My Wish

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"My Wish"
Single by Rascal Flatts
from the album Me and My Gang
Released August 28, 2006
Format Digital download, CD
Genre Country
Country pop
Adult contemporary
Length 4:08 (Album Version)
3:55 (Hot Mix)
Label Lyric Street
Writer(s) Jeffrey Steele
Steve Robson
Producer(s) Dann Huff
Rascal Flatts singles chronology
" Life Is a Highway"
(2006)
"My Wish"
(2006)
"Stand"
(2007)

"My Wish" is a song written by Jeffrey Steele and Steve Robson, and recorded by American country music group Rascal Flatts. It was released in August 2006 as the third single from their album Me and My Gang. It reached number one on the U.S. country charts in December 2006 and also peaked at number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it one of their popular crossover singles. It peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks and at number 49 on the Billboard Pop 100. As of the chart dated March 19, 2011, the song has sold 1.741 million in the US.[1]

Remix version[edit]

In 2008, this song and "What Hurts The Most" was remixed and released on a two-song EP entitled, The Hot Mixes.[2]

In popular culture[edit]

"My Wish" is also the theme song for the segment in ESPN's SportsCenter with the same name on which the Make-a-Wish Foundation teams up with athletes to make children's dreams come true. The song was featured on the 2010 movie Letters to God.

Personnel[edit]

From Me and My Gang liner notes.[3]

String section
  • Charlie Bisharat, Roberto Cani, Mario DeLeon, Armen Garabedian, Peter Kent, Alyssa Park, Tereza Stanislav, Josefina Vergara, John Wittenberg - violins
  • Suzie Katayama, Larry Corbett, Daniel Smith - cellos

Strings conducted by David Campbell.

Cover version[edit]

In 2013, Contemporary Christian artist The Katinas covered the song on their album Love Chapter.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006-2007) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 28
US Billboard Pop 100 49
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[6] 13

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 50
Chart (2007) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 41

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Before He Cheats"
by Carrie Underwood
Billboard Hot Country Songs
number-one single

December 16, 2006
Succeeded by
"Want To"
by Sugarland