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WOW Hits 2003

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WOW Hits 2003 continues the long-running CCM series with two discs' worth of hits from artists like Point of Grace, Stacie Orrico, Salvador, Toby Mac, and Joy Williams. Disc one's highlights include Steven Curtis Chapman's "Magnificent Obsession," Caedmon's Call's "Who You Are," Rachael Lampa's "No Greater Love," and Newsboys' "It Is You"; Audio Adrenaline's "Ocean Floor," Jars of Clay's "I Need You," and ZOEgirl's "With All of My Heart" are some of the standouts from disc two. The collection does an admirable job of touching on most of the current sounds in contemporary Christian music, including contemporary gospel such as Kirk Franklin's "911" and CeCe Winans' "Say a Prayer." Though it doesn't dig too deeply into any one style or sound of CCM, like the other volumes in this series, WOW Hits 2003 is a respectable primer of some of the year's most important contemporary Christian songs.

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