My Ideal WOW Hits Tracklists: Post 1- WOW Hits 2009

If you have been a fan of this site for the past while, or even if you have been just perusing, you may have noticed quite a number of WOW Hits predictions (around 4 or 5 or so) at strategic points during the year for a particular installment. While these days now it seems that the WOW Hits brand may be a bit redundant, every year it’s still half the fun guessing which songs make the cut and which songs meet the cut. Because there is only space for 39 songs on each WOW Hits (maybe even less on previous years, especially in the 2000’s when there weren’t any bonus deluxe editions!), it’s understandable when certain hit songs are omitted for whatever reason.

However, given that we have done predictions for a few WOW Hits throughout our time as a site, why don’t we revisit a few WOW Hits, and see if track listings in years gone by, in my opinion, are really the ‘year’s best’ or not! So for the next few posts (which may be every two weeks or every month!), I will share my thoughts on an ‘ideal list’ for a particular WOW Hits instalment. This time, I am delving far, far back- seeing as this year WOW Hits 2019 will release, let us take a squiz back 10 years, and see if WOW Hits 2009 can be improved upon if it was re-released today! So…you can view the official track list of WOW Hits 2009 on Wikipedia, and then my fantasy list below (which include some tracks the same as the official list, and some tracks different)! Enjoy reading!

Disc 1:

  1. Lose My Soul (feat. Kirk Franklin & Mandisa) (TobyMac)
  2. We Need Each Other (Sanctus Real)
  3. This is Home (Switchfoot)
  4. Believe (Britt Nicole)
  5. Complete (Kutless)
  6. Love is Here (Tenth Avenue North)
  7. I’m Letting Go (Francesca Battistelli)
  8. Million Voices (BarlowGirl)
  9. Wonder of the World (Rush of Fools)
  10. Jesus Loves You (Stellar Kart)
  11. Crawl (Carry Me Through) (superchick)
  12. Here I Am (downhere)
  13. Washed By The Water (needtobreathe)
  14. Already Over (RED)
  15. Here We Go Again (pureNRG)
  16. I’ll Stay (CADIA) (BONUS)
  17. God In Me (Daniel Doss Band) (BONUS)
  18. Give Me Your Eyes (Brandon Heath) BONUS DELUXE
  19. Never Going Back to OK (The Afters) BONUS DELUXE
  20. In My Arms (Plumb) BONUS DELUXE

Disc 2:

  1. Call My Name (Third Day)
  2. You Reign (MercyMe)
  3. Count Me In (Leeland)
  4. Something to Say (Matthew West)
  5. Cinderella (Steven Curtis Chapman)
  6. Jesus Messiah (Chris Tomlin)
  7. Stay Strong (newsboys)
  8. In Better Hands (Natalie Grant)
  9. How You Live (Point of Grace)
  10. So Great (feat. Israel Hougton & Christy Nockels) (Michael W. Smith)
  11. You’re Not Alone (Meredith Andrews)
  12. Hope Now (Addison Road)
  13. Pull Me Out (Bebo Norman)
  14. Your Grace is Enough (Matt Maher)
  15. All Because of Jesus (FEE)
  16. 3 Minute Song (Josh Wilson) BONUS
  17. All Along (Remedy Drive) BONUS DELUXE
  18. Give (Relient K) BONUS DELUXE
  19. Love is Not A Fight (Warren Barfield) BONUS DELUXE

NOTE- this list above is not the official track listing, this is just a list of what could’ve and should’ve been, taking into account all the hits that were on radio in and around 2007/08.

What do you think of my version of WOW Hits 2009? How does it compare to the official track list?

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