My Top 10 Hits – Week 182

Every Monday I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay. It’s the continuation of a weekly hobby that goes back 40+ years. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday August 09TH 2020:

1 4 8 There Was Jesus Zach Williams Ft. Dolly Parton
2 1 13 No Impossible With You I AM THEY
3 3 9 You’ve Always Been Unspoken
4 2 13 The Father’s House Cory Asbury
5 7 2 Miracles Colton Dixon
6 6 22 Alive & Breathing Matt Maher
7 5 17 Keep Me In The Moment Jeremy Camp
8 8 5 Revolutionary Josh Wilson
9 9 4 Love God Love People Danny Gokey
10 10 3 Who You Are To Me Chris Tomlin Ft. Lady A

# 1 This Week In:
2019 – “Raise A Hallelujah” – Bethel Music
2018 – “Dream Small” – Josh Wilson
2017 – “Wonder” – Hillsong UNITED

It took 182 weeks to reach my 50TH # 1 smash during this current era of my chart, and it’s from one of my favorite singers – Mr. Zach Williams – with his 2ND chart-topper in a row this year. It’s also # 1 at small-market Christian radio, and # 3 at big-market Christian radio. The legendary Dolly Parton sounds great duetting with Zach. At age 74 she’s been singing professionally and releasing singles since she was a young teen in the late-1950s !


I had the audacity to sing that song (from start to finish – both parts of it) this past Sunday morning as I led my church family in Praise & Worship. I’m not a professional singer – far from it – but when you sing to God He listens to your heart and soul – not your voice. When we praise and worship our Lord & Savior we sing for Him and Him alone. He is our audience of One. I encouraged my brothers and sisters of my church family to sing for Him out there – meaning outside of the church building. Sing for Him in everything we do and everywhere we go.

I also sang Matt Maher’s “Alive & Breathing” for Praise & Worship. I love that song. Even after 5 months of hearing it on the radio multiple times per day I still love to sing along to it, and if I’m standing up then I’m dancing along to it. I sing and dance for Christ !

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

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 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 5 Hits RETRO – 1985

Every 2ND, 3RD, and 4TH Friday of the month I post the Top 5 of one of my classic hit music charts based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from either 15, 20, or 30 years ago this weekend (rotating each week).

It’s the 1ST Friday of the month, so it’s a special. Back in 1985 I was an 18-year-old USAF Airman Basic living in a dorm at Chanute AFB near Rantoul Illinois. I was in my first week of technical school after 6½ weeks of Basic Training at Lackland AFB near San Antonio Texas. It was my first week ever in Illinois. I lived (and trained) there for about 3 months, and I haven’t been back since. I’m actually having a lot of fun over on Facebook reminiscing with my fellow Chanute AFB colleagues about my short time there.

These were the hottest hits in the land exactly 35 years ago this weekend – for the week ending Sunday August 11TH 1985:

  1. “Shout” – Tears For Fears
  2. “Everytime You Go Away” – Paul Young
  3. “If You Love Somebody Set Them Free” – Sting
  4. “Never Surrender” – Corey Hart
  5. “The Power Of Love” – Huey Lewis And The News

Good solid pop / light-rock music back then. It was the soundtrack of my 3RD month in the Air Force. I remember listening to a local Hot Adult Contemporary radio station at the time out of Champaign Illinois. Once I got my car (which only had AM radio) I listened to MusicRadio WLS – the “blowtorch” out of Chicago. (They made “Chi-CA-go” sound so nice during their top-of-the-hour station identification jingles.)

Next week on RETRO it’s back to my regularly-scheduled program. I’ll go back 15 years to the 2ND week of August of 2005.

It’s halftime my friends. I’ll be back on Sunday and Monday with 2 more blog posts for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Thanks for going RETRO with me !

All rights reserved (c) 2020 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries