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The Top 500 Countdown is Complete!

April 8th, 2011

Radio Friend Phil – Thank you for voting and making this year’s Top 500 Countdown a roaring success! Here’s a quick review of  the top 10 songs: (1) DC Talk-Jesus Freak, (2) MercyMe-I Can Only Imagine, (3) Rich Mullins-Awesome God, (4) Chris Tomlin-Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone), (5) Chris Tomlin-How Great Is Our God, (6) Michael W. Smith-Friends, (7) Casting Crowns-Praise You In This Storm, (8) Casting Crowns-Who Am I, (9) David Crowder Band-How He Loves, (10) Newsboys-Shine.

Thanks for voting and thanks for listening!

Radio Friend Phil

phil@wjtl.com




  1. Bernadette Obringer
    April 8th, 2011 at 22:33 | #1

    So many great songs! This was probably the toughest “voting” I’ve ever participated in !!! Thanks to all of you at JTL for all you are and do to keep hope alive in our fractured world. God Bless !!!

    Warm wishes ~ Bernadette

  2. bob
    April 8th, 2011 at 22:44 | #2

    Thanks for playing the top 500 countdown this year. It’s always a pleasure to hear new and old songs being played. Keep the good work.

  3. Nathan Kurtz
    April 8th, 2011 at 23:11 | #3

    I really enjoyed hearing the top 500 countdown. I loved the variety of old and new songs mixed together like that. And also enjoyed not hearing the same song played twice or three times in one day. I would really enjoy hearing more variety of songs played during the day similar to the way the top 500 was arranged. Loved it a lot. Hearing the late 80′s and early 90′s songs took me back to when I was a teenager. I love hearing that music. You guys are doing a great job. Keep up the good work. Fabulous. Do it every year if you can. Great job!!!!!!!!

  4. David Bohr
    April 9th, 2011 at 00:17 | #4

    My wife and I really enjoyed the top 500. We were even dancing with our four-month old son, Joshua, during some of the songs.

    And it was neat the way the old and new mixed together. On Friday morning, Larry Norman and Skillet ran back-to-back. I bet that has not happened very often.

  5. April 9th, 2011 at 05:59 | #5

    I loved this! I was very disappointed that I had to work during the top 100 and that my radio wouldn’t work for the top 10, but I really enjoyed what I did hear and I look forward to hearing it again sometime!

  6. Karen
    April 9th, 2011 at 08:45 | #6

    What a fun few days! We had WJTL on constantly and loved hearing all the songs. What a great mix of old and new. It was neat to share some of our music memories with our kids as the songs brought back memories of days gone by. :) Thanks for a job well done!!!

  7. Londa
    April 9th, 2011 at 10:27 | #7

    That was fun picking out my 5 songs out. I did a pretty good job
    of picking them out. WJTL you did a great job of doing it.
    Are you going to post all 500 songs on the web site sometime?
    Take care, and God Bless

  8. Alicia
    April 10th, 2011 at 08:04 | #8

    It was great to hear the top 500. I didn’t get to hear them all because of work and stuff but it was great hearing all of the different types of songs that were played!! Thanks!!!

  9. Stephen Umberger
    April 10th, 2011 at 21:04 | #9

    The parts I got to listen to this were very enjoyable. The variety of old and new, the songs I haven’t heard in years, made the listening experience 1 that will last a lifetime. Thanks a lit WJTL!

  10. Patty
    April 12th, 2011 at 07:35 | #10

    It was fun to enjoy old songs with my daughters. Got to listen to “The Never Ending Shopping List” on our way to school. Brought back memories. Thanks!

  11. Kelley
    April 12th, 2011 at 10:53 | #11

    loved all the songs :) some oldies but goodies as well!

  12. Rick L. Keener
    April 12th, 2011 at 11:54 | #12

    Just finished reviewing the Top 500 list(s), and have a few observations: one of the things that causes me to have concern when this event is run is that it is often advertised as “The Top 500 Christian Songs”Of All Time””. Obviously there are some voters that have no concept of “Of All Time”. Maybe a simple way to address this issue would be to add a co-efficient of points for the nominated song’s age from the time of the event; another issue is nominations of the same song recoeded by different artists being treated as different songs (I realize that for some, this issue may be looked at as a gigantic can od worms, but), in the interest of selecting the top 500 “Songs”, a solution may be to treat all songs with the same lyrics as the same song, maging mention of the different artists nominated, airing the rendition of the artist with the most votes. Thank You, for lending me yoyr ear, or eyes, or whatever may be applicable.

  13. Jean Bragg
    April 12th, 2011 at 15:11 | #13

    Enjoyed hearing the top 500 countdown! Some of those songs really took me back….wish I could have heard them all! I was thrilled that MercyMe-I Can Only Imagine, made the top 10. I never cease to have goose bumps when I hear this song played. Thanks for the memories!!

  14. Heather
    April 19th, 2011 at 10:28 | #14

    Four of my five top favorites made the top ten!!! I loved hearing the top 500!

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