City on Our Knees

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"City on Our Knees"
City on our knees.jpg
Single by TobyMac
from the album Tonight
ReleasedAugust 14, 2009 (2009-08-14)
Recorded2009
GenreCCM, pop rock
Length4:26
LabelForeFront
Songwriter(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. 4 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.TitleLength
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)[3] 4
US Christian Songs (Billboard)[9] 1
US Christian Digital Songs (Billboard)[10] 4
US Heatseekers Songs (Billboard)[11] 11

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[12] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Christian Songs". Billboard. Retrieved October 25, 2009.
  2. ^ "Nominees And Winners". GRAMMY.com. Archived from the original on September 27, 2010. Retrieved November 11, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "tobyMac Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  4. ^ "Toby's City on Our Knees Sells 17,000 Downloads". StereoTruth.net. September 7, 2009. Retrieved November 11, 2011.
  5. ^ "Weekend22". Weekend22. February 20, 2010. Archived from the original on September 28, 2011. Retrieved November 11, 2011.
  6. ^ "Story of 'City on Our Knees'". YouTube. August 24, 2009. Retrieved November 11, 2011.
  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 Archived July 7, 2012, at Archive.today on The Tennessean (February 18, 2010)
  9. ^ "tobyMac Chart History (Hot Christian Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  10. ^ "tobyMac - Chart history - Billboard". Billboard. January 23, 2010. Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  11. ^ "tobyMac - Chart history - Billboard". Billboard. November 21, 2009. Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  12. ^ "American single certifications – tobyMac – City on Our Knees". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved April 23, 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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