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Top 25 Songs

In my email today came the regular newsletter from CCLI, the organization/licensing group that allows churchs to reproduce the lyrics to most (but not all!) of the Christian songs today.  This issue highlighted the top 25 songs reported by the churches who were in a reporting period from October 2010 to March 2011 (they use these numbers to pay out royalties to the writers of the songs).  Now I have HUGE issues with how the reporting is accomplished, and what constitutes a count, but anyway, I like to scan the list from time to time to see what’s being sung.

The full list can be found here but this is the list…

Rank Song Title Author/s CCLI#
1 How Great Is Our God Tomlin, Chris\Reeves, Jesse\Cash, Ed 4348399
2 Mighty To Save Fielding, Ben\Morgan, Reuben 4591782
3 Our God Redman, Matt\Tomlin, Chris\Myrin, Jonas\Reeves, Jesse 5677416
4 Blessed Be Your Name Redman, Beth\Redman, Matt 3798438
5 Here I Am To Worship Hughes, Tim 3266032
6 Revelation Song Riddle, Jennie Lee 4447960
7 Everlasting God Brown, Brenton\Riley, Ken 4556538
8 Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) Tomlin, Chris\Giglio, Louie\Newton, John 4768151
9 Jesus Messiah Tomlin, Chris\Carson, Daniel\Reeves, Jesse\Cash, Ed 5183443
10 Your Grace Is Enough Maher, Matt 4477026
11 Forever Tomlin, Chris 3148428
12 Open The Eyes Of My Heart Baloche, Paul 2298355
13 In Christ Alone Townend, Stuart\Getty, Keith 3350395
14 Holy Is The Lord Tomlin, Chris\Giglio, Louie 4158039
15 Shout To The Lord Zschech, Darlene 1406918
16 How He Loves McMillan, John Mark 5032549
17 You Are My King (Amazing Love) Foote, Billy 2456623
18 Come Now Is The Time To Worship Doerksen, Brian 2430948
19 From The Inside Out Houston, Joel 4705176
20 Hosanna Fraser, Brooke 4785835
21 Glory To God Forever Fee, Steve\Beeching, Vicky 5384338
22 Lord I Lift Your Name On High Founds, Rick 117947
23 Hosanna (Praise Is Rising) Baloche, Paul\Brown, Brenton 4662491
24 The Stand Houston, Joel 4705248
25 We Fall Down Tomlin, Chris 2437367

I think it’s really neat that only two songs (the ones in bold) are songs that I’ve not played in church (and not because I didn’t want to; just didn’t have the time or opportunity.



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