City on Our Knees

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"City on Our Knees"
Single by tobyMac
from the album Tonight
Released August 14, 2009
Format CD Single, Digital download
Recorded 2009
Genre CCM, R&B
Label ForeFront Records
tobyMac singles chronology
"No Ordinary Love"
"City on Our Knees"

"City on Our Knees" is a song by contemporary Christian musician tobyMac from his album, Tonight, which was released in 2010. It was released as a radio single in August 2009 and reached number 1 on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart in October 2009.[1] It also reached No. 8 on Billboard's Heatseekers Songs. The song was nominated for a grammy award as the Best Gospel Song.[2] The song also charted at No. 11 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[3] The song sold over 17,000 digital units in its first week.[4] As of February 20, 2010, the song has sold over 225,000 copies, making it the fastest charting and selling track of tobyMac's career.[5] It won a Dove Award for Pop/Contemporary Song of the year.


As seen on under tobyMacmusic, Tobymac had the following to say about the meaning of the song; "'City on our Knees' is really about a moment. A moment that we all come together. Where our differences fall by the wayside. And it’s really a reminder that that moment could be right now, tonight." [6]

US CD/Digital Single[edit]

Single release
No. Title Length
1. "City on Our Knees"    
2. "Lose My Soul (Remix)"    
3. "Boomin' (Remix)" (featuring Shonlock)  
4. "An interview with tobyMac about his album Tonight"    


In 2010, the song was nominated for a Dove Award for Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year at the 41st GMA Dove Awards.[7]


This song was also the compilation album WOW Hits 2010.


Chart (2009) Peak position
Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 8
Billboard's Heatseekers Songs 8
Billboard's Hot Christian Songs 1
R&R's Christian CHR format 1
R&R's Christian AC format 1


  1. ^ "Christian Songs". Billboard. Retrieved October 25, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Nominees And Winners". Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  3. ^ "Chart Listings: Billboard Hot 100 Singles (February 3-10, 2010) - Page 2". ATRL. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  4. ^ "Toby’s City On Our Knees Sells 17,000 Downloads". 2009-09-07. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  5. ^ "Weekend22". Weekend22. 2010-02-20. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  6. ^ "Story of 'City on Our Knees'". YouTube. 2009-08-24. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  7. ^ 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards nominees announced on The Tennessean (February 18, 2010)

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