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The CHR 26

For May 25, 2019 | Year-End Charts:   2018 | 2017

Rank Prev Song/Artist
Label
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1Going Up 1 Symphony (feat. Dillon Chase) - SWITCH
SWITCH
1 16
2Going Up 3 Lights - Caitie Hurst
Centricity Music
2 12
3Going Down 2 Love Lifting Me - Tasha Layton
BEC Recordings
2 14
4Going Up 4 Till I Found You - Phil Wickham
Fair Trade Services
4 11
5Going Up 5 Nobody - Local Sound
Integrity
5 15
6Going Up 6 God Only Knows - for King & Country
Word/Curb
3 18
7Going Up 7 Haven't Seen It Yet - Danny Gokey
Capitol CMG/Sparrow
7 16
8Going Up 11 Reason - Unspoken
Centricity Music
8 6
9Going Down 8 Maybe It's Ok - We Are Messengers
Word/Curb
1 25
10Going Down 9 Native Tongue - Switchfoot
Vanguard/Capitol CMG
1 23
11Going Up 12 With You - Gawvi
Reach
11 11
12Going Up 15 Come To Life (feat. Matty Mullins) - Neon Feather
Centricity Music
12 9
13Going Up 14 Greatness of Our God - Newsboys
Fair Trade Services
13 11
14Going Up 17 Scars (Come With Livin') - tobyMac
FrontFront Records/Capitol CMG
14 4
15Going Up 16 Beyond - Landry Cantrell
Dream
15 8
16Going Down 10 close - nobigdyl.
Capitol CMG
4 17
17Going Up 19 On The Way Up - Apollo LTD
Centricity Music
17 4
18Going Up 18 Spend A Life - David Dunn
BEC Recordings
18 6
19Going Up 20 King - Beckah Shae
Shae Shoc Records
19 3
20Going Down 13 Come Back Home - Manafest
Manafest Productions
12 9
21Going Up 22 Testify (feat. Crowder) - Social Club Misfits
Capitol CMG
21 2
22Going Up 23 Hope - Emily Brimlow
Emily Brimlow
22 2
23Going Up 25 Completely - Ledger
Hear It Loud/Atlantic/Fair Trade Services
23 2
24Going Up 24 Legendary - Skillet
Hear It Loud/Atlantic/Fair Trade Services
24 2
25Going Down 21 Braver - Matthew Parker
Dream
21 3
26Going Up 26 Even Louder (feat. Natalie Grant) - Steven Malcolm
Curb-Word/4 Against 5
26 2

What is Christian Hit Radio?

Although not used nearly as much these days, the term “Christian Hit Radio” goes back many decades. The phrase was derived from “contemporary hit radio” (also known as “CHR”).  In the radio industry, contemporary hit radio is a popular mainstream format that generally plays Top 40 music.

Christian Hit Radio is basically a Top 40 format consisting of the most popular music from a variety of styles, including pop, rock, hip-hop, R&B, electronic, and worship.  The format presents the greatest variety of contemporary music.

CCM Magazine produced a weekly radio industry magazine in the 1990s and early 2000s called the CCM Update. Inside were music charts for Adult Contemporary (AC), Rock, Inspirational (know known as worship or soft AC) and Christian Hit Radio. The term was used instead of Contemporary Hit Radio.

At one time several radio stations branded themselves with Christian Hit Radio.  Most notably, WAY-FM in the Nashville area used the slogan “Christian Hit Radio, WAY-FM” as their primary identifier on the air. In fact, the organization once ran a satellite network called CHRSN with a handful of affiliates.

Today most Christian radio stations that play contemporary music tend to shy away from using words directly associated with Christianity. Why? It’s partly because of the negative connotations Christianity brings to non-believer’s minds. Years of mixing politics with faith is partly to blame. The American culture’s increasingly secular shift is also a reason. All are related.

Now you’ll hear catch-phrases on faith-based radio stations that include words like “positive” or “encouraging” instead. Yes, CHR.FM does use these terms because they describe our music, but we also aren’t afraid to identify what the music is – and that’s all about Jesus and His ministry.

What is Salvation?

As humans, we have a tendency to serve ourselves and put our own interests first.  Our hearts are naturally self-serving, which cause us to live a self-fulfilling lifestyle.  But aren’t we morally good?  Sure, we can do good things from time to time.  However, do those good deeds save us?  Read on...

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