By Kim Jones
Worship with Matt Remdan, get on your feet with Pastor Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago and enjoy the pop stylings of Mark Schultz this week - all from the same chart.
The official Top Christian Hits Chart is compiled by checking and averaging Christian charts and top play lists from all over the U.S. such as Billboard, Cashbox and Air 1 to find the most popular songs.
In its 8th week and moving up to take the #1 spot, "I Need A Miracle" comes to us from Third Day's latest release, Miracle. Getting lost in a world of that is full of sorrow and pain is a path that we've all walked down. Going to God and crying out to Him is the only answer because He is the only one who can right the ship in the storm.
We first heard this popular ballad in July and five months later, it's still as wonderful and honest as it was then - just even more popular. The second radio single from Love Come To Life, the acoustic background gives a solid sound to absolute truth that we all need to hear - we are redeemed by the blood of the lamb.
In week #8, "Need You Now (How Many Times)" is off of Plumb's upcoming release Faster Than A Bullet, which will hit stores in January. Reminding us that when we can't mend what is broken in our lives and cry out to God, He is there, this song will minister to your spirit.
In week #19, "All Things Possible" is the title track from Mark's September release. The song, written by Schultz, Seth Mosley and Tony Wood, was inspired by his 3500 mile bike ride across the country that raised over $250,000 for The James Fund in support of widows and orphans around the world. It reminds us that when we rely on ourselves, we are limited in what we can do; however, in God, all things are possible.
In week #21 and still riding high on Billboard's Gospel Songs Chart, this tune is just what its title says - awesome! The first single from The Best of Both Worlds is a crowd-pleaser from the opening strains to a chorus that will get you on your feet.
In week #24, after sitting at #1 for four weeks (here and on five other charts), "10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)" comes to us from last summer's 10,000 Reasons. Written from inspiration that came from Psalm 103, the popular song has a raw feel that brings pure passion to the table.
In week #11, "Life & Favor" features the stories (and voices) of James Fortune, Isaac Carree & Lejuene Thompson. Classic Kee, the song is off of Life and Favor, the first release from Pastor Kee's new label, Kee Music Group. Personal testimony is the key here - we've all got one and, as the song reminds us, deliverance is our testimony and our story.