These are the Top 10 songs on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart, as of April 25, 2015. In its 82nd week on the chart, Oceans by Hillsong United stays at No.1 again, fending off Carrie Underwood’s Something in the Water and a renewed challenge from Third Day’s Soul on Fire, to extend its record run at the top to 47 non-consecutive weeks.
In other chart news, we welcome Kari Jobe’s I Am Not Alone to the Top 10. In doing so, Kari becomes the first solo female artist to score two Top 10 hits from an album (Forever debuted in the Top 10) since Francesca Battistelli did it with Write Your Story and He Knows My Name just last year. Before that, Mandisa’s Stronger and Waiting for Tomorrow made the Top 10 in 2011/2012. Mandisa barely missed repeating her feat when Back to You stopped at No.12 last year. She still has a chance, technically, if Press On, her third single from her Grammy Award-winning album, Overcomer, enters the Top 10. We’re noting these because solo female artists rarely score Top 10 hits on the Christian Songs chart, TBH.
Also new to the Top 10 is Deanna Johnson, whose Down to the River to Pray debuts at No.5. The Christian singer also sang UNITED’s “Oceans” the week after this performance.
This Week (Last week) “Title,” Artist
1. (1) Oceans (Where Feet May Fail), Hillsong United
2. (2) Something in the Water, Carrie Underwood
3. (4) Soul on Fire, Third Day
4. (3) Because He Lives (Amen), Matt Maher
5. (new) Down to the River to Pray, Deanna Johnson
6. (5) Drops in the Ocean, Hawk Nelson
7. (6) Greater, MercyMe
8. (8) Brother, Needtobreathe featuring Gavin De Graw
9. (14) Shoulders, for King and Country
10. (11) I Am Not Alone, Kari Jobe
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