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MercyMe Has the ‘Most No. 1s’—By Quite a Margin—On Billboard’s Christian Charts

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Award-winning Christian band MercyMe is at the top of Christian music charts, again. According to Billboard, “MercyMe extends its records for the most No. 1s on Billboard’s Christian Airplay and Christian AC Airplay charts.” The music charts show “To Not Worship You” rising to the top—and staying at the top—of the two tallies.

MercyMe Continues To Extend Its Records of No. 1 Hits With ‘To Not Worship You’

As part of MercyMe’s latest album, “Always Only Jesus,” the song “To Not Worship You” authentically captures the distractions Christians experience along the journey of faith. The song repeatedly brings listeners back to God as the one who deserves focus and worship.

The song became MercyMe’s “19th No. 1 on Christian Airplay and its 20th on Christian AC Airplay,” reported Billboard. MercyMe has a commanding lead of No. 1 hits on both lists over second place’s For KING & COUNTRY, which has 13 hits.

“The song follows MercyMe’s ‘Then Christ Came,’ which in February also led both lists.” Billboard continued, “The act, which formed in 1994, earned its first Christian Airplay and Christian AC Airplay No. 1 in 2003 when ‘Word of God Speak’ dominated for 23 and 21 weeks, respectively.”

All five band members—Nathan Cochran, Barry Graul, Bart Millard, Mike Scheuchzer, and Robby Shaffer—collaborated to write the song. Brown Bannister, Jordan Mohilowski, and Tedd Tjornhom also contributed.

Fans have listened to and embraced the song’s inviting melodies along with its soulful lyrics, which read in part:

I’m losing sight of all that mattersBlinded by questions I can’t answerI’m paralyzed by what I don’t knowThat holds me hostage and won’t let go
Breathe out, breathe inRaise my hands and remember
You’re the one, You’re the oneWho makes mountains moveStars will not shineUnless You tell them to, tell them toConquered the graveTo make all things newSo, who am I, who am ITo not worship You

The band is touring throughout several states, including Florida, North Carolina, and Texas. Crowder and Andrew Ripp have joined the Together Again Tour with 12 locations this October.

In November, MercyMe will share the stage with Toby Mac and Zach Williams for 12 concerts in locations including Georgia, Indiana, Ohio, and South Dakota.