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The Top 50 Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) released in the past week - September 30th, 2021

Discover the most popular Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) released between September 23rd and September 30th, 2021.  Most new releases are published on Fridays. On Thursdays, we look back at the Christian music (we know) that was released in the past week and select the 50 most-streamed releases. Our fans / followers are always the first to see this list! So here is this weeks chart of the most popular Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) released in the past week: Rank - Title - Artist #1 - 'For God Is With Us' by for KING & COUNTRY #2 - 'Back To Life - Live' by Bethel Music, Zahriya Zachary #3 - 'Hymn Of Heaven - Live' by Bethel Music, Brian Johnson, Zahriya Zachary #4 - 'Son Of Suffering - Live' by Bethel Music, David Funk, Matt Redman #5 - 'Weathered - Live' by Bethel Music, Dante Bowe, Hannah McClure #6 - 'For The Good' by Riley Clemmons #7 - 'Reason To Praise - Live' by Bethel Music, Cory Asbury, Naomi Raine #8 - 'I

Josh Wilson - Remember (CCM)

Josh Wilson has released a Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) track called Remember. Whenever you have a challenge that feels overwhelming, that you are not sure how it is going to turn out... Josh's answer is to recall the past! Take a moment to reflect on how things turned out in the past, remember how God was by your side even when you didn't realize it. Lyrics: [Verse 1] Twenty-four hours But they all feel like midnight I'm searchin' for a sign of life A single shred of sunlight There's a hundred different verses I should be quotin' right now It's strange, but somehow Not a single one sounds right [Pre-Chorus] When I can't face tomorrow I'll borrow hope from yesterday [Chorus] Remember Even when it hurts, remember Even if it gets worse When I can't find You by my side I will look back so I remember [Post-Chorus] Remembеr [Verse 2] Countless memories Mountaintops and tragеdies God, You've always carried me No matter what, You'll never

Riley Clemmons - For The Good (CCM)

Riley Clemmons has released a Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) track called For The Good. In a prayer, Riley proclaims her faith, a faith she wishes we all might also have: " I know that Your ways are higher, and that you have a plan for me. You give me purpose and direction, despite the fact that I can't see them sometimes. No matter how painful it is, I will hold on to my faith and pray through every temptation. Even when I face deep moments in my life, I will hold on to Your promises that good things will happen." LYRICS: Who can bend my burdens And make them beautiful Who can bring the healing To the hurt I hold Who else could part the waters When I’m needing a way Though I’m walking through the valley I’ll believe when You say   For the good, for the good  You work all things together  For the good, for the good Your promise stands forever  You alone are my greatest hope I trust You on the broken road You work all things together like only You could  For the good 

Worship Feast, Juliet Grant, Sheldon Williams - I'll Call Out (Gospel)

Worship Feast, Juliet Grant, Sheldon Williams has released a Gospel track called I'll Call Out. "I'll Call Out" is a song that is based on Jonah chapter 2 of the Bible.  The words of this prayer show the desperation of a man who could have turned inward and sunk further into separation from God. He realized that God was still near to him, in spite of his sin. It is through His grace that He allows the fish to swallow Jonah, and with that, Jonah realizes he has been spared and given a second chance.  This song is a very timely reminder of who is our Helper and source in every need. Who can we turn to but God? He is the only One who can help us in times of distress. It was a surprise to us when we discovered that the song only received a few streams on the streaming platforms of Spotify, Deezer, and Apple... even though it was released on February 5th and the Youtube video has been viewed over 1200 times. So, why are there hardly any streams elsewhere? We love the sound

Secrets Artists Should Learn About The Spotify Algorithm

Spotify's competitive edge is the amount of data it holds on listeners and the way it uses that data to increase engagement. ... Using the same underlying data and technology can provide unique insights to record labels and artists about who's listening to what and help them reach more listeners. The Spotify algorithm sets itself apart from other digital music streaming services. The algorithm is an AI system known as BaRT (an abbreviation of Ba ndits for R ecommendations as T reatments). Basically, BaRT’s job is to keep listeners listening. It does this by playing and suggesting songs it knows the user is familiar with, while dropping in some fresh tracks it thinks they might like, but most importantly, haven’t heard before. This makes sure the listener is engaged, but things never get boring. BaRT decides what to suggest to listeners by combining two concepts – Explore and Exploit. This combination is the key to the platform’s recommendation system. Exploit uses the listene

Vertical Worship, Essential Worship - House of the Lord (CCM)

Vertical Worship, Essential Worship has released a Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) track called House of the Lord. When we see God in action in our lives, it is impossible to remain silent. Whenever he makes a way for us through all our trials, we cannot help but share our joy. So, sing along with Vertical Worship, and sing out your praise! Lyrics: [Verse 1] We worship the God who was We worship the God who is We worship the God who evermore will be He opened the prison doors He parted the raging sea My God, He holds the victory [Chorus] There's joy in the house of the Lord There's joy in the house of the Lord today And we won't be quiet We shout out Your praise There's joy in the house of the Lord Our God is surely in this place And wе won't be quiet We shout out Your praisе (Oh-oh-oh) We shout out Your praise [Verse 2] We sing to the God who heals We sing to the God who saves We sing to the God who always makes a way 'Cause He hung up on that Cross Then He

for KING & COUNTRY - For God Is With Us (CCM)

for KING & COUNTRY has released a Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) track called For God Is With Us. In our lives, we have probably all had moments in which we felt that God's promises to us were too good to be true, or that we were not worthy of such blessings. In this new release, 'for King & Country' sing about what I believe is the single most important thing we can do to live by His grace -- believe in His unconditional love for us, and know that He gives us a new start and a new purpose. Faith precedes the miracle that God will perform in your life. " Dare to imagine, and dare to believe in His love for us... " It takes courage to set aside our own thoughts and just follow the path of his love and learn to trust what he has to offer...  Lyrics: "For God Is With Us" Dare to imagine Dare to believe in A true love that gave us A brand-new beginning No room for a king No celebration and no ceremony In that little town No, nobody would think Th

Reyer, Retain, Anna Benton - Who You Say I Am - Reyer & Retain Remix (CEDM)

Reyer, Retain, and Anna Benton have released a Christian EDM (CEDM) track called Who You Say I Am - Reyer & Retain Remix. Whenever Reyer's name appears on a release, I know I am in for a treat! In their production, Reyer, Retain, and Anna Benton live up to this expectation. Lyrics: VERSE 1:  Who am I that the highest King  Would welcome me  I was lost but He brought me in Oh His love for me  Oh His love for me  CHORUS: Who the Son sets free Oh is free indeed  I’m a child of God  Yes I am VERSE 2:  Free at last  He has ransomed me His grace runs deep  While I was a slave to sin Jesus died for me  Yes He died for me  CHORUS 2: Who the Son sets free Oh is free indeed  I’m a child of God  Yes I am In my Father’s house  There’s a place for me  I’m a child of God  Yes I am BRIDGE: I am chosen  Not forsaken I am who You say I am You are for me  Not against me I am who You say I am  You can listen to the track on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/3MEsc8g0qmBEFIWTtXEFBG Here is a

Cover by Marta Falcone - Praise You In This Storm - Casting Crowns (CCM)

The voice of Marta Falcone is amazing. She is an Italian Christian singer. We just 'happened' to stumble upon her piano cover version of 'Praise You In This Storm', by Casting Crowns. Marta writes: "Love this song, makes me feel safe in the arms of my Savior, especially in these days of fear and uncertainties." On Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WQGaLZn22U As we searched for her on Spotify, we found more Christian music - two albums, an EP, and two singles - as well as surprisingly few monthly listeners! Take a look at Marta's profile on Spotify if you like Italian Christian music, and you'll find a lovely musical treat awaiting you...   Go to: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6LLf2CeYmzStxv45fVy9WG

Bethel Music, Zahriya Zachary - Back To Life - Live (CCM)

Bethel Music, Zahriya Zachary has released a Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) track called Back To Life - Live. A song that shares Lazarus's story, as well as how it can apply to you and me.  Lyrics Bethel Music, Zahriya Zachary - Back To Life: No longer I who live, but Christ in me For I've been born again, my heart is free The hope of Heaven before me, the grave behind Hallelujah, You brought me back to life I won't forget the moment I heard You call my name Out of the grip of darkness Into the light of grace Just like Lazarus Oh, You brought me back to life And where there was dead religion Now there is living faith All of my hope and freedom Are found in Jesus' name Just like Lazarus Oh, You brought me back to life No longer I who live, but Christ in me For I've been born again, my heart is free The hope of Heaven before me, the grave behind Hallelujah, You brought me back to life When something says I am guilty I'll point to the price You paid When someth

After Grace - Like Daddy Did (CCM) #IndieChristianStar

After Grace has released a Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) track called Like Daddy Did. After Grace is also one of our Indie Christian Stars (a special status given to Indie artists by an external committee of music professionals). Cody shares: "On September 21, 2020, I lost the greatest man I have ever known .. my best friend .. my rock .. my dad.  He was my biggest supporter .. and he was always there for me.  No matter what .. I could count on my dad.  Without him .. life looks a lot different.  Every moment, memory, laugh, frustration, and whatever other emotion you could imagine floods my mind each and every time I think about him.  The only thing that gives me peace is knowing that someday I will see him again .. and knowing that he did his best to teach me how to love God, love people, and be the best person I could possibly be.  I am proud of the man my dad was.  He lived, led, and left a legacy that I can only hope to follow.  I want to leave a legacy like my daddy did

Foothills Collective, Darris Sneed, Brandon Sharp - On That Sunday Morning (Reimagined) - Brandon Sharp Remix (CEDM)

Foothills Collective, Darris Sneed, and Brandon Sharp have released a Christian EDM (CEDM) track called On That Sunday Morning (Reimagined) - Brandon Sharp Remix. I absolutely love this song! I just love the beats and the lyrics! The people who used to listen to us when we were a radio station know our passion for great Christian EDM music. This is one of those tracks that gets us moving...  Lyrics: Early that morning sun came rising up Something felt different in the air Even three days could not hold Jesus down No body found, He wasn't there On that Sunday morning The stone was rolled away Your resurrection power Was fully on display No grave no death or darkness Could ever keep You down You shook the earth with the greatest miracle On that Sunday morning On that Sunday morning It wasn't just history, He's here today I've seen that resurrection power Brought me from darkness to see greater light He's alive, so I'm alive On that Sunday morning The stone was rol

Chris Tomlin, We The Kingdom - Christmas Day - Live (CCM / Christmas)

Chris Tomlin, We The Kingdom has released a Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) track called Christmas Day - Live. As far as I'm aware, Chris Tomlin is the first artist this year to start releasing Christmas songs! Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year because it's a time when people from different countries come together to celebrate Christmas in one way or another. The holiday season is a time for family reunions and sharing warm feelings of appreciation and warmth. I believe the spirit and message of Christmas deserve more than just a month or two around the holidays. This is one of the reasons why we update our Christmas playlists throughout the year. My heart immediately begins to feel Christmas-like `when listening to Chris Tomlin's 'Christmas Day - Live'. I hope that listening to this song will at least spark excitement for the upcoming Christmas season in every single one of you. Lyrics: Joy to the world On a night like no other  Emmanuel God is w

Sylvia and the Sibs - Lyrics Make the Song (CCM)

Sylvia and the Sibs have released a Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) track called 'Lyrics Make the Song'. Nohemi writes: "Earlier this year (2021), we were having a family debate as to what "makes" the song - the melody or the lyrics? Well, the Sibs wrote a song that settles that debate...check it out." Lyrics Intro: Ooooh, Ooooh, Ooooh, Ooooh The lyrics make the song Ooooh, Ooooh, Ooooh, Ooooh The lyrics make the song Verse 1 I hum a tune I'm making it blues You show me the words that I should use I hear a song on the radio Snooze It has no worth If it ain't about you Chorus 1 & 2 & 3 You give me the lyrics I make a song The melody is fine, but It sure ain't the point You give me the lyrics I make a song A song without you can never be strong Verse 2 Some songs can even Save people too That's why the lyrics Are the point that Gets through Just one chord left But the words will extend If you have Jesus The joy never ends The joy nev

Out of the Dust - Fall Back in Love (CCM)

Out of the Dust has released a Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) track called Fall Back in Love. This summer, Out of the Dust has been on a national tour sharing their redemption marriage story at conferences and churches. "Fall Back in Love" was written to help couples who are having a hard time finding a fresh start in their marriages.  Chris + Steph share: " relationships are hard. We get that more than most (just look up our divorce/remarriage story and you’ll see what we mean 😆). So we wanted to write about the struggles that real couples face. The recognition that things aren’t so great. The longing to get back to where you were before.  Believing that it’s worth the work. And friends, it’s worth the work. We’ve been there. We have seen what can happen when 2 broken people choose each other every single day, flaws and all.  We’ve seen God revive our dead marriage.  We pray this song will be an encouragement for you on your journey, whether you’re a newlywed, you’

Emily Faith - This is Faith (CCM)

Emily Faith has released a Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) track called This is Faith. Emily Faith releases her next single “This is Faith”. While many artists feel pressure to fit into one box, Emily Faith chooses to fight against that  narrative as she tells stories of faith, freedom, and persistent joy rooted in Jesus while highlighting the country styles of the Opry stages where she grew up performing. Emily’s entry into the Contemporary Christian space began in 2017 when she opened for the Newsboys “God’s Not Dead - Rivals” tour, and shortly after, opening for FOR KING & COUNTRY when she was only 16. Releasing a few Christian pop songs, making regular writing trips to Nashville, and connecting with the right production team helped Emily develop her sound which includes elements of both Christian and Country. Openness and true connection radiate through Emily’s music and lyrics. Drawing from her own personal experience with faith and culture, Emily’s songs walk listeners thr

Roberto Rosso - Come to worship (CEDM)

Roberto Rosso has released a Christian EDM (CEDM) track called Come to worship. Come To Worship is a well-known worship song written in English and Dutch and sung by Elisa Krijgsman's daughter. Dewi Krijgsman collaborated together with Roberto Rosso, Florian and Xonar. Roberto Rosso turns every performance into a big party through his pounding beats, energetic tracks, and striking lyrics. His music is a big hit with audiences. As for this DJ's sets, there is more to it than meets the eye. There is a powerful message in his sets that everyone needs to hear. DJ Roberto Rosso started spinning 10 years ago. Music was his first love at that time. That changed when he found Jesus Christ at the age of 17 and decided to follow Him. "I am a freedom fighter!", Roberto says. Roberto Rosso encourages young people, both through his music and through his presentation, to start living a life of faith with God. He is convinced that Jesus can set people free. He wants this for other y

Marcus & Jalyn McGill - Jericho (CCM)

Marcus & Jalyn McGill has released a Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) track called Jericho. The song Jericho was written as a declaration of God's power to destroy any wall we face. The story told here is that of Joshua's march around the walls of Jericho. By praising God, the obstacles we face can be broken down. With the release of this song, Marcus and Jalyn hope that people will begin to believe that God is capable of working wonders when they praise Him. Lyrics I lift my hands I won't let them fall Until Your hands Break down these walls Oh unbelief You cannot stand My victory Is in His hands Let these praises bring the walls of Jericho down Let these praises bring the walls of Jericho down We come with praise We come in Your name Our faith is stirred Our sword Your Word My God is strong No wall can stand A mighty blow From His right hand Let these praises bring the walls of Jericho down Let these praises bring the walls of Jericho down Let these praises bring th

Jonathan Jackson - God Had Another Plan (CCM)

Jonathan Jackson has released a Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) track called God Had Another Plan. The lyrics to this song brought to mind a verse in Matthew 28, verse 20, "I Will Be With You Always." These were His last words of encouragement to those whose world had been turned upside down and inside out! A group of people who believed Jesus to be the Messiah that would save the world, only to see Him arrested and crucified later. Their world felt like an emotional roller coaster.  Despite today's challenges, this promise still remains true and powerful. A promise that also applies to you personally. Even if you feel like your life is a rollercoaster at times, there is comfort in knowing that God has another plan for you.  Lyrics: VERSE 1 I felt like I needed pain to heal the hurt All the scars marked the signs of my worth                                                                Would anyone miss me if I was gone           Would anybody care if I wasn’t there a

Darling We’re Dancing We've Been Liberated - Redeemed Rhythm (CCM)

'Darling We’re Dancing We've Been Liberated' has released a Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) track called Redeemed Rhythm. The song "Redeemed Rhythm" is the debut single from the band, "Darling We're Dancing We've Been Liberated." With radiant synthesizers and retro pop inspiration, their debut track makes an unforgettable impression. It centers around the freedom that comes with letting Jesus into your heart. You cannot resist dancing in the Lord's joy when filled with the Holy Spirit. Are you able to recall the moment you fell in love, and how He changed everything about you? Lyrics: Verse 1 when I was young, I felt a stir that met my longing  the sacred voice, shaped my path and formed my calling  he said, precious child, take my words and start the sing them, I’ll give you songs prophesy them for my kingdom  when I rise, the maker has an anthem written  scribed on my heart, I sing aloud what God has given I dance in his freedom  I put o

Revival Worship - Make Straight The Way (CCM)

Revival Worship has released a Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) track called Make Straight The Way. What an amazing song! Originally released in July 2016, I am glad that the song was re-released yesterday on Youtube, because (honestly) I had not heard this song before. This is a song of praise for our King and Lord. In this song, I particularly like the chorus. The words are easy to remember and I found myself singing along quickly. When I was singing, I started to feel what it means to turn your heart to the King, to let His grace and mercy flow. Allowing His justice to flow through you, clean you, make you pure. Also recognizing that we live in a hectic world that is well adapted to keeping us distracted from the things that really matter.   Lyrics:  VERSE Make straight the way for the coming Lord Every mountain high every valley low Every crooked road every winding path Make straight the way He will come at last CHORUS Turn your heart to the King Let His grace and mercy sing In y

The Top 100 Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) for Saturday, September 25th, 2021

We have 3 new tracks in this week's chart. The highest new entry this week is 'Raise a Hallelujah (Studio Version)' by Bethel Music, Jonathan David Helser, Melissa Helser at position number 81.  The highest climber in the chart this week is 'Who You Say I Am' by Hillsong Worship, moving up 12 positions to number 43.  The Top 100 Christian Contemporary Music Chart is available as a playlist on: Spotify :  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6t56qEkKytDSpLwd38AWeG Deezer :  https://www.deezer.com/en/playlist/6772272144 Youtube :  https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSxwvzjqcN_bOmEhXefWj6cW0gOIqdi-s   This week's chart... Rank - Title - Artist (Change) #1 - 'You Say' by Lauren Daigle (+0) #2 - 'Reckless Love' by Cory Asbury (+0) #3 - 'Promises' by Maverick City Music, Joe L Barnes, Naomi Raine (+1) #4 - 'Rescue' by Lauren Daigle (+1) #5 - 'Coming In Hot' by Andy Mineo, Lecrae (-2) #6 - 'Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)'

The Top 100 Gospel for Saturday, September 25th, 2021

We have 2 new tracks in this week's chart. The highest new entry this week is 'Sufficient for Today (feat. Maryanne J. George & Mav City Gospel Choir)' by Maverick City Music, Maryanne J. George, Mav City Gospel Choir at position number 90.  The highest climber in the chart this week is 'Prove Me (I'm Yours)' by Maurice Griffin, moving up 33 positions to number 65.   The Top 100 Gospel Chart is available as a playlist on: Spotify :  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2L0NAv4gu7xdc2pgMO3Lez Deezer :  https://www.deezer.com/en/playlist/6772273004 Youtube :  https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSxwvzjqcN_Yg7nxIG_M0YdbeiEwZtP0s   This week's chart... Rank - Artist - Title (Change) #1 - 'When You Believe - from The Prince of Egypt' by Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey (+0) #2 - 'Hallelujah' by Leonard Cohen (+0) #3 - 'Refiner' by Maverick City Music, Chandler Moore, Steffany Gretzinger (+0) #4 - 'God Is' by Kanye West (+0) #5 -