List of number-one Billboard Christian Songs of the 2010s

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The Christian Songs chart is a record chart compiled by Billboard magazine that measures the top-performing contemporary Christian songs in the United States. The data was compiled by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems based on the weekly audience impressions of each song played on contemporary Christian radio stations until the end of November 2013.[1] With the Billboard issue dated December 7, 2013, the Christian Songs chart began utilizing the same methodology used for the Hot 100 chart to compile its rankings; that is, measuring the airplay of Christian songs across all radio formats, while incorporating data from digital sales and streaming activity.[2]

In 2010, ten songs by ten artists achieved a number-one single, either as a leading artist or featured artist. TobyMac recorded two number ones, whilst Amy Grant achieved one as a featured artist with Matthew West. MercyMe's "All of Creation, Chris Tomlin's "Our God", and Sanctus Real's "Lead Me" tied for the longest-running number-one single of 2010, with all three spending a total of nine weeks atop the chart. "All of Creation" was the top ranked song on the year-end chart.[3]

In 2011, seventeen songs by thirteen artists achieved a number-one single, either as a leading artist or featured artist. MercyMe, Casting Crowns, and Tenth Avenue North recorded two number-ones each, while Leigh Nash achieved one as a featured artist with tobyMac. MercyMe and Casting Crowns also tied for the longest-running number-one single of 2011, with "Move" and "Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)" each spending a total of nine weeks atop the chart. Tenth Avenue North's "You Are More" was the top-ranked song on the year-end chart.[4]

In 2012, there were nine number ones on the Christian Songs chart by ten artists (Aaron Shust's "My Hope Is in You" first reached the top in 2011 and is not counted in the total). Passion's "One Thing Remains" features Kristian Stanfill. Building 429's "Where I Belong" spent 15 consecutive weeks at number one, the longest-running number-one single of the year, and was ranked as the top Christian song of 2012.[5] Matt Redman's "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)" had three separate stints at number one for a total of 13 weeks.

Number-one singles[edit]

Key
No. nth single to top the chart
re Return of a single to number one
dagger Number-one single of the year
Contents
← 2000s · 2010 · 2011 · 2012 · 2013
Number-one singles with artist, date, time spent, and references
No. Artist Single Reached number one Weeks at
number one
Ref.(s)
44 tobyMac "City on Our Knees" January 2, 2010 1 (11) [6]
45 Matthew West featuring Amy Grant "Give This Christmas Away" January 9, 2010 1 [7]
re tobyMac "City on Our Knees" January 16, 2010 2 (13) [6]
46 Casting Crowns "Until the Whole World Hears" January 30, 2010 1 [8]
re tobyMac "City on Our Knees" February 6, 2010 1 (14) [6]
re Casting Crowns "Until the Whole World Hears" February 13, 2010 1 (2) [8]
47 Kutless "What Faith Can Do" February 20, 2010 8 [9]
48 MercyMe "All of Creation"dagger[3] April 17, 2010 9 [10]
49 tobyMac "Get Back Up" June 19, 2010 3 [11]
50 Chris Tomlin "Our God" July 10, 2010 9 [12]
51 Sanctus Real "Lead Me" September 11, 2010 9 [13]
52 Chris August "Starry Night" November 13, 2010 5 [14]
53 The Afters "Light Up the Sky" December 18, 2010 2 [15]
54 tobyMac featuring Leigh Nash "Christmas This Year" January 1, 2011 2 [16]
re Chris August "Starry Night" January 15, 2011 1 (6) [14]
55 Brandon Heath "Your Love" January 22, 2011 8 [17]
56 MercyMe "Beautiful" March 19, 2011 1 [18]
57 Tenth Avenue North "You Are More"dagger[4] March 26, 2011 4 [19]
58 Casting Crowns "Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)" April 23, 2011 8 [20]
59 Mandisa "Stronger" June 18, 2011 1 [21]
60 Laura Story "Blessings" June 25, 2011 4 [22]
61 Sidewalk Prophets "You Love Me Anyway" July 23, 2011 1 [23]
re Casting Crowns "Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)" July 30, 2011 1 (9) [20]
re Sidewalk Prophets "You Love Me Anyway" August 6, 2011 1 (2) [23]
62 Jeremy Camp "The Way" August 13, 2011 1 [24]
63 Chris Tomlin "I Lift My Hands" August 20, 2011 1 [25]
re Jeremy Camp "The Way" August 27, 2011 1 (2) [24]
64 MercyMe "Move" September 3, 2011 9 [26]
65 Casting Crowns "Courageous" November 5, 2011 4 [27]
66 Aaron Shust "My Hope Is in You" December 3, 2011 1 [28]
re Casting Crowns "Courageous" December 10, 2011 1 (5) [27]
67 Tenth Avenue North "Strong Enough to Save" December 17, 2011 3 [29]
68 Josh Wilson "Jesus Is Alive" January 7, 2012 1 [30]
re Aaron Shust "My Hope Is in You" January 14, 2012 8 (9) [28]
69 Building 429 "Where I Belong"dagger[5] March 10, 2012 15 [31]
70 MercyMe "The Hurt & The Healer" June 23, 2012 5 [32]
71 Matt Redman "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)" July 28, 2012 5 [33]
72 tobyMac "Me Without You" September 1, 2012 1 [34]
re Matt Redman "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)" September 8, 2012 3 (8) [33]
re tobyMac "Me Without You" September 29, 2012 1 [34]
re Matt Redman "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)" October 6, 2012 5 (13) [33]
73 Big Daddy Weave "Redeemed" November 10, 2012 4 [35]
74 Third Day "I Need a Miracle" December 8, 2012 1 [36]
75 Passion featuring Kristian Stanfill "One Thing Remains" December 15, 2012 2 [37]
76 Steven Curtis Chapman "Christmas Time Again" December 29, 2012 2 [38]
re Big Daddy Weave "Redeemed" January 12, 2013 3 (7) [35]
re Passion featuring Kristian Stanfill "One Thing Remains" February 2, 2013 1 (3) [37]
77 Chris Tomlin "Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)"dagger February 9, 2013 3 [39]
re Passion featuring Kristian Stanfill "One Thing Remains" March 2, 2013 1 (4) [37]
re Chris Tomlin "Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)"dagger March 9, 2013 12 (15) [39]
78 Matthew West "Hello, My Name Is" June 1, 2013 17 [40]
79 Mandisa "Overcomer" September 28, 2013 10 [41]
80 United "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" December 7, 2013 45 [42]
81 Carrie Underwood "Something in the Water" October 18, 2014 10 [43]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard Charts Legend". Billboard.biz. Billboard. Retrieved October 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ Billboard staff (November 25, 2013). "Billboard Christian & Gospel Charts to Get a Consumer-Focused Facelift". Billboard. Retrieved November 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Christian Songs (2010 Year-end)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2010. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Christian Songs (2011 Year-end)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Christian Songs (2012 Year-end)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c Chart dates for "City on Our Knees":
  7. ^ Chart dates for "Give This Christmas Away":
  8. ^ a b Chart dates for "Until the Whole World Hears":
  9. ^ Chart dates for "What Faith Can Do":
  10. ^ Chart dates for "All of Creation":
  11. ^ Chart dates for "Get Back Up":
  12. ^ Chart dates for "Our God":
  13. ^ Chart dates for "Lead Me":
  14. ^ a b Chart dates for "Starry Night":
  15. ^ Chart dates for "Light Up the Sky":
  16. ^ Chart dates for "Christmas This Year":
  17. ^ Chart dates for "Your Love":
  18. ^ Chart dates for "Beautiful":
  19. ^ Chart dates for "You Are More":
  20. ^ a b Chart dates for "Glorious Day":
  21. ^ Chart dates for "Stronger":
  22. ^ Chart dates for "Blessings":
  23. ^ a b Chart dates for "Sidewalk Prophets":
  24. ^ a b Chart dates for "The Way":
  25. ^ Chart dates for "I Lift My Hands":
  26. ^ Chart dates for "Move":
  27. ^ a b Chart dates for "Courageous":
  28. ^ a b Chart dates for "My Hope Is in You":
  29. ^ Chart dates for "Strong Enough to Save":
  30. ^ Chart dates for "Jesus Is Alive":
  31. ^ Chart dates for "Where I Belong":
  32. ^ Chart dates for "The Hurt & The Healer":
  33. ^ a b c Chart dates for "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)":
  34. ^ a b Chart dates for "Me Without You":
  35. ^ a b Chart dates for "Redeemed":
  36. ^ Chart dates for "I Need a Miracle":
  37. ^ a b c Chart dates for "One Thing Remains":
  38. ^ Chart dates for "Christmas Time Again":
  39. ^ a b Chart dates for "Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)":
  40. ^ Chart dates for "Hello, My Name Is":
  41. ^ Chart dates for "Overcomer":
  42. ^ Chart dates for "Oceans (Where Feet May Fall)":
  43. ^ Chart dates for "Something in the Water":