Top selling Christian records

The list below charts a number of well known, and not so well known, bands and how their singles and albums have charted. I’ve started with the number two, tomorrow I’ll submit the number one Christian band of all time. Any guesses???

At the top of today’s list is a single from 1967. “Oh Happy Day” is a traditional hymn recorded with a black gospel/soul slant. Recorded on a simple two-track stereo, only five hundred copies were produced as a church fund raiser. After receiving airplay on a local San Francisco, the choir was signed for national distribution. The rest, as they say, is history. The single went on to be the most popular of all Christian releases.

Edwin Hawkins Singers “Oh Happy Day” (single) over 7 million
Jars Of Clay self-titled album (includes “Flood”) over 4 million
Owl City “Fireflies” single over 4 million
P.O.D. Satellite (album) over 3 million
The Fundamental Elements Of Southtown (album) over 1 million
MercyMe Spoken (album) over 3 million
dc Talk Jesus Freak (album) over 2 million
Supernatural (album) over 1 million
The Fray How to Save a Life(album) over 2 million
Switchfoot The Beautiful Letdown (album) over 2 million
five additional albums over 500,000
Third Day Live Wire (album) over 1 million
Offerings (album) over 1 million
numerous albums over 500,00
Flyleaf self-titled (album) over 1 million
All Around Me (Single) over 1 million
Bruce Cockburn Dancing In The Dragons Jaws (album) over 1 million
Stealing Fire (album) over 1 million
Waiting For A Miracle (album) over 1 million
Stryper To Hell With The Devil (album) over 1 million
Live in Japan (video) over 1 million
three additional albums over 500,000
Paramore The Only Exception (single) over 1 million
Misery Business (single) over 1 million
Sixpence None the Richer self-titled (album) over 1 million
Skillet two gold albums over 500,000
MxPx Slowly Going the Way of the Buffalo (album) over 500,000
newsboys five gold albums over 500,000
Underoath Define the Great Line (album) over 500,000
Petra Petra Praise and Beyond Belief (albums) both over 500,000
Delirious? The Cutting Edge (album) over 500,000
As I Lay Dying This Is Who We Are (album) over 500,000
Plus One The Promise (album) over 500,000
Keith Green The Ministry Years (album) over 500,000
Relient K five albums over 500,000
tobyMac three albums over 500,000

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