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The CHR 26

For June 15, 2019 | Year-End Charts:   2018 | 2017

Rank Prev Song/Artist
Peak On Purchase
1Going Up 2 Reason - Unspoken
Centricity Music
1 9
2Going Down 1 Symphony (feat. Dillon Chase) - SWITCH
1 19
3Going Up 7 Scars (Come With Livin') - tobyMac
FrontFront Records/Capitol CMG
3 7
4Going Up 8 With You - Gawvi
4 14
5Going Up 5 Love Lifting Me - Tasha Layton
BEC Recordings
2 17
6Going Down 4 Haven't Seen It Yet - Danny Gokey
Capitol CMG/Sparrow
4 19
7Going Down 3 Till I Found You - Phil Wickham
Fair Trade Services
3 14
8Going Up 13 Completely - Ledger
Hear It Loud/Atlantic/Fair Trade Services
8 5
9Going Up 11 Spend A Life - David Dunn
BEC Recordings
9 9
10Going Up 14 On The Way Up - Apollo LTD
Centricity Music
10 7
11Going Down 6 Lights - Caitie Hurst
Centricity Music
2 15
12Going Up 15 Hope - Emily Brimlow
Emily Brimlow
12 5
13Going Down 9 Nobody - Local Sound
5 18
14Going Down 10 God Only Knows - for King & Country
3 21
15Going Down 12 Come To Life (feat. Matty Mullins) - Neon Feather
Centricity Music
12 12
16Going Up 20 Testify (feat. Crowder) - Social Club Misfits
Capitol CMG
16 5
17Going Up 19 King - Beckah Shae
Shae Shoc Records
17 6
18Going Up 18 Beyond - Landry Cantrell
15 11
19Going Up 21 Legendary - Skillet
Hear It Loud/Atlantic/Fair Trade Services
19 5
20Going Up 22 Even Louder (feat. Natalie Grant) - Steven Malcolm
Curb-Word/4 Against 5
20 5
21Going Up 25 Every Little Thing (feat. Andy Mineo) - Hillsong Young & Free
Hillsong/Capitol CMG
21 2
22New Music Let It Rain (Is There Anybody) (feat. Mandisa) - Crowder
sixsteps/Sparrow/Capitol CMG
13 1
23Going Up 23 Braver - Matthew Parker
21 6
24Going Down 17 Maybe It's Ok - We Are Messengers
1 28
25New Music Dead Man Walking - Jeremy Camp
Sparrow/Capitol CMG
1 1
26New Music All The Things - Caitie Hurst
Centricity Music
26 1

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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