I Wish (Cher Lloyd song)

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"I Wish"
Cher Lloyd I Wish (Official Single Cover).png
Single by Cher Lloyd featuring T.I.
from the album Sorry I'm Late
Released2 September 2013 (2013-09-02)
Format
Recorded2012
Genre
Length3:32
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Shellback
  • Ilya
  • Görres
Cher Lloyd singles chronology
"Rum and Raybans"
(2012)
"I Wish"
(2013)
"Sirens"
(2014)
T.I. singles chronology
"Wit' Me"
(2013)
"I Wish"
(2013)
"Change Your Life"
(2013)
Music video
"I Wish" on YouTube

"I Wish" is a song by English recording artist Cher Lloyd. It was released on 2 September 2013 as the lead single from her second studio album, Sorry I'm Late (2014).[1] The song, produced by Shellback, Ilya and OZGO, features a guest appearance from American rapper T.I.. The song was leaked online on 28 August 2013.[2] Lloyd performed the song on her I Wish Tour (2013–14).

Lloyd appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in November 2013, featuring Skee-Lo performing portions of his own rap song called "I Wish".[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Critical reception of the single thus far has been positive. Rick Florino of ArtistDirect described the song as a "kind of sputtering spunky pop that bona fide hits are made of. As the beat bounces and horns pipe up, the singer bobs and weaves through a myriad of attributes she "wishes" she had—namely "a butt and a rack"". He also stated: "Add to that a flavorful verse from T.I., and you've got one of the catchiest and (sassiest) gems this year. Her next album might just be her Mona Lisa to date".[4] Digital Spy awarded the song 3/5 stars, and called the single "undeniably fun".[5]

Music video[edit]

The official music video for "I Wish" was uploaded on 24 September 2013. Directed by Gil Green, the video features both T.I. and Lloyd in a bar.[6] In the video, T.I. enters the bar with an entourage of girls, and Lloyd, as a waitress, notices T.I. but believes that she can't compete with the other girls, but tries to get his attention. However, T.I. eventually leaves the girls he arrived with to talk to Lloyd, and the video ends with them leaving together.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[1]
No.TitleLength
1."I Wish" (featuring T.I.)3:32
Promo CD single[7]
No.TitleLength
1."I Wish" (featuring T.I.)3:32
2."I Wish" (Instrumental)3:29
3."I Wish" (Without T.I.)3:32
4."I Wish" (Super Clean Edit)3:32

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013–14) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[8] 40
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[9] 34
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[10] 73
France (SNEP)[11] 200
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[12] 16
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[13] 73
Ukraine (FDR Pop Singles)[14] 3
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[15] 16

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Worldwide
(excluding Great Britain)
2 September 2013 Digital download [1][16][17][18][19]
United States 17 September 2013 Top 40 radio Epic [20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "I Wish (feat. T.I.) - Single by Cher Lloyd on Apple Music". iTunes Store (US). 2 September 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Cher Lloyd's new single 'I Wish' featuring T.I. leaks - Listen". Sugarscape. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  3. ^ Christine Friar. "Cher Lloyd ft. Skee-Lo "I Wish" - Show Clips". Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Retrieved 2013-12-24.
  4. ^ "Cher Lloyd "I Wish" Featuring T.I. Song Review — 4.5 out of 5 stars @ARTISTdirect". Artistdirect.com. Retrieved 2013-12-24.
  5. ^ "Cher Lloyd ft. TI: 'I Wish' - Single review - Music Review". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2013-12-24.
  6. ^ "Cher Lloyd "I Wish" (Gil Green, dir.)". VideoStatic. 2013-09-26. Retrieved 2013-12-24.
  7. ^ "Cher Lloyd Feat. T.I. - I Wish (CD) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Cher Lloyd feat. T.I. – I Wish". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Cher Lloyd feat. T.I. – I Wish" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  10. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201438 into search. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – Cher Lloyd feat. T.I. – I Wish" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  12. ^ "Charts.nz – Cher Lloyd feat. T.I. – I Wish". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  13. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201438 into search. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  14. ^ "FDR Pop Singles Chart - 15 Вересня - 22 Вересня 2013". FDR Music Charts. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  15. ^ "Cher Lloyd Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  16. ^ "I Wish (feat. T.I.) - Single by Cher Lloyd on Apple Music". iTunes Store (IE). 2 September 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  17. ^ "I Wish (feat. T.I.) - Single av Cher Lloyd på Apple Music". iTunes Store (SE) (in Swedish). 2 September 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  18. ^ "I Wish (feat. T.I.) - Single by Cher Lloyd on Apple Music". iTunes Store (ZA). 2 September 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  19. ^ "I Wish (feat. T.I.) - Single by Cher Lloyd on Apple Music". iTunes Store (AU). 2 September 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  20. ^ "FMQB: Radio Industry News, Music Industry Updates, Arbitron Ratings, Music News and more!". FMQB. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2016.