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Top Christian Songs for the Week Ending February 17, 2013

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With Kristian Stanfill holding the #1 spot from last week, Bart Millard is knocking from two directions - one through a MercyMe song and the other through a feature spot on the latest Hawk Nelson song.

The official Top Christian Hits Chart is compiled each week 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.

1. "One Thing Remains" - Kristian Stanfill

Passion: White Flag
sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records

Still at #1, (for the second week in a row) Jesus Culture's "One Thing Remains" is as spirit-filled and full of love and life on the Passion version as it ever was. Kristian Stanfill shines as he shares a moment of pure worship with us.

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2. "Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)" - Chris Tomlin

Chris Tomlin - Burning Lights
EMI

"Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)," from the latest Chris Tomlin release, Burning Lights, debuted two weeks ago. Already making big waves, this tune shines and is a big part of why the album is Tomlin's first to make it all the way to the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 Chart.

3. "I Need A Miracle" - Third Day

Third Day - Miracle
Essential Records

After making it all the way to #1, "I Need A Miracle" is holding firm at #3. The song comes from Third Day's November release, Miracle. The light rocker is about getting lost in a world of that is full of sorrow and pain - 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.

4. "Words" - Hawk Nelson f/ Bart Millard

Words - Hawk Nelson
Fair Trade Services

"Words," which debuted two weeks ago, is the single from the upcoming April release, Made, the first Hawk Nelson album without Jason Dunn on vocals.

5. "You Are I Am" - MercyMe

MercyMe - The Hurt & The Healer
Provident

"You Are I Am," the second single release from The Hurt & The Healer, moves up in its fourth week in the charts. A song that shines a spotlight on us, our sin and our flawed beliefs that Jesus can't reach us because we've fallen so far down the rabbit hole of sin, it also reminds us at the end that "It's not about falling" but where we land.

6. "Hold On" - James Fortune & FIYA f/ Monica & Fred Hammond

James Fortune & FIYA - Identity
Intersound

Moving up three spots in its second week in the charts, "Hold On" is the second radio single from Identity. Featuring vocals from Monica and Fred Hammond, the song is reminiscent of yester-year, delivering a soulful 5+ minutes of pure praise.

7. "Need You Now (How Many Times)" - Plumb

Need You Now (How Many Times) - Plumb
Curb Records

"Need You Now (How Many Times)," which we first saw hit the charts in October, is off of Plumb's upcoming release Need You Now, which will hit stores on February 26th. 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.

8. "It's Not Over (When God Is In It)" - Israel & New Breed

Israel & New Breed - Jesus At The Center
Integrity Music

After debuting ten weeks ago, "It's Not Over (When God Is In It)" is still touching hearts and getting plenty of radio airplay. Featuring Aaron Lindsey, the song reminds us that no matter where we are in our walks with Jesus, as long as God is in our lives, it's not over.

9. "Redeemed" - Big Daddy Weave

Big Daddy Weave - Love Come To Life
Fervent Records/Word

We first heard this exquisite ballad in July of last year and it ended 2012 at #10. 2013 is seeing new radio love as it is back in the charts but this is no real surprise because the song really is still as glorious and sincere as it was when it came out. The second radio single from Love Come To Life, the acoustic background gives a satisfying sound to absolute truth that we all need to hear - we are redeemed by the blood of the lamb.

10. "Kings & Queens" - Audio Adrenaline

Audio Adrenaline - Kings & Queens
Fair Trade Services

A new song and a new sound for AudioA, "Kings & Queens" is the first single release and title track from the upcoming March release. Kevin Max says that the song is "THE orphan anthem" and Mark Stuart calls it "an amazing depiction of the kids' story."

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