Needtobreathe featuring JOHNNYSWIM, “Forever On Your Side”

Contemporary Christian pop/rock group Needtobreathe has released “Forever On Your Side,” an intensely catchy track featuring JOHNNYSWIM.

Lead vocalist Bear Rinehart sounds incredible on this track, which is aiming to match the phenomenal performance of the band’s recent No.1 hit, “Brother,” featuring Gavin DeGraw. His bandmates Bo Rinehart, Seth Bolt, Josh Lovelace, Randall Harris, and Micah Nichols do a phenomenal job of putting together a radio-friendly CCM track that can easily cross over.

FOREVER ON YOUR SIDE Lyrics
Needtobreathe

I won’t pretend that we can control the night
Or what kind of road we’re on
Or where we will see the light
But right now I’m talking to ya
I’m looking into your eyes
Right now I’m trying to show ya
That we’re gonna be alright
Oh I don’t know what’s around the bend
Oh, all I know is that my love, it knows no end

All these pieces they fall in line
Because I’m forever on your side
Take my hand when you can’t see the light
Cause I’m forever on your side
I will carry you every time
Because I’m forever on your side
Oh I’m forever on your side

They’ll beat you up
But don’t let em keep you down
You’re always tough enough
And I’ll always be around

All these pieces they fall in line 
Because I’m forever on your side 
Take my hand when you can’t see the light
Cause I’m forever on your side
I will carry you every time 
Because I’m forever on your side
Oh I’m forever on your side

Oh I can’t promise that a day will never come
Where the ground beneath us falls out and we got nowhere to run
Oh but you won’t be alone when the water starts to rise up
No you won’t be alone my darling when the rains come

All these pieces they fall in line 
Because I’m forever on your side 
Take my hand when you can’t see the light
Cause I’m forever on your side
I will carry you every time 
Because I’m forever on your side
Oh I’m forever on your side

Needtobreathe, “Walking on Water”

Contemporary Christian pop/rock group Needtobreathe has released Walking on Water to Christian AC. What makes this single different from previous releases is (1) its video is a faux movie trailer, made in part to push sales of the single, because (2) sales of Walking on Water will go to the Dream Center Network.

Written by Bear and Bo Rineheart with Matt Maher, Walking on Water has that distinctly masculine sound that makes Needtobreathe such powerful music to listen to. Terrific song with a fantastic message.

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Billboard Christian Songs as of November 28, 2015

Here are the Top 10 songs on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart, as of November 28, 2015. Hillsong UNITED’s Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) scores a 58th week on top of the chart, but Chris Tomlin’s Good Good Father eases into the runner-up position after just seven weeks on the chart. That’s the fastest a song has gone to number one since Amazing Grace by The Voice contestant Meghan Linsey debuted at No.1 on the chart.

Speaking of The Voice, the new crop of contestants are starting to make their presence on the chart felt, led by Emily Ann Roberts, whose worshipful performance of In the Garden results in a No.3 debut for the sole female member of Team Blake. Celeste Betton, who unfortunately didn’t make the cut, also enters the chart, at No. 17, with Something in the Water.

This Week (Last week) “Title,” Artist
1. (1) Oceans (Where Feet May Fail), Hillsong UNITED
2. (3) Good Good Father, Chris Tomlin
3. (new) In the Garden, Emily Ann Roberts
4. (4) Just Be Held, Casting Crowns
5. (5) The River, Jordan Feliz
6. (2) First, Lauren Daigle
7. (6) Flawless, MercyMe
8. (7) Feel It, TobyMac featuring Mr. Talkbox
9. (8) Same Power, Jeremy Camp
10. (9) My Story, Big Daddy Weave

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Billboard Christian Songs as of November 21, 2015

These are the Top 10 songs on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart, as of November 21, 2015. Here’s hot news! UNITED’s still No.1. lelz 57 weeks y’all.

This Week (Last week) “Title,” Artist
1. (1) Oceans (Where Feet May Fail), Hillsong UNITED
2. (2) First, Lauren Daigle
3. (4) Good Good Father, Chris Tomlin
4. (5) Just Be Held, Casting Crowns
5. (6) The River, Jordan Feliz
6. (3) Flawless, MercyMe
7. (7) Feel It, TobyMac featuring Mr. Talkbox
8. (8) Same Power, Jeremy Camp
9. (9) My Story, Big Daddy Weave
10. (1) Brother, Needtobreathe featuring Gavin De Graw

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Billboard Christian Songs as of September 12, 2015

These are the Top 10 songs on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart, as of September 12, 2015. Contemporary Christian pop/rock group Needtobreathe earns a solid four months at the top with Brother, its smash hit featuring Gavin De Graw. Just as interesting is the ascension of Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) by Hillsong United to the No.2 spot. If Oceans goes back to No.1, I don’t know what to tell y’all. *grin*

This Week (Last week) “Title,” Artist
1. (1) Brother, Needtobreathe featuring Gavin De Graw
2. (3) Oceans (Where Feet May Fail), Hillsong UNITED
3. (2) Flawless, MercyMe
4. (4) Touch the Sky, Hillsong UNITED
5. (5) Holy Spirit, Francesca Battistelli
6. (6) First, Lauren Daigle
7. (7) At the Cross (Love Ran Red), Chris Tomlin
8. (8) Even So Come, Passion featuring Kristian Stanfill
9. (10) Feel It, TobyMac featuring Mr. Talkbox
10. (9) Soul on Fire, Third Day

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Billboard Hot Christian Songs – June 20, 2015

These are the Top 10 songs on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart, as of June 20, 2015. Contemporary Christian pop/rock group Needtobreathe extends its run at No.1 to three weeks with Brother, even has Hillsong UNITED’s Oceans drops to No.3 for the first time in more than four months. Meanwhile, Francesca Battistelli rises a notch to No.2 with Holy Spirit, making her the first solo female artist to peak that high since Mandisa’s Overcomer ruled the Christian Songs chart for a tenth week in November 2015. Even though Lauren Daigle is currently out of the top 10, she still lingers near enough to re-enter, as does former Group 1 Crew vocalist Blanca Callahan, whose first solo single, Who I Am, inches closer to the Top 10, reaching a new peak of 14.

This Week (Last week) “Title,” Artist
1. (1) Brother, Needtobreathe featuring Gavin De Graw
2. (3) Holy Spirit, Francesca Battistelli
3. (2) Oceans (Where Feet May Fail), Hillsong UNITED
4. (4) Soul on Fire, Third Day
5. (6) Shoulders, for King and Country
6. (5) Touch the Sky, Hillsong UNITED
7. (7) Drops in the Ocean, Hawk Nelson
8. (8) Something in the Water, Carrie Underwood
9. (9) Flawless, MercyMe
10. (10) Because He Lives (Amen), Matt Maher

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Billboard Hot Christian Songs – May 9, 2015

These are the Top 10 songs on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart, as of May 9, 2015. Hillsong United’s Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) scores a 49th week at No.1 in its 84th week on the chart. Meanwhile, Third Day’s Soul on Fire knocks Carrie Underwood’s Something in the Water to No.3 and becomes the newest challenger to Oceans.

If Third Day replaces United at No.1, I just want to say that the elements are really taking a stand, because it would take a Fire to replace Oceans and Water. (Captain Planet would be proud.) If this coincidental pattern continues, I think Drops in the Ocean, or perhaps Touch the Sky, as the closest thing we have to air, should go to No.1.

New to the Top 10 is Matthew West with Day One. The carrier single of West’s latest album, Live Forever, Day One makes the Top 10 in its 17th week on the chart, not too fast, but certainly a welcome situation, because had it not gone into the Top 10, it would have become West’s first-ever carrier single to not make the Top 10. So I’m very glad it did. And on a fortuitous date too; 11 years ago this week, West’s first major-label release, More, debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart.

This Week (Last week) “Title,” Artist
1. (1) Oceans (Where Feet May Fail), Hillsong United
2. (3) Soul on Fire, Third Day
3. (2) Something in the Water, Carrie Underwood
4. (5) Brother, Needtobreathe featuring Gavin De Graw
5. (4) Because He Lives (Amen), Matt Maher
6. (6) Drops in the Ocean, Hawk Nelson
7. (8) Shoulders, for King and Country
8. (7) Greater, MercyMe
9. (10) I Am Not Alone, Kari Jobe
10. (12) Day One, Matthew West

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Billboard Hot Christian Songs – May 2, 2015

These are the Top 10 songs on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart, as of May 2, 2015. As if it weren’t already an embarrassment of riches for Hillsong United, in its 83nd week on the chart, Oceans spends a third consecutive week at No.1, its 48th week at No.1. In doing so, by the way, it was performed last week by The Voice finalist Deanna Johnson, who, sadly was eliminated this week. Johnson can take solace in the fact that her version of Oceans debuts at No.14 this week on the chart, and her previous recording, Down to the River to Pray, is still in the Top 20. Had Johnson’s Oceans debuted in the Top 10, that would have been the first time a song would have had two versions in the Top 10 at the same time, for Christian Songs. Ah well.

This Week (Last week) “Title,” Artist
1. (1) Oceans (Where Feet May Fail), Hillsong United
2. (2) Something in the Water, Carrie Underwood
3. (3) Soul on Fire, Third Day
4. (4) Because He Lives (Amen), Matt Maher
5. (8) Brother, Needtobreathe featuring Gavin De Graw
6. (6) Drops in the Ocean, Hawk Nelson
7. (7) Greater, MercyMe
8. (9) Shoulders, for King and Country
9. (14) How Can It Be, Lauren Daigle
10. (10) I Am Not Alone, Kari Jobe

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