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Top 100 Songs of 2017

It’s become almost an annual tradition for Karen Peck & New River to take the #1 Song of the Year, and 2017 is no different. The group’s 9-week run in the top spot with “Hope For All Nations” was enough to take the crown this year as well. The chart saw a total of 17 songs reach the #1 spot by 13 different artists. Only four artists shot multiple songs to the top spot – Karen Peck & New River (“Hope For All Nations” and “I Choose Christ”), Tribute (“God of the Storms” and “Never Forsaken”), Bowling Family (“Mourning Into Dancing” and “Praise God He’s Alive”) and Jim Brady Trio (“God Is With Me” and “Homesick For Heaven”).

Top 100 Songs of 2017

Songs with an asterisk (*) denote #1 songs this year.
RANK
SONG ARTIST
1
Hope For All Nations* Karen Peck & New River
2
God of the Storms* Tribute
3
Praise God He’s Alive* Bowling Family
4
I Choose Christ* Karen Peck & New River
5
Chain Breaker* Triumphant
6
Still Greater Vision
7
Ain’t No Bones 11th Hour
8
God Is With Me* Jim Brady Trio
9
Give Me Jesus Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
10
It Still Takes the Blood* Freemans
11
Gotta Get to Jesus* Collingsworth Family
12
I Will Stand* Gold City
13
He Will Carry You* Brian Free & Assurance
14
Here He Comes Joseph Habedank
15
Love Is the Golden Rule* Michael English
16
Homesick For Heaven* Jim Brady Trio
17
Mysterious Ways Jason Crabb
18
In the Hands of a Carpenter Legacy Five
19
More Than Enough Jeff & Sheri Easter
20
Rocks Isaacs
21
Cry No More Perrys
22
If I Shout Jason Crabb
23
When Grandpa Sang Amazing Grace Nelons
24
Let the Hallelujahs Ring Hyssongs
25
He’s Still Alive Erwins
26
There Is Coming a Day Talleys
27
Joy In the House Whisnants
28
He Sees What We Don’t Bowling Sisters
29
I Hear a Song Lauren Talley (with Gordon Mote)
30
Living Proof Wilburn & Wilburn
31
Worship You Again Taylors
32
Still Legacy Five
33
They Don’t Know (What the Lord Can Do) Kingsmen
34
You’re About to Climb Collingsworth Family
35
This Thing Called Grace Talleys
36
Never Forsaken* Tribute
37
Put It Into God’s Hands Browders
38
He Was There LeFevre Quartet
39
Because of Calvary Lore Family
40
Someone’s Listenin’* Jeff & Sheri Easter
41
Jesus Built This Church On Love Pruitt Family
42
Give It to Jesus Amber Nelon Thompson
43
My Faith Still Holds Mark Trammell Quartet
44
He Welcomes the Beggar 11th Hour
45
Hear the Word of the Lord Kingsmen
46
The Last Big Thing Kingdom Heirs
47
God’s Got a Better Plan Canton Junction
48
It Was Jesus Wisecarvers
49
Moses & Elijah Perrys
50
Prayer Is All I Need Wilburn & Wilburn
51
Never Will I Ever Again Greater Vision
52
Mourning Into Dancing* Bowling Family
53
The Coming of the Lord Mylon Hayes Family
54
For the Record McKameys
55
Only Faith Can See Erwins
56
Already In Canaan Land Mark Trammell Quartet
57
Joshua Led God’s Children Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
58
Never Made a Promise Kingdom Heirs
59
The One In the Water Inspirations
60
Faith In a Great God Carolina Boys
61
Doin’ What’s Right 11th Hour
62
We Are Not Ashamed Taylors
63
Treasures In Heaven Carolina Boys
64
It Was Finished On the Cross Sisters
65
Heavenly Father Cana’s Voice
66
Somewhere I’m Going HIGHROAD
67
Hallelujah Band Gaither Vocal Band
68
Tangled In the Middle Old Paths
69
I Tell Them Jesus Hyssongs
70
Beautiful Ever After Zane & Donna King
71
Life Is Good Hoppers
72
Packin’ Up Guardians
73
When He Was On the Cross Canton Junction
74
I Prayed Through It Susan Whisnant
75
Here I Stand Amazed Kingsmen
76
Lead Them to Jesus Ball Brothers
77
Sometimes God Allows Adam Crabb
78
It’s Not a Problem For the Answer Mylon Hayes Family
79
A Day In the Life of Jesus Misty Freeman
80
Don’t You Think You Ought to Worship Me Wisecarvers
81
Unbreak the World Hoskins Family
82
A Little More Like You Ivan Parker
83
Somebody’s Miracle Brian Free & Assurance
84
O the Blood Gordon Mote
85
Little White Church House Doug Anderson
86
I’d Rather Have Jesus Blackwood Brothers
87
I Love You This Much Whisnants
88
Working On a Building Gaither Vocal Band
89
Holy Spirit Come Soul’d Out
90
What All the Shoutin’s About Inspirations
91
God Is Always Good Amber Nelon Thompson
92
We Are Broken HIGHROAD
93
That’s When It’s Time to Pray Mark Bishop
94
Just When You Thought Joseph Habedank
95
Plain & Simple Wisecarvers
96
You Can’t Make Old Friends Nelons (with Karen Peck)
97
Thankful, So Thankful Triumphant
98
The Other Room Mark Bishop
99
Power In the Blood Gordon Mote
100
Walk My Way Ivan Parker

Karen Peck & New River was also the most played artist of the year after taking two songs to the #1 spot and claiming the most weeks in the top position (totaling 16 weeks at #1). Last year’s #1 most played artist, 11th Hour makes a strong showing as the second most played artist of the year despite never reaching the #1 spot with hits like “Ain’t No Bones,” “Doin’ What’s Right,” and “He Welcomes the Beggar.” Rounding out the top 5 were TributeJim Brady Trio, and Bowling Family.

Top 25 Most Played Artists of 2017

RANK
ARTIST
1
Karen Peck & New River
2
11th Hour
3
Tribute
4
Jim Brady Trio
5
Bowling Family
6
Collingsworth Family
7
Jason Crabb
8
Greater Vision
9
Jeff & Sheri Easter
10
Triumphant
11
Legacy Five
12
Kingsmen
13
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
14
Brian Free & Assurance
15
The Perrys
16
The Talleys
17
Wilburn & Wilburn
18
The Erwins
19
The Hyssongs
20
Kingdom Heirs
21
The Nelons
22
Joseph Habedank
23
The Taylors
24
The Wisecarvers
25
Mark Trammell Quartet
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