The Major’s Top 10 Hits – Week 95

Every Monday night I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday December 09TH 2018:

  1. “Even Then” – Micah Tyler [# 1 last week / 17TH week on chart]
  2. “Nobody Loves Me Like You” – Chris Tomlin [2 / 6TH]
  3. “Well Done” – The Afters [3 / 8TH]
  4. “Known” – Tauren Wells [4 / 18TH]
  5. “Only Jesus” – Casting Crowns [5 / 15TH]
  6. “Not Today” – Hillsong United [8 / 12TH]
  7. “Who You Say I Am” – Hillsong Worship [7 / 20TH]
  8. “You Say” – Lauren Daigle [6 / 15TH]
  9. “joy” – for King & Country [9 / 3RD]
  10. “Maybe It’s OK” – We Are Messengers [10 / 2ND]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week – “Control (Somehow You Want Me)” – Tenth Avenue North

Micah Tyler, Lauren Daigle, and We Are Messengers were on my chart exactly one year ago this week.

Later this week I’ll be seeing for King & Country and Zach Williams LIVE in concert. I saw the setlist of a recent concert posted online. They performed 4 traditional Christmas songs – followed by 9 of their biggest hits (and some new tracks too) – followed by 6 more Christmas songs – with “joy” included in the midst of it. So 19 songs in all. Zach Williams opened the show with 7 songs (including all 4 of his recent chart hits). I’m so looking forward to this show. It should be a lot of fun !

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again next weekend – 4 blog posts on Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday. I don’t blog on Saturdays. That’s my day of rest.

Your likes, follows, and comments are always appreciated. Thank You for being part of my online ministry to share God’s Good News and win souls for Christ through His music. Enjoy this week my friends. I’m on Twitter @ChrisMDay, and I’m also the man behind the tweets for my church @LivingWatersHFL. May God bless you – always and forever.

All rights reserved (c) 2018 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

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The Major’s Top 5 Hits RETRO – 2008

Every Friday night I post the Top 5 of one of my classic hit music charts based on personal preference from either 10, 20, or 30 years ago (rotating each week). Here it is – for the week ending Sunday December 07TH 2008:

  1. “Maps” – Falling Up
  2. “Outrage” – Capital Lights
  3. “I Give Up” – Stellar Kart
  4. “Sure Shot” – Run Kid Run
  5. “Say What You Will” – Ever Stays Red

“Maps” was the 6TH of 7 hits for Falling Up during the latter portion of the 2ND era of my chart. It spent the entire month of December of 2008 at # 1, and it was the middle of 3 straight # 1 hits for them in 2008 and 2009.

The word “Maps” does not appear in the song. Here’s the chorus:

The further I’m from you – the harder I try to exist.
Take these blinds from my eyes, and wake me from the inside.
Somebody tell me how did it come to this ?
Take these blinds from my eyes, and wake me – wake me from the inside.

Sounds like my story from the Summer of 2006 – just prior to salvation. I was far from God. I didn’t even know Him. But God knew me. He saw me struggling. He extended His hand. I reached for it. He rescued me. He saved me. He asked me to follow Him. I did. He took the blinds from my eyes. He woke me from the inside. Thank You God for saving my life !

God can do the same for you too. Here are two more lines from the song “Maps”:

Further out – maybe You could meet me where I am.
Further out – I know there is hope within Your hands.

God will meet you wherever you are. You are not too far away from the reach of God. If you’re not ready yet – then God will wait for you. He will be there for you when you are ready. It’s not too late to receive Him, as long as you are still living here on His creation. There is hope within His Hands.

It’s halftime. I’ll be back on Sunday and Monday with my remaining two blog posts for this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday. Thank You for your time.

All rights reserved (c) 2018 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries.

The Major’s Top 10 Hits – Week 94

Every Monday night I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday December 02ND 2018:

  1. “Even Then” – Micah Tyler [# 1 last week / 16TH week on chart]
  2. “Nobody Loves Me Like You” – Chris Tomlin [3 / 5TH]
  3. “Well Done” – The Afters [5 / 7TH]
  4. “Known” – Tauren Wells [4 / 17TH]
  5. “Only Jesus” – Casting Crowns [2 / 14TH]
  6. “You Say” – Lauren Daigle [8 / 14TH]
  7. “Who You Say I Am” – Hillsong Worship [6 / 19TH]
  8. “Not Today” – Hillsong United [7 / 11TH]
  9. “joy” – for King & Country [10 / 2ND]
  10. “Maybe It’s OK” – We Are Messengers [- / 1ST]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week – “Control (Somehow You Want Me)” – Tenth Avenue North

This weekend I celebrated my 31ST anniversary of living and working here in Homestead Florida, and I celebrated my 33RD anniversary of this hobby right here – compiling and creating my personal hit music chart. I also celebrated my 11TH anniversary here on WordPress.

This is the 94TH week of the 3RD era of my personal hit music chart. Micah Tyler’s “Even Then” is my 27TH # 1 hit of this 3RD era – and 451ST # 1 hit overall since that very first chart of 33 years ago.

There are 4 more charts in 2018, and then on New Year’s Day I’ll post a special chart – my Top 18 of 2018.

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again next weekend – 4 blog posts on Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday. I don’t blog on Saturdays. That’s my day of rest.

Your likes, follows, and comments are always appreciated. Thank You for being part of my online ministry to share God’s Good News and win souls for Christ through His music. Enjoy this week my friends. I’m on Twitter @ChrisMDay, and I’m also the man behind the tweets for my church @LivingWatersHFL. May God bless you – always and forever.

All rights reserved (c) 2018 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

The Major’s Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1985

Every Friday night I post the Top 5 of one of my classic hit music charts based on personal preference from either 10, 20, or 30 years ago (rotating each week).

This week I’m going back a little further, as I continue my multiple anniversary weekend. It was exactly 33 years ago (to the date) that I wrote down (via loose-leaf paper, pen and pencil) my very first personal hit music chart in my military dorm room at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire England.

Here’s what the first page of it looked like – chart songs # 20 to # 6:

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Nice variety there, and so here it is – the Top 5 – for the week ending Saturday November 30TH 1985:

  1. “We Built This City” – Starship
  2. “Separate Lives” – Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin
  3. “Part Time Lover” – Stevie Wonder
  4. “Say You, Say Me” – Lionel Richie
  5. “Never” – Heart

I was 18½ years old and a brand new resident in a foreign country when I penned that chart above. It was really the next step in a hobby that began about a dozen years earlier during the mid-1970s when I first discovered and fell in love with Top 40 radio and especially “American Top 40” on Sundays with my idol (at the time) Casey Kasem. I wanted to grow up and be just like him. The Billboard Hot 100 was my bible back then. I began reading and studying it at my local public library.

This paper edition of my personal hit music chart lasted nearly 7 years. Starship’s “We Built This City” was the first of 174 # 1 hits during that time-span. After a 3-year hiatus I began a second edition of this hobby, and it was all-electronic (via Excel spreadsheet) and eventually online and worldwide. That edition lasted for over 14 years. During the Summer of 2006 my chart flipped from Secular pop music to Christian pop music to coincide with the start of my salvation.

So Happy 33RD Anniversary to my very first personal hit music chart. What a hobby of a lifetime !

It’s halftime. I’ll be back on Sunday and Monday with my remaining two blog posts for this weekend. I’ll be celebrating another anniversary come Sunday. Enjoy your Saturday. Thank You for your time.

All rights reserved (c) 2018 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries.

The Major’s Top 10 Hits – Week 93

Every Monday night I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday November 25TH 2018:

  1. “Even Then” – Micah Tyler [# 2 last week / 15TH week on chart]
  2. “Only Jesus” – Casting Crowns [1 / 13TH]
  3. “Nobody Loves Me Like You” – Chris Tomlin [4 / 4TH]
  4. “Known” – Tauren Wells [5 / 16TH]
  5. “Well Done” – The Afters [3 / 6TH]
  6. “Who You Say I Am” – Hillsong Worship [6 / 18TH]
  7. “Not Today” – Hillsong United [7 / 10TH]
  8. “You Say” – Lauren Daigle [8 / 13TH]
  9. “Stand In Your Love” – Josh Baldwin [9 / 8TH]
  10. “joy” – for King & Country [- / 1ST]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week – “Different” – Micah Tyler

Micah Tyler scores his 2ND consecutive # 1 smash here on my chart, as “Even Then” rises to the top spot. It’s the follow-up to his long-running “Different” which was # 1 exactly one year ago.

In a somewhat surprising debut – for King & Country enters my chart at # 10 with their long-running # 1 smash on Billboard’s Christian Airplay chart – “joy”. It’s slowly descending the national chart (currently at # 7) in its 27TH week. It also crossed-over onto mainstream (secular) Top 40 radio stations – particularly those that lean more adult. I’ll be seeing them LIVE in concert in 2½ weeks !

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. Next weekend it’s back to 4 blog posts on Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday. I don’t blog on Saturdays. That’s my day of rest.

Your likes, follows, and comments are always appreciated. Thank You for being part of my online ministry to share God’s Good News and win souls for Christ through His music. Enjoy this week my friends. I’m on Twitter @ChrisMDay, and I’m also the man behind the tweets for my church @LivingWatersHFL. May God bless you – always and forever.

All rights reserved (c) 2018 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

The Major’s Top 10 Hits – Week 92

Every Monday night I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday November 18TH 2018:

  1. “Only Jesus” – Casting Crowns [# 1 last week / 12TH week on chart]
  2. “Even Then” – Micah Tyler [2 / 14TH]
  3. “Well Done” – The Afters [3 / 5TH]
  4. “Nobody Loves Me Like You” – Chris Tomlin [4 / 3RD]
  5. “Known” – Tauren Wells [5 / 15TH]
  6. “Who You Say I Am” – Hillsong Worship [8 / 17TH]
  7. “Not Today” – Hillsong United [7 / 9TH]
  8. “You Say” – Lauren Daigle [6 / 12TH]
  9. “Stand In Your Love” – Josh Baldwin [9 / 7TH]
  10. “Survivor” – Zach Williams [10 / 9TH]

# 1 One Year Ago This Week – “Different” – Micah Tyler

Casting Crowns remain at # 1 for the 10TH week in a row in a rather quiet week on my chart. Nationally on Billboard’s Christian Airplay chart Lauren Daigle remains at # 1 for the 10TH week in a row.

I’m currently on vacation in cold and cloudy and dark and gloomy Ohio. It’s one of the coldest Novembers of the past 100 years, and I just happen to be here for half of it. This is my 10TH day here, and I think I’ve seen the sun for a small portion on about 3 days. A few days ago we had fog, rain, freezing rain, ice, and snow – all in a matter of hours. We hit 52°F / 11°C yesterday. It was and will be the only day in the 50s while I’m here. I’m ready for the return of the 70s and 80s back home in South Florida this weekend !

Thanksgiving Day is just 3 days away. May you enjoy the day with family, friends, fellowship, food, and football.

I give thanks to you – O Lord my God – with my whole heart, and I will glorify Your name forever. (Psalm 86:12, ESV)

Aside from this flagship Monday night post my blog remains on hiatus until Sunday November 25TH 2018. I’ll return with “Sunday Scripture” and my new chart next Monday. I’ll return to 4 blogs per weekend starting on Thursday November 29TH 2018.

Your likes, follows, and comments are always appreciated. Thank You for being part of my online ministry to share God’s Good News and win souls for Christ through His music. Enjoy this week my friends. I’m on Twitter @ChrisMDay, and I’m also the man behind the tweets for my church @LivingWatersHFL. May God bless you – always and forever.

All rights reserved (c) 2018 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

The Major’s Top 10 Hits – Week 91

Every Monday night I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday November 11TH 2018:

  1. “Only Jesus” – Casting Crowns [# 1 last week / 11TH week on chart]
  2. “Even Then” – Micah Tyler [2 / 13TH]
  3. “Well Done” – The Afters [4 / 4TH]
  4. “Nobody Loves Me Like You” – Chris Tomlin [10 / 2ND]
  5. “Known” – Tauren Wells [3 / 14TH]
  6. “You Say” – Lauren Daigle [6 / 11TH]
  7. “Not Today” – Hillsong United [7 / 8TH]
  8. “Who You Say I Am” – Hillsong Worship [8 / 16TH]
  9. “Stand In Your Love” – Josh Baldwin [5 / 6TH]
  10. “Survivor” – Zach Williams [9 / 8TH]

“Only Jesus” still reigns – and the song is still at # 1 this week for the 9TH week in a row.

Looks like Chris Tomlin has another big hit on his hands. His “Home” spent 2 weeks at # 1 in June 2017, and his “Resurrection Power” spent 26 weeks on my chart – peaking in its 25TH week at # 3.

7 charts remain in 2018. On a special Tuesday January 01ST 2019 blog post I’ll countup my Top 18 of 2018 based on chart performance during the year.

You can check out all of my # 1 smash hits from October 1995 to January 2010 by clicking on “THE MAJOR’S CHART-TOPPERS” hyperlink atop the web edition of this blog.

This concludes my weekend of 3 blog posts. My blog is on hiatus until Sunday November 25TH 2018; however, my Top 10 chart and analysis will continue on every Monday night. Your likes, follows, and comments are always appreciated. Thank You for being part of my online ministry to share God’s Good News and win souls for Christ through His music. Enjoy this week my friends. I’m on Twitter @ChrisMDay, and I’m also the man behind the tweets for my church @LivingWatersHFL. May God bless you – always and forever.

All rights reserved (c) 2018 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

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