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Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)

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"Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)" is a 1982 song by A Flock of Seagulls, the opening song and only hit single from their second album Listen.[1] The song exemplifies "synth-pop's spaced-out loneliness" and yearning for imagined absent lovers,[2] and is noted for its Wall of Sound-styled layer of synthesizer padding--a "multi-layered, hypnotic song", according to AllMusic.[1]

Unlike the band's 1982 hit "I Ran (So Far Away)", largely a United States and Australian hit, "Wishing" performed strongly in Great Britain and reached the Top 10; in the US it reached the top 40 on the U.S. Billboard charts in summer 1983.[3] In South Africa, it was enormously popular, reaching the no. 8 position.[4]

Chart positions[edit]Edit

Charts Peak


UK Singles Chart 10
Irish Singles Chart 6
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 26
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 3
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 26
South African Singles Chart[5] 8
Australian Kent Report Singles Chart 46
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart 33
Germany Singles Chart 37

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