I Wish the Phone Would Ring
|"I Wish the Phone Would Ring"|
|Single by Exposé|
|from the album Exposé|
|Length||4:06 (album version)|
|Exposé singles chronology|
"I Wish the Phone Would Ring" is the title of a 1992 song by the American girl group Exposé. The song was written by Michael Margules (also known as "Michael Jay") and Marvin Morrow, and it appears on Exposé's self-titled 1992 album. The single is a mid-tempo dance-pop tune that lyrically describes how the singers desire to hear their lovers call them on the telephone.
Lead vocals on the song were performed by Jeanette Jurado. In addition to veteran members Jurado and Ann Curless, this was the first single released by Exposé to feature Kelly Moneymaker as a member of the group, since Gioia Bruno had departed in 1991 due to the discovery of a benign throat tumor.
Released as the first single from the album in September 1992, "I Wish the Phone Would Ring" became the group's ninth Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching #28 on the chart in December of that year. Although the song missed the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart, the 12" single did reach #14 on the magazine's Hot Dance Singles Sales chart.
The music video for "I Wish the Phone Would Ring", shows the members of the group wearing black shirts and blue jeans dancing and lip-syncing to the song. Interspersed with this are scenes of couples missing each other's phone messages, until the end of the video when the couples are able to connect.
U.S. CD Maxi-single
- "I Wish the Phone Would Ring" Album Version (4:06)
- "I Wish the Phone Would Ring" Remix (6:18)
- "I Wish the Phone Would Ring" Exposed Mix (5:03)
- "I Wish the Phone Would Ring" Dub House Mix (6:57)
- "I'll Never Get Over You Getting Over Me" (3:49)
U.S. 12" single
- A1 - "I Wish the Phone Would Ring" Remix (6:18)
- A2 - "I Wish the Phone Would Ring" Exposed Mix (5:03)
- B1 - "I Wish the Phone Would Ring" Dub House Mix (6:49)
- B2 - "I Wish the Phone Would Ring" Album Version (4:06)
- B3 - "I Wish the Phone Would Ring" Acapella (3:21)
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||28|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales||14|
|U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream||21|
|U.S. Billboard Rhythmic Top 40||20|