City on Our Knees

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"City on Our Knees"
City on our knees.jpg
Single by TobyMac
from the album Tonight
Released August 14, 2009 (2009-08-14)
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 2009
Genre CCM, pop rock
Length 4:26
Label ForeFront
Writer(s) Toby McKeehan, Cary Barlowe, Jaime Moore
Producer(s) McKeehan, Moore
TobyMac singles chronology
"No Ordinary Love"
(2008)
"City on Our Knees"
(2009)
"ShowStopper"
(2009)

"City on Our Knees" is a song by Christian artist TobyMac from his album, Tonight (2010). It was released as a radio single in August 2009 and reached No. 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.

Background[edit]

On McKeehan's YouTube account, he posted a video talking 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]

Track listing[edit]

CD single[7]
No. Title Length
1. "City on Our Knees" 4:32
2. "Lose My Soul" (Shoc Remix) 4:17
3. "Boomin'" (UTB Remix) (featuring Shonlock) 3:35
4. "Interview" 15:05

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.[8]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[9] 4
US Christian Songs (Billboard)[10] 1
US Christian Digital Songs (Billboard)[11] 4
US Heatseekers Songs (Billboard)[12] 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Christian Songs". Billboard. Retrieved October 25, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Nominees And Winners". GRAMMY.com. Archived from the original on 2010-09-27. 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. ^ "Toby Mac - City On Our Knees (CD) at Discogs". Discogs. November 17, 2009. Retrieved July 11, 2016. 
  8. ^ 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards nominees announced on The Tennessean (February 18, 2010)
  9. ^ "tobyMac – Chart history" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for tobyMac. Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  10. ^ "tobyMac – Chart history" Billboard Christian Songs for tobyMac. Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  11. ^ "tobyMac - Chart history - Billboard". Billboard. January 23, 2010. Retrieved July 11, 2016. 
  12. ^ "tobyMac - Chart history - Billboard". Billboard. November 21, 2009. Retrieved July 11, 2016. 

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