Music Charts

#448: Jul 22 - 28, 2012

Chart At A Glance

  • Laura Story’s “Blessings” spends a 65th week at #1, now within range of dethroning downhere’s “A Better Way” for the record of most consecutive weeks on top (70). Will we have a record breaker here? We shall know in 6 weeks!
  • Regardless, “Blessings” is the longest-running #1 by a female artist on my chart, and it and the preceding #1, Britt Nicole’s “Walk On The Water”, continue to extend the longest era to date of a female-led Top 50, over 120 weeks and still counting. Girl power, for the win… (ha).
  • My Top 5 stands still this week, but Jimmy Needham continues inching up just below, now up 1 to #7 with “If I Ever Needed Grace”.
  • While Jimmy Needham may soon vie for a spot in my Top 5, Jason Gray may soon battle for another spot in my Top 10, as “Good To Be Alive” rises from #16 to #13.
  • Let’s not forget “He Said”, however—Group 1 Crew and Chris August continue showing promise, as the popular radio hit climbs 4 to #15.
  • Rounding out the Top 25, MercyMe steps up a little more with “The Hurt & The Healer”, from #22 to #20, and Sarah MacIntosh makes another nice run up with “We Should Run”, up 5 to #25.
  • Further down, we have 3 other songs rising 5 spots a piece: Sidewalk Prophets’ “Live Like That”, Ashley John-Baptiste’s “Show The People How To Love”, and NEEDTOBREATHE’s “Able”.
  • Sanctus Real and NewSong also rise slightly with “Keep My Heart Alive” and “The Same God”, respectively.
  • Finally, there are no debuts, once again, but Beckah Shae re-enters at #50 with “Music”, booting RED’s “Faceless” in the process after a long 82-week run.

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
22Remind Me Who I Am, by Jason Gray
33Difference, by Bobby Tinsley
44Lead Me (Acoustic Version), by Sanctus Real
55Where I Belong, by Building 429
66Heaven, by Wakeup Starlight
78If I Ever Needed Grace, by Jimmy Needham
  • Jump Of The Week
87Walk On The Water (Acoustic), by Britt Nicole
99Bruises And Scars, by Shake The Nation
1011Lucy, by Skillet
1110We Fall Apart, by Bebo Norman
1212Like I Mean It, by Stars Go Dim
1316Good To Be Alive, by Jason Gray
1413Someone Worth Dying For, by MIKESCHAIR
1519He Said, by Group 1 Crew and Chris August
1615Love Is All, by Je'kob
1718Hole In The World, by Point Of Grace
1814Restless, by Switchfoot
  • Fall Of The Week
1917What Love Really Means, by JJ Heller
2022The Hurt & The Healer, by MercyMe
2121You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up), by Josh Groban
2220Pieces, by RED
2324Together, by Ronnie Freeman
2423I’m With You (Ruth & Naomi), by Nichole Nordeman and Amy Grant
2530We Should Run, by Sarah MacIntosh
2625In The Light (Acoustic), by Anthem Lights with Jamie Grace
2732Live Like That, by Sidewalk Prophets
2826Masquerade, by The Alumni
2927Let It Go, by Mandy Gawley
3028Waiting For The Day, by Naomi Carroll
3136Show The People How To Love, by Ashley John-Baptiste
3233What Faith Can Do, by Kutless
3331Don’t Give Up On Your Love, by Elizabeth South
3429Start Somewhere, by tobyMac
3534One Day Too Late, by Skillet
3637Ships In The Night, by Mat Kearney
3735I Hope You See Jesus, by Bebo Norman
3838Scars, by Jonny Diaz
3939The Comeback Kid, by B.Reith
4043Keep My Heart Alive, by Sanctus Real
4145The Same God, by NewSong
4242Babylon, by Jonathan Thulin
4348Able, by NEEDTOBREATHE
4440Stay Close, by Fireflight
4541Drifting, by Plumb with Dan Haseltine
4644Somebody To Someone, by The Heyday
4746Make The Most Of Me, by Marie Miller
4847Come Rest, by Lindsay McCaul
4950The Motions (Acoustic), by Matthew West
50Music, by Beckah Shae
  • Top 50 Re-Entry
Recurrents & Closecalls
51Whatever You’re Doing (Something Heavenly), by Sanctus Real
5249Faceless, by RED
53Dangerous, by KJ-52
54Between Here And Now, by Stars Go Dim
55Do Everything, by Steven Curtis Chapman
567x70, by Chris August
57Before You Fly, by Ginny Owens
58True Religion, by WatersEdge
59You Love Me Anyway, by Sidewalk Prophets
60The Redeemer, by Sanctus Real
61Sometimes I Cry, by Jason Crabb
62Busted Heart (Hold On To Me), by For King & Country
63You Are More, by Tenth Avenue North
64Down, by Mat Kearney
65Up Down, by The Ambassador with Charmaine
66It’s Me Who Leaves, by Samuel Wilson
Songs Waiting In The Wings
67The End Is The Beginning, by Cloverton
68My One And Only, by Rachael Lampa
69Simple Days, by B.Reith
70Living The Dream, by downhere
71All This Time, by Britt Nicole
72It’s Alright, by Json with MIKESCHAIR
73Save A Life, by Manic Drive