Categories
Blogging Christian God Ministry Music Radio

My Top 10 Hits – Week 286

Every Monday I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from the previous week. It’s the continuation of a weekly hobby that goes back nearly 45 years. Here’s this week’s chart – for the week ending Sunday August 07TH 2022 – the 286TH week of this current era that began on Presidents’ Day Weekend of 2017:

TW LW WKS SONG TITLE ARTIST / SITE
1 2 11 Love Is Everything We Need
[1ST week @ # 1]
Unspoken
2 3 8 Hold You Tight Dan Bremnes
3 1 8 Getting Started Jeremy Camp
4 8 7 Thank God For Sunday Morning Cochren & Co.
5 7 5 The Goodness TobyMac Ft. Blessing Offor
6 4 14 Me On Your Mind Matthew West
7 5 26 Sunday Sermons Anne Wilson
8 1 Don’t Lose Heart Steven Curtis Chapman
9 9 4 Good Lord David Leonard
10 10 3 We All Need Jesus Danny Gokey Ft. Koryn Hawthorne

# 1 This Week In:
2021 – “Gospel Song” – Rhett Walker
2020 – “There Was Jesus” – Zach Williams Ft. Dolly Parton
2019 – “Raise A Hallelujah” – Bethel Music
2018 – “Dream Small” – Josh Wilson
2017 – “Wonder” – Hillsong UNITED

UNSPOKEN – Their 5TH hit in 5 years becomes their 1ST # 1 smash on my chart after a cumulative 43 weeks. They’ve come close in the past. “Miracle” spent 3 weeks at # 2 early in 2018. I got to see Unspoken LIVE in concert last year. They were one of the opening acts for TobyMac. In fact they kicked-off the 3½-hour concert. Another one of the opening acts was Cochren & Co. It’s good to have those 3 acts together in my Top 5 this week !

900 – This is my 900TH blog post since the post-hiatus revival in January 2018. I don’t really count the blog posts that were done before that on Myspace, WordPress, and Facebook. Thank You everyone for continuing to check-in with this blog each weekend from Thursday to Monday. I appreciate you immensely. It’s on to 1,000 !

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again with the new weekend – and 4 new entries – known as #TravelThursday, #RetroFriday#SundayScripture, and #Top10Monday.

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 our 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) 2022 Christopher M. Day, CountUp

Categories
2000s Blogging Christian God Music Radio

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2007

Hello again retro music fans. Every Friday 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, 25, 30, or 35 years ago this weekend (rotating each week).

It’s the 1ST Friday of the month, so I go back 15 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday August 05TH 2007:

  1. “You’re On Fire” – MxPx
  2. “Finding Out” – Stellar Kart
  3. “Let’s Go Back” – Everyday Sunday
  4. “Zero” – Hawk Nelson
  5. “Sing To Me” – Run Kid Run

Hawk Nelson’s “Zero” was huge in 2007. It actually entered my Top 25 weekly chart at the time straight-in at # 1 – and it stayed there for 6 weeks in a row. Exactly 15 years ago was when it fell from the top spot down to # 4. It finished 2007 as my # 21 hit of the year (out of 132 that charted).

Back then Jason Dunn was the lead singer (as well as rhythm guitarist and keyboardist) of the band. He cowrote “Zero” about someone he knew who committed suicide.

Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 25 years ago to August 1997. It’s when Isaac, Taylor, and Zac Hanson asked “Where’s The Love ?”.

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) 2022 Christopher M. Day, CountUp

Categories
Blogging Christian God Ministry Music Radio

My Top 10 Hits – Week 285

Every Monday I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay from the previous week. It’s the continuation of a weekly hobby that goes back nearly 45 years. Here’s this week’s chart – for the week ending Sunday July 31ST 2022 – the 285TH week of this current era that began on Presidents’ Day Weekend of 2017:

TW LW WKS SONG TITLE ARTIST / SITE
1 1 7 Getting Started
[4TH week @ # 1]
Jeremy Camp
2 2 10 Love Is Everything We Need Unspoken
3 4 7 Hold You Tight Dan Bremnes
4 3 13 Me On Your Mind Matthew West
5 5 25 Sunday Sermons Anne Wilson
6 6 27 See Me Through It Brandon Heath
7 7 4 The Goodness TobyMac Ft. Blessing Offor
8 8 6 Thank God For Sunday Morning Cochren & Co.
9 9 3 Good Lord David Leonard
10 10 2 We All Need Jesus Danny Gokey Ft. Koryn Hawthorne

# 1 This Week In:
2021 – “Gospel Song” – Rhett Walker
2020 – “No Impossible With You” – I AM THEY
2019 – “Raise A Hallelujah” – Bethel Music
2018 – “Dream Small” – Josh Wilson
2017 – “Wonder” – Hillsong UNITED

STILL DREAMING SMALL – Ascending to the top of my chart exactly 4 years ago was Josh Wilson’s debut hit “Dream Small”. It’s a peculiar title for a Christian song, but once you hear the lyrics you understand the point that Josh is trying to make. Our God is a God of big prayers and big dreams, for He is almighty. But Josh reminds us that the little things along the way – you may think that they are irrelevant – but they matter too. Simple moments change the world. Just let Jesus use you where you are.

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again with the new weekend – and 4 new entries – known as #TravelThursday, #RetroFriday#SundayScripture, and #Top10Monday.

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 our 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) 2022 Christopher M. Day, CountUp

Categories
1970s Blogging Music Radio

My Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1977

Hello again retro music fans. Every Friday 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, 25, 30, or 35 years ago this weekend (rotating each week).

It’s the 5TH Friday of the month, so it’s a special, as I go back 45 years ago. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday July 31ST 1977:

  1. “I Just Want To Be Your Everything” – Andy Gibb
  2. “I’m In You” – Peter Frampton
  3. “Looks Like We Made It” – Barry Manilow
  4. “My Heart Belongs To Me” – Barbra Streisand
  5. “Da Doo Ron Ron” – Shaun Cassidy

OK so that’s not my chart from 45 years ago. That’s from the Billboard Hot 100, and Casey Kasem counted them down from coast to coast and around the world on great radio stations during the final half-hour of “American Top 40” that weekend. Back then I was a huge fan of Casey, “AT-40 From Hollywood”, and Billboard Magazine. I was 10-years-old and enjoying the summer before my 5TH grade at Magnolia Elementary School in Lanham Maryland – embedded within my neighborhood at the time. I wanted to be a Top 40 deejay when I grew up, so I studied from the best – Casey Kasem.

1 of those Top 5 songs above is currently in heavy rotation on my iPod Shuffles that play at my desk at my workplace, and that would be #Frampton with his power rock ballad “I’m In You”.

Further down the chart I also have these songs on my iPod Shuffles – “Best Of My Love” – The Emotions (# 6), “Do You Wanna Make Love” – Peter McCann (# 7), “(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher” – Rita Coolidge (# 9), “You And Me” – Alice Cooper (# 11), “Knowing Me, Knowing You” – ABBA (# 14), “Undercover Angel” – Alan O’Day (# 15), “Give A Little Bit” – Supertramp (# 25), “Telephone Line” – Electric Light Orchestra (# 26), and “On And On” – Steven Bishop (# 32).

Now there’s one song that was climbing the Top 40 that weekend that I don’t currently own, but I want, as it’s a great track. It’ll fit perfectly within my daily playlist at work. That song is “Smoke From A Distant Fire” – The Sanford Townsend Band (# 29). I just bought it on iTunes.

1977 was a great year of pop, rock, and YES – even disco music. It was the soundtrack of some fun times with my friends in the Boy Scouts.

Next #RetroFriday I’ll go back 15 years ago to the start of August 2007. It’s when Hawk Nelson sang about suicide in a track titled “Zero”.

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) 2022 Christopher M. Day, CountUp