The Top 5 Testing CCM Songs Sung by Women – Finney’s Fast 5


We do music research each year on hundreds of songs in markets across North America…and this past year, we saw another surge in high test scores for CCM songs sung by women. In July, we reviewed the Top Five Testing CCM Songs Sung by Men. Read it HERE.

In the finale of our two-part Finney’s Fast Five series, we have for August the Top Five Testing CCM Songs Sung by Women:

  1. Lauren Daigle – You Say – 2018
  2. Lauren Daigle – O’ Lord – 2017
  3. Lauren Daigle – How Can It Be – 2014
  4. Kari Jobe – Revelation Song – 2009
  5. Lauren Daigle – Rescue – 2018

    and the next five…
  6. Lauren Daigle – Trust In You – 2016
  7. Lauren Daigle – Look Up Child – 2018
  8. Hillary Scott – Thy Will – 2016
  9. Johnathan & Melissa Helser – Raise A Hallelujah – 2019*
  10. Hillsong Worship – Who You Say I Am – 2018

Led by Lauren Daigle, who burst into Christian music in the past six years, songs sung by women have made a big comeback in music testing. In fact, over the past year, our top testing song is You Say by Lauren Daigle. The Kari Jobe version of Revelation Song tests better these days than the version by Phillips, Craig & Dean. In fact, in general, worship songs sung by women are scoring great.

*Since this is a duet, we felt it deserved inclusion on both lists.

Chuck Finney’s had radio playing in his head since he was just a boy. Over the course of his career, he’s worked in programming, radio research, and audience connection. Chuck’s passion for words and communication is widely recognized and he’s won several industry awards.

If you ask Chuck how he’s doing, he’ll either say “Blessed, thank you,” or “I really get to do this for a living?!” He’s the President of Finney Media, a speaker and author who loves telling stories and helping you do the same.  Chuck is married and has two adult daughters. He lives with his wife, Lynda, in the Dallas area. For more information, read about Chuck at


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