If Wishes Came True

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"If Wishes Came True"
Sweet Sensation If Wishes Came True.jpeg
Single by Sweet Sensation
from the album Love Child
Released June 14, 1990
Format 7" single, 12" single, cassette, CD maxi-single

5:12 (album version)

4:49 (radio edit)
Label ATCO/Atlantic
Songwriter(s) Deena Charles
Robert Steele
Russ DeSalvo
Producer(s) Steve Peck
Sweet Sensation singles chronology
"Love Child"
"If Wishes Came True"
"Each and Every Time"
"Love Child"
"If Wishes Came True"
"Each and Every Time"

"If Wishes Came True" is a song recorded by the freestyle/dance trio Sweet Sensation on their 1990 album Love Child. It was the biggest hit of their career and reached Number One in the U.S. on September 1, 1990, replacing Mariah Carey's "Vision of Love."

The album version of the song begins with strings and a flamenco guitar, then quickly picks up into a synthesizer line, a powerful electric guitar solo, and the vocal begins soon afterward. (The edited version omits the strings-and-guitar intro.) A power ballad, "If Wishes Came True" was a different musical direction for the girl group known primarily for their freestyle hits. Accordingly, the song also became Sweet Sensation's only entry on the Billboard Adult Contemporary singles chart, where it reached number eight.

According to The Billboard Book of Number One Hits, the members of the group cried for days after learning that their song had hit number one.[1] Billboard named the song #87 on their list of 100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time.[2]

Music video[edit]

The video was filmed in New York City, and alternates studio shots of the trio singing with outdoor shots of lead singer Betty LeBron walking in the rain and reminiscing, with flashbacks to sunny scenes of better days with her former boyfriend.

Track listing[edit]

German Maxi single
No. Title Length
1. "If Wishes Came True" (LP Version) 5:12
2. "Love Child" (Original Version) 4:10
3. "Love Child" (Rock the House) 6:43



  1. ^ Bronson, Fred (2003). The Billboard Book of Number One Hits. Billboard Books. ISBN 9780823076772. 
  2. ^ "100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time: Critics' Picks". Billboard. Retrieved July 11, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved December 14, 2009)
  4. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 1990". Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
Preceded by
"Vision of Love" by Mariah Carey
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
September 1, 1990
Succeeded by
"Blaze of Glory" by Jon Bon Jovi