (But Jesus)” sung by Matthew West:

Moses had stage fright
And David brought a rock to a sword fight
You picked twelve outsiders nobody would’ve chosen, and You changed the world
Well the moral of the story is
Everybody’s got a purpose
So when I hear that devil start talking to me saying, “Who do you think you are ?”

“Nobody (But Jesus)” was cowritten by Mark Hall (lead singer), Matthew West, and Bernie Herms (popular producer and songwriter – married to Natalie Grant).

I absolutely love this song. It’s a perfect pop song for the radio with a country feel to it. Its music video is fun to watch, and sing along with, and clap your hands to.

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 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 131

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 August 18TH 2019:

  1. “Raise A Hallelujah” – Bethel Music [# 1 last week / 11TH week on chart]
  2. “Symphony” – Switch [3 / 11TH]
  3. “Nobody (But Jesus)” – Casting Crowns Ft. Matthew West [6 / 3RD]
  4. “Fear No More” – Building 429 [9 / 3RD]
  5. “I’m Gonna Let It Go” – Jason Gray [10 / 2ND]
  6. “Till I Found You” – Phil Wickham [2 / 11TH]
  7. “(Love Is The) Reason” – Unspoken [7 / 5TH]
  8. “Dead Man Walking” – Jeremy Camp [8 / 5TH]
  9. “Resurrecting” – Elevation Worship [4 / 19TH]
  10. “Yes I Will” – Vertical Worship [- / 1ST]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week:
“Who You Say I Am” – Hillsong Worship

# 1 Two Years Ago This Week:
“Hard Love” – NeedToBreathe

Bethel Music holds on at # 1 for the 4TH week in a row, but this could be it for the instant worship song at our Sunday morning church services.

3 songs I’m loving have broken out of the pack, and they’ve climbed into my Top 5:

Casting Crowns have another bonafide smash on their hands with a track that’s from the point-of-view of John The Baptist. Everyone wanted to know all about him, but he declared himself to be a “Nobody”. He said, “I am a voice shouting in the wilderness. Clear the way, for the Lord’s coming !” You want to know about Somebody ?  Let me tell you all about Jesus. “Cause I’m just a nobody – trying to tell everybody – all about Somebody – who saved my soul.”

Building 429 out of Fayetteville North Carolina have been together for 20 years, and they’ve scored some big hits on the radio during this decade of the 2010s, but “Fear No More” is actually their debut smash here on my chart. It’s got a Skillet sound to it, and that makes sense, as I enjoyed Building 429 LIVE in concert as one of the opening acts for Skillet back in January 2018.

And finally Jason Gray scores his debut smash here on my chart with his “pop-meets-reggae” track, “I’m Gonna Let It Go”. It’s also Top 15 nationwide on Christian radio. It’s got the perfect feel for a late-Summer day at the beach, but more importantly it’s got powerful lyrics:

I’m gonna take You at Your word
I’m gonna lay down all my burdens
Oh – I’m gonna let it – I’m gonna let it go

Check out his official music video:

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 130

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 August 11TH 2019:

  1. “Raise A Hallelujah” – Bethel Music [# 1 last week / 10TH week on chart]
  2. “Till I Found You” – Phil Wickham [2 / 10TH]
  3. “Symphony” – Switch [5 / 10TH]
  4. “Resurrecting” – Elevation Worship [3 / 18TH]
  5. “Greater Things” – Mack Brock [4 / 13TH]
  6. “Nobody (But Jesus)” – Casting Crowns Ft. Matthew West [9 / 2ND]
  7. “(Love Is The) Reason” – Unspoken [6 / 4TH]
  8. “Dead Man Walking” – Jeremy Camp [7 / 4TH]
  9. “Fear No More” – Building 429 [8 / 2ND]
  10. “I’m Gonna Let It Go” – Jason Gray [- / 1ST]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week:
“Dream Small” – Josh Wilson

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

My weekly tradition since 1985 continues with the 130TH week of the 3RD era of my personal hit music chart.

An interesting phenomenon occurs this week, as the 3 new entries on my chart from 9 weeks ago are now my Top 3 songs. When those 3 songs debuted at 7, 9, and 10 respectively I never imagined that any one of them would compete in my Top 3. I never even heard of Bethel Music or Switch before. Phil Wickham had a chance, but even his song took a few weeks to grow on me. I can’t imagine next week’s Top 3 being the same, but I’ve been wrong before.

Casting Crowns could very well score their 3RD # 1 smash in as many years, as “Nobody (But Jesus)” is a new favorite of mine, and it’s currently blowing up the airwaves on K-LOVE. It’s got a cool “pop-goes-country” sound to it.

Check out their awesome music video:

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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