IF WISHES CAME TRUE by Sweet Sensation

November 7, 2022

If wishes came true, you’d be listening to today’s song 24/7. The biggest track from Sweet Sensation, “If Wishes Came True,” put this girl group on the map and encouraged us all to give love one more chance.

Fun Facts:

  • Sweet Sensation was an all-female trio consisting of Margie Fernandez, sister Mari Fernandez, and Betty Lebron. 
  • After recording a few demos together in the mid-1980s, the girls were signed to Platinum Vibe Productions. For their song “Hooked on You,” Sweet Sensation was signed to another record label, Next Plateau Records.
  • “If Wishes Came True” was included on their second album, Love Child. The song was released under the Atlantic Records label.
  • “If Wishes Came True” was written by Deena Charles, Robert Steele and Russ DeSalvo. The song was much different from previous material from the band, which primarily handled the freestyle genre.
  • The song reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1990. It also had success on the Adult Contemporary chart, as well as international acclaim.
  • “If Wishes Came True” came in at number 87 on Billboard’s list of 100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time.
  • The song features a variety of instruments, including a synthesizer and a flamenco guitar.
  • Sweet Sensation released several other songs in 1990, including “Love Child” and “Each and Every Time,” but neither generated the same success as “If Wishes Came True.”
  • The music video for this song was shot in New York City and prominently features the group’s lead singer, Betty LeBron.

Lyrics 

All alone silence fills my room

But in a memory, I hear you calling me

Close my eyes and I’m there with you

Like it was yesterday, but then it fades away

Take me back, turn back the hands of time

When you kissed me in the warm September rain

(Warm September rain)

Back before my heart was filled the pain

If only we could be in love that way again

If wishes came true and all the dreams at night

If love were real, I’d be holding you

If wishes came true

Then I would be that someone

Always special in your heart

We would be still be lovers, not apart

If wishes came true

Now you’re gone and I’m on my own

Feeling lost inside, since you said goodbye

In my dreams, I still feel your touch

Lying next to me, feeling ecstacy

Take me back, turn back the hands of time

When you kissed me in the warm September rain

(Warm September rain)

Back before my heart was filled with pain

If only we could be in love that way again

If wishes came true, and all the dreams at night

If love were real, I’d be holding you

If wishes came true

Then I would be that someone

Always special in your heart

We would still be lovers not apart

If wishes came true

I love you madly and I need you badly

Give our love one more chance

If wishes came true, and all the dreams at night

If love were real, I’d be holding you

If wishes came true

Then I would be that someone

Always special in your heart

We would be still be lovers not apart

If wishes came true

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