Three Bridges hits #1 on June chart
Three Bridges’ song “I Feel a Little Song Coming On” occupies the #1 position on Singing News’s June airplay chart, posted today. [EDIT, 11/8/10: The link is broken and has been removed.] In contention for the #1 spot next month (besides Three Bridges, which must have amazing radio promoters to get where they are and could always turn in a repeat performance) are the Hoppers’ “He Erased it” at #2 and the Dove Brothers’ “I Can Pray” at #3. The Hoppers’ song moved three notches, up from #5 last month, while the Dove Brothers’ song moved a lot faster, from #14 to #3.
In this case, I’d like to see the Dove Brothers claim their first #1. In this case, it’s not just that I feel the Dove Brothers’ song is stronger; the Hoppers have spent twelve (non-consecutive) months holding the #1 spot on the Singing News chart with different songs, while the Dove Brothers have yet to see their first #1 hit.
Legacy Five’s “Strike Up the Band” and the Booth Brothers’ “Testify” both held even at their previous slots, #4 and #7 respectively.
Songs that made particularly noticeable gains include Brian Free & Assurance’s “It’s All About the Blood” (#11 to #6), the Perrys’ “He Forgot” (#34 to #15), the McKameys’ “You’re Still God” (#72 to #35), and two songs that I think could both (and ought to both) be headed for the #1 spot, Karen Peck and New River’s “Last Night” (entering the charts at #40) and the Mark Trammell Trio’s “Once Upon a Cross” (#73 to #42).
One bit of trivia, for those who care: Both the Dove Brothers and Stateline Quartet have songs on the radio right now called “I Can Pray.” I did a bit of research and found that they are two different songs; the Stateline Quartet’s is also a good song.