"Wishful Thinking" is a song by English band China Crisis, released as the third single from their 1983 album Working with Fire and Steel – Possible Pop Songs Volume Two. It reached #9 in the UK charts in early 1984, becoming their only top 10 hit single in that country. The song is their biggest and most well-known hit, and is included on numerous compilation albums. It was a top 20 hit in several European countries and hit number 1 on the Swedish radio chart Poporama on 8 March 1984.
The lead vocal on this track is by Eddie Lundon who also wrote the lyrics, as opposed to Gary Daly who sings lead vocals on the majority of the band's songs.
The track "This Occupation" remains exclusive to this release and appears in two very different forms on the 7" and 12" releases.
The track "Some People I Know to Lead Fantastic Lives" is taken from the band's debut album Difficult Shapes & Passive Rhythms, Some People Think It's Fun to Entertain, although the remix on this 12" single remains exclusive to this release.
7" vinyl single
All tracks written by Gary Daly and Eddie Lundon.
12" vinyl single
||"Some People I Know to Lead Fantastic Lives"
||Daly, Lundon, Dave Reilly
||"This Occupation (Extended Mix)"
||"Some People I Know to Lead Fantastic Lives (Extended Mix)"
||Daly, Lundon, Reilly
"Wishful Thinking" at Discogs (list of releases)