Top Christian Songs - January 2015

The Top Christian Songs From Flyleaf, Ricky Dillard and the New G and More

The 2015 chart season kicked off with new music from Ricky Dillard & New G and Flyleaf. The official Top Christian Hits Chart is compiled each week by checking and averaging Christian charts and top playlists from all over the U.S. (such as Billboard, Cashbox and Air 1), the U.K. and Australia to find the most popular songs. 

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"Greater" - MercyMe

MercyMe - Welcome to the New
MercyMe - Welcome to the New. Fair Trade Services

The song that ended up in the #9 spot on the Top Christian Songs of 2014 Chart, "Greater" comes from Welcome to the New. After debuting 19 weeks ago at #4, it is now in the top 3 for a total of six Christian Music Charts. The song kicks off with a cappella harmony and goes fully into a pseudo-country sound. With lyrics that remind us that no matter what we're facing, God is greater than our problems, this is a winner all the way around.

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"Overwhelmed" - Big Daddy Weave

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

In "Overwhelmed," which is seeing its 19th week in the charts, Mike Weaver and a children's choir softly remind us how overwhelming God's love for us and His majesty are. The closer on Love Come to Life, this song was the perfect choice as it leaves listeners smiling in thanks long after the last notes have faded.

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"He Knows My Name" - Francesca Battistelli

Francesca Battistelli - If We're Honest
Francesca Battistelli - If We're Honest. Word

The last #1 song of 2014 weekly charts, has slipped to #3. Now in week #18, Franny's second single from If We're Honest is all about value and knowing what your worth is in Christ so you don't get confused and believe what the world says.

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"Amazing" - Ricky Dillard & New G

Ricky Dillard & New G - Amazing
Ricky Dillard & New G - Amazing. Light Records

Debuting this week in the Top 10, the title track from Ricky Dillard & New G's June release is praise in all of its glory. If you listen to the album version, you're in for seven and a half minutes of being on your feet!

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"Every Praise" - Hezekiah Walker

Hezekiah Walker - Azusa The Next Generation
Hezekiah Walker - Azusa The Next Generation. RCA Records

"Every Praise" came to us from the June 2013 release, Azusa The Next Generation and it has been charting ever since. Be prepared - this song will have you getting your praise on and you'll be on your feet long before the last notes. The tune ended last year as the #7 most popular song and in 2013, it was the #9 most popular song of the year.

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"Rise" - Skillet

Skillet - Rise
Skillet - Rise. Atlantic

The title track from Skillet's 2013 release is the third single to chart on radio. We first saw it chart last September and it's still riding high on the Christian rock charts. "Rise" sets the tone for the entire concept, calling all listeners to rise in revolution.

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"Jesus Loves Me" - Chris Tomlin

Chris Tomlin - Love Ran Red
Chris Tomlin - Love Ran Red. sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records

In week #10, moving down from number three, the second single from Chris Tomlin's Love Ran Red has a light rock touch. The touching ballad has an innocence that stuns.

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"Set Me On Fire" - Flyleaf

Flyleaf - Between the Stars
Flyleaf - Between the Stars. Roots and Rocks Inc

Debuting this week, "Set Me On Fire" comes from Between The Stars, Flyleaf's first full-length release with Kristen May at the helm. If you're expecting Lacy pt. 2, you're going to be disappointed. May has her own sound and she's not trying to be a clone. That's not to say that the girl can't rock -- she holds her own, albeit in a different way.

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"Say Yes" - Michelle Williams f/ Beyonce And Kelly Rowland

Michelle Williams - Journey to Freedom
Michelle Williams - Journey to Freedom. Light Records

In week #26, the dance/reggae tune from Michelle Williams' September release, Journey to Freedom, gets a little help from two of her former partners, Beyonce And Kelly Rowland. Listening to this reminds us how amazing the three ladies were as Destiny's Child.

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"More Of You" - Colton Dixon

Colton Dixon - Anchor
Colton Dixon - Anchor. Sparrow

Moving down from #5 last month and in week #19, "More of You" is the energetic second single from Anchor to go to radio. (Remember, "Scars" has gone to radio in the U.K.) A song that cries out to Jesus, wanting more of him in your life, this is a tune that we can all fall in love with.