Top 500 Countdown 2018

April 17th, 2018

Thanks for VOTING and Thanks for LISTENING!!!
You voted, now tune in to find out where your songs land on WJTL’s Top 500 Countdown, as voted by our family of listeners. We will kick things off this afternoon (Tuesday, April 17th) at 1pm.  Then, we will count down the Top 500 Songs from 500 to 1 and end around 8 or 9pm on Thursday, April 19th.Along the way we will be giving you chances to win some great prizes.

2 tickets to JESUS the musical stage adventure
at Sight & Sound Theatre

A Chick-fil-A sandwich every week for 6 months
courtesy of Chick-fil-A LancasterA pair of rides with The United States Hot Air Balloon Team over scenic Lancaster County

A group excursion (up to 8) at the new Elevated Obstacle Course at Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

Dinner for 4 at Dutch Way Family Restaurants with locations in Myerstown, Gap & Schaefferstown

Top 500 Schedule
Tuesday, April 17, 1pm-11pm
Wednesday, April 18, 6am-11pm

Thursday, April 19, 6am- 8 or 9pm

Tune in and follow along!

on the mobile app
or online

  1. helen laughman
    April 18th, 2018 at 06:57 | #1

    how do you sigh up for the chance to win the great prizes

  2. Stephanie
    April 18th, 2018 at 19:11 | #2

    How many people responded to the 500 count down?

  3. Julie Kobie
    April 19th, 2018 at 06:14 | #3

    My husband and I were driving South toward Florida (from Lancaster County) yesterday and were so glad to “take” WJTL with us. We had so much fun reminiscing with so many of the top 500 songs. “Remember when…” Thanks for compiling the list. Being numbers people, we are curious with a few questions:
    * How many people participated? * How many votes did the #500 song get? * How many votes did the #1 song get? THANKS for all you do for so many people. Uplifting and encouraging music ministry. Bless you! (Hi Lisa!!) 🙂 – joyfully, Julie Kobie

    April 19th, 2018 at 10:54 | #4

    This 500 countdown has been AMAZING!! I heard new songs and was reminded of all the songs I have loved over the years. We are really blessed to have such a huge repertoire of thought provoking, encouraging and uplifting songs of worship available to us every day. God is SO good…ALL THE TIME!
    Thank you for putting this together for our enjoyment!

  5. April 19th, 2018 at 11:00 | #5

    Thanks Diane! We are enjoying it too! Thanks for your encouragement.

  6. April 19th, 2018 at 11:02 | #6

    Hey Julie, So glad you and your husband are enjoying it. We are having a blast too. I will email you some of that info, as we won’t reveal it all until we get closer to #1.

  7. April 19th, 2018 at 11:05 | #7

    Hey Stephanie, Almost 1000 listeners responded.

  8. April 19th, 2018 at 11:06 | #8

    Hey Helen, The prizes on the 50s (450, 350, etc) are drawn from those who voted for their top 5 songs. The prizes on the Hundreds (500, 400, 300, 200, 100 and 10) are call-ins. Keep listening to win.

  9. Laura Sinkonis
    April 19th, 2018 at 11:49 | #9

    I’d be interested in the analytics, too. How many votes did Number 500 receive? How many did Number 1 receive? Thanks. I really enjoy the mix of oldies and new music in the countdown.

  10. April 19th, 2018 at 12:20 | #10

    Hi Laura, I will email you some info.

  11. Jenny
    April 19th, 2018 at 16:35 | #11

    Listening to the countdown is like reading an old yearbook or scrapbook. It takes you back in time and allows you to recall your life when those songs were popular. I also like hearing a song only once a day- no repeats. It would be great if you could post the analytics when the countdown is complete. In particular, which artist has the most songs on the countdown???? Thanks!

  12. April 19th, 2018 at 17:18 | #12

    Hey Jenny, Here is the info on the artists with the most songs on the Top 500.

    Top 500 2018 Top Artists
    # Artist Songs
    1 TobyMac 20
    1 Chris Tomlin 20
    3 Newsboys 17
    4 Casting Crowns 16
    5 Michael W Smith 14
    8 MercyMe 13
    8 Keith Green 11
    8 David Crowder 11
    9 Third Day 11
    10 Steven Curtis Chapman 10
    16 Amy Grant 8
    16 Skillet 8
    16 Phillips Craig & Dean 8
    16 dc Talk 8
    16 Rich Mullins 8
    16 Rend Collective 8
    19 Big Daddy Weave 7
    19 For King and Country 7
    19 Lauren Daigle 7

  13. Chris
    April 19th, 2018 at 18:46 | #13

    Will there be a list of the top 500 songs

  14. Jared
    April 19th, 2018 at 21:19 | #14

    Is there a way to access the data on all this? How were ties determined. it would be interesting to see a combined top 500 from all the years together. Granted some songs weren’t even out, but interesting nonetheless.

  15. Dawn
    April 19th, 2018 at 21:36 | #15

    I love the top 500 countdown. Two of my favorite songs are number one and number two. I love voting and now that all songs have been revealed how many votes did I Can Only Imagine get. I love the movie also. Thank you WJTL for playing any song from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today. I love the variety that is played. You do not play the same song twice in a day and your playlist is different from day to day. Thank you also for being on the web because I live just outside of the listening area.

  16. Jean
    April 19th, 2018 at 22:01 | #16

    I didn’t get to hear the whole countdown. Do you have a list of all 500 songs & how they placed?

  17. Colleen Kennedy
    April 20th, 2018 at 05:38 | #17

    What was the top song? Can I see a list? Thank you!

  18. Rob
    April 20th, 2018 at 08:01 | #18

    Thanks for doing the top 500. Loved listening to as much as I could. Is there any where to view the full list? I would love to see what I missed. Thanks and keep up the good work you do!

  19. April 20th, 2018 at 08:36 | #19
  20. April 20th, 2018 at 08:41 | #20

    Thanks Jared, The Top 500 is a ton of work behind the scenes for us. Sorry we can”t share all the nitty gritty, sausage-making details.

  21. April 20th, 2018 at 08:41 | #21

    Dawn – I Can Only Imagine received 528 points at #1. So glad you enjoyed it!

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  24. April 20th, 2018 at 08:42 | #24

    Hey Rob, Glad you enjoyed it! https://wjtl.com/musics/2018-top-500/

  25. Jason Kauffman
    April 20th, 2018 at 12:01 | #25

    I loved the top 500 countdown…well done!

  26. April 24th, 2018 at 16:06 | #26

    Thanks Jason!

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