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Top Christian Songs for the Week Ending November 18, 2012

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Plumb and Cheri Keaggy are representing the women of Christian music this week with Matthew West, who is still at #1.

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.

1. "Forgiveness" - Matthew West

Matthew West - Into the Light
Sparrow Records

In week #18 and holding firm at #1, the gorgeous and profound "Forgiveness" is off of Matthew West's new release, Into The Light.

2. "Redeemed" - Big Daddy Weave

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

We first heard this exquisite ballad in July and four months later, it's still as glorious and sincere as it was then - just 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.

3. "I Need A Miracle" - Third Day

Third Day - Miracle
Essential Records

In its sixth week, "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.

4. "Awesome" - Pastor Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago

Pastor Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago - The Best of Both Worlds
Inspired People Music

In week #19, this song is just like its name says, flat out 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.

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

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

In week #6, "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.

6. "Me Without You" - tobyMac

tobymac - Eye On It
Forefront Records

After debuting 20 weeks ago right here at #6, "Me Without You" spent several weeks trading places with Matthew West in the top spot before it fell out of the running. The lead single from tobyMac's latest release, Eye On It, made records. When it hit the radio in late May, it was the most-added single on Christian AC and CHR radio for the week.

7. "Life & Favor (You Don't Know My Story)" - John P. Kee And New Life

John P. Kee and New Life - Life and Favor
Kee Music Group

In week #9, "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.

8. "10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)" - Matt Redman

Matt Redman - 10,000 Reasons
sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records

In week #22, 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.

9. "Throw The Roses" - The Protest

The Protest - Game Changer
The Protest

"Throw The Roses," which is in its 6th week, is from the band you may remember as Protest for Pluto. From their first release since changing their name, this metal rocker paints a very vivid picture of dying to self so that we can live for Christ.

10. "So I Can Tell" - Cheri Keaggy

Cheri Keaggy - So I Can Tell
Psalm 91 Records

The title track from Cheri Keaggy's February release is in week #9 in the charts. Experiences are to be shared and "So I Can Tell" is Cheri sharing what she knows about Jesus -- not because she read about Him or heard about Him, but because she has lived in His grace and mercy firsthand.

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