I am loving this week!
You are rocking my world, Father!
On Radio&Records.com, the Christian AC charts are showing the progress of my favorite songs, which softens the blow of Christian radio’s woeful reaction to Aaron Shust’s spectacular Create Again as well as the drop to #4 of Francesca Battistelli’s Free to Be Me. Mandisa’s My Deliverer is up two notches to #16 in its fifth week, Matthew West’s The Motions is at #6 for a second week but registers one of the three greatest gains of all songs on the chart, and Jimmy Needham is finally getting much-deserved radio success with Forgiven and Loved. There are several new songs I will probably stream starting next week, but I’m leaning more towards More Beautiful You by Jonny Diaz, Uncommon by Greg Long & Kristy Starling, and Pull Me Out by Bebo Norman.
On Inspo, check it out! Avalon’s Still My God is the Greatest Gainer of the week (#53 spins over last week), with Ashmont Hill’s Gifted Response third-greatest (35 spins), good enough for the song to debut in the Top 20 of the chart. Song of Glory did pretty well, peaking at #5 at Inspo, and I believe Gifted Response will do even better! Lord, answer my prayer! Bring Avalon back to the main chart!! Still My God can do it!!
Over at Gospel, Mary Mary’s God In Me actually loses airplay at #16, but over at Billboard, it’s now Top 20 at the Dance/Club Play chart!
On Amazon.com, Mandisa’s Freedom is now #848 overall, up from 2,604 just three days ago! WOOT! I hope the Fandisas were able to preorder enough for Freedom to debut in the Billboard 200. We didn’t have much time to build the buzz, but we still have five days til D-Day, then seven days before Freedom is expected to make chart impact on the Billboard album charts. #1 on Contemporary Christian album charts, let’s go!!
You can always return to GannsDeen.com on Mondays (Sundays in the USA) to check out new recommendations for the week, but I just need to say that Israel Houghton‘s The Power of One drops the same day as Mandisa! (Great review here.) Buy The Power of One, featuring the new single, My Tribute, in tandem with Mandisa on Amazon and get Super Shipper Saving! Woot!
Ganns recommends: Morning Always Comes by Mollye Rees