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WOW 1996 (1995)

Updated: May 4

WOW 1996 is a double disc compilation album that was released on October 26, 1995. The project is a collection of 30 top Christian artists and songs and represented the first installment in a highly successful annual series named WOW Hits. The album peaked at number 144 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart in 1995 and in 1996, peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart. The album was certified as platinum in the year 1997 by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). WOW 1996 was jointly released by Sparrow Records, Reunion Records and Word Records with Chordant Distribution Group as its main distributor.

Track listing

Disc 1

1. Cry for Love (Michael W. Smith) (Michael W. Smith, Brent Bourgeois) -5:10

2. Children of the World (Amy Grant) (Amy Grant, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Tommy Sims) -5:16

3. Heaven in the Real World (Steven Curtis Chapman) (Steven Curtis Chapman)


4. God Is In Control (Twila Paris) (Twila Paris) -5:46

5. Count It All Joy (BeBe & CeCe Winans) (BeBe Winans, Allan Rich, Jud Friedman) -6:31

6. Stand (Susan Ashton) (Joanna Sonderling, Lorraine Ferro, Tanya Leah) -4:36

7. I Wish We'd All Been Ready (DC Talk) (Larry Norman) -3:44

8. The Great Divide (Point of Grace) (Grant Cunningham, Matt Huesmann) -4:18

9. For Future Generations (4Him) (Mark Harris, Dave Clark, Don Koch) -4:37

10. Deep Calling Deep (Margaret Becker) (Margaret Becker, Charlie Peacock) -3:47

11. His Love's Comin' Over Me (Clay Crosse) (J.D. Martin, Jamie Houston, Andy

Goldmark) -4:18

12. When Love Comes to Life (Out of the Grey) (Scott and Christine Denté, Charlie

Peacock) -4:13

13. Common Creed (Wes King) (Wes King, Phil Naish) -4:28

14. The True Believers (Phil Keaggy) (Alan Shacklock) -4:37

15. No Doubt (Petra) (Bob Hartman, Ronny Cates, John Elefante) -4:53

Disc 2

1. Build My World Around You (Sandi Patty) (Grant Cunningham, Matt Huesmann) -3:38

2. Don't Look Away (Bryan Duncan) (Bryan Duncan, Chuck Barth) -4:32

3. Sweet Days of Grace (Cindy Morgan) (Cindy Morgan, Mark Hammond) -3:59

4. Biggest Part of Me (Take 6) (David Pack) -4:13

5. Go Light Your World (Kathy Troccoli) (Chris Rice) -4:07

6. Send Out a Prayer (Anointed) (Mary Tiller, Ty Lacy) -4:37

7. Brother's Keeper (Rich Mullins) (Rich Mullins, David "Beaker" Strasser) -3:16

8. Home Run (Geoff Moore & The Distance) (Geoff Moore, Steven Curtis

Chapman) -4:09

9. Great Lengths (PFR) (Patrick Andrew, Jimmie Lee Sloas) -2:32

10. Shine (Newsboys) (Peter Furler, Steve Taylor) -3:41

11. Step of Faith (Carman) (Carman Licciardello, Tommy Sims) -5:32

12. The Concert of the Age (Phillips, Craig & Dean) (Geoffrey Thurman, Jeoffrey

Benward) -4:18

13. The Class of '95 (Wayne Watson) (Wayne Watson) -5:45

14. The Anchor Holds (Ray Boltz) (Ray Boltz) -5:55

15. Taking My Time (Ashton, Becker, Denté) (Christine Denté, Charlie Peacock)


Gold certified in 1996.

Platinum certified in 1997.

Next release: WOW 1997 (1996)

Listen and watch the playlist of WOW 1996 here:

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