If I Could (1927 song)

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"If I Could"
If I Could by 1927.jpg
Single by 1927
from the album ...ish
A-side"If I Could"
B-side"Not Talking"
Released24 October 1988 (1988-10-24)[1]
RecordedAugust–October 1988
GenreRock, pop
Length3:40
LabelWEA
Songwriter(s)Garry Frost
Producer(s)Charles Fisher, Jim Bonneford
1927 singles chronology
"That's When I Think of You"
(1988)
"If I Could"
(1988)
"You'll Never Know"
(1989)

"If I Could" was the second single by Australian rock-pop band 1927 from their debut album ...ish. The song was written by Garry Frost[2] and released in October 1988.[1] It peaked at number four on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified gold.

The song was nominated for 'Highest Selling Single' at the ARIA Music Awards of 1989 but lost to "I Should Be So Lucky" by Kylie Minogue.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."If I Could"Garry Frost3:40
2."Not Talking"Eric Weideman2:46

Charts[edit]

Weekly chart[edit]

Chart (1988–89) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[4] 4

Year-end chart[edit]

Chart (1989) Position
Australian Singles Chart[5] 21
Australian Artist Singles Chart[6] 4

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[7] Gold 35,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Australian Music Report No 743 – 24 October 1988 > Singles: New Releases". Imgur.com (original document published by Australian Music Report). Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  2. ^ "If I Could by 1927". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 18 March 2016.
  3. ^ "ARIA Awards – History: Winners by Year: 3rd Annual ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – 1927 – If I Could". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  5. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 50 AustralianSingles 1989". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  6. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 50 Australian Singles 1988". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  7. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia’s Music Charts 1988–2010 (PDF ed.). Mt Martha, Victoria, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. p. 203.