Music Charts

#451: Aug 12 - 18, 2012

Chart At A Glance

  • Activity slows down from last week, with only a handful of songs moving 4 spots or more this time.
  • However, uncommon for this fairly slow year on the chart, 3 songs debut this week.
  • None of those show up in my Top 25, though. In fact, nearly nary a song moves there.
  • Most of the movement is concentrated in the bottom 15 songs—minor hits by The Heyday and Ashley John-Baptiste rebound slightly, as do former bigger hits by Ronnie Freeman and Matthew West.
  • Incidentally, Matthew West reaches the 200-week milestone with former huge #1 “The Motions”, his 2nd second to chart that long (after late 2004’s “You Know Where To Find Me”).
  • #43 is where we see the 1st debut, “Growing Young”, by Curt Collins. This is an interesting scenario, for it’s a remake of a Rich Mullins classic that performed very well on my Top 20 Lifesongs back in 2008 and 2009. Sometimes, charted Top 50 songs go on to become hits on my Lifesongs chart, but this could be the first time the opposite will happen (even if it’s just a remake we’re dealing with.)
  • Finally, rounding out the week are the other 2 debuts, Json’s “It’s Alright” at #46, and Manic Drive’s “Save A Life” at #50.

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
22Difference, by Bobby Tinsley
33Remind Me Who I Am, by Jason Gray
44Heaven, by Wakeup Starlight
55Lead Me (Acoustic Version), by Sanctus Real
66Where I Belong, by Building 429
77If I Ever Needed Grace, by Jimmy Needham
88Bruises And Scars, by Shake The Nation
99We Fall Apart, by Bebo Norman
1010Walk On The Water (Acoustic), by Britt Nicole
1111Lucy, by Skillet
1212Someone Worth Dying For, by MIKESCHAIR
1313Restless, by Switchfoot
1414What Love Really Means, by JJ Heller
1515Like I Mean It, by Stars Go Dim
1616Pieces, by RED
1719Waiting For The Day, by Naomi Carroll
  • Jump Of The Week
1818Good To Be Alive, by Jason Gray
1917Hole In The World, by Point Of Grace
2020Living The Dream, by downhere
2124He Said, by Group 1 Crew and Chris August
2222Love Is All, by Je'kob
2323Ships In The Night, by Mat Kearney
2421Masquerade, by The Alumni
2525The Hurt & The Healer, by MercyMe
2626Scars, by Jonny Diaz
2728Let It Go, by Mandy Gawley
2830Little Balloon, by Jenny & Tyler
2927One Day Too Late, by Skillet
3031Simple Days, by B.Reith
3129Live Like That, by Sidewalk Prophets
3233You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up), by Josh Groban
3335Drifting, by Plumb with Dan Haseltine
3436We Should Run, by Sarah MacIntosh
3538Somebody To Someone, by The Heyday
3632In The Light (Acoustic), by Anthem Lights with Jamie Grace
3740Show The People How To Love, by Ashley John-Baptiste
3834Start Somewhere, by tobyMac
3943Together, by Ronnie Freeman
4044The Motions (Acoustic), by Matthew West
4137The Comeback Kid, by B.Reith
4241I’m With You (Ruth & Naomi), by Nichole Nordeman and Amy Grant
43Growing Young, by Curt Collins
  • Highest Debut This Week
4439I Hope You See Jesus, by Bebo Norman
4546What Faith Can Do, by Kutless
46It’s Alright, by Json with MIKESCHAIR
  • New
4742Keep My Heart Alive, by Sanctus Real
4847Stay Close, by Fireflight
4949Dangerous, by KJ-52
50Save A Life, by Manic Drive
  • New
Recurrents & Closecalls
51Faceless, by RED
5250The Same God, by NewSong
53Babylon, by Jonathan Thulin
5445Don’t Give Up On Your Love, by Elizabeth South
  • Fall Of The Week
5548Able, by NEEDTOBREATHE
56Come Rest, by Lindsay McCaul
57Between Here And Now, by Stars Go Dim
58Music, by Beckah Shae
59Make The Most Of Me, by Marie Miller
607x70, by Chris August
61Whatever You’re Doing (Something Heavenly), by Sanctus Real
62Do Everything, by Steven Curtis Chapman
63Sometimes I Cry, by Jason Crabb
64Before You Fly, by Ginny Owens
65True Religion, by WatersEdge
66The Redeemer, by Sanctus Real
Songs Waiting In The Wings
67My One And Only, by Rachael Lampa
68Forgiveness, by Matthew West
69The End Is The Beginning, by Cloverton
70Deliverer, by Wayburn Dean
71All This Time, by Britt Nicole
72God’s Not Dead (Like A Lion), by Newsboys
73Mercy, by Patrick Ryan Clark