Top Christian Songs, Artists of 2008

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By Josh Kimball, Christian Post Reporter
January 16, 2009|10:38 am

Radio & Records recently released their year-end charts to reveal the biggest songs, artists, and labels of 2008.

The following are abbreviated lists of the top Christian songs and artists of 2008:

TOP 5 CHRISTIAN AC ARTISTS
1. MercyMe (INO)
2. Matthew West (Sparrow/EMI CMG)
3. Chris Tomlin (Sixsteps/Sparrow/EMI CMG)
4. Casting Crowns (Beach Street/Reunion/PLG)
5. Jeremy Camp (BEC/Tooth & Nail)

TOP 5 CHRISTIAN AC SONGS
1. “You Are Everything” Matthew West (Sparrow/EMI CMG)
2. “Let It Fade” Jeremy Camp (BEC/Tooth & Nail)
3. “Call My Name” Third Day (Essential/PLG)
4. “God With Us” MercyMe (INO)
5. “You Reign” MercyMe (INO)

TOP 5 CHRISTIAN CHR ARTISTS
1. Skillet (Ardent/SRE/INO)
2. Addison Road (INO)
3. The Afters (INO)
4. NeedtoBreathe (Atlantic/Word-Curb)
5. Sanctus Real Sparrow/EMI CMG)

TOP 5 CHRISTIAN CHR SONGS
1. “Never Going Back to OK” The Afters (INO)
2. “Give Me Your Eyes” Brandon Heath (Monomode/Reunion/PLG)
3. “Those Nights” Skillet (Ardent/SRE/INO)
4. “No Matter What It Takes” Jeremy Camp (BEC/Tooth & Nail)
5. “Call My Name” Third Day (Essential/PLG)

TOP 5 CHRISTIAN ROCK ARTISTS
1. Pillar (Essential/PLG; Flicker/PLG)
2. The Wedding (BraveNewWorld)
3. Skillet (Ardent/SRE/INO)
4. Family Force 5 (Maverick/Mono Vs Stereo/Gotee; Tooth & Nail)
5. Fireflight (Flicker/PLG)

TOP 5 CHRISTIAN ROCK SONGS
1. “Whispers in the Dark” Skillet (Ardent/SRE/INO)
2. “Hello Alone” Anberlin (Tooth & Nail)
3. “Crash” Decyfer Down (INO)
4. “Devastation and Reform” Relient K (Capitol/Gotee)
5. “The Flame in All of Us” Thousand Foot Krutch (Tooth & Nail)

TOP 5 GOSPEL ARTISTS
1. Marvin Sapp (Verity/Zomba
2. Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul; Gospo Centric/Zomba)
3. James Fortune & FIYA (Black Smoke/WorldWide)
4. Beverly Crawford (JDI)
5.Shekinah Glory Ministry (Kingdom)

TOP 5 GOSPEL SONGS
1. “Never Would Have Made It” Marvin Sapp (Verity/Zomba)
2. “Work It Out” Troy Sneed Presents Bonafide Praisers (Emtro Gospel)
3. “I Trust You” James Fortune & FIYA (Black Smoke/WorldWide)
4. “He’s Done Enough” Beverly Crawford (JDI)
5. “Jesus” Shekinah Glory Ministry (Kingdom)

On the Web:

R&R 2008 Year End Charts at www.radioandrecords.com.

 

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