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Roger Sanchez - Another Chance (Radio Edit) (HQ)

Leaders from both sides of negotiations want struggling Americans to receive another round of stimulus checks. That much is clear. The individual payment would likely be capped at $1,200 for those whose annual Adjusted Gross Income does not exceed $75,000, and scale down to $0 as annual AGI approaches $99,000. Qualifications may also change, specifically as they apply to dependents, giving consumers a chance at a larger payout.

Roger Sanchez - Another Chance (Radio Edit) (HQ)

  • Christian/Gospel Lauren Daigle is a mainstay on the Christian music charts. But to mainstream audiences, she is only known for "You Say" which peaked at #29 on the Hot 100 and went 4x Platinum.

  • Jars of Clay: This Christian alt-folk band had a massive crossover hit with "Flood" in 1996, reaching #37 on the pop charts and #12 on the Modern Rock chart, with their appearance on the latter chart being the first time the Modern Rock and Christian charts ever housed the same song at the same time. It's also been the only song of theirs to ever gain any sort of mainstream support.

  • P.O.D.'s "Youth of the Nation," a song inspired by the Columbine and Satana High School shootings, was their only hit on mainstream charts, reaching #28 on the Hot 100 in 2001. They narrowly missed having another Top 40 hit with their song "Alive" that same year: It peaked at #41. Although "Nation" was their only Top 40 hit, they're now remembered outside of the rock radio format as a Two-Hit Wonder for both it and "Alive".

  • Sixpence None the Richer reached #2 with their 1998 hit "Kiss Me" thanks to its appearance in She's All That. Their next single, a cover of The La's "There She Goes", peaked at #32 on the Hot 100, but it managed to go Top-10 on the AC charts. The band had one more noteworthy adult contemporary hit, "Breathe Your Name" in 2002, but it did not cross over to the pop charts. All their other followup singles flopped and are completely forgotten today.

  • DC Talk were one of the biggest names in Christian music in the late '80s and early '90s and won four Grammy awards over the course of their career. But only one of their songs ever crossed over to the non-religious charts: "Just Between You and Me", a Top 30 hit on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart in 1996. While their most-well known song "Jesus Freak" had airplay on secular alternative radio (due to it's obvious Grunge influence), it didn't chart on the alternative charts at all, but was a top 10 hit... in the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.

  • Christian new wave singer Leslie Phillips had a ton of Christian chart hits in the mid-'80s, but by the end of the decade, she had transitioned into a secular Alternative Rock career by signing to Virgin Records and changing her stage name to Sam Phillips (her childhood nickname). Despite critical acclaim for several of her secular albums (she is also the composer for Gilmore Girls), she only scored one chart single on the Billboard Alternative chart: "Holding On To The Earth", which made it to #22 in 1989.

  • Zafra is a completely obscure Italian group founded in the '70s which specialized in ethnic music, folk and religious songs. However, pretty much every pre-schooler and young boy in Italy knows the song "I due liocorni" ("The Two Unicorns") which became a classic for kids in kindergartens, scout camps, summer camps and so on, so much so that it's considered some kind of traditional folk classic while in fact it was written in 1978. It's never credited to the original composers and the religious undertones (it's about the animals that Noah brought on the Ark) are downplayed. The song was also translated in several languages and, while not really popular outside of Italy, it's still several hundred times more known than anything else Zafra did.

  • Ocean is known almost exclusively for their 1970 gospel-pop song "Put Your Hand in the Hand". They had a few more minor hits in their native Canada, but nothing else left much of an impact there either.

  • The Kris Kristofferson composition "One Day at a Time" made a one-hit wonder out of four different artists within six years. First was Marilyn Sellars, whose 1974 version went top 40 on the Hot 100 and top 20 on the Hot Country Songs charts. A cover version by Irish singer Gloria (last name Smyth) one year later topped the Irish singles charts as part of a record-breaking 90-week run that stands to this day; simultaneously, Lena Martell had a #1 hit in the UK with her own version but never saw the charts again. Finally in 1980, Cristy Lane went to the top of the country music charts and #5 in New Zealand with her version.

  • Skillet are a huge name in both the Heavy Metal and Christian Rock communities, however, their only Hot 100 entry was "Awake and Alive", peaking at the chart's starting no. 100. Compare that to their Signature Song "Monster", which topped the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.

  • American Christian singer Krystal Meyers, who was essentially marketed as a Christian version of Avril Lavigne, complete with similar album art, had a huge hit in Japan with "The Way to Begin" in 2005. After two more albums, which produced further hits on the US Christian charts, but no more crossover hits, she faded into complete obscurity.

  • MercyMe are one of the most popular Christian Rock bands of all time. In 2003, they had an unexpected huge crossover hit with "I Can Only Imagine", which reached #71 on the Hot 100, #27 on the Adult Top 40, #33 on the Mainstream Top 40 and #5 on the AC charts. They didn't manage another crossover hit in the US afterwards, and they soon went back to catering to their traditional Christian audience.

  • Christmas Jimmy Boyd had a novelty hit in 1952 with the Christmas classic "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus". Between its novelty stigma and the fact that Boyd was 13 at the time, the song cannibalized his career. He had a moderately successful acting career afterwards but never captured the stardom he had with his megahit.

  • Rodney Carrington, known for his vulgar mix of stand-up comedy and Country Music, had a massive Black Sheep Hit in 2009 with "Camouflage and Christmas Lights", a completely serious song about soldiers celebrating Christmas. Although he has not released any more material to radio, he has continued to tour and record afterward.

  • Elmo & Patsy had a Christmas classic with "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer", first released in 1979, but nearly anyone would be hard-pressed to name any other release. Interestingly, Patsy isn't even on that song, so it's often just credited to Dr. Elmo. Despite its popularity (so popular that it even spawned an animated special), it never entered the Hot 100 until The '90s, and its highest peak on any chart was a mere #48 on Hot Country Songs in 1999. In Canada, the higher-charting version was a #20-peaking release by the Irish Rovers in 1982.

  • Jeff Foxworthy: Although the comedian best known for his "you might be a redneck" one-liners released several "songs" that included snippets of his comedy set to music (usually with a chorus from a country music singer), the only one that entered the country music top 40 was "Redneck 12 Days of Christmas" in 1996. Unlike his other single releases, it didn't sample existing stand-up routines or have a chorus by an existing singer; instead, it was a Solo Duet consisting entirely of original material, including a partial parody of "The 12 Days of Christmas". It also set a record for the highest-charting Christmas song on the country chartsnote later tied by Jimmy Wayne's "Paper Angels".

  • Before he became better known as the original voice of Donatello, Barry Gordon had a #6 hit in 1955 with "Nuttin' For Christmas". He was only 6 at the time.

  • Bobby Helms will forever be known as the guy who did "Jingle Bell Rock". His other big hits "My Special Angel" and "Fraulein" have fallen into obscurity.

  • NewSong: "The Christmas Shoes" was a huge crossover hit (#1 AC, #42 pop, #31 Country), and they've been pretty silent outside their usual Contemporary Christian demographic ever since. Interestingly, a cover of "The Christmas Shoes" was also the only Top 40 country hit for the short-lived Girl Group 3 of Hearts one year later.

  • Gayla Peevey had her only hit in 1953 with "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas", which reached #24 on the Hot 100 when she was 10. She had a few later singles under her real name of Jamie Horton, but none were successful.

  • MC Einar was a pioneer of Danish hip-hop in the Eighties, but is almost only remembered for his Christmas hit Jul, Det' Cool, where he raps a sarcastic text about crappy weather, commercialization and forced Christmas cheer over a sampling of Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride. Sadly Einar never made any money from the song; it was intended for a one-time joke performance only, so he signed over the rights to Leroy Anderson's estate before the song became popular.

  • Song Trust, a project spearheaded by defunct independent Country Music label Giantslayer Records (which was owned by songwriters Rory Lee Feek and Tim Johnson), released a Christmas single under that name in late 2007. That song, "Bring Him Home Santa", was sung by an anonymous six-year-old girl, and proceeds from singles sales went to St. Jude's. Although other "Song Trust" material was released, none of it charted. Giantslayer folded in 2009 as Johnson died and Feek focused more on his work with his wife, Joey Martin Feek, in their duo Joey + Rory.

  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra are a hugely successful album and touring act, but they've just had one major singles chart entry, with their Signature Song "Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24)". The prog-metal medley of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "Carol of the Bells" made it to #25 on the adult contemporary chart, #29 on the Mainstream Rock chart and was certified Gold by the RIAA. It also charted at #49 on Billboard Radio Songs, a feeder chart into the Billboard Hot 100, but didn't make the Hot 100 proper. They've had a few other adult contemporary chart hits, but they've never had another song that's reached widespread popularity the way that "Sarajevo" has... though their 2004 track "Wizards in Winter" is well-known as the backing music for a massively memetic YouTube video of a Christmas light show created by a Cincinnati-area engineer in 2005.

  • Vince Vance & the Valiants are known almost entirely for "All I Want for Christmas Is You" (not to be confused with the Mariah Carey song), which is one of the most-played Christmas songs in the Country Music genre. They got a tiny bit of buzz beforehand for their "Barbara Ann" parody "Bomb Iran" in 1980, but they are not the only act to have done a parody of that name.



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