God in Me

Album: The Sound (2008)
Charted: 68
  • Erica Campbell of Mary Mary told SoulTracks that, "the song is telling people that you see what I have, but it isn't just me, it's the God in me."
  • Gospel artist KiKi (Kierra) Sheard makes a guest appearance on this track. Kierra's song "Have What You Want" can be heard playing in Mary Mary's music video for their 2005 song "Yesterday."
  • Following a performance at the 2009 BET Awards, Mary Mary returned to the Hot 100 for the first time since 2000 with this song.
  • This ascended into theTop 10 of R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in its 42nd week on the chart, the longest climb to the top tier in the survey's 67-year history. This song was Mary Mary's second single to reach the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Top 10, following "Shackles (Praise You)" in 2000. The duo became the first gospel act to achieve multiple top 10s on the chart in the 21st century.
  • In its 64th week on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, this broke the record for the longest run by a group on the chart, surpassing Dru Hill's "In My Bed," which ran for 63 weeks in 1997-98.
    The tune also holds the longevity record among gospel songs on the chart, overtaking Kirk Franklin's "Looking for You," which clocked up 60 weeks in 2005-06.
  • This won in the Best Gospel Song category at the 2010 Grammy Awards.
  • At the 25th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, this won the Song of the Year award. Amongst Mary Mary's other honors at the ceremony was the Group/Duo of the Year award.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Todd RundgrenSongwriter Interviews

Todd Rundgren explains why he avoids "Hello It's Me," and what it was like producing Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell album.

Dave MasonSongwriter Interviews

Dave reveals the inspiration for "Feelin' Alright" and explains how the first song he ever wrote became the biggest hit for his band Traffic.

Jason Newsted (ex-Metallica)Songwriter Interviews

The former Metallica bassist talks about his first time writing a song with James Hetfield, and how a hand-me-down iPad has changed his songwriting.

Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet SprocketSongwriter Interviews

The "All I Want" singer went through a long depression, playing some shows when he didn't want to be alive.

Early Days of MTVFact or Fiction

If you can recall the days when MTV played videos, you know that there are lots of stories to tell. See if you can spot the real ones.

La La Brooks of The CrystalsSong Writing

The lead singer on "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Then He Kissed Me," La La explains how and why Phil Spector replaced The Crystals with Darlene Love on "He's A Rebel."