Music Charts

#487: Apr 28 - May 4, 2013

Chart At A Glance

  • Lindsey Stirling holds at #1 and #2 yet again with songs “Song Of The Caged Bird” and “Crystallize”. The former also spends its sixth week at #1, the most weeks at the top so far in 2013. Although “Crystallize” posts a slight increase in interest, “Song Of The Caged Bird” doesn’t appear to be leaving its perch anytime soon.
  • Laura Story’s “Blessings” continues quietly holding at #5. Through its tenacity, the song has now spent 107 weeks inside my Top 5, earning a tie for second place with long-former king of the chart, Daniel Bedingfield’s “If You’re Not The One”. “Blessings” may have fallen slightly short of “If…”’s record of 88 weeks at #1 in 2003-2005, but meeting (and very likely exceeding) its time inside my Top 5 is quite an achievement itself. After that, “Blessings” will be within striking distance of beating the 110-week record of Casting Crowns’ “Praise You In This Storm”.
  • In other news, the chart is fairly quiet this week. In fact, the only movement inside my Top 10 is RED and Lindsey Stirling trading places at #7 and #8 with “Pieces” and “Elements”, respectively. Action does pick up slightly in the rest of my Top 25, though.
  • Jason Gray goes Top 25 with his latest, “Nothing Is Wasted”, as expected. Long-running favorite “Remind Me Who I Am” even sees a slight rebound from #21 to #19.
  • In the bottom half, songs by Marie Miller, Josh Groban, Matthew West, and Bethel Music are on the rise, and Karyn Williams scores the only debut at #42 with “Hey There”.

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.
11Song Of The Caged Bird [Instrumental], by Lindsey Stirling
22Crystallize [Instrumental], by Lindsey Stirling
33I Need A Miracle, by Third Day
44Time (Spiral Galaxy Mix), by The Washington Projects
55Blessings, by Laura Story
66Passing Time [Instrumental], by Paul Cardall
78Elements [Instrumental], by Lindsey Stirling
87Pieces, by RED
  • Fall Of The Week
99What Love Really Means, by JJ Heller
1010Worn, by Tenth Avenue North
1111Time’s Running Out On Me, by Third Day
1212We Fall Apart, by Bebo Norman
1313What Child Is This [Instrumental], by Lindsey Stirling
1414Bruises And Scars, by Shake The Nation
1517Zi-Zi’s Journey [Instrumental], by Lindsey Stirling
1615Buried Beneath, by RED
1716Waiting For The Day, by Naomi Carroll
1818The Motions (Acoustic), by Matthew West
1921Remind Me Who I Am, by Jason Gray
2019Growing Young, by Curt Collins
2122We Found Love, by Lindsey Stirling with Alisha Popat
2223Restless, by Switchfoot
2326Hold Me Now, by RED
2424Lucy, by Skillet
2528Nothing Is Wasted, by Jason Gray
  • Jump Of The Week
2620Groundhog Day, by Heath McNease
2725If I Ever Needed Grace, by Jimmy Needham
2827Bombs Away, by Jonathan Thulin with Rachael Lampa
2929The Right Time, by Warren Barfield
3033You’re Not Alone, by Marie Miller
3130Heaven, by Wakeup Starlight
3231Difference, by Bobby Tinsley
3332Perfect Life, by RED
3434Ships In The Night, by Mat Kearney
3536You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up), by Josh Groban
3635Lead Me (Acoustic Version), by Sanctus Real
3739Brave, by Josh Groban
3846Hello, My Name Is, by Matthew West
3937Forgiveness, by Matthew West
4038Part That Won’t Let Go, by Wavorly
4144God I Look To You [Instrumental], by Bethel Music
42Hey There, by Karyn Williams with Michael Tait
  • Highest Debut This Week
4341Someone Worth Dying For, by MIKESCHAIR
4442Let It Go, by Mandy Gawley
4543Walk On The Water (Acoustic), by Britt Nicole
4640Losing, by Tenth Avenue North
4747Dangerous, by KJ-52
4845Simple Days, by B.Reith
4948Gold, by Britt Nicole
5050Scars, by Jonny Diaz
Recurrents & Closecalls
5149Miracle, by Sara Groves
52Blush, by Annie Moses Band
53Words, by Hawk Nelson with Bart Millard
54Who You Are, by JJ Heller
55Broken Heart, by Evan Craft with Lauren Thurston and Qis Walker
56Hole In The World, by Point Of Grace
57Masquerade, by The Alumni
58Where I Belong, by Building 429
59Angels In The Snow, by Erica Lane
60The Broken, by Bebo Norman
61Hope Will Lead Us On, by BarlowGirl
62Stars Align [Instrumental], by Lindsey Stirling
63My One And Only, by Rachael Lampa
64Get Well, by Icon For Hire
65It’s Alright, by Json with MIKESCHAIR
66Save A Life, by Manic Drive
Songs Waiting In The Wings
67Sick Of It, by Skillet
68Tell The World, by Lecrae
69Spiral, by Andy Hunter with Beth Bullock
70Missing, by For King & Country
71Carry Me, by Josh Wilson
72Promises, by Sanctus Real
73Strangely Dim, by Francesca Battistelli