Lauren Daigle’s “Thank God I Do” ascends to No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian Airplay and Christian AC Airplay rankings dated July 29, as she scores a fivefold chart domination not achieved since her own “You Say” over four years ago.
“Thank God I Do” drew 6.2 million audience impressions July 14-20, according to Luminate.
Daigle earns her fifth No. 1 on Christian Airplay and her sixth on Christian AC Airplay.
The song is the lead single from Daigle’s self-titled LP, which arrived at No. 1 on the Top Christian Albums chart in May, giving the Lake Charles, La., native her fourth leader. The 10-song set will expand by 10 tracks later this year.
Daigle wrote “Thank God I Do” with Jason Ingram, with Jeffrey Bhasker, P!nk (Alecia Moore) and Nate Ruess also receiving writing credit, as the song contains elements of P!nk’s “Just Give Me a Reason,” featuring Ruess (which the three co-penned), a three-week No. 1 on the all-genre multimetric Billboard Hot 100 in 2013.
“Wow, just wow,” Daigle says of her latest chart coronations. “It has been absolutely incredible seeing how people have connected to ‘Thank God I Do,’ and receiving the news that it has reached No. 1 at radio is so special. It means more than words to see the continued support and enthusiasm for this new music, which is so close to my heart.”
Meanwhile, “Thank God I Do” rules the streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Hot Christian Songs survey for an 11th frame, after becoming her sixth No. 1 in May. The hit retains the penthouse bolstered by 2.6 million official U.S. streams (up 2%) and 2,000 sold. It tops Christian Digital Song Sales for a 17th week and Christian Streaming Songs for an eighth week.
The only other title to rule Hot Christian Songs, Christian Airplay, Christian AC Airplay, Christian Streaming Songs and Christian Digital Song Sales simultaneously in the nearly 10 years that the five lists have coexisted? Daigle’s crossover smash “You Say,” which did so for 11 weeks in 2018-19.
On Christian Airplay, “Thank God I Do” is Daigle’s first chart-topper since “You Say” dominated for 17 weeks beginning in September 2018. She logged four top 10s in between: “Look Up Child” (No. 6 peak, April 2019); “Rescue” (No. 4, November 2019); “Still Rolling Stones” (No. 5, July 2020); and “Hold On to Me” (No. 3, July 2021).
Daigle’s 18 Christian Airplay chart-entries include 14 top 10s. Her first of five leaders was the aptly titled “First,” which reigned for three weeks starting in October 2015.
“You Say” is Daigle’s longest-leading Christian AC Airplay No. 1, with 15 weeks on top.
Among women, Daigle’s five Christian Airplay No. 1s place her second, behind Francesca Battistelli with six. On Christian AC Airplay, Daigle’s six No. 1s are the most among women, with Battistelli and Mandisa tied for second with four each. (Both charts began in June 2003.)