Anthony’s Weekly Top 50 Archives

#384: May 1 - 7, 2011

Chart At A Glance

  • Last week was calm; this week is anything but
  • Only 3 songs stand still from the previous week, and none of them is #1
  • “Walk On The Water” sinks to #2 after a record 57 weeks on top, while “Blessings” jumps to #1 and continues the record-long reign of female acts atop my chart
  • In fact, 4 songs in my Top 5 are by female singers; there’s probably never been that many before in the decade history of my charts
  • The week sure was a crazy one, both musically and personally. Almost 20 songs see a major decline in interest, and almost 20 songs rise or fall more than 5 spots, some even more than 10
  • Curiously, the “Fall Of The Week” rises 15 spots to #3. Songs that were originally on their way down due to their meaning and/or role being fulfilled in my life, but are not anymore, exhibit the inverted declines in interest with gains in rank
  • Among all the songs taking a fall or plunge, are a handful of other risers
  • Stars Go Dim and Francesca Battistelli inch up closer to my Top 10, and Group 1 Crew is not far behind, up from #19 to #14 with “Please Don’t Let Me Go”
  • Also, Sidewalk Prophets continue rising, now up to #18 with “You Love Me Anyway”. Further down, Royal Tailor and Sanctus Real rise a bit with their latest singles
  • Finally, 3 songs debut toward the bottom: new artist Jamie-Grace enters at #44 with catchy “Hold Me”, while new singles by Building 429 and Matthew West enter at #47 and #50, respectively
  • Those debuts end up displacing Brandon Heath’s “Give Me Your Eyes”, however, which now retires after charting 155 weeks, or a few weeks shy of 3 years

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.
13Blessings, by Laura Story
  • Jump Of The Week
21Walk On The Water (Acoustic), by Britt Nicole
318What Love Really Means, by JJ Heller
  • Fall Of The Week
427x70, by Chris August
57Waiting For The Day, by Naomi Carroll
65Lead Me, by Sanctus Real
711Pieces, by RED
84Whatever You’re Doing (Something Heavenly), by Sanctus Real
98You Are More, by Tenth Avenue North
106What Faith Can Do, by Kutless
1113Like I Mean It, by Stars Go Dim
1214This Is The Stuff, by Francesca Battistelli
1320Faceless, by RED
1419Please Don’t Let Me Go, by Group 1 Crew
1512Hidden Away, by Josh Groban
169Healing Begins, by Tenth Avenue North
1717Something In Your Eyes, by Shonlock
1821You Love Me Anyway, by Sidewalk Prophets
1915Here Goes, by Bebo Norman
2038Waiting Room, by Jonny Diaz
2132Heal The Wound, by Point Of Grace
2243Driving Nails (String Mix), by Demon Hunter
2316Walk By Faith, by Jeremy Camp
2410You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up), by Josh Groban
2533Let It Out, by Chris And Conrad
2624Undone, by FFH
2731The Motions (Acoustic), by Matthew West
2822My Own Little World, by Matthew West
2927Mess Of Me [Acoustic], by Switchfoot
3028Invisible, by Disciple
3123Dear X (You Don’t Own Me), by Disciple
3229Sometimes I Cry, by Jason Crabb
3325This Little Light Of Mine, by Addison Road
3439You’re Not Alone, by downhere
3535Someone Worth Dying For, by MIKESCHAIR
3640Hold Me Together, by Royal Tailor
3730I Am New, by Jason Gray
3837Forgiveness, by Beckah Shae with MOC
3934Here I Am, by downhere
4042The Redeemer, by Sanctus Real
4136Beautiful, by MercyMe
4226Shelter, by Jars Of Clay
4341Way Beyond Myself, by Newsboys
44Hold Me, by Jamie Grace with tobyMac
  • Highest Debut This Week
4544Everyone Needs A Little, by Kari Jobe
4645Known, by Audrey Assad
47Listen To The Sound, by Building 429
  • New
4846Something Beautiful, by NEEDTOBREATHE
4949Who Am I, by Casting Crowns
50Strong Enough, by Matthew West
  • New
This Week’s Falloffs
47Keep Changing The World, by MIKESCHAIR with Lecrae
48Not Alone, by RED
50Give Me Your Eyes, by Brandon Heath
Songs Waiting In The Wings
Beauty Of The Cross, by Jonny Diaz
The Way, by Jeremy Camp