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Becky Morrall - A Better World (CCM)

Becky Morrall's song 'A Better World' is a beautiful reminder of the power of love and unity in making the world a better place. With a catchy melody and heartwarming lyrics, this song is sure to leave listeners feeling uplifted and inspired. The song was recorded with the help of the St Philip Westbrook School Choir in the UK and was written by John, a friend of Becky's. The school's wish was that any profits made from the song should be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support, a charity that is close to many of our hearts. This noble gesture makes 'A Better World' not just a great song, but also an opportunity to contribute to a good cause. The lyrics are simple yet profound. They urge listeners to come together, put aside their differences, and work towards a brighter future. The lines 'We need to fight, fight for the future, For what is right, a brighter day' are especially powerful, reminding us that it's up to us to make positive changes in th

Emma Noonan - Freedom in Your Love (CCM)

If you are looking for a song that will uplift your spirit and remind you of the freedom you have in Christ, Emma Noonan's 'Freedom in Your Love' is worth a listen. The upbeat Christian dance track is based on 2 Corinthians 3:17 and encourages listeners to place God at the center of their lives, trust in Him, and find freedom in His love. The lyrics are powerful and resolute, with nautical metaphors that transport the listener to the beach, watching the sunlight reflecting on the waves and feeling the breeze. Emma's voice is soothing, yet powerful, and is complemented by a driving staccato beat and harmonic legato refrain. You can almost imagine surfing the crest of a wave as the sampled effects swell and surge toward the end of the track. The song is a reminder that there is freedom in Christ if we put our trust in Him. The lyrics speak to the heart of anyone struggling with anxiety, poor mental health, or feeling lost in this world. The message is clear; if we place G

Ryan Graves - Enough for Me (CCM)

Ryan Graves' song, 'Enough for Me,' is a beautiful and inspiring celebration of the joy of simplicity and the power of faith. The song's lyrics reflect on the idea that true happiness and fulfillment come not from material possessions or worldly pursuits but from a deep and abiding connection to God's love. From the opening lines of the song, 'You are the kiss in the morning…You are the glistening after rain,' it's clear that the song is a tribute to the beauty and wonder of God's creation. Throughout the song, Ryan Graves sings of the many ways that God's love sustains and enriches his life, from giving him joy in the midst of the struggle to being his guide and comfort in times of need. Perhaps the most powerful line of the song is the repeated refrain of 'You give me love, you give me everything, enough for me.' This simple but profound statement captures the essence of the song's message: that the love of God is enough to sustai

The Top 100 Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) for Saturday, April 29th, 2023

We have 2 new tracks in this week's chart. The highest new entry this week is 'Who You Are To Me (feat. Lady A)' by Chris Tomlin and Lady A at position number 97. The highest climber in the chart this week is 'Way Maker' by Mandisa, moving up 17 positions to number 67. The Top 100 Music Chart is available as a playlist on: Spotify : Deezer : Youtube :   This week's chart... Rank - Title - Artist (Change) #1 'Gratitude' by Brandon Lake (+0) #2 'Thank God I Do' by Lauren Daigle (+0) #3 'Way Maker - Live' by Leeland (+0) #4 'Goodness of God - Live' by Bethel Music, Jenn Johnson (+0) #5 'Firm Foundation (He Won't)' by Maverick City Music, Cody Carnes, Chandler Moore (+1) #6 'My God Is Still The Same' by Sanctus Real (-1) #7

Hadyn and Merran Jones - Through Suffering (CCM)

Hadyn and Merran Jones’ ‘Through Suffering’ is a powerful song that speaks to anyone who has ever gone through a difficult time. With its haunting verses and catchy chorus, the song offers hope to those who feel like they are drowning in despair. The lyrics of the song are especially moving. They talk about the pain and suffering that we all face in life, but also about the hope that we can find in Christ. The song tells us that we can cast our cares upon the Lord, and that He is the one who can give us passage from guilt to peace, and lead us onward into righteousness. The song acknowledges that there will be suffering, both from without and from within, but reminds us that the joy we will bear in Christ is not even worthy of comparison. The melody of the song is equally powerful, with its driving beat and soaring vocals. Hadyn and Merran Jones have clearly drawn on influences like 'Sound Garden' to create a track that is both unique and deeply moving. The song is a departure

Peg Luke - The Lord's Prayer (Traditional)

Peg Luke's classical rendition of 'The Lord's Prayer' is a moving tribute to her late mother, offering comfort and solace to those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The transcendent flute and choir arrangements are nothing short of breathtaking, providing a heavenly backdrop to the timeless prayer. The track is a standout from Peg's album Psalm Space, which features a collection of spiritual songs and hymns, all delivered with a classical touch. Peg's exceptional talent and creativity shine through in every track, but 'The Lord's Prayer' stands out as a particularly poignant and moving composition. Listeners will undoubtedly find themselves swept away by the beauty and grace of the music, transported to a place of peace and tranquility. Peg's heartfelt tribute to her mother is a testament to the power of music to heal and uplift, and her devotion to her craft is palpable in every note. It's hard to put into words just how powerful

The Top 50 Christian Contemporary Music (CCM + CEDM) released in the past week - Thursday, April 27th, 2023

Discover the most popular Christian Contemporary Music & CEDM released between April 20th and April 27th, 2023.  Most new releases are published on Fridays. Each Thursday we look at the Christian music (we know) that was released in the past week and select the 50 most-streamed CCM & CEDM releases. Our fans / followers are always the first to see this list! So here's this week's chart of the most popular Christian Contemporary Music (CCM + CEDM) in the English language released in the past week: (Click any song title on our webpage to open that song on Spotify)  Rank - Title - Artist #1 - 'Look Around' by Housefires, Cecily Hennigan #2 - 'There's Nothing' by Amanda Cook #3 - 'Down In My Heart (Joy)' by Joseph O'Brien #4 - 'Can't Nobody' by Housefires, Ryan Ellis, Mariah Adigun #5 - 'Gonna Be Alright - Radio Version' by Ryan Ellis #6 - 'Better Than The Rest' by kalley, David Funk #7 - 'Monument - Live' b

Faith Child - Cardio (R&B/CHH)

Faith Child's 'Cardio' is a powerful and uplifting song that encourages listeners to run toward God instead of away from Him. The song's chorus repeats the phrase 'Running from God don't count as cardio,' reminding us that no matter how far we may feel we've strayed, God is always ready to welcome us back with open arms. The lyrics of 'Cardio' are filled with clever wordplay and biblical references that showcase Faith Child's talent as a rapper and songwriter. He speaks of God's unending love and mercy, encouraging us to trust in His grace and hop in the 'Uber' that will take us back to Him. Faith Child reminds us that no matter how broken we may feel, God's arms are always open wide, ready to embrace us like 'quarter to three.' One of the standout lines in the song is when Faith Child says, 'Salvation was bought with a fee, new person when you're talking to me.' This line speaks to the transformative pow

Devon Martin and Upstream - Closer (CCM)

Devon Martin and Upstream's 'Closer' is a beautiful and heartfelt song that speaks about the desire to have a deeper relationship with God. The song's background explains that the simple lyrics are meant to reach a wide audience and provoke curiosity about what a closer relationship with our heavenly Father would feel like.  The song's chorus repeats the word 'closer' several times, creating a sense of longing and urgency. The lyrics express a desire to draw nearer to God and feel His presence more fully. The verses describe the comfort and fulfillment that come from being in God's presence, with lines like 'In Your arms I am accepted' and 'In Your presence I find peace.' The melody of the song is spacious and melodic, creating a peaceful and calming atmosphere. The instrumentation is simple, with acoustic guitar and light percussion, allowing the lyrics to take center stage. 'Closer' is a beautiful and uplifting song that is sure

Angel Vega - You Are Loved (CCM)

Angel Vega's song 'You Are Loved' is a heartfelt expression of the love and mercy of God. It is a beautiful reminder that no matter what we have done or how far we have strayed, God's love for us is unconditional and unwavering. The lyrics of the song capture the essence of the conversation that Angel Vega had with God when he first accepted Jesus in his heart. The lyrics of the song portray the singer's feeling of unworthiness and self-doubt, but the chorus gives a clear message of God's love and mercy for us. The chorus is a reminder that we are loved because of God's mercy, we are strong because of his strength, and we are saved because of his sacrifice. The song is a testimony to the power of God's love and the transformative effect it can have on our lives. It is an uplifting song that encourages us to embrace the love of God and to trust in His grace. It reminds us that no matter what we have done in the past, we are never too far gone to receive G

Mariee Murphy - I'm Moving Forward (CCM)

Mariee Murphy's song 'I'm Moving Forward' is a powerful and uplifting song that encourages listeners to move forward in spite of their past. The lyrics are a testament to the fact that our past does not have to dictate our future. In the first verse, Mariee sings about how her past mistakes no longer define her because of God's grace. She acknowledges that the enemy may try to bring her down and make her doubt her freedom, but she stands strong because of God's sacrifice. The pre-chorus builds on this idea of overcoming past failures and prevailing in the present. The chorus is a declaration of victory over the enemy and a commitment to moving forward. The repetition of the phrase 'You ain't never gonna pull me back' emphasizes the importance of leaving the past behind and moving forward with confidence. The second verse takes a more aggressive tone as Mariee talks about taking back what the devil thought he had taken. She is determined to run her ra

Rorie & Maelah - Hold Me Jesus (CCM)

If you're looking for a song that will touch your heart and speak to your soul, then 'Hold Me Jesus' by Rorie & Maelah is a must-listen. This cover is a collaboration between two talented artists who have put their hearts and souls into this tribute version of the original song by Rich Mullins. Rorie and Maelah have taken extra care to reflect the influence that Rich Mullins' music has had on their lives. The song has helped them take risks and seek to be better and more honest writers. The idea to record this cover came from a moment of spontaneity when Maelah sat at the piano and started playing a version that she had arranged, and Rorie started singing along without thinking. They both decided that it needed to be a thing, and the result is this beautiful cover. The song is kept simple with only vocals, piano, and cello, which allows the emotion and lyrics to speak for themselves. The lyrics are poignant and deeply moving, and they reflect the struggles and chall

Jeff Adell - Strong (CCM)

Jeff Adell's song 'Strong' is a powerful reminder that even when we face difficult and painful circumstances in life, we can find strength and hope in God. The lyrics speak to the struggles and challenges we face, but also the perseverance and character that can be developed through those trials. The song encourages us to take a look back at what we've been through and to see how far we've come. It acknowledges that life can be tough and unfair, but that we have the ability to overcome and become stronger for it. The message of the song is both uplifting and inspiring, and the melody perfectly captures the emotions of the lyrics. It's a song that anyone can relate to, and it's a great reminder that we're not alone in our struggles. If you're going through a tough time or just need some encouragement, I highly recommend giving 'Strong' a listen. It's a song that will remind you that you're capable of overcoming anything and that you

Anthem Worship - Giants (CCM)

Anthem Worship's latest single 'Giants' is an uplifting and powerful track that encourages listeners to find strength and hope in God's presence, even in life's most daunting challenges. The song is a reminder that no matter what obstacles we face, God is with us, guiding us, and fighting on our behalf. The lyrics are filled with faith and courage, and they convey the message of trust and reliance on God's unwavering guidance and support during trying times. The verses talk about moving forward into the promised land, finding hope in what is yet to come, and having faith in what will be done. The chorus reminds us that God goes before us into the unknown, conquering giants wherever we go, and when we march into battle, He is already there. Anthem Worship is known for creating inspiring and relatable music that encourages spiritual growth and connection, and 'Giants' is no exception. Their contemporary sound and heartfelt messages have gained recognition

Mary Ozaraga - Outrageous Love (CCM)

Mary Ozaraga's song 'Outrageous Love' is a powerful and emotional journey of self-reflection, acceptance, and love. The song's lyrics and background evoke a feeling of being understood, of not being alone in our struggles, and of hope. It reminds us that we are all imperfect, but there is a love that seeks out even the worst in us and saves us. The song's lyrics are deep and thought-provoking, touching on topics such as guilt, shame, forgiveness, and healing. The chorus is especially powerful, encouraging listeners to step out of the darkness and into the arms of outrageous love. The bridge's lyrics 'Live like you are loved, Death doesn't get the final word' is a message of hope and resilience that can resonate with anyone who has experienced loss or difficult times. The collaboration between Amy Berry from Scotland and Mary Ozaraga from the Philippines adds a beautiful dimension to the song, bringing together two cultures and voices seeking to learn

Grace Sounds - Salvation Has Called (feat. John Commons) (CCM)

'Salvation Has Called' is a beautiful contemporary worship song by Grace Sounds featuring John Commons. The song is based on Psalm 18 and is a declaration of praise to God for his salvation. The lyrics express gratitude for God's faithfulness and his ability to deliver us from sin and death. The song has a moody yet upbeat tone that draws listeners in and creates an atmosphere of worship. The verses speak of God being our hiding place in every season and struggle, and of his power to ransom us from death and bring us to glory. The chorus, with its repetitive 'Hallelujahs,' reminds us to praise God every day for his salvation. The bridge speaks of God's attributes as the God of Wonders and the God of Freedom. The lyrics acknowledge that God can make a way through every person's struggles and build bridges with his grace. The song finishes with an outro that reinforces the theme of praising God every day for his salvation. The melody and harmonies of the song

GS Samuel - I Exalt You Lord (Gospel)

If you are looking for a song to uplift your spirits and bring you closer to God, 'I Exalt You Lord' by GS Samuel is a must-listen. The song is a powerful declaration of praise and gratitude to God for his faithfulness and love. The lyrics of the song are simple and repetitive, but they pack a powerful punch. The chorus declares, 'You are the raging Lion of Judah, the bright and morning star, full of grace, Lord, you're the rock of my salvation, I exalt, I exalt you Lord.' The verses then follow with a call to praise God with our lips and our hearts, and to testify to his goodness in our lives. What I love about this song is that it's not just a one-time declaration of praise, but it's a call to make worship and exaltation of God a lifestyle. The background of the song speaks to this as well, as GS Samuel shares how the worship of God is not always easy, but it is a lifestyle and eternal life. The song is an invitation to join in that lifestyle of praise and

Shirley Melger - Back to Forward (CCM)

Shirley Melger's song 'Back to Forward' is a jazzy and uplifting track that encourages listeners to take a step back and focus on what really matters. With its upbeat rhythm and catchy melody, the song is sure to brighten anyone's day and provide a much-needed dose of positivity. The lyrics of the song speak to the struggles we all face in life - the ups and downs, the moments of doubt and uncertainty. Shirley encourages us to slow down and take a moment to reflect on where we are and where we want to go. By taking a step back, we can often gain a new perspective and find the inspiration and motivation we need to move forward. The chorus of the song is particularly powerful, with its simple but effective message: 'Take a step to the right, take a step to the left, bring together your feet, then move, move, move back to forward.' The lyrics remind us that sometimes the best way to move forward is to take a step back and focus on what truly matters. By reconnectin

The Top 100 Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) for Saturday, April 22nd, 2023

We have 4 new tracks in this week's chart. The highest new entry this week is 'Way Maker' by Mandisa at position number 84. The highest climber in the chart this week is 'Above All / You Are My All in All' by Mass Anthem, moving up 35 positions to number 23. The Top 100 Music Chart is available as a playlist on: Spotify : Deezer : Youtube :   This week's chart... Rank - Title - Artist (Change) #1 'Gratitude' by Brandon Lake (+1) #2 'Thank God I Do' by Lauren Daigle (-1) #3 'Way Maker - Live' by Leeland (+0) #4 'Goodness of God - Live' by Bethel Music, Jenn Johnson (+0) #5 'My God Is Still The Same' by Sanctus Real (+0) #6 'Firm Foundation (He Won't)' by Maverick City Music, Cody Carnes, Chandler Moore (+0) #7 'Churc