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"
(2008)
"City on Our Knees"
(2009)
"ShowStopper"
(2009)

"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.

Meaning[edit]

As seen on youtube.com 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"    

Awards[edit]

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]

Uses[edit]

This song was also the compilation album WOW Hits 2010.

Charts[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Christian Songs". Billboard. Retrieved October 25, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Nominees And Winners". GRAMMY.com. 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". StereoTruth.net. 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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