In a short 3 and a half months, the annual WOW Hits project will be released both in physical and digital form, and 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. Earlier in the year, we released a prediction to you all, and a few months down the track, we’ve decided to disclose another predicted list- some tracks the same and others different. 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.
Below is a list of the albums that are releasing this past fortnight; 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.
It’s time for another Sunday News Roundup, here’s the next instalment from the 2nd til the 8th February 2015. Enjoy reading the scoop on the latest news! P.S., sorry it’s a bit late, but I wanted to include the news about for KING & COUNTRY winning some Grammy Awards. Anyway, I digress, so back to the news…
It’s time to put your thinking caps on everyone! It’s about 6 months until the WOW Hits 2016 list is revealed (via email, and a little longer on social media), and about 6 months since the list for WOW Hits 2015 was released. So while I will still write a site prediction list around the end of July, I’m proposing one now, just to hear your thoughts!
Note: the above picture is of the upcoming WOW Party Mix, and I included it as the WOW Hits 2016 cover hasn’t release yet!
The series of WOW Hits, an annual compilation featuring the supposed best of songs in Christian music in a current year, have always been one of the most popular, criticised and publicised releases within Christian music. Always before a list releases of what songs would be on a WOW Hits of any given year, fans of the compilation franchise have always made their fantasy lists of what they would like to appear on a certain WOW disc, and this year is no different.
WOW Hits- the series released each year amongst the CCM circle since 1996 that is becoming more and more of a hot-topic and one that clearly divides avid Christian music fans (myself included) as debates about song choices and artist inclusions/exclusions reign from year to year. Regardless of my objective opinions on WOW Hits, these albums always hold dear to my heart, with the very first WOW album I listened to, WOW Hits 2004, being a catalyst in me branching out in my listening of CCM music, when I heard the compilation in 2003. Receiving this album in the mail as a competition from Word Bookstores, I would say this album is my favourite in a sentimental sense. From artists like Newsboys, ZoeGirl, Third Day, Jaci Velasquez, and Nichole Nordeman, to Avalon, Mark Schultz, FFH, MercyMe and Jeremy Camp; the 2003 edition to the ‘best songs in Christian music’ was able to show me a world of Christian music I hardly knew at that point in time. In 2006 I bought WOW Hits 2006 and WOW Hits 2005 from Koorong, and since then my love for WOW Hits hasn’t wavered.