Music Charts

#460: Oct 14 - 20, 2012

Chart At A Glance

  • Well, it has finally happened. After a record-breaking 76 consecutive weeks at #1, Laura Story’s “Blessings” steps down from the top, and thereby concludes an era of a female-led Top 50, as well. Britt Nicole and Laura Story together spent 133 weeks at #1, the longest reign by solo female artists in the history of my chart.
  • ”Blessings” slips to #2, as the chart’s first ever urban #1, The Washington Project’s desperate “Time”, takes the spotlight.
  • For such a momentous week, chart action is actually not as prevalent as could be expected. However, there is still some movement throughout, and even a few debuts much further down.
  • Sanctus Real’s “Lead Me” slips out of my Top 10, after over 2 years inside it, including exactly 2 years inside my Top 5.
  • Meanwhile, RED’s “Pieces” continues hanging around, still lingering in my Top 25 even after 4 years. The song rebounds to #12 this week.
  • Just below my Top 25, songs by Tenth Avenue North and Matthew West start ascending again after stalling out for a few weeks. “Losing” and “Forgiveness” take #26 and #27, respectively.
  • Britt Nicole’s “Walk On The Water” continues descending, down another 6 spots to #34. Meanwhile, one of her more recent singles, “Gold”, inches up to #43.
  • Rounding out the chart are 2 debuts by RED and Citizen Way. Respectively, “Buried Beneath” surfaces at #39, while “Should’ve Been Me” comes in at #45.
  • The debuts displace songs by Ronnie Freeman and Kutless. Kutless’ mega-hit “What Faith Can Do” retires after charting 150 weeks, while Freeman’s “Together” narrowly misses retirement by 2 weeks, having spent 63 weeks on.

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.
12Time (Spiral Galaxy Mix), by The Washington Projects
  • Jump Of The Week
21Blessings, by Laura Story
  • Fall Of The Week
35Bruises And Scars, by Shake The Nation
44We Fall Apart, by Bebo Norman
53Difference, by Bobby Tinsley
67If I Ever Needed Grace, by Jimmy Needham
76Remind Me Who I Am, by Jason Gray
88Heaven, by Wakeup Starlight
911What Love Really Means, by JJ Heller
1010Lucy, by Skillet
119Lead Me (Acoustic Version), by Sanctus Real
1214Pieces, by RED
1313Restless, by Switchfoot
1412Where I Belong, by Building 429
1515Waiting For The Day, by Naomi Carroll
1616Growing Young, by Curt Collins
1718Hole In The World, by Point Of Grace
1819Like I Mean It, by Stars Go Dim
1920Ships In The Night, by Mat Kearney
2017Someone Worth Dying For, by MIKESCHAIR
2123Scars, by Jonny Diaz
2222Little Balloon, by Jenny & Tyler
2325The Motions (Acoustic), by Matthew West
2421Living The Dream, by downhere
2524Jesus In Disguise, by Brandon Heath
2631Losing, by Tenth Avenue North
2732Forgiveness, by Matthew West
2826It’s Alright, by Json with MIKESCHAIR
2927Simple Days, by B.Reith
3029Let It Go, by Mandy Gawley
3134Masquerade, by The Alumni
3230He Said, by Group 1 Crew and Chris August
3333Good To Be Alive, by Jason Gray
3428Walk On The Water (Acoustic), by Britt Nicole
3536Drifting, by Plumb with Dan Haseltine
3635It’s Me Who Leaves, by Samuel Wilson
3737One Day Too Late, by Skillet
3841Save A Life, by Manic Drive
39Buried Beneath, by RED
  • Highest Debut This Week
4038Somebody To Someone, by The Heyday
4148Part That Won’t Let Go, by Wavorly
4246Dangerous, by KJ-52
4345Gold, by Britt Nicole
4443My One And Only, by Rachael Lampa
45Should’ve Been Me, by Citizen Way
  • New
4642We Should Run, by Sarah MacIntosh
4744You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up), by Josh Groban
4839Live Like That, by Sidewalk Prophets
4940The Hurt & The Healer, by MercyMe
5047Show The People How To Love, by Ashley John-Baptiste
Recurrents & Closecalls
51Faceless, by RED
52Sometimes I Cry, by Jason Crabb
53Stay Close, by Fireflight
54Busted Heart (Hold On To Me), by For King & Country
55Get Well, by Icon For Hire
56The Comeback Kid, by B.Reith
5749Together, by Ronnie Freeman
5850What Faith Can Do, by Kutless
59The Same God, by NewSong
60Babylon, by Jonathan Thulin
61Come Rest, by Lindsay McCaul
62Between Here And Now, by Stars Go Dim
63Love Is All, by Je'kob
647x70, by Chris August
65Keep My Heart Alive, by Sanctus Real
66Start Somewhere, by tobyMac
Songs Waiting In The Wings
67Me Without You, by tobyMac
68Mercy, by Patrick Ryan Clark
69Life Is Beautiful, by The Afters
70Deliverer, by Wayburn Dean
71Restore, by Miss Angie
72God’s Not Dead (Like A Lion), by Newsboys
73Spiral, by Andy Hunter with Beth Bullock