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.
SONG ARTIST Hope For All Nations* Karen Peck & New River God of the Storms* Tribute Praise God He’s Alive* Bowling Family I Choose Christ* Karen Peck & New River Chain Breaker* Triumphant Still Greater Vision Ain’t No Bones 11th Hour God Is With Me* Jim Brady Trio Give Me Jesus Ernie Haase & Signature Sound It Still Takes the Blood* Freemans Gotta Get to Jesus* Collingsworth Family I Will Stand* Gold City He Will Carry You* Brian Free & Assurance Here He Comes Joseph Habedank Love Is the Golden Rule* Michael English Homesick For Heaven* Jim Brady Trio Mysterious Ways Jason Crabb In the Hands of a Carpenter Legacy Five More Than Enough Jeff & Sheri Easter Rocks Isaacs Cry No More Perrys If I Shout Jason Crabb When Grandpa Sang Amazing Grace Nelons Let the Hallelujahs Ring Hyssongs He’s Still Alive Erwins There Is Coming a Day Talleys Joy In the House Whisnants He Sees What We Don’t Bowling Sisters I Hear a Song Lauren Talley (with Gordon Mote) Living Proof Wilburn & Wilburn Worship You Again Taylors Still Legacy Five They Don’t Know (What the Lord Can Do) Kingsmen You’re About to Climb Collingsworth Family This Thing Called Grace Talleys Never Forsaken* Tribute Put It Into God’s Hands Browders He Was There LeFevre Quartet Because of Calvary Lore Family Someone’s Listenin’* Jeff & Sheri Easter Jesus Built This Church On Love Pruitt Family Give It to Jesus Amber Nelon Thompson My Faith Still Holds Mark Trammell Quartet He Welcomes the Beggar 11th Hour Hear the Word of the Lord Kingsmen The Last Big Thing Kingdom Heirs God’s Got a Better Plan Canton Junction It Was Jesus Wisecarvers Moses & Elijah Perrys Prayer Is All I Need Wilburn & Wilburn Never Will I Ever Again Greater Vision Mourning Into Dancing* Bowling Family The Coming of the Lord Mylon Hayes Family For the Record McKameys Only Faith Can See Erwins Already In Canaan Land Mark Trammell Quartet Joshua Led God’s Children Ernie Haase & Signature Sound Never Made a Promise Kingdom Heirs The One In the Water Inspirations Faith In a Great God Carolina Boys Doin’ What’s Right 11th Hour We Are Not Ashamed Taylors Treasures In Heaven Carolina Boys It Was Finished On the Cross Sisters Heavenly Father Cana’s Voice Somewhere I’m Going HIGHROAD Hallelujah Band Gaither Vocal Band Tangled In the Middle Old Paths I Tell Them Jesus Hyssongs Beautiful Ever After Zane & Donna King Life Is Good Hoppers Packin’ Up Guardians When He Was On the Cross Canton Junction I Prayed Through It Susan Whisnant Here I Stand Amazed Kingsmen Lead Them to Jesus Ball Brothers Sometimes God Allows Adam Crabb It’s Not a Problem For the Answer Mylon Hayes Family A Day In the Life of Jesus Misty Freeman Don’t You Think You Ought to Worship Me Wisecarvers Unbreak the World Hoskins Family A Little More Like You Ivan Parker Somebody’s Miracle Brian Free & Assurance O the Blood Gordon Mote Little White Church House Doug Anderson I’d Rather Have Jesus Blackwood Brothers I Love You This Much Whisnants Working On a Building Gaither Vocal Band Holy Spirit Come Soul’d Out What All the Shoutin’s About Inspirations God Is Always Good Amber Nelon Thompson We Are Broken HIGHROAD That’s When It’s Time to Pray Mark Bishop Just When You Thought Joseph Habedank Plain & Simple Wisecarvers You Can’t Make Old Friends Nelons (with Karen Peck) Thankful, So Thankful Triumphant The Other Room Mark Bishop Power In the Blood Gordon Mote 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 Tribute, Jim Brady Trio, and Bowling Family.
Top 25 Most Played Artists of 2017
ARTIST Karen Peck & New River 11th Hour Tribute Jim Brady Trio Bowling Family Collingsworth Family Jason Crabb Greater Vision Jeff & Sheri Easter Triumphant Legacy Five Kingsmen Ernie Haase & Signature Sound Brian Free & Assurance The Perrys The Talleys Wilburn & Wilburn The Erwins The Hyssongs Kingdom Heirs The Nelons Joseph Habedank The Taylors The Wisecarvers Mark Trammell Quartet