Anthony’s Weekly Top 50 Archives

#387: May 22 - 28, 2011

Chart At A Glance

  • Very active week we have here; chart movements aren’t as crazy as they were a few weeks back, but there’s 7 debuts to speak of, causing upsets in the bottom 25
  • Before that, however, Stars Go Dim and Group 1 Crew jump well into my Top 10, displacing Tenth Avenue North and Naomi Carroll
  • Shonlock knocks on the door to the Top 10, as “Something In Your Eyes” rises to #11
  • Further down, Addison Road and JJ Heller rise, and Royal Tailor makes a sizable jump into my Top 25; “Hold Me Together” rises from #31 to #24
  • MIKESCHAIR also makes a nice jump, as “Someone Worth Dying For” moves up to #26
  • Jason Gray, Sanctus Real, and Jamie Grace continue rising, as well
  • Action really kicks up in the bottom quarter, #37 and below; a yearly record of 7 songs debut (possibly surpassed only by the week of May 17, 2008, Top 50 #229, when 9 songs debuted)
  • Songs by Mary Mary, Abandon, MercyMe, Eleventyseven, and Eowyn debut, as well as 2 songs by Skillet
  • Amazingly, most of those entries are brand new, not previously “waiting in the wings”. The number of songs there actually increases; the next few weeks may see several more new entries into the Top 50
  • All these debuts displace many songs, however, including long-time favorites by downhere. For the first time since Top 50 #135, the week of July 29, 2006, downhere is absent from the Top 50, as “You’re Not Alone” falls off, and “Here I Am” retires after 150 weeks. However, they have a new single “waiting in the wings”
  • Finally, the biggest casualty of the debuts is Casting Crowns’ “Who Am I”. The longest lasting song on my Top 50, it finally retires, after charting 365 weeks, or roughly 7 years. It entered my Top 50 way back in 2004! Now, for the first time since Top 50 #21, the week of May 22, 2004, Casting Crowns is absent, and has nothing new on the radar just yet. They also haven’t had a chart hit since 2008’s “Slow Fade”

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.
11Blessings, by Laura Story
22Walk On The Water (Acoustic), by Britt Nicole
337x70, by Chris August
44Lead Me, by Sanctus Real
55This Is The Stuff, by Francesca Battistelli
611Like I Mean It, by Stars Go Dim
712Please Don’t Let Me Go, by Group 1 Crew
87What Faith Can Do, by Kutless
99Whatever You’re Doing (Something Heavenly), by Sanctus Real
106What Love Really Means, by JJ Heller
1113Something In Your Eyes, by Shonlock
1210You Are More, by Tenth Avenue North
138Waiting For The Day, by Naomi Carroll
1415You Love Me Anyway, by Sidewalk Prophets
1514Pieces, by RED
1616Healing Begins, by Tenth Avenue North
1722This Little Light Of Mine, by Addison Road
1817You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up), by Josh Groban
1923Control (Radio Mix), by JJ Heller
2019Here Goes, by Bebo Norman
2120Hidden Away, by Josh Groban
2218Faceless, by RED
2325Dear X (You Don’t Own Me), by Disciple
2431Hold Me Together, by Royal Tailor
  • Jump Of The Week
2521Walk By Faith, by Jeremy Camp
2632Someone Worth Dying For, by MIKESCHAIR
2724My Own Little World, by Matthew West
2829Sometimes I Cry, by Jason Crabb
2933I Am New, by Jason Gray
3028Let It Out, by Chris And Conrad
3126Mess Of Me [Acoustic], by Switchfoot
3227Waiting Room, by Jonny Diaz
3330Heal The Wound, by Point Of Grace
3436The Redeemer, by Sanctus Real
3540Hold Me, by Jamie Grace with tobyMac
3642Everyone Needs A Little, by Kari Jobe
37Sitting With Me, by Mary Mary
  • Highest Debut This Week
3835The Motions (Acoustic), by Matthew West
3938Surrender, by FLAME with V.Rose
4044Known, by Audrey Assad
4139Forgiveness, by Beckah Shae with MOC
4241Way Beyond Myself, by Newsboys
43Feel It In Your Heart, by Abandon
  • New
4443God Of My Everything, by Bebo Norman
45Move, by MercyMe
  • New
46Quota, by Eleventyseven
  • New
47 It’s Not Me It’s You, by Skillet
  • New
48Lucy, by Skillet
  • New
49Beautiful Ashes, by Eowyn
  • New
5048Strong Enough, by Matthew West
This Week’s Falloffs
34Undone, by FFH
  • Fall Of The Week
37Invisible, by Disciple
45You’re Not Alone, by downhere
46Here I Am, by downhere
47Listen To The Sound, by Building 429
49Stronger, by Mandisa
50Who Am I, by Casting Crowns
Songs Waiting In The Wings
Me, by Katelynne Cox
Everything Works Together, by Byron “Mr. Talkbox” Chambers and Beckah Shae
Nothing To Prove, by Phillips, Craig & Dean
I Smile, by Kirk Franklin
Put Your Love Glasses On, by Beckah Shae
Real Life, by Lincoln Brewster
Reach, by Peter Furler
Don’t Wait, by Addison Road
Let Me Rediscover You, by downhere
Save Your Life, by Newsboys
This Love Is Free, by Hyland