Christian Airplay

Christian Airplay is a chart published weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States since June 21, 2003.

This chart lists the 50 most-listened-to records played on multiple Christian radio stations across the country as monitored by Nielsen BDS, weighted to each station's Nielsen ratings.


The chart was originally titled under the name of "Hot Christian Songs." The chart included the Christian songs with the most airplay in the country, even if the songs had higher digital sales. Beginning with the chart dated December 7, 2013, Billboard changed the methodology of Hot Christian Songs to also include digital sales and streaming instead of airplay alone. In addition, the airplay component of the chart now factored in airplay, being retitled to "Christian Airplay."

Chart policies

As with most other Billboard charts, the Christian Airplay chart features a rule for when a song enters a recurrent rotation. Starting with the chart week of December 2, 2006, a song is declared recurrent on the country charts if it has been on the charts longer than 20 weeks; is not gaining in spins or audience impressions; and is lower than 10 in rank for either audience impressions or spins. If a song has been on the charts for over 52 weeks, it will be declared recurrent if it is below 5 in rank.

Chart achievements

Most number-ones

9Casting Crowns[1]
Chris Tomlin[1]
Jeremy Camp[1]

Most weeks at number one

Number of
Artist(s) Song Year(s)
23 MercyMe "Word of God Speak" 2003
20 Zach Williams "Old Church Choir" 2017—18
19 Casting Crowns "East to West" 2007
Brandon Heath "Give Me Your Eyes" 2008
18 Chris Tomlin "Made to Worship" 2006
17 Matthew West "Hello, My Name Is" 2013
16 MercyMe "Greater" 2014–15
Lauren Daigle "You Say" 2018–19
15 Jeremy Camp "Take You Back" 2005
Building 429 "Where I Belong" 2012
Chris Tomlin "Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)" 2013
Zach Williams "Chain Breaker" 2016–17
14 Casting Crowns "Voice of Truth" 2004–05
Matthew West "The Motions" 2008
tobyMac "City on Our Knees" 2009
Newsboys "We Believe" 2014
13 Matt Redman "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)" 2012
Third Day "Call My Name" 2008
MercyMe "Here with Me" 2004
Cory Asbury "Reckless Love" 2018
12 Mandisa "Overcomer" 2013
11 Phillips, Craig & Dean "Revelation Song" 2009
Aaron Shust "My Savior My God" 2006
MercyMe "Flawless" 2015
10 MercyMe "All of Creation" 2010
Jeremy Camp "There Will Be a Day" 2009
Casting Crowns "Lifesong" 2005
Third Day "Cry Out to Jesus"
Phil Wickham "This Is Amazing Grace" 2014
Third Day
(featuring All Sons & Daughters)
"Soul on Fire" 2015
Jordan Feliz "The River" 2015–16
For King & Country "God Only Knows" 2019

Source: [1] [3]


  1. "MercyMe Collects 15th No. 1 on Christian Airplay Chart With 'Grace Got You'". Billboard. October 25, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  2. "MercyMe - Best News Ever Chart History". Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  3. "Zach Williams "Old Church Choir" Ties Record On Billboard's Christian Airplay". TheChristianBeat. January 7, 2018. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
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