The Major’s Top 10 Hits – Week 53

  1. “Gracefully Broken” – Matt Redman Ft. Tasha Cobbs Leonard [# 1 last week / 10TH week on chart]
  2. “Bleed The Same” – Mandisa Ft. TobyMac [2 / 11TH]
  3. “No One Like Our God” – Lincoln Brewster [3 / 6TH]
  4. “Miracle” – Unspoken [4 / 9TH]
  5. “Come To The Table” – Sidewalk Prophets [7 / 3RD]
  6. “Resurrection Power” – Chris Tomlin [8 / 2ND]
  7. “Fear Is A Liar” – Zach Williams [9 / 2ND]
  8. “When We Pray” – Tauren Wells [10 / 2ND]
  9. “Witness” – Jordan Feliz [5 / 4TH]
  10. “Masterpiece” – Danny Gokey [6 / 6TH]

“Gracefully Broken” becomes the 4TH smash hit in a row to spend 4 weeks at # 1, but it may not be done. Will it spend a 5TH week at # 1 ?  We’ll find out next Monday when I present my next TOP 10 chart.

This is the first anniversary of this latest incarnation of my weekly personal hit music chart. It’s also the first anniversary of me discovering K-LOVE on the radio. I found out about its existence on Presidents’ Day Night last year in a Bartow Florida hotel room. The next morning as I drove southward I eventually picked-up their 75,000 watt Fort Myers Florida signal at 88.7 FM. Close to Lake Okeechobee I picked-up their 100,000 watt signal at 89.7 FM which ironically is located just 5 miles away from my home (as the crow flies) high atop a 1,000-foot transmitter. (I can actually see the transmitter from here.)

Earlier today on Twitter I wished K-LOVE a Happy 1ST Anniversary, and they replied back quickly. I’ve listened to them every day over the past year, and that will continue into a 2ND year. (You can follow me on Twitter @ChrisMDay.)

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The Major’s Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1998

  1. Sugar Cane – The Space Monkeys
  2. Are You Jimmy Ray ? – Jimmy Ray
  3. I Want You Back – ‘N Sync
  4. Can’t Keep My Hands Off You – React
  5. As Long As You Love Me – The Backstreet Boys

These were my Top 5 hits exactly 20 years ago this weekend – Sunday February 15TH 1998.

Aside from the hottest boy bands in the land (in 1998) there were 3 obscure one-hit-wonders topping my chart back then – and a lot of dancing (and partying) for this 30-year-old at the time. The late-1990s were a fun time for me, but in hindsight it was the continuation of a long and steady descent in my life both professionally and privately. That descent would continue for 13 years until my Lord And Savior Jesus Christ stepped in and saved and rescued me during the Summer of 2006. It’s good to look back at where I came from – knowing that I’m in a much better place today. I see God’s light now.

Ecclesiastes 7:10 (ESV) – Say not, “Why were the former days better than these ?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask this.

I’ve been producing my own personal weekly hit music chart off and on for the past 30+ years. Next Friday I’ll go back another 10 years to the final weekend of February of 1988.

The Major’s Top 10 Hits – Week 52

  1. “Gracefully Broken” – Matt Redman Ft. Tasha Cobbs Leonard [# 1 last week / 9TH week on chart]
  2. “Bleed The Same” – Mandisa Ft. TobyMac [3 / 10TH]
  3. “No One Like Our God” – Lincoln Brewster [4 / 5TH]
  4. “Miracle” – Unspoken [2 / 8TH]
  5. “Witness” – Jordan Feliz [7 / 3RD]
  6. “Masterpiece” – Danny Gokey [6 / 5TH]
  7. “Come To The Table” – Sidewalk Prophets [8 / 2ND]
  8. “Resurrection Power” – Chris Tomlin [- / 1ST]
  9. “Fear Is A Liar” – Zach Williams [- / 1ST]
  10. “When We Pray” – Tauren Wells [- / 1ST]

3 new entries this week – led by Chris Tomlin with his follow-up to his long-running # 1 smash from last year – “Home”. Although it only spent 2 weeks at # 1 it was on my Top 10 for 20 weeks. We’ll see if “Resurrection Power” has staying power like that. Zach Williams is back with his follow-up to “Old Church Choir”. It spent a couple of months at # 1 on national weekly Christian music charts based on radio airplay, but it only managed a # 2 peak (for a single week) on my chart. Tauren Wells enters at # 10 with his latest “When We Pray” which is slowly growing on me due to its powerful message that’ll preach – (“… all the world starts changing – when the church starts praying …”).

Here’s me preaching yesterday at Living Waters Full Gospel Church in Homestead Florida. That’s the name of my sermon right there – “Faith & Patience”. It was mostly based on James 1:1-6.

Faith & Patience

 

James 1:2-4 (NLT) – Dear brothers and sisters – when troubles come your way – consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested – your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed – you will be perfect and complete – needing nothing.

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The Major’s Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2008

  1. Friend Like That – Hawk Nelson
  2. Medicine – The Fold
  3. Shake It Off – Dizmas
  4. Ra-Random – Transistor Radio
  5. Never Going Back To OK – The Afters

These were my Top 5 hits exactly 10 years ago this weekend – Sunday February 10TH 2008.

Hawk Nelson are one of the few Christian pop-rock bands that I’ve been listening to since nearly the beginning of my 11½-year fantastic journey of believing and following my Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. They debuted on my personal weekly hit music chart just 2 months after my salvation began. Their 2006 hit “The Show” was my Christmas # 1 smash. They followed that up with “Zero” – a 2007 # 1 smash – and “Friend Like That” – a 2008 # 1 smash. Last Summer “Live Like You’re Loved” was a # 1 smash for 3 weeks. Clearly I love this band’s music and the message in their songs.

Their new album “Miracles” drops 8 weeks from today on Friday April 06TH 2018.

This Monday night I’ll reveal my brand new Top 10 chart of today’s hits !

 

 

The Major’s Top 10 Hits – Week 51

  1. “Gracefully Broken” – Matt Redman Ft. Tasha Cobbs Leonard [# 1 last week / 8TH week on chart]
  2. “Miracle” – Unspoken [2 / 7TH]
  3. “Bleed The Same” – Mandisa Ft. TobyMac [5 / 9TH]
  4. “No One Like Our God” – Lincoln Brewster [6 / 4TH]
  5. “Control (Somehow You Want Me)” – Tenth Avenue North [4 / 11TH]
  6. “Masterpiece” – Danny Gokey [7 / 4TH]
  7. “Witness” – Jordan Feliz [8 / 2ND]
  8. “Come To The Table” – Sidewalk Prophets [- / 1ST]
  9. “Only King Forever” – 7eventh Time Down [9 / 16TH]
  10. “Different” – Micah Tyler [10 / 26TH]

One lone new entry this week – the latest from Sidewalk Prophets – a band that I’m just now starting to get into. I saw them LIVE in concert last October in Southwest Florida (Estero) at “Big Church Night Out“, and they were amazing. I realized that I knew most of their songs that they performed because of my daily listening of K-LOVE. At that same concert – performing just before Sidewalk Prophets – 7eventh Time Down. Their hit “Only King Forever” was at # 6 in its 2ND week on this chart on the night of that concert.

This Scripture topped my Sermon this past Sunday morning:

Psalm 115:1 (NLT) – Not to us – O LORD not to us, but to Your name goes all the glory – for Your unfailing love and faithfulness.

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The Major’s Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1988

  1. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man – Prince
  2. Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
  3. What Have I Done To Deserve This ? – Pet Shop Boys With Dusty Springfield
  4. Hazy Shade Of Winter – The Bangles
  5. The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson

These were my Top 5 hits exactly 30 years ago this weekend – Sunday February 07TH 1988.

Back then a young 20-year-old version of me cranked-up Y-100 (Miami) and danced to the hottest pop hits in the land. I had just arrived at my new home – Homestead Air Force Base Florida – a few months earlier – and my only form of transportation was a 10-speed bike that got me all around the base. (A NEW CAR would arrive in 1989.)

Fun Fact:  Rick Astley turns 52 in a few days. He was 21 when “Never Gonna Give You Up” entered the U.K. pop charts during the Summer of 1987, and I was there !

I’ve been producing my own personal weekly hit music chart off and on for the past 30+ years. Next Friday it’s back to the future – to 10 years ago in 2008.

The Major’s Top 10 Hits – Week 50

  1. “Gracefully Broken” – Matt Redman Ft. Tasha Cobbs Leonard [# 3 last week / 7TH week on chart]
  2. “Miracle” – Unspoken [2 / 6TH]
  3. “Lions” – Skillet [1 / 17TH]
  4. “Control (Somehow You Want Me)” – Tenth Avenue North [4 / 10TH]
  5. “Bleed The Same” – Mandisa Ft. TobyMac [5 / 8TH]
  6. “No One Like Our God” – Lincoln Brewster [6 / 3RD]
  7. “Masterpiece” – Danny Gokey [7 / 3RD]
  8. “Witness” – Jordan Feliz [- / 1ST]
  9. “Only King Forever” – 7eventh Time Down [9 / 15TH]
  10. “Different” – Micah Tyler [10 / 25TH]

Here I am – God – arms wide open. Pouring out – my life – “Gracefully Broken”.

I love to sing along with Matt & Tasha whenever I hear that beautiful song on K-LOVE. It’s only a matter of time before we sing it as part of our Praise & Worship set on Sunday mornings.

At the start of my salvation – about 11½ years ago – I realized my need for God. For the first time ever I said, “I NEED YOU GOD !”, and I’ve been saying that ever since. In the early days I said it quietly – without talking. And God heard me. He hears our thoughts. Now I’m not afraid to say it out loud – no matter who’s there to hear me. I know God’s there to hear me, and He does, so that’s all that matters.

I realized that I’m spiritually poor without Him. God blessed me. The result – I found true happiness – true joy – once I realized that I can’t live without Him. The Kingdom of Heaven is mine. It’s ours.

Matthew 5:3 (NLT) – God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for Him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.

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