“If You Knew Him” hits #1

The Perrys just sent out an email announcing that “If You New Him” is at the #1 spot on the Singing News December Top 40 chart. The song, penned by Rodney Griffin and Perrys lead singer Joseph Habedank, has only been on the charts three months.

It’s the Perrys’ first #1 single in just over five yearsβ€”their last #1 was “I Wish I Could Have Been There” in July 2004.

It is also the Perrys’ sixth #1, a number that ties them with the Cathedrals. (The Perrys’ six: Not Even a Stone, By Faith I Can Touch Him Now, Praise God It’s Settled I’m Saved, I Rest My Case at the Cross, I Wish I Could Have Been There, and this one. The Cathedrals’ six: Step Into the Water, Can He Could He Would He, Boundless Love, I Can See the Hand, Wedding Music, and He Made a Change.) The Cathedrals’ six songs, however, spent more months at #1 (19 vs. 8).

It’s a well-deserved honor. Congratulations!

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  1. Great song, sung by a great group… I’ve seen them sing it twice and both times dozens went to the altar during the song.

    I agree. Well-deserved!!!


  2. Great song. Congrats to the Perrys, and to Hadebank and Griffin.

    • Habedank, sorry. πŸ™‚

  3. Great song!! I knew it was an awesome song deserving of the #1 spot but u can never tell if everybody else will like it!!

  4. Way to go Joseph and Rodney…. I can’t think of anyone or any song more deserving. Congrats.

  5. Daniel, it’s been on the chart 5 months.

    Congrats guys! GREAT song.

    • OK, you’re right. Their email must have been in error.

      They had said three months in the email and I hadn’t bothered to double-check that. I know, of all things not to double-check, with all the other things I looked at for the post.

  6. No prob, just a small glitch. πŸ˜‰ And perfectly understandable, considering the Perrys themselves got it wrong.

    By the way, Liberty Quartet has some great stuff on their new cd! One song that just keeps playing and playing is “He’ll Come Through.” GREAT song.

    • That’s off topic, but I couldn’t agree more. Awesome CD. πŸ™‚

      • So where’s the best place to say THANKS to you and Voices Won for the cds?!

    • The Perrys even said “three month’s” at their concert last night when introducing the song…

  7. What is Aaron McCune doing at this time?

    Great Hoppers concert in Wooster, OH last night. Although the crowd was a little subdued, and light in attendance.

    • He’s not doing anything in Southern Gospel (to my knowledge).

      Glad to hear about the concert. I would have probably gone had I known about it. I wonder how I missed that one.

  8. This will work. And you can email Voices Won if you like. πŸ™‚

    • πŸ˜€ Ok.

      Public announcement: Despite what everyone says, Daniel’s a pretty downright great guy. πŸ˜›