The Major’s Top 5 Movies – 2018

That was quick. A new weekend of blogging begins … NOW. It’s the first weekend of 2019, so let’s look back at last year – 2018 – and the year at the box office.

I saw 23 movies at 10 different theatres in 2 states in 2018. That’s the least number of movies seen in a single calendar year since 2010, and it ended my 6-year streak of over 30 movies seen per year. I actually finished the year strong – with 6 movies seen during a 7-week period in November and December.

I rated 12 out of 23 movies as “4 stars”. I’ve eliminated 7 of them. That part was fairly easy. That leaves me with my Top 5. Ranking them from # 1 to # 5 took some thought, but here it goes:

1.  “I Can Only Imagine
2.  “Green Book
3.  “Searching
4.  “Beautiful Boy
5.  “The Greatest Showman

Overall it was a rather weak year for movies at the box office (for me anyway). That’s why it was my worst year since 2010. On the other hand it was the biggest year in box office history with nearly $12 billion in box office receipts here in North America. I don’t do action, adventure, or superhero movies. I used to do horror movies, but that fad has passed. I’m more into comedies, dramas, and dramedies nowadays.

I’m hoping for a better year in new movies in 2019. A couple of movies that interest me for next weekend are “A Dog’s Way Home” and “The Upside“.

It’s back to music tomorrow night when I go #Retro back to January of 1999.

All rights reserved (c) 2019 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries

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The Major’s Top 18 Hits – 2018

57 hits created 52 weeks of Top 10 Christian hit music charts based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay. Here it is – the Top 18 hits of 2018:

  1. “Do It Again” – Elevation Worship [peaked at # 1 for 4 weeks]
  2. “Grace Got You” – MercyMe [# 1 for 2 weeks]
  3. “Even Then” – Micah Tyler [# 1 for 3 weeks]
  4. “Known” – Tauren Wells [# 2 for 2 weeks]
  5. “Only Jesus” – Casting Crowns [# 1 for 10 weeks]
  6. “Gracefully Broken” – Matt Redman Ft. Tasha C. Leonard [# 1 for 6 weeks]
  7. “Who You Say I Am” – Hillsong Worship [# 1 for 4 weeks]
  8. “No One Like Our God” – Lincoln Brewster [# 1 for 4 weeks]
  9. “Resurrection Power” – Chris Tomlin [# 3 for 1 week]
  10. “The Way (New Horizon)” – Pat Barrett [# 1 for 5 weeks]
  11. “Dream Small” – Josh Wilson [# 1 for 3 weeks]
  12. “What A Friend” – Matt Maher [# 1 for 1 week]
  13. “You Say” – Lauren Daigle [# 2 for 2 weeks]
  14. “Well Done” – The Afters [# 1 for 3 weeks]
  15. “Bleed The Same” – Mandisa Ft. TobyMac [# 2 for 3 weeks]
  16. “All In” – Matthew West [# 2 for 1 week]
  17. “Freedom Hymn” – Austin French [# 1 for 4 weeks]
  18. “No Matter What” – Ryan Stevenson Ft. Bart Millard [# 3 for 1 week]

# 1 Of 2017 – “Broken Things” – Matthew West

What a great year for God’s music. What a great chart to represent His music. Not a lot of surprises there. When “Do It Again” and “Grace Got You” became summertime anthems and finished as # 1 and # 2 on my special “Summer Of 2018” chart – they pretty much clinched # 1 and # 2 for the entire year.

MercyMe also had the # 2 smash of all of 2017 with “Even If”. Both “Even If” and “Grace Got You” fell 8 points shy of the # 1 spot for their respective years.

This chart was compiled by awarding 10 points for each week at # 1, 9 points for # 2, and so forth and so on down to 1 point for # 10. The points are then added, and the hits are ranked.

There were 13 # 1 hits in 2018, and all but 1 of them made the Top 18 – “Lions” (Skillet). It was a holdover from 2017, and its run at # 1 was actually at the end of its chart life.

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 first week of 2019 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) 2019 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries