WOW Hits does it again!
alternarocklover | Columbus, OH USA | 10/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, it's October and the lastest in the WOW Hits series is in stores. As usual, the WOW people have done a great job picking the songs, and they've put more Christian rock songs on (which is my favorite type of Christian music). I'll rate each song and add my comments:
Disc 1 (Yellow Disc):
Made to Worship - Chris Tomlin - 4/5
Mountain of God - Third Day - 4/5
Hold Fast - MercyMe - 5/5
I've heard this song over the PA at work, and didn't know that it was by MercyMe until today!
Praise You in This Storm - Casting Crowns - 4/5
Undo - Rush of Fools 5/5
One of the new artists on WOW Hits.
Awaken - Natalie Grant - 4/5
I like Natalie, but I've always wondered, is she related to Amy Grant?
Find Your Wings - Mark Harris - 4/5
Another artist that's new to the WOW Hits CDs.
By His Wounds - Glory Revealed (featuring Mac Powell of Third Day, Steven Curtis Chapman, Brian Littrell, and Mark Hall of Casting Crowns) - 5/5
This song does remind me of the songs from the City on a Hill CDs on WOW Hits 2002 an 2003. I also like Brian's singing on this song.
Everytime I Breathe - Big Daddy Weave - 5/5
Walking Her Home - Mark Schultz - 5/5
I like Mark Schultz's songs where he tells stories, like this song and Letters from War.
Over My Head - Brian Litrell - 5/5
This is another great song by Brian. I hope he does well as a solo artist so that he will be known as a CCM star as well as a member of the Backstreet Boys.
Come To the Cross - Michael W. Smith - 5/5
Give It All Away - Aaron Shust 5/5
Bless the Broken Road - Selah 5/5
Great Cover of the Rascal Flatts song.
History - Matthew West 5/5
Set the World On Fire - Britt Nicole 5/5
This song is one of the bonus songs on this disc. It's about how God can help us in our lives and to "set the world on fire" in our own way.
Still Calls Me Son - John Waller 4/5
This is the other bonus song, about a father who forgives his son for everything he's done wrong in his life.
Disc 2 (Orange Disc):
Made To Love - Tobymac 5/5
While I figured that a Tobymac song would be on here, this wasn't the one I was hoping for ("Boomin'"), but this is still a good song.
I Need You To Love Me - BarlowGirl 4/5
Something Beautiful - Newsboys 5/5
Me And Jesus - Stellar Kart 5/5
The Show - Hawk Nelson 5/5
Forgiven - Relient K 5/5
These three songs are fun rock songs to listen to!
What It Means - Jeremy Camp 4/5
Nothing Left To Lose - Mat Kearney 5/5
I didn't realize that Mat Kearney was a Christian artist - I had written him off as a Chris Martin (lead singer of Coldplay) soundalike wannabe. I'll give him more of a chance now. I do like this song, but I am getting tired of it!
Only the World - Mandisa 5/5
I really like this song, it shows off her voice!
Don't Give Up - Sanctus Real 5/5
Breathe Into Me - Red 5/5
More great rock songs.
Stand In the Rain - Superchick 4/5
Work - Jars Of Clay 5/5
I like this more than Dead Man (Carry Me) on WOW Hits 2007.
Tears Of the Saints - Leeland 4/5
I Believe - Building 429 4/5
What If - PureNRG 5/5
This is the bonus song on this disc, it's a fun pop song about what we want to do or are doing in our lives as a career doesn't matter to God. The kids in this group sound like they're having a lot of fun singing this song!
EDIT: If you put either of the discs in your computer, you can go to a website where you submit your information, and then it "unlocks" 3 exclusive videos and 3 songs to download, which change monthly.
Still good stuff.
Tom E. Herzog | WY, USA | 02/15/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Once again a very good bunch of music from numerous performers.
This genre has great appeal to the younger crowd as well as born again believers of the not-so-young category. Our kids and us both like to turn it up while on the road.
I think the WOW cds get a little anxious to get out the release, so it's not truly reflective of the best hits of the year (speaking of 2007). Also, the title of "Hits 2008" is an annoying misnomer.
This cd does unfortunately typify how alot of the newer music is not that theologically that strong, but it is still fun to listen to, and overall has a good message. Still way better than what is in the secular realm.
All things considered, it is a good variety of songs compiled to a cd that saves buying alot of individual ones.
Wow gospel 2008
Jeffrey S. Hadley | USA | 03/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Excellant choices they made for this Album. in my opinion it was one of if not the best yet"