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WOW 1997 (1996)

Updated: May 4

WOW 1997 is a double disc compilation album that was released on October 17, 1996 by Sparrow Records, Reunion Records and Word Records with Chordant Distribution Group as its main distributor. After the success of WOW 1996, this collection was issued featuring 30 of the top Christian artists and their songs on 2 CDs and 2 cassettes. The album topped the Top Christian Albums and peaked at number 71 on the Top 200 Albums charts in Billboard magazine. WOW 1997 was certified Gold in two months after its release and then Platinum certified six months later by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Track listing

Disc 1

1. Lord of the Dance (Steven Curtis Chapman) (Steven Curtis Chapman, Scotty

Smith) -5:21

2. Between You and Me (DC Talk) (Toby McKeehan, Mark Heimermann) -4:59

3. All Kinds of People (Susan Ashton) (Sheryl Crow, Kevin Gilbert, Eric Pressley)


4. Love Song for a Savior (Jars of Clay) (Jars of Clay) -4:43

5. Melodies from Heaven (Kirk Franklin & the Family) (Kirk Franklin) -4:18

6. I'll Lead You Home (Michael W. Smith) (Michael W. Smith, Wayne Kirkpatrick)


7. Keep the Candle Burning (Point of Grace) (Jeff and Gayla Borders, Lowell

Alexander) -4:26

8. Love's Been Following You (Twila Paris) (Twila Paris) -4:42

9. The Message (4Him) (Mark Harris, Michael Omartian, Don Kock) -4:21

10. Every Time (CeCe Winans) (Marvin Winans) -4:08

11. Take Me to your Leader (Newsboys) (Peter Furler, Steve Taylor) -2:58

12. Under the Influence (acoustic mix) (Anointed) (Mark Heimermann) -4:11

13. A Man After Your Own Heart (Gary Chapman) (Billy Sprague, Wayne

Kirkpatrick) -4:53

14. Listen (Cindy Morgan) (Cindy Morgan, Cova Morgan, Andrew Ramsay) -3:42

15. God (Rebecca St. James) (Rebecca St. James, Tedd T.) -4:09

Disc 2

1. Right Place (Petra) (Bob Hartman) -3:38

2. Anything (PFR) (Joel Hanson, Patrick Andrew, Mike Andrew) -3:49

3. Nothing At All (Third Day) (Mac Powell) -5:12

4. Walk on Water (Audio Adrenaline) (Audio Adrenaline) -3:51

5. R.I.O.T. (Righteous Invasion of Truth) (Carman) (Carman Licciardello, Tommy

Sims) -5:12

6. More Than Gold (Geoff Moore & The Distance) (Geoff Moore, Jimmie Lee Sloas)


7. True Devotion (Margaret Becker) (Margaret Becker, Charlie Peacock, Doug

McKevey) -4:15

8. Time to Believe (Clay Crosse) (Scott Cross) -4:10

9. Sing Your Praise to the Lord (Rich Mullins) (Rich Mullins) -5:37

10. Mercy Came Running (Phillips, Craig & Dean) (Dan Dean, Dave Clarke, Don

Kock) -4:27

11. After This Day is Gone (Bryan Duncan) (Bryan Duncan, John Clifforth, Larry

Tagg, Sheppard Solomon) -5:17

12. After the Rain (Aaron*Jeoffrey) (Connie Harrington, Neal Coomer, Joe Beck)


13. I Know You Know (Sierra) (Wendy Foy Green, Connie Harrington) -4:04

14. Through it All (Wayne Watson) (Andraé Crouch) -3:37

15. One Drop of Blood (Ray Boltz) (Ray Boltz, Steve Millikan) -5:17

Gold certified in 1996.

Platinum certified in 1997.

Previous release: WOW 1996 (1995)

Next release: WOW 1998 (1997)

Listen and watch the playlist of WOW 1997 here:

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