Hang on, didn’t we do this post already? Nope, that was last year’s similar top ten’s post, titled “Top 10 CCM Songs Of The Summer 2016”. Ok, so what about this post? Nope, not that either! That was “Top 10: 30 songs to have an impact in 2017”. This top ten’s post is instead “Top 10 (30) CCM Songs of the Summer 2017”!
Though this post will be similar compared to the other two in terms of me trying to guess which songs will be big (either on the radio or in terms of impact in changing people’s lives) by the end of the ‘summer’ (Northern Hemisphere summer!)- which means the end of August; there is one slight difference. While last year, I gave my opinion on 15 songs that I reckon would be big by the end of August 2016, this year I will double that list to 30 songs. Why, you ask? Simply because this seems to be the year that there is more music released. Simple as that. Note that I said ‘seems to be the year that there is more music released’. Not ‘there is’. Cause maybe this is the year I have been paying more attention, and maybe there’s still the same amount of music…either way, if you forgot what the point of my post was last year where I wrote a similar thing, let me give you a refresher.
Continue reading TOP 10 ___: TOP 30 CCM SONGS OF THE SUMMER 2017
So…not so long as two years (between the first ‘new singles’ post and the second), so I guess that is a plus. But really, on a serious note, 2017 so far has had a flurry of great new songs. Therefore, another ‘New Singles of 2017’ post is fitting right? Here in the posts before, I have highlighted 5 songs that I reckon will peak in radio, as well as impact listeners far and wide. In the previous post, I decided to focus on “Even If”, the poignant radio single from the ever-reliable MercyMe, “Tears”, the piano prominent acoustic melody from former Sanctus Real frontman Matt Hammitt, “This We Know”, from Kristian Stanfill and the Passion Worship team (originally famous on Vertical Church Band’s Frontiers way back in July 2016), “Run The Race”, from Holly Starr, quite possibly one of the most underrated young female artists of tomorrow’s generation, as well as “All That Matters”, the chart-topping track from Colton Dixon (also one of my favourite songs of 2017 as well!). So, here I am, a little over 1 month later, posting another ‘new singles of 2017’ post…what are these next 5 songs, that I reckon will become hits in weeks and even months to come? (aside from “Even If”, which I reckon is my favourite song of 2017 thus far, and a song by MercyMe that ought to have as much emotion and impact as songs like “God With Us” and “I Can Only Imagine”!) Well, read on to find out! Which songs will you pick up when they become available on iTunes?
Continue reading NEW SINGLES OF 2017 (Part 2)
Welcome to the latest instalment of our most recent blog series Top Tens. Last time, we unveiled 20 artists and songs that in our opinion should be included in WOW Hits 2017 next year. This time, on this expanded post, and in keeping with a similar theme, I will list 20 of my favourite songs of 2016 (in no particular order!).
Continue reading Top Twenty Favourite Songs of 2015…So Far!
Below is a list of the albums that are releasing/have released over the past three weeks; which albums are you thinking of listening to and purchasing? Which albums are you going to recommend to others and which would you bypass? Let us know in the comments below.
Continue reading Albums Releasing The Past Three Weeks (3rd – 22nd August 2015)
City Of Peace Records
Release Date: August 21st 2015
Reviewed by: Joshua Andre
John Waller– Crazy Faith (Amazon mp3/iTunes)
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Who wants to read about the latest news over the past four weeks? It’s time for another Sunday News Roundup, here’s the next instalment from the 4th to the 31st May 2015 (sorry for the mega post, but circumstances came up over the past month preventing this post from being published…). Anyway, enjoy reading the scoop on the latest news, spanning over the past month!
Continue reading Sunday News Roundup (4th – 31st March 2015)
It’s time for another Sunday News Roundup, here’s the next instalment from the 20th April til the 3rd March 2015 (it’s a week or so late in posting, due to many circumstances and occurrences that I will be delving into a bit later on in another post…but better late than never, right?). Anyway, enjoy reading the scoop on the latest news, spanning over the past 2 weeks!
Continue reading Sunday News Roundup (20th April – 3rd March 2015)
Release Date: April 28th 2015
Reviewed by Joshua Andre
John Waller– Five For Free (Amazon mp3/iTunes/Noisetrade)
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It’s been about nearly two weeks into 2015, how is this year treating each of you?
So now that you’ve read Jon’s best of 2014 list of albums releasing in 2014, let’s dive into see what my choices are. I’ll admit, some of them are the same (we are brothers after all, and love similar kinds of music), but bear with me, cause some choices are different. Though it’s been a bit longer than I originally wanted to post about best albums, let me reveal this long awaited list without further ado. As I list my choices, hopefully you will hear why these albums are special. Hopefully you can be inspired and encouraged by them again and again as well!
Continue reading Joshua Andre’s Best Of 2014 (Part 1: Albums)