Music Charts

#449: Jul 29 - Aug 4, 2012

Chart At A Glance

  • This week sees a few shakeups throughout, as some older songs rebound, and other songs take a fall. 3 debuts, including 1 in my Top 25, also mix things up further.
  • First, we have Bobby Tinsley’s “Difference” ascending to #2. However, this time, it’s not for a gain of interest, but for a slight dip in interest toward “Remind Me Who I Am”, which slips to #3.
  • Although “Blessings” sees a loss of interest as well, it’s in no immediate danger of falling…barring any future chart craziness, of course.
  • Bebo Norman re-enters my Top 10 with “We Fall Apart”. The previously hot contender for #1 may still have quite some life left on the chart—it’s a powerful, personal, relatable song.
  • Action heats up further down, as long-time favorites by Switchfoot, JJ Heller, Naomi Carroll, and even RED rebound a few places, after having been slowly falling in recent months. They displace more recent songs by Point Of Grace and Group 1 Crew.
  • Smack in the middle of all that, downhere makes a swan song debut at #21 with “Living The Dream”. Their previous singles from On The Altar Of Love didn’t fare too well, compared to other songs like “A Better Way”, “Here I Am”, and “You’re Not Alone”, but this one has a good shot of doing well. #21 is already much higher than their previous two reached.
  • Action continues in the bottom half of my chart, with several other songs either rising or falling at least 3 spots. Mat Kearney moves up nicely, up 6 to #30 with “Ships In The Night”, while Nichole Nordeman’s “I’m With You” falls 7 to #31…they’re kind of opposite songs—the latter a sweet friendship tune, while the former reminds me of relational discord.
  • Despite all the songs rising over 5 spots a piece, the Weekly Jump (based on interest) goes to a stubborn song near the very bottom, Matthew West’s “The Motions”. Up slightly from #49 to #47, the song seems like it just won’t fall off. Well, he has had at least 1 song on my chart every week since the debut of “More” waaaaayyy back in March 2004 (see Chart #12)—perhaps it would be a shame for that streak to end, ha.
  • Finally, rounding out this active week are the other 2 debuts. B.Reith’s reminiscing about “Simple Days” scores him a #40 debut, while duo and couple Jenny & Tyler rise to an airy #46 debut with “Little Balloon”.

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
23Difference, by Bobby Tinsley
32Remind Me Who I Am, by Jason Gray
44Lead Me (Acoustic Version), by Sanctus Real
55Where I Belong, by Building 429
66Heaven, by Wakeup Starlight
77If I Ever Needed Grace, by Jimmy Needham
89Bruises And Scars, by Shake The Nation
98Walk On The Water (Acoustic), by Britt Nicole
1011We Fall Apart, by Bebo Norman
1110Lucy, by Skillet
1212Like I Mean It, by Stars Go Dim
1314Someone Worth Dying For, by MIKESCHAIR
1413Good To Be Alive, by Jason Gray
1518Restless, by Switchfoot
1619What Love Really Means, by JJ Heller
1716Love Is All, by Je'kob
1815He Said, by Group 1 Crew and Chris August
1922Pieces, by RED
2017Hole In The World, by Point Of Grace
21Living The Dream, by downhere
  • Highest Debut This Week
2220The Hurt & The Healer, by MercyMe
2321You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up), by Josh Groban
2430Waiting For The Day, by Naomi Carroll
2528Masquerade, by The Alumni
2625We Should Run, by Sarah MacIntosh
2723Together, by Ronnie Freeman
2826In The Light (Acoustic), by Anthem Lights with Jamie Grace
2927Live Like That, by Sidewalk Prophets
3036Ships In The Night, by Mat Kearney
3124I’m With You (Ruth & Naomi), by Nichole Nordeman and Amy Grant
  • Fall Of The Week
3238Scars, by Jonny Diaz
3335One Day Too Late, by Skillet
3429Let It Go, by Mandy Gawley
3531Show The People How To Love, by Ashley John-Baptiste
3632What Faith Can Do, by Kutless
3734Start Somewhere, by tobyMac
3839The Comeback Kid, by B.Reith
3933Don’t Give Up On Your Love, by Elizabeth South
40Simple Days, by B.Reith
  • New
4137I Hope You See Jesus, by Bebo Norman
4240Keep My Heart Alive, by Sanctus Real
4346Somebody To Someone, by The Heyday
4441The Same God, by NewSong
4545Drifting, by Plumb with Dan Haseltine
46Little Balloon, by Jenny & Tyler
  • New
4749The Motions (Acoustic), by Matthew West
  • Jump Of The Week
4844Stay Close, by Fireflight
4942Babylon, by Jonathan Thulin
5043Able, by NEEDTOBREATHE
Recurrents & Closecalls
5147Make The Most Of Me, by Marie Miller
5248Come Rest, by Lindsay McCaul
53Dangerous, by KJ-52
5450Music, by Beckah Shae
55Faceless, by RED
56Whatever You’re Doing (Something Heavenly), by Sanctus Real
57Between Here And Now, by Stars Go Dim
587x70, by Chris August
59Do Everything, by Steven Curtis Chapman
60Before You Fly, by Ginny Owens
61True Religion, by WatersEdge
62The Redeemer, by Sanctus Real
63You Love Me Anyway, by Sidewalk Prophets
64Sometimes I Cry, by Jason Crabb
65Busted Heart (Hold On To Me), by For King & Country
66You Are More, by Tenth Avenue North
Songs Waiting In The Wings
67The End Is The Beginning, by Cloverton
68It’s Alright, by Json with MIKESCHAIR
69My One And Only, by Rachael Lampa
70Save A Life, by Manic Drive
71Deliverer, by Wayburn Dean
72All This Time, by Britt Nicole
73Forgiveness, by Matthew West