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WOW Worship, WOW Hits and WOW Hymns

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In 1999, the WOW Worship series started bringing us the best praise and worship of the year by some of the top artists and bands in Christian music. In 2002, they added to the brand with the addition of WOW Hits, which focused on the most popular Contemporary Christian music of the year.

'WOW Hits 2014'

Wow Hits 2014
Capitol Christian Music Group / Provident / Word Entertainment

WOW Hits 2014 shares the most popular Christian songs of 2013 and it's packed full of winners. Listeners will find everyone from Matt Maher to Jeremy Camp and Plumb to Colton Dixon.

Highlights Include:

  • "Steady My Heart" - Kari Jobe
  • "Keep Your Eyes Open" - NEEDTOBREATHE
  • "Every Good Thing" - The Afters
  • "Starts With Me" - Tim Timmons

'WOW Hits 2013'

WOW Hits 2013
EMI/CMG

WOW Hits 2013 offers up a whopping 39 songs - some of most popular hits from 2012. Though the compilation left out some songs that I would have loved to see represented, it does offer over two hours of various artists doing what they do best - singing for Jesus.

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'WOW Hits 2012'

WOW Hits 2012
WOW

WOW Hits 2012 gives us 33 of the most popular songs from 2011. Be wowed by songs from artists like Mandisa, Third Day, David Crowder*Band and Casting Crowns for over two hours of listening pleasure.

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'WOW #1's' (Yellow)

WOW #1's (yellow)
Word

WOW #1’s marks the 17th two-disc release for the popular brand and it features all #1 hits chart-topping radio hits from 2005-2010, Contributions from award-winning artists like Mark Schultz, NEEDTOBREATHE, and Aaron Shust help give the release a very diverse sound.

Highlights Include:

  • "Hide" - Joy Williams
  • "How Great Is Our God" - Chris Tomlin
  • "This Is Your Life" - Switchfoot
  • "Everlasting God" - Lincoln Brewster
  • "Stand In The Rain" - Superchick
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'WOW Hits 2011'

WOW Hits 2011
EMI

As usual, with the WOW brand, when you look at the list of the artists on the set, the most appropriate word is "Wow!" WOW Hits 2011 offers up 30 songs on a 2-CD set and for the price, you get tunes by artists like Amy Grant, Josh Wilson, Big Daddy Weave, Chris August and Matthew West.

While the songs are all hits (thus the title), there are a few on here that push it over the top for me...

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'WOW Worship Purple'

WOW Worship Purple
Word

The choices that the Word folks made on WOW Worship Purple are simply great. The song selection flows smoothly to help listeners go beyond the veil to a place of pure worship. Brand new tunes from Matthew West and Francesca Battistelli help make this one stand out.

Highlights Include:

  • "All Because of Jesus" - Casting Crowns
  • "Lead Me To The Cross" - Francesca Battistelli
  • "Happy Day" - Tim Hughes
  • "Hosanna" - Selah
  • "Desert Song" - Natalie Grant

'WOW Hits 2010'

WOW Hits 2010
EMI/CMG

Following the path that has made the WOW brand so popular, WOW Hits 2010 features 30 songs on 2 CDs. What makes this album stand out is the choice of hits that the WOW brand selected. "I Will Rise" by Chris Tomlin, "How He Loves" by David Crowder*Band, "City on Our Knees" by tobyMac and "Keys to the Kingdom" by Group 1 Crew show the diversity of the hits we first heard in 2009. Adding in music from Mark Schultz, Jeremy Camp, Brandon Heath and Michael W. Smith rounds the set out nicely.

'WOW Hits 2009'

WOW Hits 2009
Word Entertainment

Released in October 2008, WOW Hits 2009 includes music from Matt Maher, Above the Golden State and Fee. In all, 30 songs are packed into two CDs for a ton of great music.

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'WOW Hits 1'

WOW Hits 1
Provident
Released in April 2008, WOW Hits 1 packs 19 songs on 1 mega-CD. David Crowder Band brings modern worship, Casting Crowns comes in with contemporary pop and BarlowGirl has a great rock offering and that's just 3 of the 19 artists you'll find.

As usual, WOW Hits packs a lot of great music by top artists into one CD.

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'WOW Hits 2008'

WOW Hits 2008
Sparrow Records

Featuring 33 tracks, this WOW release hits all of the high points. From the worship of Michael W. Smith and the light rock of Sanctus Real to the inspirational sounds of Selah and the rock of BarlowGirl, WOW Hits 2008 offers a wide variety of sounds.

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