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Wow Hits 2001
Various Artists
Wow Hits 2001
Genres: Pop, Rock, Christian & Gospel
  •  Track Listings (16) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (16) - Disc #2

The folks at Sparrow Records give us the most diverse collection yet in this increasingly popular Wow series. The 30-plus tracks (there are three bonus tracks) testify that contemporary Christian music (CCM) in the first y...  more »


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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Wow Hits 2001
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 6
Label: Wow Gospel Hits
Original Release Date: 10/31/2000
Release Date: 10/31/2000
Genres: Pop, Rock, Christian & Gospel
Styles: Compilations, Praise & Worship, Rock & Alternative
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 724385177927

The folks at Sparrow Records give us the most diverse collection yet in this increasingly popular Wow series. The 30-plus tracks (there are three bonus tracks) testify that contemporary Christian music (CCM) in the first year of the new millennium was worthy. Mainstream acts like Steven Curtis Chapman ("Dive"), Michael W. Smith ("This Is Your Time"), and DC Talk ("Red Letters") are represented, but so are developing singer-songwriters like Nichole Nordeman ("Every Season"), Ginny Owens ("Free"), and Jennifer Knapp ("Into You"). The praise-and-worship contingent is also covered with Passion's live version of "America," Third Day's "King of Glory," and Delirious's "God You Are My God." You've even got an old-time gospel testimonial in CeCe Winans's moving "Alabaster Box." P.O.D.'s delightful "Set Your Eyes to Zion" and Avalon's pop masterpiece "Always Have, Always Will" never made it to the top of mainstream CCM radio but get their rightful listing on Wow 2001, truly a wonderful collection of music and a reason to remain hopeful for the future of CCM. --Michael Lyttle

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Good variety of singers.

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The Best in Christian Music!!!! :)
Scott Hay | 01/29/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I got WOW 2001 for christmas, and well...It's THE BEST and my favorite CD(s) I own!! The Silver Disc (DISC 1) has more slower songs than The Blue Disc (DISC 2). The Blue is more songs that teens will like. Teens will like disc 1 though also. (I know! I AM ONE) I will tell you about the highlight songs:SILVER DISC (DISC 1)3. Written On My Heart - Plus One: Tells about how God has "Written his love on our heart"...I could also be sang to a lover though. But It is obvious it is about GOD...:)4. This Is Your Time - Michael W. Smith: It tells the touching and challenging Story of Cassie Bernall's martyrdom at the Columbine crisis.6. Gather at the River (REMIX)- Point of Grace: A remix of the original song, Gather at the River. It sounds much better than the original.10. I am the Way - Mark Schultz: A song that (as I have deduced) is about how Jesus is the only way to God; and it is also about how he has/will rescue us in our times of trouble.16. Lord, I come Before You - Salvador: Not my favorite song on the CD, but for people who like latino music, this one is for you...:)BLUE DISC (DISC 2)4. Beautiful Sound - Newsboys: I personaly like the Newsboys, and this is one of the greatest songs. It tells about how when we sing, we need to/we do make a beautiful sound to the Lord.6. Red Letters - DC Talk: A wonderful song. It tells about Jesus and his words. Has a nice piano (my favorite instrument) sound to the music. Wonderfully designed lyrics. (MY FAVORITE SONG ON THE WOW 2001 COLLECTION)9. Reborn - Rebecca St. James: A great techno song (sounds cool) about how we are reborn when we accept God into our life. A wonderful song to show new christians.12. Don't Look At Me - Stacie Orrico: A great song that talks about how teens have music idols these days; Stacie tells people not to look at her for perfection; that what we see is just the reflection of Christ in her.15. Hands and Feet - Audio Adrenaline: A great song about how we need to do Gods work through his enablement. We need to be his hands and feet.Final Conclusion: YOU HAVE TO SEE (Hear) it for yourself to beleive it!! IT'S THE BEST!!"
I admit. they've redeemed themselves for some bad selections
Scott Hay | Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | 12/21/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The past 3-4 WOW CDs have not been all that great to be honest. The lack of diversity and research for the best songs from the best artists left me dissapointed, and I stopped buying WOW CD's after the '98 version. But the people at WOW have finally made up for themselves and have finally started exploring other genres of Christian music than the vastly populated Mainstream and Contemporary Rock. It's great to see a variety of different types of artists getting exposure now.Now all we need is some Zao and Peace586, and we'd all be set :) I'd definately recommend this CD set to any Christian music fan."