Hey everyone. I figured that while it’s only a few days until next year, now’s a good time as any to speculate about next year’s WOW Hits compilation. It’s about 9 months until the WOW Hits 2017 list is revealed (via email, and a little longer on social media), and about 3 months since WOW Hits 2016 was released. So while I will still write a site prediction list around the end of March, and again in July, I’m proposing one now, just to hear your thoughts!
Note: the above picture is of WOW Hits 2016, the WOW Hits 2017 cover hasn’t release yet (will probably release in June/July sometime)!
While we all can agree that no collection of the top 39 Christian songs of the year will fully encompass every song worthy of recognition, we can all try, sit back and make our own fantasy lists, of songs we reckon should be included in the compilation, and other tracks that we deem to miss out, for whatever reason. While I must admit there’s probably no perfect list, WOW Hits does have some traction within the CCM community, and is a great way to start if you are looking for something new, different and interesting to listen to if you are a fan like me of all things CCM.
WOW Hits has always had its critics, its compliments and everything else in between. Earlier in 2015, they released their first ever remix album- one that I reckon was a bold and smart move by the brand. And when September 2016 rolls around, we will see which songs throughout 2016 WOW reckons ought to be placed on a CD to be listened to again and again by millions around the world. Want to check out my 2 cents worth? Read on and find out.
NOTE- No doubt my list below is probably not even 50% correct- as some songs that will be on this year’s WOW probably haven’t been released yet, and some not even recorded or written yet. But we at 365 Days of Inspiring Media thought it would be fun to place in our own predictions.
Sound off in the comments whether you agree with our selections. We will be reviewing WOW Hits 2017 in early August 2016, when the track listing releases.
WOW Hits 2017 (365 Days Of Inspiring Media’s predictions as of early December 2015):
- Good, Good Father (Chris Tomlin)
- Deliverer (Matt Maher)
- Guilty (Newsboys)
- Name (Nichole Nordeman)
- Clean (Natalie Grant)
- Something Different (Sidewalk Prophets)
- Beautiful Offering (Big Daddy Weave)
- Trust in You (Lauren Daigle)
- Walking Like Giants (Stars Go Dim)
- Even When It Hurts (Hillsong UNITED)
- Live on Forever (The Afters)
- Amen (Steven Curtis Chapman)
- Dear Younger Me (MercyMe)
- Grace Wins (Matthew West)
- The Same Power (Jeremy Camp)
- Dead Man Walking (feat. Ellie Holcomb) (John Tibbs) BONUS
- Chains (feat. Tedashii) (Crowder) BONUS DELUXE
- Sound of the Saints (feat. His Little Feet Choir) (Audio Adrenaline) BONUS DELUXE
- Longer Than a Lifetime (Sanctus Real) BONUS DELUXE
- Priceless (for KING AND COUNTRY)
- One and Only (Rend Collective)
- Where You Are (Hillsong Young and Free)
- Great is Our God (Plumb)
- We are Yours (I Am They)
- Bring it On (Kutless)
- Live Like You’re Loved (Hawk Nelson)
- Wake Me Up (Amnesia) (Group 1 Crew)
- Ocean Deep (Building 429)
- Believe (All Things New)
- Greater is He (Blanca)
- Your Words (feat. Harvest) (Third Day)
- Let Love Win (Carrollton)
- Be Kind to Yourself (Andrew Peterson)
- Feel It (TobyMac)
- Love Shaped Heart (V. Rose) BONUS
- The River (Jordan Feliz) BONUS
- Alone (feat. TRU) (Hollyn) BONUS DELUXE
- He’s Still Here (Chris August) BONUS DELUXE
- Break of Day (Tenth Avenue North) BONUS DELUXE
Once again, let us know in the comments if you are excited for WOW Hits 2017 to release, and what you would put on the compilation if you were in charge of picking the songs. Enjoy reading the post, and happy speculating!