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WOW 1999 (1998)

Updated: May 4

WOW 1999 is a double disc compilation album that was released on October 8, 1998 by EMI Christian Music Group, Provident Music Group and Word Entertainment with Sparrow/Chordant Distribution Group as its main distributor.

Starting with this release, the WOW series will feature bonus tracks from new and emerging artists in addition to the year's 30 top Christian artists and songs.

There are also two different radio mixes tailor-made for WOW 1999: a CHR remix of Audio Adrenaline's rock track "Chevette" and a radio remix of "Lord I Believe in You" by Crystal Lewis. The collection peaked at number 2 on the Top Christian Albums and number 51 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums charts. WOW 1999 went Double Platinum in 2000 by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of two million copies.

Track listing

Green Disc (Christian Rock/CHR)

1. Into Jesus (DC Talk) (DC Talk, Mark Heimerman ) -4:19

2. Entertaining Angels (Newsboys) (Peter Furler, Phil Joel, Jody Davis) -4:18

3. Crazy Times (Jars of Clay) (Jars of Clay) -3:34

4. Love Me Good (Michael W. Smith) (Michael W. Smith, Wayne Kirkpatrick) -4:41

5. Undo Me (Jennifer Knapp) (Jennifer Knapp) -3:24

6. Deeper (Delirious?) (Martin Smith, Stu Garrard) -4:19

7. Pray (Rebecca St. James, Michael Quinlan, Tedd T.) -4:30

8. The Devil is Bad (The W's) (The W's) -3:34

9. If You Really Knew (Out of Eden) (Lisa Bragg, Tony Lucido) -4:33

10. Agnus Dei (Third Day) (Michael W. Smith) -5:01

11. Anything Genuien (Smalltown Poets) (Smalltown Poets) -3:06

12. Little Man (The Supertones) (Matt "Mojo" Morginsky, Tony "Toneman" Terusa,

Jason "Kid" Carson) -4:02

13. Chevette (CHR remix) (Audio Adrenaline) (Mark Stuart, Bob Herdman, Will

McGinniss, Brian McSweeney) -3:47

14. What Would Jesus Do? (Big Tent Revival) (Steve Wiggins) -5:10

15. His Cheeseburger (VeggieTales) (Kurt Heinecke, Mike Nawrocki) -3:11


16. To Know You (Nichole Nordeman) (Nichole Nordeman, Mark Hammond) -4:48

Silver Disc (Christian AC/Inspirational)

1. Steady On (Point of Grace) (Grant Cunningham, Matt Huesmann) -4:47

2. God So Loved (Jaci Velasquez) (Chris Eaton) -4:58

3. Testify to Love (radio edit) (Avalon) (Paul Field, Henk Pool, Robert Riekerk,

Ralph van Manen) -3:58

4. I Will Not Go Quietly (Steven Curtis Chapman) (Steven Curtis Chapman) -3:44

5. Can't Get Past the Evidence (4Him) (Mark Harris) -3:54

6. Somewhere Down the Road (Amy Grant) (Amy Grant, Wayne Kirkpatrick) -5:10

7. Lord I Believe in You (remix) (Crystal Lewis) (Tommy Walker) -4:07

8. That Where I Am, There You... (Rich Mullins) (Rich Mullins) -2:47

9. In the Hands of Jesus (Bob Carlisle) (Bob Carlisle, Regie Hamm) -5:41

10. Healing Waters (Michelle Tumes) (Michelle Tumes, Matt Huesmann) -4:45

11. The Power of a Moment (Chris Rice) (Chris Rice) -4:27

12. He Will Make a Way (Kathy Troccoli) (Kathy Trocolli, Bruce Sudano, Nathan

DiGesare) -6:10

13. Never Be (Carman) (Carman Licciardello) -3:36

14. The Light on the Hill (Máire Brennan) (Máire Brennan, Denis Woods) -4:03

15. Strollin' on the Water (Bryan Duncan) (Bryan Duncan, John Andrew Schreiner)



16. There is a God (Natalie Grant) (Bruce Sudano, Nathan DiGesare) -3:49

17. Lord of Eternity (Fernando Ortega) (Fernando Ortega, John Andrew Schreiner)


Gold certified in 1999.

Platinum certified 2x in 2000.

Previous release: WOW 1998 (1997)

Next release: WOW 2000 (1999)

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