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Top Christian Songs of 2013

The Top 40 Most Popular Christian Songs of 2013


20. "Ready Or Not" - Britt Nicole f/ Lecrae

Britt Nicole - Gold
Sparrow Records

On "Ready Or Not," Britt Nicole gets a little help from Lecrae. The two will have you dancing in the aisles in no time.

19. "Sick of It" - Skillet

Skillet - Rise

With "Sick of It" from Rise, Skillet delivers a song that I will never get sick of hearing! John and company rock from start to finish - as usual.

18. "Alive" - Hillsong Young & Free

Hillsong Church
Last fall. Australia fell in love with the latest from Hillsong Church - a new group of worship leaders from Hillsong that all lead youth worship called, aptly, Hillsong Young & Free. Their single, "Alive," was found on their October debut and before the album even released, the song was found at #1 on The Rock Across Australia while also making it into the Top 50 on the pop charts over there!


17. "Redeemed" - Big Daddy Weave

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

We first heard this exquisite ballad in July of 2012. It went on to spend over 40 weeks on Billboard's top 10 and was the 10th most popular song of 2012 here on About. 2013 rolled around and it was still charting and getting tons of radio airplay. 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.

16. "If He Did It Before ... Same God" - Tye Tribbett

Tye Tribbett - Greater Than
Motown Gospel
"If He Did It Before ... Same God" came to us from Tye's latest release, Greater Than. The song reminds us that God doesn't change and we can count on Him to change us and our circumstances because He has done it before.

15. "Kings & Queens" - Audio Adrenaline

Audio Adrenaline - Kings & Queens
Fair Trade/Columbia

It took a mere eight weeks for "Kings & Queens," the first single release and title track from the new March release, to make it to the top spot in the charts. Kevin Max says that the song is "THE orphan anthem" and Mark Stuart calls it "an amazing depiction of the kids' story."

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

Israel & New Breed - Jesus At The Center
Integrity Music

We first saw "It's Not Over (When God Is In It)," on the chart in December of 2012. The song, from the live album, Jesus At The Center, features Aaron Lindsey and reminds listeners that no matter where you are in your walk with Jesus, as long as God is in your life, it's not over.

13. "Overcomer" - Mandisa

Mandisa - Overcomer
Sparrow Records

It only took one month for "Overcomer" to make it to #1 and it stayed there for weeks! The title track from Mandisa's latest album isn't just the story of her life, it's the story of our lives as well. We are all overcomers (according to the Bible) - we just forget that sometimes in the midst of the storms of life.

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

Plumb - Need You Now
Curb Records

"Need You Now (How Many Times)," which we first saw hit the charts in October of 2012, is off of Plumb's latest release Need You Now, which hit stores back in February of last year. 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.

11. "Break Every Chain" - Tasha Cobbs

Tasha Cobbs - Grace
EMI Gospel
The award-winning "Break Every Chain" came from EMI Gospel's new and extremely talented worship artist, Tasha Cobbs. Her version of the Jesus Culture song has so much soul that in my book, took the original and made it even better.

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