Hillsong United’s Oceans has just scored its 43rd week at number one. This ties Hillsong United with Chris Tomlin for fourth among Christian artists with the most cumulative weeks at number one. At this point, United is now setting its sights on Matthew West’s third-place position at 36 weeks. Three weeks to go? Seems like a piece of cake for the Australian praise and worship outfit.
Meanwhile, MercyMe, the act that holds the record for most cumulative weeks at number one with 81, spends a second week at number two with Greater. Would be rather appropriate if MercyMe knocked United out of the top spot with Greater, because it takes a champion like MercyMe and an appropriately titled song like Greater to push United out of number one, but I’m not optimistic. I mean, c’mon, Casting Crowns, Tomlin and Lecrae couldn’t do it.
And out of nowhere, Meredith Andrews’ You’re Not Alone from her 2008 album The Invitation re-enters the chart at a blistering #5! What on earth happened last week to cause that bump?
2. (2) MercyMe Greater
3. (3) For King and Country Fix My Eyes
4. (5) Needtobreathe Multiplied
5. (re-entry) Meredith Andrews You’re Not Alone
6. (5) Danny Gokey Hope in Front of Me
7. (7) Unspoken Start a Fire
8. (6) Newsboys We Believe
9. (8) Casting Crowns Thrive