Never Going Back to OK

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Never Going Back to OK
Afters never going back to ok album cover.jpg
Studio album by The Afters
Released February 26, 2008
Recorded 2006–2008
Genre Christian rock
Length 41:53
Label INO/Columbia
Producer Dan Muckala
The Afters chronology
I Wish We All Could Win
Never Going Back to OK
Light Up the Sky
Singles from Never Going Back to OK
  1. "Never Going Back to OK"
  2. "Keeping Me Alive"
  3. "Myspace Girl"
  4. "We Are The Sound"
  5. "Ocean Wide"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
''Billboard (?)[2]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4.5/5 stars[3]

Never Going Back to OK is the second album by Christian rock group The Afters, released on February 26, 2008.

The first single from the album is the title track, "Never Going Back to OK". The track has been released as a streaming file on their MySpace website and for purchase on iTunes. Since the album's release, "Keeping Me Alive" and "We Are the Sound" have both been played as singles on Christian radio. "We Are the Sound" was used in commercials and promotion of the reality-talent competition show American Idol.[4] The song "Ocean Wide" also made an appearance on Vampire Diaries.

Following its release, it debuted at #41 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling about 16,000 units in its first week.[5]


The album won a Dove Award for Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year at the 40th GMA Dove Awards. The title song was also nominated for Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Album release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Secret Parade" Josh Havens, Matt Fuqua, Brad Wigg 1:40
2. "Never Going Back to OK" Havens, Fuqua, Wigg, Dan Muckala 2:37
3. "Keeping Me Alive" Havens, Fuqua, Ben Glover, Wigg 3:55
4. "Tonight" Havens, Muckala, Fuqua, Wigg 3:26
5. "Ocean Wide" Wigg, Brandon Heath, Havens, Muckala, Fuqua 4:24
6. "MySpace Girl" Fuqua, Wigg, Havens, Nate Campany 3:04
7. "We Are the Sound" Wigg, Campany, Havens, Fuqua 3:03
8. "Falling Into Place" Jess Cates, Lindy Robbins, Muckala 3:28
9. "Beautiful Words" Havens, Wigg, Muckala, Fuqua, Campany 3:24
10. "Forty-Two" Wigg, Havens, Fuqua 4:00
11. "Summer Again" Wigg, Campany, Fuqua, Havens, Muckala 4:42
12. "One Moment Away" Wigg, Havens, Fuqua, Muckala 4:14
Total length: 41:53

Never Going Back to OK - EP[edit]

An EP of this album has also been released exclusively to iTunes, containing three tracks:

Album release
No. Title Length
1. "Never Going Back to OK" 2:36
2. "Keeping Me Alive" 3:55
3. "Tonight" 3:26


The Afters
Additional production


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