WOW HITS 2017: What’s Your Prediction (Part 2)?

While it has only been a few months since my first prediction of what I thought was going to be on WOW Hits 2017, within that time span many songs released to radio, and I have since revised my proposed list. While I know that no WOW Hits list can ever be perfect, I do know that timeliness is the key, and songs on the coveted WOW Hits compilation should reflect the claim that these songs on the compilation are indeed the top songs of that given year. While that indeed a discussion for another day and another time, what I will say is that choosing 39 songs that I believe should reflect the year of 2016 is a very difficult thing. Because frankly, you’d probably need two WOW Hits albums released per year to capture the number of hits. Nevertheless, this is what they have- WOW Hits albums releasing once a year in September sometime. So without further ado, here is my proposed list of songs I reckon should be at least considered for WOW Hits 2017 (note: a fair amount of songs included on my list in the post WOW Hits 2017: What’s Your Prediction (Part 1) are not present here and vice versa).

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 March 2016):

Disc 1:

1. Amen (Steven Curtis Chapman)

2. Good, Good Father (Chris Tomlin)

3. No More (Josh Wilson)

4. Trust in You (Lauren Daigle)

5. Sound of the Saints (feat. His Little Feet) (Audio Adrenaline)

6. Name (Nichole Nordeman)

7. Where You Are (Hillsong Young and Free)

8. Grace Wins (Matthew West)

9. Same Power (Jeremy Camp)

10. The Joy of the Lord (Rend Collective)

11. Alive in Me (JJ Weeks Band)

12. No Longer Slaves (Bethel Music)

13. Guilty (Newsboys)

14. Your Love Awakens Me (Phil Wickham)

15. Deeper (Meredith Andrews)

16. The River (Jordan Feliz) (BONUS)

17. Everything Comes Alive (We Are Messengers) BONUS

18. Ever Be (Aaron Shust) BONUS DELUXE

19. To Live is Christ (Sidewalk Prophets) BONUS DELUXE

20. Make a Way (I Am They) BONUS DELUXE

Disc 2:

1. Feel It (TobyMac)

2. Deliverer (Matt Maher)

3. Not Backing Down (feat. Tedashii) (Blanca)

4. Wake Me Up (Group 1 Crew)

5. Diamonds (Hawk Nelson)

6. He’s Still Here (Chris August)

7. Your Words (Third Day)

8. Refuge (Finding Favour)

9. Rivals (Citizen Way)

10. Be Kind To Yourself (Andrew Peterson)

11. Alone (feat. TRU) (Hollyn)

12. Say the Word (UNITED)

13. Believer (Capital Kings)

14. Air I Breathe (Mat Kearney)

15. Live on Forever (The Afters)

16. Dead Man Walking (John Tibbs) BONUS

17. Let Love Win (Carrollton) BONUS DELUXE

18. Unashamed (Building 429) BONUS DELUXE


Songs that sadly missed out (of my list): Great is Our God (Plumb), Kaleidoscope (Urban Rescue), This is Love (Sanctus Real), Tell Your Heart to Beat Again (Danny Gokey), Believe (All Things New), Lean On Me (Consumed By Fire), God is On the Move (7eventh Time Down), Bring it On (Kutless), Just Be Held (Casting Crowns)

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!

2 thoughts on “WOW HITS 2017: What’s Your Prediction (Part 2)?”

  1. Hey Jonathan,
    I agree with everything you said in your intro. It’s impossible to make the perfect tracklist, but it’s still fun to try! Anyway, here’s my gander.

    Disc One
    1) Matthew West – Grace Wins
    2) Chris Tomlin – Good Good Father
    3) Jordan Feliz – The River
    4) Big Daddy Weave – My Story
    5) Jeremy Camp – Same Power
    6) MercyMe – Flawless
    7) Francesca Battistelli – Holy Spirit
    8)Casting Crowns – Just Be Held
    9) Josh Wilson – That Was Then, This Is Now
    10) Natalie Grant – Be One
    11) Sidewalk Prophets – Prodigal
    12) Finding Favor – Cast My Cares
    13) Jonny Diaz – Breathe
    14) 7eventh Time Down – God Is On the Move
    15) Steven Curtis Chapman – Amen
    16) We Are Messengers – Everything Comes Alive (Deluxe)
    17) Consumed By Fire – Lean On Me (Deluxe)
    18) Matt Maher – Deliverer (Bonus Deluxe)
    19) Jason Gray – Glow In the Dark (Bonus Deluxe)
    20) Aaron Shust – Ever Be (Bonus Deluxe)

    Disc Two
    1) Lauren Daigle – First
    2) tobyMac – Feel It (feat. Mr. Talkbox)
    3) Lincoln Brewster – There Is Power
    4) for KING & COUNTRY – It’s Not Over Yet (The Encore Version)
    5) The Afters – Live On Forever
    6) Danny Gokey – Tell Your Heart to Beat Again
    7) Plumb – Exhale
    8) Mat Kearney – Air I Breathe
    9) Unspoken – Call It Grace
    10) Third Day – Your Words
    11) Newsboys – Guilty
    12) Blanca – Greater Is He
    13) Crowder – Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)
    14) Meredith Andrews – Soar
    15) Colton Dixon – Limitless
    16) Hollyn – Alone (Bonus)
    17) Building 429 – Unashamed (Bonus Deluxe)
    18) Hawk Nelson – Diamonds (Bonus Deluxe)
    19) Bethel Music – No Longer Slaves (Bonus Deluxe)

    1. Hey Josh

      Yeah, I know we’re both aren’t going to get it fully right even up until the WOW Hits 2017 track list releases, and quite frankly even though my fantasy list is much more timely, I reckon the WOW brand will be more inclined to pick your list over mine.

      Nevertheless, regardless of what song is on WOW Hits 2017 or what song isn’t, I still reckon that this WOW album will contain much more timely and popular hits than years gone by…

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