Friday Fives: The Top Five Christian Songs for the Past Year

This week on Friday Fives, the five most popular Christian songs from May 1, 2014 through April 30, 2015 based on Billboard’s “Hot Christian Songs” chart.

#5 Big Daddy Weave/Overwhelmed

The song at #5 is from the oldest album in the top five – Big Daddy Weave’s “Love Come to Life.” The single ended up spending more than nine months on the Billboard chart.

#4 Francesa Battistelli/He Knows My Name

If it’s possible for a hit album to be “under-rated” that may be the case for her latest, “If We’re Honest,” which I consider a modern classic. “He Knows My Name” was the second single from the project and is turning into her biggest hit yet.

#3 Mercy Me/Greater

The group’s latest album, “Welcome to the New,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Album chart,  selling 26,000 copies in its first week. The second single, “Greater,” is turning out to be one of the group’s biggest hits, among many since its  introduction to Christian music in 2001.

#2 Carrie Underwood/Something in the Water

Debuting on Billboard’s chart in September, it’s still there, having topped both the Country and Christian charts, the latter for 26 weeks. It won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Country Solo Performance.

#1 Hillsongs United/Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)

Hillsongs released a 5-song EP from the “Zion” CD, each song is a variation of this one. Not only is it the current #1 song on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart, it’s been on that chart for almost two years. It’s approaching the point of being acknowledged as the most popular Christian song of the 21st century.

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