“I Have Not Forgotten” moves to #1 on SN Charts
The headline tells the story. Singing News just posted the April 2007 chart on their website, and the Inspirations claim the #1 spot with their song “I Have Not Forgotten.” Many Inspirations and non-Inspirations fans alike agreed that the song ought to go to the top of the charts, and I for one am delighted to see that it did.
The Inspirations’ last #1 hit was “I’ll Not Turn My Back on Him Now” (Jan-Feb 2002). Other than that, you have to go back to Feb-May 1976 (“Jesus is Mine”) to see the last time that one of their songs sat atop the charts.
They have now had six #1 hits in their career: Jesus is Coming Soon, Touring the City, When I Wake Up to Sleep No More, Jesus is Mine, I’ll Not Turn My Back on Him Now, and I Have Not Forgotten. Considering all the songs they’ve released in the 43 years they’ve been on the road, that’s a pretty select list. But select list or not, I think “I Have Not Forgotten” has the makings of a future classic, and belongs in that list.