To those of you who weren’t aware, I have a weekly charts page that I call The Top 20 Singles and Tracks. I’ve been doing this since 1990, when the very first #1 single on my Top 20 chart was Release Me by Wilson Phillips. πŸ˜‰

Anyway, now that 2006 is about to come to an end, I’d tabulated the year-end charts, similar to what Billboard Magazine does. Points are awarded per weekly position and number of weeks on the chart.

A total of 106 songs entered the Top 20 Singles and Tracks this year. This year, the Single of the Year award goes to Happy, the debut single from Gotee debut recording artist Ayiesha Woods. The Artist of the Year – a surprise to me, believe it or not – is Avalon.

Complete year-end positions after the jump, along with Top 10 commentary.


1. Happy. Ayiesha Woods. 601 points.
2. Orphans of God. Avalon. 595 points.
3. Our God Reigns. Brandon Heath. 585 points.
4. Son of God. Starfield. 547 points.
5. My Wish. Rascal Flatts. 525 points.
6. Find Your Wings. Mark Harris. 517 points.
7. My Savior My God. Aaron Shust. 503 points.
8. Hear My Worship. Jaime Jamgochian. 466 points.
9. Say Goodbye. Jordan Knight & Deborah Gibson. 456 points.
10. Broken & Beautiful. Mark Schultz. 441 points.

Ayiesha Woods’ debut single, Happy, is the #1 single this year on the Top 20 Singles and Tracks. This summery single made its debut on April 15 and topped the chart two separate times during its 22-week chart life, good for third-longest this year, second only to Aaron Shust’s My Savior My God and tied with Avalon’s Orphans of God and Mark Harris’ Find Your Wings. Woods is the first Afro-American to top the year-end survey since Mary Mary did it with Shackles (Praise You) in 2001.

Avalon’s Orphans of God places second overall, a lofty accomplishment considering the song never topped the chart. It is one of three songs in the Top 10 to not have gone to #1 (the other two being Shust’s My Savior My God and Jordan Knight’s single with Deborah Gibson, Say Goodbye). With two songs in the top 12, Avalon is the runaway Artist of the Year.

11. I Need You to Love Me. BarlowGirl.429 points.
12. Love Won’t Leave You. Avalon.426 points.
13. Welcome Home. Brian Littrell.389 points.
14. Turn It Around. Israel Houghton.378 points.
15. You Know Where To Find Me. Matthew West. 377 points.
16. So Long Self. MercyMe.369 points.
17. I Am. Michael Schultz.367 points.
18. Shine. Salvador.364 points.
19. Only Grace. Matthew West.358 points.
20. I Lift Up My Eyes. Katie Giguere.358 points.

21. Life Is a Highway. Rascal Flatts. 351 points.
22. What Hurts the Most. Rascal Flatts. 344 points.
23. Because of Your Love. Paul Baloche. 339 points.
24. How Great Is Our God. Chris Tomlin. 335 points.
25. Defying Gravity. I Menzel / K Chenoweth 330 points.
26. Somehow You Are. Avalon. 322 points.
27. High. Barbie Almalbis. 318 points.
28. Nothing Without You. Bebo Norman. 309 points.
29. I Know You’re There. Chandler. 301 points.
30. Nature of Love. Anthem Avenue. 301 points.

31. Dead Man (Carry Me). Jars of Clay 293 points.
32. Without You. Big Daddy Weave. 290 points.
33. Holy is the Lord. Chris Tomlin. 289 points.
34. God Bless the Broken Road. Selah. 284 points.
35. Sexyback. Justin Timberlake. 276 points.
36. Unleashed. Warren Barfield. 274 points.
37. Saved. Warren Barfield. 274 points.
38. You Lift Me Up. Martha Wash. 272 points.
39. Wind It Up. Gwen Stefani. 266 points.
40. Some Hearts. Carrie Underwood. 263 points.

41. Let It Go. Jadon Lavik. 263 points.
42. Sometimes Step by Step. Bebo Norman & Rich Mullins. 258 points.
43. Now. John David Webster. 253 points.
44. Before He Cheats. Carrie Underwood. 252 points.
45. Remembering You. Stephen Curtis Chapman. 245 points.
46. Looking For You. Kirk Franklin. 229 points.
47. Irreplaceable. Beyonce. 220 points.
48. Next Thing You Know. Matthew West. 219 points.
49. Leave the Pieces. The Wreckers. 204 points.
50. Light of the World. Watermark. 194 points.

51. Red High Heels. Kellie Pickler. 193 points.
52. Cry Out to Jesus. Third Day. 189 points.
53. Lifesong. Casting Crowns. 183 points.
54. Turkish Delight. David Crowder Band. 181 points.
55. It’s All Coming Back to Me Now. Meatloaf & Marion Raven. 181 points.
56. This Man. Jeremy Camp. 177 points.
57. I Don’t Feel Like Dancing. Scissor Sisters. 176 points.
58. Wish You Were Here. Mark Harris. 169 points.
59. A Brighter Day. George Huff. 167 points.
60. Still. Hillsong Australia. 160 points.

61. And I Am Telling You. Jennifer Hudson. 158 points.
62. Stretch Out. Vicki Winans. 157 points.
63. Heaven. Salvador. 156 points.
64. Live Like You Were Dying. Tim McGraw. 145 points.
65. Ligaya. Kitchie Nadal. 144 points.
66. Don’t Forget to Remember Me. Carrie Underwood. 140 points.
67. Made to Worship. Chris Tomlin. 139 points.
68. Clockwatchin’. Jason Mraz. 137 points.
69. Jesus Take the Wheel. Carrie Underwood. 135 points.
70. Me and My Gang. Rascal Flatts. 134 points.

71. Gotta Forgive ‘Em. Wayburn Dean. 129 points.
72. Bad Day. Daniel Powter. 128 points.
73. Ring the Alarm. Beyonce. 120 points.
74. Lay Your Hands. Simon Webbe. 118 points.
75. Even God. Charlotte Church. 115 points.
76. I Will Lift My Eyes. Bebo Norman. 114 points.
77. Ain’t No Other Man. Christina Aguilera. 108 points.
78. Mountain of God. Third Day. 101 points.
79. Be Without You. Mary J. Blige. 93 points.
80. Big Enough. Ayiesha Woods. 87 points.

81. Just Feel Better. Santana. 84 points.
82. Screwed. Paris Hilton. 81 points.
83. Unchangeable. ZOEGirl. 80 points.
84. Everything That Has Breath. CeCe Winans. 80 points.
85. King of My Soul. Carl Cartee. 79 points.
86. Everlasting God. Brenton Brown .79 points.
87. Promiscuous. Nellie Furtado. 78 points.
88. The Real Thing. Bo Bice. 67 points.
89. Everlasting. SONICflood. 66 points.
90. Unpredictable. Jamie Foxx. 64 points.

91. Fire. Kitchie Nadal. 62 points.
92. No Limits. Martha Munizzi.Β  61 points.
93. Cheatin’. Sara Evans. 57 points.
94. My Love. Justin Timberlake. 55 points.
95. Stickwitu. Pussycat Dolls. 48 points.
96. Praise You in This Storm. Casting Crowns. 37 points.
97. You Are Loved. Josh Groban. 31 points.
98. Belief. Gavin DeGraw. 28 points.
99. Wake Me When Sept Ends. Green Day. 22 points.
100. If I Can’t Change Your Mind. Train. 22 points.

101. Hood Boy. Fantasia. 22 points.
102. Runaround. Taylor Hicks. 18 points.
103. Stand Up for Love. Destiny’s Child. 15 points.
104. Look Your Way. Michael Passons.14 points.
105. When Did You Fall. Chris Rice. 14 points.
106. White and Nerdy. Weird Al Yankovic. 14 points.