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Maranatha! Music Celebrates Chart Success Of Top 25 Praise Songs 2009 Edition

Featured As A Family Christian Store October Album Of The Month

Top 25 Praise Songs 2009 Edition

October 2, 2008

Los Angeles, CA, (October 2, 2008) – Maranatha! Music celebrates Top 25 Praise Songs 2009 Edition landing in the Top Ten of Soundscan’s Praise and Worship charts for an impressive 19 weeks since it’s May 20th release date. The Top 25 series reflects the most popular worship songs of the year as determined by more than 170,000 churches in North America and has sold more than 1,000,000 copies life-to-date.

Each year, the Christian Copyright Licensing International organization (CCLI), which tracks the usage of worship music in churches for copyright purposes, compiles a list of the most popular praise and worship songs based on their use in worship services throughout the United States and Canada. Top 25 Praise Songs 2009 Edition comprises the top 25 songs on the current list.

Since 1999, the Top 25 collection has been a cornerstone of Marantha! Music’s product portfolio. The 2009 edition reached a prodigious top 3 position at its peak on the charts with the nationwide support of retailers. Target stores have featured this CD on sale and Family Christian stores have made it an October Album Of The Month selection.

Top 25 Praise Songs 2009 Edition reflects the 25 most-used church songs this year. Eight of the songs on this edition of the series are making their debut on the Top 25 chart, including “Everlasting God,” “Beautiful One,” “In Christ Alone,” “Days of Elijah” and “Friend of God.” As a bonus, Maranatha! has also included five new songs that are sweeping the country, including “I Have A Hope” and “Hallelujah, We Will Sing,” produced by Dove Award-winning producer Ed Cash and performed by Maranatha! Music worship artist Tommy Walker. Other bonus tracks include “I Give” and “All Things” by Maranatha! Music artist Generation Unleashed and “Gonna Lift You Up” by Maranatha!’s Dove Award nominated Gospel artist Jonathan Butler.

Disc: 1
1. How Great Is Our God - Tommy Walker
2. Blessed Be Your Name - Kathryn Scott
3. Here I Am To Worship - Chance Scoggins
4. Open The Eyes Of My Heart - Maranatha Music
5. Shout To The Lord - Lou Fellinghan
6. Holy Is The Lord - Jonathan Lee
7. You Are My King - Lyndsey Wallace
8. Forever - Gene Miller
9. Lord, I Life Your Name On High - Jonathan Butler
10. Come, Now Is The Time To Worship - Lyndsey Wallace
11. God Of Wonders - Scott Reed
12. Everlasting God - Matt Papa
13. You Are My All In All - Natalie Grant
14. We Fall Down - John Evans

Disc: 2 1. The Heart Of Worship - Emily Gomez
2. You're Worthy Of My Praise - Tammy Trent
3. Breathe - Molly Jensen
4. Trading My Sorrows - Jeremy Riddle
5. Beautiful One - Joel Engle
6. In Christ Alone - Matt Papa
7. I Give You My Heart - Christina Hamilton
8. Days Of Elijah - Twila Paris
9. Friend Of God - Travis Cottrell
10. Better Is One Day - Pete Shambrook
11. Above All - Scott Reed
12. I Have A Hope - Tommy Walker
13. Hallelujah, We Will Sing - Tommy Walker
14. I Give - Generation Unleashed
15. All Things - Generation Unleashed
16. Gonna Life You Up - Jonathan Butler




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