Wish (Feargal Sharkey album)

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Studio album by Feargal Sharkey
Released 1988
Recorded A&M Studios, Hollywood, California
Genre Pop
Label Virgin
Producer Danny Kortchmar
Feargal Sharkey chronology
Feargal Sharkey
(1985)Feargal Sharkey1985
Songs From The Mardi Gras
(1991)Songs From The Mardi Gras1991
Alternative Cover
American cover of "Wish".
American cover of "Wish".

Wish is the second solo album of former Undertones singer Feargal Sharkey. Released in 1988, three years after his successful self-titled solo debut, the album was considered to be somewhat disappointing and was not as successful as its predecessor.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Cold, Cold Streets" (Danny Kortchmar, David Lasley, Feargal Sharkey)
  2. "More Love" (Benmont Tench)
  3. "Full Confession" (Danny Kortchmar, Feargal Sharkey, Tim Daly)
  4. "Please Don't Believe in Me" (David A. Stewart, Feargal Sharkey, Tim Daly)
  5. "Out of My System" (Eddie Chacon, Suzanne Valentine)
  6. "If This is Love" (Feargal Sharkey, Maggie Lee, Tim Daly)
  7. "Strangest Girl in Paradise" (Danny Kortchmar, Feargal Sharkey)
  8. "Blue Days" (Danny Kortchmar, Feargal Sharkey, Waddy Wachtel)
  9. "Let Me Be" (Feargal Sharkey, Mark Goldenberg)
  10. "Safe to Touch" (Feargal Sharkey, Steve Jordan)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[1] 66
Swedish Albums Chart[2] 22


  • Richard Haughton - Photography
  • Gary Wathen - Art direction


'More Love' features the core of the X-Pensive Winos, consisting of Steve Jordan, Waddy Wachtel and Keith Richards.

Sharkey also admitted when quizzed on the album's release that he had not changed his underpants for the entire length of the record's gestation. When the album was finally finished, Sharkey said the undergarment "practically walked to the washing basket by itself".


  1. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 270. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  2. ^ Steffen Hung. "Feargal Sharkey - Wish". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-06-23.