WOW Christian Music

WOW Christian Compilation, Worship, Hits, and Hymns

In 1999, the WOW Worship series started bringing us the best praise and worship of the year by some of the top artists and bands in Christian music.

In 2002, they added to the brand with the addition of WOW Hits, which focused on the most popular Contemporary Christian music of the year.

WOW Hits 2017

WOW Hits 2017
WOW Hits 2017. © Capitol Christian Music Group / Provident Label Group LLC

Some most recent amazing Christian music can be found in WOW HIts 2017. You'll find artists like Newsboys and Hillsong United to Danny Gokey and Francesca Battistelli.

Highlights Include:

  • "Flawless" - MercyMe
  • "Prodigal" - Sidewalk Prophets
  • "Breathe" - Jonny Diaz
  • "Exhale" - Plumb
  • "It's Not Over Yet" - for KING & COUNTRY

WOW Hits 2016

WOW Hits 2016
WOW Hits 2016. Universal Music

WOW Hits 2016 features 36 songs on 2 CDs, plus 3 bonus songs from up-and-coming artists.

The Deluxe Edition includes 18 #1 Christian radio songs and has six more tunes than the regular version.

Highlights Include:

  • "Press On" - Mandisa 
  • "Stars In The Night" - Tenth Avenue North
  • "You Will Never Run" - Rend Collective
  • "This Is Living" - Hillsong Young & Free f/ Lecrae
  • "No Turning Back" - Brandon Heath f/ All Sons & Daughters

WOW Hits 2015

WOW Hits 2015
WOW Hits 2015. Provident

39 of the biggest hits of 2014 grace the double set called WOW Hits 2015.

From Sidewalk Prophets to Sanctus Real to Matt Redman - they're all here.

Highlights Include:

  • "All The People Said Amen" - Matt Maher
  • "More Of You" - Colton Dixon
  • "Come Alive" - Jeremy Camp
  • "He Is With Us" - Love & The Outcome
  • "Mercy" - Matt Redman

WOW Hits 2014

Wow Hits 2014
Wow Hits 2014. Capitol Christian Music Group / Provident / Word Entertainment

WOW Hits 2014 shares the most popular Christian songs of 2013 and it's packed full of winners. Listeners will find everyone from Matt Maher to Jeremy Camp and Plumb to Colton Dixon.

Highlights Include:

  • "Steady My Heart" - Kari Jobe
  • "Keep Your Eyes Open" - NEEDTOBREATHE
  • "Every Good Thing" - The Afters
  • "Starts With Me" - Tim Timmons

WOW Hits 2013

WOW Hits 2013
WOW Hits 2013. EMI/CMG

WOW Hits 2013 offers up a whopping 39 songs - some of the most popular hits from 2012. Though the compilation left out some songs that I would have loved to see represented, it does offer over two hours of various artists doing what they do best - singing for Jesus.

Highlights Include:

WOW Hits 2012

WOW Hits 2012
WOW Hits 2012. WOW

WOW Hits 2012 gives us 33 of the most popular songs from 2011.

Be wowed by songs from artists like Mandisa, Third Day, David Crowder Band and Casting Crowns for over two hours of listening pleasure.

Highlights Include:

  • "Jesus Saves" - Jeremy Camp
  • "Listen to the Sound" - Building 429
  • "Your Great Name" - Natalie Grant
  • "Hold Me Together" - Royal Tailor
  • "I Refuse" - Josh Wilson

WOW #1's (Yellow)

WOW #1's (yellow)
WOW #1's (yellow). Word

WOW #1’s marks the 17th two-disc release for the popular brand and it features all #1 hits chart-topping radio hits from 2005-2010.

Contributions from award-winning artists like Mark Schultz, NEEDTOBREATHE, and Aaron Shust help give the release a very diverse sound.

Highlights Include:

  • "Hide" - Joy Williams
  • "How Great Is Our God" - Chris Tomlin
  • "This Is Your Life" - Switchfoot
  • "Everlasting God" - Lincoln Brewster
  • "Stand In The Rain" - Superchick

WOW Hits 2011

WOW Hits 2011
WOW Hits 2011. EMI

As usual, with the WOW brand, when you look at the list of the artists on the set, the most appropriate word is "Wow!"

WOW Hits 2011 offers up 30 songs on a 2-CD set, and for the price, you get tunes by artists like Amy Grant, Josh Wilson, Big Daddy Weave, Chris August and Matthew West.

While the songs are all hits (thus the title), there are a few on here that push it over the top for me...

  • "More Beautiful You" - Jonny Diaz
  • "Before The Morning" - Josh Wilson
  • "Born Again" - Newsboys
  • "Healing Hand of God" - Jeremy Camp
  • "Our God" - Chris Tomlim

WOW Worship Purple

WOW Worship Purple
WOW Worship Purple. Word

The choices that the Word folks made on WOW Worship Purple are simply great. The song selection flows smoothly to help listeners go beyond the veil to a place of pure worship.

Brand new tunes from Matthew West and Francesca Battistelli help make this one stand out.

Highlights Include:

  • "All Because of Jesus" - Casting Crowns
  • "Lead Me To The Cross" - Francesca Battistelli
  • "Happy Day" - Tim Hughes
  • "Hosanna" - Selah
  • "Desert Song" - Natalie Grant

WOW Hits 2010

WOW Hits 2010
WOW Hits 2010. EMI/CMG

Following the path that has made the WOW brand so popular, WOW Hits 2010 features 30 songs on 2 CDs. What makes this album stand out is the choice of hits that the WOW brand selected.

"I Will Rise" by Chris Tomlin, "How He Loves" by David Crowder Band, "City on Our Knees" by tobyMac and "Keys to the Kingdom" by Group 1 Crew show the diversity of the hits we first heard in 2009. Adding in music from Mark Schultz, Jeremy Camp, Brandon Heath and Michael W. Smith rounds the set out nicely.

Highlights Include:

  • "Savior, Please" - Josh Wilson
  • "Forgiven And Loved" - Jimmy Needham
  • "I Will Rise" - Chris Tomlin

WOW Hits 2009

WOW Hits 2009
WOW Hits 2009. Word Entertainment

Released in October 2008, WOW Hits 2009 includes music from Matt Maher, Above the Golden State and Fee. In all, 30 songs are packed into two CDs for a ton of great music.

Highlights Include:

WOW Hits 1

WOW Hits 1
WOW Hits 1. Provident

Released in April 2008, WOW Hits 1 packs 19 songs on 1 mega-CD. David Crowder Band brings modern worship, Casting Crowns comes in with contemporary pop and BarlowGirl has a great rock offering and that's just 3 of the 19 artists you'll find.

As usual, WOW Hits packs a lot of great music by top artists into one CD.

WOW Hits 2008

WOW Hits 2008
WOW Hits 2008. Sparrow Records

Featuring 33 tracks, this WOW release hits all of the high points. From the worship of Michael W. Smith and the light rock of Sanctus Real, to the inspirational sounds of Selah and the rock of BarlowGirl, WOW Hits 2008 offers a wide variety of sounds.

Highlights Include:

WOW Worship Blue Special Edition 2007

WOW Worship Blue Special Edition 2007
WOW Worship Blue Special Edition 2007. Columbia

WOW Worship Blue Special Edition - 2007 may have some names that you don't know, but there are plenty of inspirational songs that you do know.

Roby Duke performs "Change My Heart Oh God" so beautifully that it will touch you at your very core, and Darlene Zschech's classic "Shout to the Lord" is wonderful, as it is every time I hear it.

WOW Hymns

Wow Hymns
Wow Hymns. Word

Featuring classic and new hymns with a more modern twist, WOW Hymns offers music by some of Christian Music's favorite artists.

Don't miss Jeremy Camp's version of "Wonderful Maker." For me, this song absolutely made the CD!

WOW Hits 2007

WOW Hits 2007
WOW Hits 2007. Courtesy of: EMI

Newsboys, Casting Crowns and Hawk Nelson are three of the top bands featured on this release. There is a lot of diversity within the Christian music genre on this one.

WOW Worship Aqua (2006)

WOW Worship Aqua
WOW Worship Aqua. Word

The 2006 version of WOW Worship brings 33 wonderful, classic inspirational worship songs together on two disks. Selah's "Wonderful Merciful Saviour" and the Passion Band's "Grace Flows Down" are big highlights of the double release.

WOW Hits 2006

WOW Hits 2006
WOW Hits 2006. EMI

MercyMe and Jars of Clay are highlights on the 2006 WOW release. Thirty-three top songs make both CDs worth the money.

Highlights Include:

WOW #1s

WOW #1s
WOW #1s.

WOW #1s isn't sticking to music from one year, but instead covering the shooting match! On this two-disc set, you'll find 31 of the greatest Christian music hits... ever!

WOW Hits 2005

WOW Hits 2005
WOW Hits 2005.

WOW Hits 2005 is a collection of the year's most powerful Christian music hits on two CDs. With songs like "Gone" by tobyMac, "Disappear" by Bebo Norman and "Ready to Fly" by FFH, the music is varied enough for there to be something for everyone in the family.

WOW Hits 2004

WOW Hits 2004
WOW Hits 2004. Sparrow Records

Featuring 33 songs on two discs, WOW Hits 2004 closed out '03 with a bang. Music from artists like Nichole Nordeman, ZOEgirl and Jump5, among others, gives listeners a great taste of the most popular music of the year.

WOW Worship Red

WOW Worship Red
WOW Worship Red, 2004.

Music by Delirious?, ZOEgirl and Matt Redman and Tim Hughes make WOW Worship Red an absolute winner!

WOW Worship Yellow

WOW Yellow
WOW Yellow.

The bonus track by Big Daddy Weave, a combined effort by Third Day's Mac Powell and Caedmon's Call, and Mark Schultz singing "Shout to the Lord," alone make WOW Yellow worth the money.

WOW Worship The Platinum Collection

WOW Worship: The Platinum Collection
WOW Worship: The Platinum Collection.

This six-disc box set compiles 96 tracks from the popular WOW Worship series and covers Worship music from A to Z.

WOW Worship Green

WOW Green, 2001
WOW Green, 2001.

The third release in the series, WOW Worship Green continues the tradition of mixing the old with the new. Reuben Morgan's "My Redeemer Lives" and Dalene Zschech's "All Things are Possible" are wonderful examples of just how much diversity WOW offers.

WOW Hits 2002

WOW Hits 2002
WOW Hits 2002. EMI

The first WOW Hits to come to the table is a 2-disc set packed with 33 songs. Look for ZOEgirl, Point of Grace and Jennifer Knapp to represent the ladies of Christian music. On the guys side of things, Andrew Peterson, TobyMac, Kevin Max, Tait and Steven Curtis Chapman represent the genre just as well.

WOW Worship Orange

WOW Orange, 2000
WOW Orange, 2000.

The 2000 version of WOW is a good one with some really moving music with songs like "In the Secret," "Light the Fire Again," "Victory Chant" and "Holy And Anointed One."

WOW Worship Blue

WOW Worship: 1999
WOW Worship: 1999.

"Father, I Adore You," "In His Time" and "Open The Eyes Of My Heart" are powerful songs that will drop you to your knees.

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Jones, Kim. "WOW Christian Music." Learn Religions, Mar. 4, 2021, Jones, Kim. (2021, March 4). WOW Christian Music. Retrieved from Jones, Kim. "WOW Christian Music." Learn Religions. (accessed March 29, 2023).