“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 years—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!