Anthony’s Weekly Top 50 Archives

#267: Feb 1 - 7, 2009

Chart At A Glance

  • October 13, 2001: Back then, #1 on my chart (then my mainstream “Hot 100”) was a rare #1 debut by a female artist (“Whenever, Wherever”, by Shakira)
  • February 7, 2009: This week, #1 is the first #1 debut by a female artist since 2001: Sara Groves’ “Love Is Still A Worthy Cause”, a powerful song that speaks to my raw, empty heart
  • RED’s “Pieces” is still seeing a gain in interest, however; it might not quietly stay out of #1
  • The #1 debut displaces many songs all over my Top 50; only a handful stand still from last week
  • Finally, only a few songs rise, including Fireflight’s “The Hunger” and Matthew West’s “The Motions”

Top 50

Rank This WeekRank Last WeekSong Title, by Artist
For visual browsers only, Bullets (e.g., ▲ and ▼) appear on songs seeing a gain or loss of interest, regardless of movement. Upward bullets show gains—white for slight gains, aqua for high, and gold for very high. Downward bullets show losses—grey for slight losses, purple for high, and black for very high. “Jump Of The Week” and “Fall Of The Week”, when present, indicate songs with the biggest change in interest. Finally, songs below #50 become recurrents after 25+ weeks charting, or after 40+ weeks if they never peaked above #26. For more details, see my chart methodology.
1Love Is Still A Worthy Cause, by Sara Groves
  • Highest Debut This Week
  • Jump Of The Week
21Pieces, by RED
32Whatever You’re Doing (Something Heavenly), by Sanctus Real
45Heal The Wound, by Point Of Grace
53Slow Fade, by Casting Crowns
64Here I Am, by downhere
77Who Am I, by Casting Crowns
86Give Me Your Eyes, by Brandon Heath
98Where Your Heart Belongs, by Mainstay
109Empty And Beautiful, by Matt Maher
1111Become Who You Are, by Mainstay
1210One Step At A Time, by Jordin Sparks
1312Revelation, by Third Day
1413Ruin Me, by Jeff Johnson Band
1514Brand New Day, by Fireflight
1620The Hunger, by Fireflight
1716Be Still, by StorySide:B
1817Lone Ranger, by Nate Sallie
1915To Bring You Back, by Paul Alan
2019Something To Say, by Matthew West
2118Walk By Faith, by Jeremy Camp
2227The Motions, by Matthew West
2322You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up), by Josh Groban
2421Yours, by Steven Curtis Chapman
2525Never Be The Same, by RED
2623It Might Be Hope, by Sara Groves
2724The Least Of These, by Rachel Scott
2830What Life Would Be Like, by Big Daddy Weave
2926Our Hope Endures, by Natalie Grant
3034East To West, by Casting Crowns
3128Love Is Not A Fight, by Warren Barfield
3229We Need Each Other, by Sanctus Real
3331A Better Way, by downhere
3432Whispers In The Dark, by Skillet
3537Britney, by Bebo Norman
3640Lose My Soul, by tobyMac with Kirk Franklin and Mandisa
3738There Will Be A Day, by Jeremy Camp
3835I Believe In Love, by BarlowGirl
3936I Will Not Be Moved, by Natalie Grant
4033Things Left Unsaid, by Disciple
  • Fall Of The Week x3
4139My Freedom, by Krystal Meyers
4245Sleeping In, by Nevertheless
4342Shadowfeet, by Brooke Fraser
4441Believe, by Britt Nicole
4543Your Love Is Strong, by Jon Foreman
4646One Life To Love, by 33Miles
4744The Last Night, by Skillet
4847Unbreakable, by Fireflight
4948Stand In The Rain, by Superchic[k]
5049You’re Not Alone, by Meredith Andrews
This Week’s Falloffs
50I’m Letting Go, by Francesca Battistelli
Songs Waiting In The Wings
God Of This City, by Bluetree
Always, by Building 429
Love It Away, by Krystal Meyers
Whatever Reason, by Disciple