At eight weeks on top of the Billboard Christian Songs chart, Mandisa’s Overcomer has become the longest-running number single by a female artist. It passes Joy Williams’ Hide (2005). Congratulations, Mandisa!
I predicted last week that the strongest possible spoiler for Overcomer would be Big Daddy Weave’s The Only Name (Yours Will Be, but that song reverses course, and drops 3-5 this week. At number two – AGAIN – is Matthew West’s Hello My Name Is, which should be – DESERVES TO BE – the number one song of the year. I think it’d be pretty epic if Matthew could get back to number one.
Meanwhile, two former number two songs return to the Top 10 after dropping out for a couple of weeks – Sidewalk Prophets’ Help Me Find It reenters at number 10, while The Afters’ Every Good Thing does it better with a number 9 re-entry.
1. (1) Mandisa Overcomer
2. (2) Matthew West Hello My Name Is
3. (5) Big Daddy Weave The Only Name (Yours Will Be
4. (7) tobyMac Speak Life
5. (3) Building 429 We Won’t Be Shaken
6. (4) Matt Maher Lord I Need You
7. (6) Steven Curtis Chapman Love Take Me Over
8. (9) Love and the Outcome He Is With Us
9. (12) The Afters Every Good Thing
10. (11) Sidewalk Prophets Help Me Find It