Billboard Top Christian Songs – May 4, 2013

Chris Tomlin’s Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies) makes it three months now atop Billboard’s Christian Songs chart. That’s twelve weeks, friends, and with no likely challengers in sight, Chris definitely has the monster hit on his hands that I was predicting when he first released the carrier single of Burning Lights. In terms of most weeks at number one on the Billboard Christian Songs chart, Whom Shall I Fear is already the 13th-most successful of all time, although it still has quite a while to go before it overtakes MercyMe’s Word of God Speak, the all-time leader, with 23 weeks.

Tomlin is extends his lead among solo male singers with the most weeks at number one, with 41. Next to him is Jeremy Camp with 35.

Meanwhile, for the rest of the Top 10, big surges for tobyMac’s Steal My Show (6-4) and Hawk Nelson’s Words (8-6). Colton Dixon’s You Are unfortunately slips 10 to 11 this week after just a week in the Top 10, giving way for a sudden surge by Matthew West’s Hello My Name Is. West earns another Top 10 hit and his album Into the Light is 2 for 2 for Top 10 singles. Go Matthwesta!

1. (1) Chris Tomlin Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)

2. (2) Passion One Thing Remains

3. (3) MercyMe You Are I Am

4. (6) tobyMac Steal My Show

5. (4) Big Daddy Weave Redeemed

6. (8) Hawk Nelson featuring Bart Millard of MercyMe Words

7. (11) Matthew West Hello My Name Is

8. (7) The Afters Every Good Thing

9. (5) Matt Redman 10000 Reasons

10. (3) Plumb Need You Now (How Many Times)