Music Charts

#453: Aug 26 - Sep 1, 2012

Chart At A Glance

  • With 70 weeks on top now, Laura Story’s “Blessings” now ties with downhere’s “A Better Way”, for the record of most consecutive weeks at #1.
  • “Blessings” now enters rare air, having met (and sure to break next week) a record that’s stood nearly 5 years. However, if the song can hold on about 5 more months (21 weeks, to be more exact), it will overtake the record for most weeks at #1 (90), held by Daniel Bedingfield’s “If You’re Not The One” for over 7 years now. It could very well happen, since this has been a much slower chart year than usual.
  • Jimmy Needham steps up to #4 with “If I Ever Needed Grace”, while Sanctus Real rebounds to #5 with long-lasting favorite, “Lead Me”; the 2 songs displace Wakeup Starlight’s “Heaven” out of my Top 5.
  • My previous #1, Britt Nicole’s “Walk On The Water”, continues doing well, this week stepping back into my Top 10 at #10. Britt’s more recent singles this year have failed to chart this year so far, but we shall see what happens the rest of the year.
  • Overall, action is kind of slow inside the rest of my Top 25, with only Jason Gray’s “Good To Be Alive” posting a gain of more than 1 spot, as well as any gain in interest.
  • However, in the bottom half, songs by Curt Collins, Sidewalk Prophets, Ronnie Freeman, Json, and Matthew West rise at least 3 spots each, with Matthew West having the Jump Of The Week in “Forgiveness” (up 5 spots to #43).
  • Finally, no songs debut, but NewSong’s “The Same God” re-enters 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
22Remind Me Who I Am, by Jason Gray
33Difference, by Bobby Tinsley
45If I Ever Needed Grace, by Jimmy Needham
56Lead Me (Acoustic Version), by Sanctus Real
64Heaven, by Wakeup Starlight
77Where I Belong, by Building 429
89Bruises And Scars, by Shake The Nation
98We Fall Apart, by Bebo Norman
  • Fall Of The Week
1011Walk On The Water (Acoustic), by Britt Nicole
1110Lucy, by Skillet
1212Someone Worth Dying For, by MIKESCHAIR
1313Restless, by Switchfoot
1414What Love Really Means, by JJ Heller
1517Good To Be Alive, by Jason Gray
1615Like I Mean It, by Stars Go Dim
1716Pieces, by RED
1819Hole In The World, by Point Of Grace
1920Living The Dream, by downhere
2018Waiting For The Day, by Naomi Carroll
2121He Said, by Group 1 Crew and Chris August
2222The Hurt & The Healer, by MercyMe
2323Love Is All, by Je'kob
2425Little Balloon, by Jenny & Tyler
2526Scars, by Jonny Diaz
2624Ships In The Night, by Mat Kearney
2727Let It Go, by Mandy Gawley
2829You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up), by Josh Groban
2928Masquerade, by The Alumni
3034Growing Young, by Curt Collins
3135Live Like That, by Sidewalk Prophets
3232Simple Days, by B.Reith
3330We Should Run, by Sarah MacIntosh
3437Together, by Ronnie Freeman
3538It’s Alright, by Json with MIKESCHAIR
3633Somebody To Someone, by The Heyday
3731One Day Too Late, by Skillet
3839What Faith Can Do, by Kutless
3940Show The People How To Love, by Ashley John-Baptiste
4041In The Light (Acoustic), by Anthem Lights with Jamie Grace
4142I’m With You (Ruth & Naomi), by Nichole Nordeman and Amy Grant
4236Drifting, by Plumb with Dan Haseltine
4348Forgiveness, by Matthew West
  • Jump Of The Week
4445The Comeback Kid, by B.Reith
4547Keep My Heart Alive, by Sanctus Real
4643Start Somewhere, by tobyMac
4744The Motions (Acoustic), by Matthew West
4846I Hope You See Jesus, by Bebo Norman
4949Save A Life, by Manic Drive
50The Same God, by NewSong
  • Top 50 Re-Entry
Recurrents & Closecalls
51Dangerous, by KJ-52
52Babylon, by Jonathan Thulin
5350Stay Close, by Fireflight
54Faceless, by RED
55Between Here And Now, by Stars Go Dim
56Come Rest, by Lindsay McCaul
57Whatever You’re Doing (Something Heavenly), by Sanctus Real
58Make The Most Of Me, by Marie Miller
597x70, by Chris August
60Don’t Give Up On Your Love, by Elizabeth South
61Able, by NEEDTOBREATHE
62Sometimes I Cry, by Jason Crabb
63Music, by Beckah Shae
64Do Everything, by Steven Curtis Chapman
65Before You Fly, by Ginny Owens
66The Redeemer, by Sanctus Real
Songs Waiting In The Wings
67My One And Only, by Rachael Lampa
68The End Is The Beginning, by Cloverton
69Deliverer, by Wayburn Dean
70All This Time, by Britt Nicole
71God’s Not Dead (Like A Lion), by Newsboys
72Mercy, by Patrick Ryan Clark
73Losing, by Tenth Avenue North