Revelation Song

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"Revelation Song" is a song written by Jennie Lee Riddle. The song first gained exposure on U.S. Christian radio through a Christ for the Nations Institute recording, "Glorious," as well as on Gateway Worship's debut album, "Living for You," and subsequently included on Kari Jobe's self-titled album. It was later released by Phillips, Craig and Dean as the first single off Fearless.

Phillips, Craig and Dean cover[edit]

"Revelation Song"
Revelation Song.jpg
Single by Phillips, Craig and Dean
from the album Fearless
ReleasedMay 5, 2009
FormatDigital download
Recorded2008–2009
GenreContemporary worship music, CCM
Length5:53 (album version)
4:47 (radio version)
LabelINO
Songwriter(s)Jennie Lee Riddle
Phillips, Craig and Dean singles chronology
"Top of My Lungs"
(2008)
"Revelation Song"
(2009)
"'Great Are You Lord'"
(2010)

Release[edit]

Revelation Song was released by contemporary Christian group Phillips, Craig and Dean on May 5, 2009 as the lead single from their album Fearless. Their version quickly gained popularity, reaching No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart in August 2009,[1] and No. 31 on Billboard's Heatseekers Songs. It was the longest-running No. 1 song in any format on Christian radio in 2009.[2] In all, it spent over 15 weeks atop Billboard's Hot Christian Adult Contemporary chart, and 11 weeks atop Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart.[citation needed]

Band member Randy Phillips explained why the trio recorded the song:

This song captures the moment of looking up into Heaven, peeling back the curtain of eternity so we can peek in. If you keep your eyes on the Dow Jones or nuclear weapons in North Korea, you’ll always be nervous. Look to the awesomeness of God instead.[3]

Charts[edit]

Other cover versions[edit]

Diante do Trono released a Portuguese version, "Canção do Apocalipse", on Aleluia in 2010.

Newsboys released "Revelation Song" on God's Not Dead in 2011.

Latin American worship leader Ingrid Rosario recorded a Spanish version, "Digno y Santo", on Cuan Gran Amor (What Great Love).[citation needed] Danilo Montero also recorded a live version with Kari Jobe on Devoción.[citation needed]

Hardstyle duo Sound Rush used the melody from the chorus in their song "Breakaway".

Awards[edit]

Phillips, Craig & Dean and Kari Jobe perform Revelation Song at the 2010 GMA Dove Awards

In 2010, the song won a Dove Award for Worship Song of the Year at the 41st GMA Dove Awards. It was also nominated for Song of the Year.[12]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[13] 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. ^ "Phillips, Craig and Dean Music News & Info". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-08-01.
  2. ^ "Phillips, Craig and Dean's Revelation Song still No. 1". Christian Today. Retrieved 2009-10-21.
  3. ^ Revelation Song
  4. ^ "Phillips, Craig & Dean - Christian AC History". Billboard. Retrieved November 22, 2018.
  5. ^ "Phillips Craig Dean Chart History (Christian Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved November 22, 2018.
  6. ^ "Phillips Craig Dean Chart History (Hot Christian Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 22, 2018.
  7. ^ "Christian AC Indicator". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 22, 2018.
  8. ^ "Christian Soft AC". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 22, 2018.
  9. ^ "Heatseekers Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 22, 2018.
  10. ^ "Hot Christian Songs - Year-End 2009 - Billboard". Retrieved November 22, 2018.
  11. ^ "Hot Christian AC Decade-end (2000s)". Billboard.biz. Billboard. 2009. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  12. ^ 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards nominees announced on The Tennessean (February 18, 2010)
  13. ^ "American single certifications – CRAIG & DEAN PHILLIPS – Revelation Song". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved November 22, 2018. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.