Billboard Top Christian Songs – May 26, 2012

Building 429’s Where I Belong scores three months now on top of the Billboard’s Christian Songs chart, with a bullet, meaning an actual increase in airplay. As a matter of fact, the Top 4 songs all register bullets; you’d have to go to #5, Phillips, Craig and Dean’s When The Stars Burn Down, to find the first song that’s lost steam. (MercyMe’s drop from 3 to 4 registers a backwards bullet, meaning even if it dropped down the chart, it gained overall; it just so happened that Newsboys’ God’s Not Dead registered a larger increase, ergo its 5-3 jump.

Also noteworthy is Group 1 Crew’s He Said (pictured), which moves up 13 to 10 this week. With this, the popular Christian hiphop duo – formerly a trio – registers its first-ever Top 10 Christian AC hit. So well-deserved!! I’ve been rooting for Maxwell and Blanca for, like, forever, and it boggled my mind as to why Christian AC didn’t pick up their singles as soon as they dropped! He Said is certainly one of their more accessible singles, and so, I’m really, really glad they’ve finally scored that elusive Top 10. On a side note, He Said features Dove Award winner Chris August, whose new single, Center of It, the carrier single of the singer’s sophomore release, The Upside of Down, is now going for adds at Christian AC.

tobyMac scores Hotshot Debut honors, as his comeback single, Me Without You, enters the chart at #36. He is also featured on Mandisa’s Good Morning, which climbs up seven notches to its new peak at #18. Let’s go, Mandisa, score three straight Top 10s from an album and earn yet another Christian music record! Come on, Christian AC programmers, you know you want to play Good Morning!

Also new to the chart are Needtobreathe’s Keep Your Eyes Open at #40 and Tenth Avenue North’s Losing at #47.

1. (1) Building 429 Where I Belong

2. (2) Jeremy Camp Overcome

3. (5) Newsboys God’s Not Dead (Like A Lion)

4. (3) MercyMe The Hurt and the Healer

5. (4) Phillips Craig and Dean When The Stars Burn Down

6. (7) Britt Nicole All This Time

7. (6) Newworldson Learning To Be The Light

8. (8) Sidewalk Prophets Live Like That

9. (10) Passion featuring Chris Tomlin White Flag

10. (13) Group 1 Crew He Said

36. (new) tobyMac Me Without You

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