2008 in review: Top Radio Singles
What were the year’s best radio singles?
This list is limited to songs on the Singing News top 80 between January and December 2008.
- What We Needed (Kingdom Heirs)—#1 in July
- Reason Enough (Signature Sound)—#2 in December (#1 Jan ’09)—I can’t believe I omitted this one on my initial draft.
- I’ve Been Changed (Legacy Five)—#5 in January
- When God Ran (Kingsmen)—#3 in December (#2 Jan. ’09)
- The Potter Knows the Clay (Perrys)—#8 in December (#7 Jan. ’09)
- It Means Just what it Says (Greater Vision)—#2 in April and May
- I’m Gonna Make It (Dove Brothers)—#7 in February
- Won’t it Be Wonderful There (Mark Trammell Trio)—#16 in June
- Eternity Has Two (Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver)—#29 in December (#15 Jan ’09)
- Holy Shore (Perrys)—#8 in April
Since the best songs often don’t get singled, here’s a separate list of the ten best songs from the year that didn’t get singled (yet):
- Grace Will Always Be Greater than Sin (Hoppers). With their next album out, I guess it’s probably pretty official that this song won’t be going to radio.
- Blessed Be the Lamb (Collingsworth Family). They sent three other songs to radio from We Still Believe this year, and it’s a little hard to believe this one hasn’t been one of them.
- Realms of Glory Bright (Talley Trio).
- Coming Out and Moving In (Mark Trammell Trio)
- Call it What it Is (Liberty Quartet)
- Save Me a Seat at the Table (Brian Free & Assurance)
- There is Always a Place at the Table (Gaither Vocal Band)
- Beulah (Tribute Quartet)
- If Only Just a Few (Mark Trammell Trio)
- I’ll Be Ready (Dixie Echoes)