Music Charts

#465: Nov 18 - 24, 2012

Chart At A Glance

  • Well, here we have quite an interesting week.
  • Few songs move; in fact, only 2 songs move more than 5 spots inside my Top 50.
  • However, unusual for an otherwise calm week, there are 3 debuts, including the year’s first Top 10 debut.
  • Third Day’s “I Need A Miracle” debuts at #7, which is their current all-time peak. They previously peaked at #7 with “Revelation” back in 2009, but have yet to have a Top 5 hit. “I Need A Miracle” could easily change that.
  • Third Day’s debut also sets the record for the latest first Top 10 debut in a year, a dubious distinction in what has easily been the most sluggish year in the history of my chart to date.
  • That all said, Third Day does not have the only interesting debut. Much further down at #39, Sara Groves debuts with “Miracle”. Though known for her profound songwriting, few of her singles have made it onto my chart. Let me not belittle her powerful 2009 single, however, “Love Is Still A Worthy Cause”, which was the first #1 debut by a solo female artist in over 7 years at the time. After that song, “Joy Is In Our Hearts” briefly charted around the bottom in Summer 2010, never doing well, though. Now over 2 years later, will Groves have a hit with “Miracle”? As always, only time will tell.
  • Finally, concluding the week’s chart is the last of the 3 debuts, Evan Craft’s “Broken Heart” at #50, a song growing on me these last several weeks. We’ll see how this one fares, as well.

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.
11Time (Spiral Galaxy Mix), by The Washington Projects
22Blessings, by Laura Story
33We Fall Apart, by Bebo Norman
44Bruises And Scars, by Shake The Nation
55What Love Really Means, by JJ Heller
66Difference, by Bobby Tinsley
7I Need A Miracle, by Third Day
  • Highest Debut This Week
87Pieces, by RED
98If I Ever Needed Grace, by Jimmy Needham
109Remind Me Who I Am, by Jason Gray
1110Lucy, by Skillet
1212Heaven, by Wakeup Starlight
1311Waiting For The Day, by Naomi Carroll
1413Restless, by Switchfoot
1514Growing Young, by Curt Collins
1615The Motions (Acoustic), by Matthew West
1716Lead Me (Acoustic Version), by Sanctus Real
1820Forgiveness, by Matthew West
1919Buried Beneath, by RED
2018Hole In The World, by Point Of Grace
2117Ships In The Night, by Mat Kearney
2221Someone Worth Dying For, by MIKESCHAIR
2325Jesus In Disguise, by Brandon Heath
2423Where I Belong, by Building 429
2522Scars, by Jonny Diaz
2624Losing, by Tenth Avenue North
2726Masquerade, by The Alumni
2827Little Balloon, by Jenny & Tyler
2930Living The Dream, by downhere
3031It’s Alright, by Json with MIKESCHAIR
3128Like I Mean It, by Stars Go Dim
3229Simple Days, by B.Reith
3333Let It Go, by Mandy Gawley
3432Part That Won’t Let Go, by Wavorly
3535Good To Be Alive, by Jason Gray
3634Walk On The Water (Acoustic), by Britt Nicole
3741Gold, by Britt Nicole
  • Jump Of The Week
3836It’s Me Who Leaves, by Samuel Wilson
39Miracle, by Sara Groves
  • New
4039He Said, by Group 1 Crew and Chris August
4145You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up), by Josh Groban
4240Save A Life, by Manic Drive
4337Drifting, by Plumb with Dan Haseltine
4443The Broken, by Bebo Norman
4538Dangerous, by KJ-52
  • Fall Of The Week
4644Should’ve Been Me, by Citizen Way
4746One Day Too Late, by Skillet
4847Somebody To Someone, by The Heyday
4948My One And Only, by Rachael Lampa
50Broken Heart, by Evan Craft with Lauren Thurston and Qis Walker
  • New
Recurrents & Closecalls
51Faceless, by RED
52Stay Close, by Fireflight
5349Life Is Beautiful, by The Afters
5450We Should Run, by Sarah MacIntosh
5542Get Well, by Icon For Hire
56Me Without You, by tobyMac
57Busted Heart (Hold On To Me), by For King & Country
58The Hurt & The Healer, by MercyMe
59Live Like That, by Sidewalk Prophets
60Together, by Ronnie Freeman
61What Faith Can Do, by Kutless
62Down, by Mat Kearney
63Babylon, by Jonathan Thulin
64Angels In The Snow, by Erica Lane
65Come Rest, by Lindsay McCaul
66Show The People How To Love, by Ashley John-Baptiste
Songs Waiting In The Wings
67Mercy, by Patrick Ryan Clark
68Deliverer, by Wayburn Dean
69Restore, by Miss Angie
70Spiral, by Andy Hunter with Beth Bullock
71Angel By Your Side, by Francesca Battistelli
72God’s Not Dead (Like A Lion), by Newsboys
73Just As I Am, by Fernando Ortega