Monday, July 28, 2008

Up another...

Empty Me moves up to #8 this week!  

Just be warned though that it may not go much higher...the stations who added 6 months ago when the single first came out are slowly coming off of it, so we'll be losing plays steadily until we drop out of the top 15.  So...we had a great run and we got in a top 10 single!

Just confirming for you...just looked at the R&R Charts and I'm #8 on the main Christian AC chart, and #9 on the Indicator chart, which is the secondary chart!  

Just some little stats: of the 82 stations that are counted, I'm only on 55 of them...yet, I still am in the top 10.  Apparently, the stations that are playing the song are playing it like crazy!  Thank goodness!

Just a note, though.  On the main AC chart, it's my first week without a bullet.  In other words, even though I moved up on the chart, I actually lost plays compared to last week.  Don't get me wrong: I'm hoping it continues to move up the chart, but chances are we've had our run!  And it's been a good one!

25 comments:

chamilton said...

Chris,
Hang in there. I listen to KLOVE all day at my desk(Unless I am listing to stations out of Oklahoma stalking you for ticket info)and they are playing it in pretty heavy rotation. Remember when you thought it was the end of the road for the song??? It's not over till it's over.

Candy

risalea said...

We all love a singer named Sligh
When we hear "Empty Me" we all sigh.
He's hit number eight,
Now, isn't that great!
It just proves to never say die!

OK, folks, get on your phones, keep those stations playing this song so I can make up a limerick for each spot to number one! (you're all waiting for that, right?) Way to go, friend!

chamilton said...

Risa,
I am sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for more creative writing form you. That was great and I am LOL. You Go Girl.

Candy

risalea said...

OK, so Chris, I've asked this earlier and didn't get an answer. What can we do to help the cause? And if not with this song, then with "Arise"? You had told me you weren't getting a lot of airplay in LR, and as you know I have a few (ahem) CD's to share. What's the best way to do that?

Cathy Storms said...

Chris~They just started playing it here in heathenville known as California..lol..so hang in there as Candy said. Is it time to put "Arise" on the radio?
As Risa asks, how can we help? I'm still passing out CD's but is there anything else we can do? We're all hear for you buddy and all you have to do is ask...

DJ in AL said...

Chris,

You should know as your die-hard fans we won't be satisfied until every radio in the land plays your music! That said, I am so proud that it hit number 8, particularly since the thought was it might have run it's course. Tricky business this music industry. Though, no worries for you here in B'ham, they have Empty Me in regular rotation.

So when do you throw Arise at them?

Risa, very nice slimerick! (I think that's what Chris calls it)

Happy Tuesday guys!

gdahimself said...

During all this has their been any action on the college stations or some of the more mainstream stations that might make "Arising" more likely to get airplay there?

robyn said...

You know, I listen to both HIS & K-LOVE on the commute to and from work and usually hear Empty Me morning and afternoon (and sometimes at lunchtime) so they ARE playing it like crazy!! And I'M lovin it! If, by chance I don't hear it, I just hit my CD player and listen to my very own version of course!
Sometimes I can listen to these & other staions at my desk at work on the computer...but, hey if there is some master plan for more boostage I'm there...

robyn

EmilyBoo said...

Topping out at #8 for your very first single is nothing to sneeze at.

Oh my Goodness! Yesterday I reported that WMUZ was #4 on my local station. Today it has jumped to #1!!!!

http://www.yes.com/#WMUZ?chart

risalea said...

"Empty Me" is also showing #1 on the yes chart for KKSP, Little Rock, 93.3 and 100.7. Woo Hoo!

Jason said...

one more for Empty Me...klove just played it again...

EmilyBoo said...

Whoops just noticed I typed my station's call letters instead of "Empty Me" in my last post. My fingers are getting ahead of my brain. :P

Carrie said...

It would be cool if you could hit Top 5, but even being #8 is pretty amazing considering how many songs are played on the radio.

Audra said...

I think no matter what happens you deserve to feel very proud. #8 is awesome!!

risalea said...

Rosalee has put up several new interview links on http://chris-sligh.info. Chris sings "Empty Me" on the 700 Club with just a keyboard. (I love that!) Check it out if you haven't seen those yet. Thank you, Rosalee, for always keeping us up to date!

Cathy Storms said...

I just read on Christian Broadcasting Network that "Empty Me" has moved up to #7. Oh my gosh...That is so awesome!!I am so happy for you and Sarah. Once again the glasses are clinking in California. WhooHoo!!!

chamilton said...

I was just thinking about the Idol Fav You Tube clip that we did and how you put all the times and things you finished higher than #10 Here is another one!!!!!

Anonymous said...

It's a great song, I'm thinking better than an eight. I do hear it all the time on K-lov. And who can ever get enough of that Sligh sound? Not me.

chamilton said...

I just wanted to say real quick before I go to bed that my Fro Patro shirt got here today so Yee Haw. I also like the new intro to the blog (Is that what you would call it?) especially about the community.That is so cool and it really is because community is so much better than group. I have gotten to the point that if someone doesn't post for a day or two I start to wonder what's going on. So take care my new friends brought together by Chris and goodnight. See ya after court..

Candy

Hischild said...

Hey Candy,
Thanks for pointing out the new intro to the blog. I am SO unobservant it would have been a couple weeks before I noticed it.
Sheesh!

Also, I can relate to wondering about others. Here I am up at 1:45 AM checking the latest messages. What's THAT all about?? ha ha It's so nice to have you in the community!

~clarissa

Cathy Storms said...

Candy~Thanks for pointing out the new intro. Like Lori I would of never noticed it either. It feels really good to be part of this community.

Cathy Storms said...

I'm such a dork!! I meant to say like Clarissa I would of never noticed it.
I'm sorry Clarissa...

Anonymous said...

Chris...I heard the live acoustic version of Empty Me on KLOVE the day after you played it live while you were hanging out with John and Sherry. It was unbelievable. As much as I love the release version, the version you did live for them just reached into the depths of my soul and shook me! Is it available anywhere???

Jules

gdahimself said...

According to Billboard's Hot Christian Adult Contemporary chart
Empty Me is at number 9
http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=354&cfgn=Singles&cfn=Hot+Christian+Adult+Contemporary&ci=3098119&cdi=9847727&cid=08%2F02%2F2008

And on their Top Christian Albums
Running Back to You is at 12
http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=310&cfgn=Albums&cfn=Top+Christian+Albums&ci=3098023&cdi=9843707&cid=08%2F02%2F2008

GDA 2008.07.31

lea ann said...

chris -

wanted to let you know that I keep hearing Empty Me on K-Love (which I listen to in my car and all day online) and every single time I hear Empty Me... something "turns" in my chest (heart?). The song is amazing and I'm quite thrilled that it's doing so well.

Excellent, excellent song.