Wishing on the Same Star

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"Wishing on the Same Star"
Single by Keedy
from the album Chase the Clouds
Released 1991
Format CD
Genre Pop
Length 3:48
Label Arista
Writer(s) Diane Warren
Keedy singles chronology
"Save Some Love"
(1991)
"Wishing on the Same Star"
(1991)

"Wishing on the Same Star" is a song originally recorded by American singer Keedy in 1991. It was written by Diane Warren and appears on the album Chase the Clouds. It was released as the second single off the album, following her top 20 hit "Save Some Love". It became her second and last Billboard Hot 100 entry, peaking at #86.

Other versions[edit]

The song has been covered by several other artists, most notably by Puerto Rican singer Chayanne as "Mi Primer Amor" (1992), Australian girl group Girlfriend (1993), American dance singer Judy Cheeks (1995), German Eurodance group DJ Company (1997) and by American singer Myra (2001). In 1997, Diane Warren released a promotional compilation of songs written by her titled A Passion For Music. Included on the track list is the original demo of the song, sung by Susie Benson.

Namie Amuro version[edit]

"Wishing on the Same Star"
Namie amuro whishing on the same star.jpg
Single by Namie Amuro
from the album Style
B-side "Did U"
Released September 11, 2002
Format CD single
Recorded On Air Azabu Studio
Genre J-pop
Label Avex Trax
Writer(s) Diane Warren
kenko-p
Namie Amuro singles chronology
"I Will"
(2002)
"Wishing on the Same Star"
(2002)
"Shine More"
(2003)

"Wishing on the Same Star" was covered by Japanese singer Namie Amuro in 2002. It is her 21st solo single under the Avex Trax label. Released on September 11, 2002, the song was meant to be her last before a hiatus that would have seen her transplanting herself from Tokyo, Japan to New York City for the purposes of artist development. As the last of her singles as a pop artist, it is the most commercially successful from the album, Style (2003).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Wishing on the Same Star" (Diane Warren, kenko-p) – 4:55
  2. "Did U" (Namie Amuro, A. Mazza, Sundafu K., A. Ramen) – 3:57
  3. "Wishing on the Same Star" (instrumental) (Diane Warren) – 4:56
  4. "Did U (Instrumental)" (A. Mazza, Sundafu K., A. Ramen) – 3:56
Personnel[edit]
  • Namie Amuro – vocals, background vocals
  • Kareb James – background vocals
  • Yuko Kawai – background vocals
  • Muriyama-Kiriyama Strings – strings
Production[edit]
  • Producers – Masaki Iehara, Cobra Endo
  • Arrangement – Masaki Iehara, Cobra Endo
  • Strings arrangement – Tatsuya Murayama
  • Mixing – Koji Morimoto, Rob Chiarelli
  • Mixing assistant – Sang Park
  • Instrument programming – David L. Huff, Cobra Endo
  • Vocal direction – Mayumi Harada
  • Music video director – Ugichin
  • Choreographer – Warner

Charts[edit]

Keedy version[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 [1] 86

Chayanne version[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks [2] 8

Girlfriend version[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 44

Namie Amuro version[edit]

Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Peak Position Sales Total Chart Run
September 11, 2002 Oricon Daily Singles Chart 2
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 2 97,253 12 weeks
Oricon Yearly Singles Chart

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