The Top 5 Songs Sung By Women . . . plus the Next Five! – Finney’s Fast 5


We asked Contemporary Christian Music Radio listeners in multiple markets across the North America during the past few months about their favorite Christian songs. We’ve seen a resurgence in the past couple years of songs sung by women. Here are the Top 5 Titles sung by women . . . and the next five.

  1. Francesca Battistelli/Holy Spirit
  2. Hillsong United/Oceans
  3. Lauren Daigle/Trust In You
  4. Hillary Scott/Thy Will
  5. Lauren Daigle/First
  6. Lauren Daigle/How Can It Be
  7. Natalie Grant/King Of The World
  8. Mandisa/Only The World
  9. Selah/Bless The Broken Road
  10. Mary Mary/Shackles

Francesca Battistelli’s Holy Spirit continues to test with high passion and low burn four years after its release!

And look at how Lauren Daigle leaped into the Top 6 with all three of her first releases!

Coming in August to Finney’s Fast Five, we release our first data from the Finney Media Why Listen?(R) 2018 Survey. With 28,600 participants, over 70 reports representing hundreds of stations and programs, we’re excited to begin sharing the groundbreaking revelations from the study.



finneylogoChuck Finney is the President of Finney Media and has over 30 years experience helping radio stations grow audience and deepen relationships with listeners. He led Salem’s KLTY Dallas to record audience levels and served as National Program Director for Salem’s Fish CCM stations. While with KLTY, the station won multiple awards, including NRB Music Station Of The Year, the CMB Major Market Station Of The Year and the NAB Religious Station Of The Year.

Chuck served as Chairman of Christian Music Broadcasters and currently serves on the Radio Committee of NRB.

Since 2009, he has consulted Christian Music and Teaching radio stations and ministries internationally, helping them reach more people while being Gospel-focused.

He and his wife of 25 years, Lynda, live in the DFW area and have two daughters.





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We’ve all read the same books about teamwork, leadership, communication, and culture that everybody reads. We’ve mastered Maxwell, studied Sanborn, Sinek, and Sun Tzu, and liberally cribbed Collins in aborted attempts to go from good to great, but…

How’s that working out for you? 

What if you left St. Louis with an entirely new lens through which to view and act upon improvements in:

Let’s examine how this all connects together, but approach it from an entirely different angle. Don’t just think outside the box. Kick the box to the curb and start at zero.