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What a Wonderful World (Anne Murray album)

What a Wonderful World is an album by Canadian artist Anne Murray. It was released by Straightway Records in October 1999. The disc hit #1 on the Billboard Christian Albums chart, her only #1 on any American album chart.

What a Wonderful World
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 19, 1999 (1999-10-19)
StudioMetalworks Studios, Mississauga, ON
GenreChristian, country
LabelStraightway Records
ProducerAnne Murray
Tommy West
Anne Murray chronology
An Intimate Evening with Anne Murray
What a Wonderful World
What a Wonderful Christmas
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

One of Anne's biggest-selling career albums, it was certified Platinum by the RIAA - her highest selling recording since 1981's Christmas Wishes.[2]

Track listingEdit

Disc 1
1."Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good"David Hanner3:24
2."Amazing Grace"John Newton3:36
3."Lean on Me"Bill Withers3:34
4."Just a Closer Walk With Thee/Take My Hand Lord Jesus"Traditional4:18
5."Let It Be"John Lennon, Paul McCartney3:29
6."Softly and Tenderly"Red Bailey, Jim Howell, Traditional4:06
7."Let There Be Love"Steven MacKinnon, Lionel Rand, Amy Sky3:38
8."I Believe in You"Bob Dylan4:45
9."It is No Secret"Stuart Hamblen3:37
10."What a Wonderful World"George Douglas, George David Weiss2:22
11."Peace in the Valley"Thomas A. Dorsey3:25
12."The Other Side"Joie Scott, Richard Wold4:09
13."The Old Rugged Cross"George Bennard, Traditional4:10
Total length:48:33
Disc 2
1."I Can See Clearly Now"Johnny Nash3:05
2."In the Garden"C. Austin Miles4:23
3."You've Got a Friend"Carole King4:37
4."Whispering Hope"Traditional4:30
5."Put a Little Love in Your Heart"Jackie DeShannon, Jimmy Holiday, Randy Myers2:51
6."How Great Thou Art"Stuart K. Hine3:39
7."Song of Bernadette"Leonard Cohen, Bill Elliott, Jennifer Warnes3:42
8."Elijah"Gene MacLellan, Rich Mullins3:45
9."Bridge over Troubled Water"Paul Simon4:31
10."If You See My Saviour"Thomas A. Dorsey3:43
11."Jacob's Ladder"Traditional4:17
12."Nearer, My God, to Thee"Traditional3:35
13."Lord's Prayer"Traditional2:14
Total length:48:52

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (1999) Peak
Canadian RPM Country Albums 6
U.S. Billboard Top Christian Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 4
U.S. Billboard 200 38


  1. ^ Phares, Heather. "What a Wonderful World: 26 Inspirational Classics review". Allmusic. Retrieved 23 February 2011.
  2. ^ "What a Wonderful World: 26 Inspirational Classics Charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 23 February 2011.