Lord Of The Dance: SCC

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Signs Of Life lP coverSteven Curtis Chapman has more albums, nine, which landed at #1 on the Billboard Christian Albums chart than all but three artists, MercyMe has 11, Michael W. Smith has 16 and Amy Grant has 17. The “WOW Series,” which are compilation projects with many artists, has held the #1 slot 22 times. Steven’s albums have spent a cumulative 62 weeks in the #1 spot.

“Signs Of Life” first showed up in the #1 spot on the Billboard Christian Album chart for a single Signs Of Life certified Goldweek on 9/21/1996. It moved back into the #1 slot on 10/05/1996. It spent a total of 4 weeks at #1. It was released on 9/3/1996. It was Steven’s 8th studio LP and went Gold. The title track was the #2 song on Christian radio for 1996. “Lord Of The Dance” was #46. “Free” was #9 for 1997. “Let Us Pray” was #19 in 1997 and won the Dove Award for Pop Contemporary Recorded Song Of The Year.

Here’s the list of Steven Curtis Chapman albums that have been #1 on the Billboard Christian Album chart with the total number of weeks each spent in that spot.

For the Sake of the Call (4)
The Great Adventure (12)
Heaven In The Real World (24)
Signs of Life (4)
Speechless (12)
All About Love (3)
All Things New (1)
This Moment (1)
Beauty Will Rise (1)

I’ve shared video versions of four of the songs from “Signs Of Life.” First, “Lord of the Dance,” then “Let Us Pray,” a live version of "The Walk" and finally an audio version of “Signs Of Life.”

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