Music Charts

#454: Sep 2 - 8, 2012

Chart At A Glance

  • My Top 10 stands still this week, and in fact, there’s little movement at all inside my Top 25.
  • Jason Gray’s “Good To Be Alive” rebounds to its previous peak of #13—we’ll see if it can rise higher than that in the coming weeks.
  • Once we get below #30, action steps up a bit.
  • Songs by Sarah MacIntosh, Json, and The Heyday rise 2 or 3 spots each.
  • Just a little further down, however, we have a rare back-to-back Fall Of The Week and Jump Of The Week. The Alumni’s “Masquerade” falls down 6 to #35, while Matthew West’s “Forgiveness” jumps up 7 to #36.
  • Tenth Avenue North scores 1 of the week’s 2 debuts, “Losing”, at #42. Previous single “Strong Enough To Save” may not have been (bad pun alert) “strong enough” to chart, but the impact of “Losing” is definitely not lost on me…this one may do well—be sure to watch it!
  • Rachael Lampa scores the other debut at #50, “My One And Only”. It’s her first song to chart since “Flag” made a brief appearance way back in January 2006. Her only hit on my chart was also the first (and only other) appearance she made, with “No Other One” back in 2005. Will her latest become another hit? Maybe, maybe not—we shall see.
  • Finally…things could get more interesting on my chart soon, as Brandon Heath’s “Jesus In Disguise” may lead a pack of imminent debuts. “Give Me Your Eyes” has been Heath’s only major hit on my chart, and never since, have any of his other singles connected well with me…never since, until now, that is. “Jesus In Disguise” sneaks aboard at #69 (in “Songs Waiting In The Wings”), and will very likely officially debut next week, perhaps even up in my Top 25. Be sure to watch it!

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
44If I Ever Needed Grace, by Jimmy Needham
55Lead Me (Acoustic Version), by Sanctus Real
66Heaven, by Wakeup Starlight
77Where I Belong, by Building 429
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
1315Good To Be Alive, by Jason Gray
1413Restless, by Switchfoot
1514What Love Really Means, by JJ Heller
1616Like I Mean It, by Stars Go Dim
1717Pieces, by RED
1818Hole In The World, by Point Of Grace
1921He Said, by Group 1 Crew and Chris August
2019Living The Dream, by downhere
2122The Hurt & The Healer, by MercyMe
2220Waiting For The Day, by Naomi Carroll
2324Little Balloon, by Jenny & Tyler
2423Love Is All, by Je'kob
2525Scars, by Jonny Diaz
2626Ships In The Night, by Mat Kearney
2728You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up), by Josh Groban
2827Let It Go, by Mandy Gawley
2930Growing Young, by Curt Collins
3031Live Like That, by Sidewalk Prophets
3133We Should Run, by Sarah MacIntosh
3235It’s Alright, by Json with MIKESCHAIR
3336Somebody To Someone, by The Heyday
3432Simple Days, by B.Reith
3529Masquerade, by The Alumni
  • Fall Of The Week
3643Forgiveness, by Matthew West
  • Jump Of The Week
3738What Faith Can Do, by Kutless
3834Together, by Ronnie Freeman
3939Show The People How To Love, by Ashley John-Baptiste
4037One Day Too Late, by Skillet
4141I’m With You (Ruth & Naomi), by Nichole Nordeman and Amy Grant
42Losing, by Tenth Avenue North
  • Highest Debut This Week
4342Drifting, by Plumb with Dan Haseltine
4440In The Light (Acoustic), by Anthem Lights with Jamie Grace
4544The Comeback Kid, by B.Reith
4645Keep My Heart Alive, by Sanctus Real
4747The Motions (Acoustic), by Matthew West
4849Save A Life, by Manic Drive
4946Start Somewhere, by tobyMac
50My One And Only, by Rachael Lampa
  • New
Recurrents & Closecalls
5148I Hope You See Jesus, by Bebo Norman
5250The Same God, by NewSong
53Dangerous, by KJ-52
54Babylon, by Jonathan Thulin
55Stay Close, by Fireflight
56Faceless, by RED
57Between Here And Now, by Stars Go Dim
58Come Rest, by Lindsay McCaul
597x70, by Chris August
60Whatever You’re Doing (Something Heavenly), by Sanctus Real
61Sometimes I Cry, by Jason Crabb
62Make The Most Of Me, by Marie Miller
63Don’t Give Up On Your Love, by Elizabeth South
64Do Everything, by Steven Curtis Chapman
65Able, by NEEDTOBREATHE
66Music, by Beckah Shae
Songs Waiting In The Wings
67Deliverer, by Wayburn Dean
68The End Is The Beginning, by Cloverton
69Jesus In Disguise, by Brandon Heath
70Mercy, by Patrick Ryan Clark
71Me Without You, by tobyMac
72God’s Not Dead (Like A Lion), by Newsboys
73All This Time, by Britt Nicole