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"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.

"Wishing on the Same Star"
Keedy – Wishing on the Same Star.png
Single by Keedy
from the album Chase the Clouds
Released1991
FormatCD
GenrePop
Length3:48
LabelArista
Songwriter(s)Diane Warren
Keedy singles chronology
"Save Some Love"
(1991)
"Wishing on the Same Star"
(1991)

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ChartsEdit

Keedy versionEdit

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

Girlfriend versionEdit

"Wishing on the Same Star"
 
Single by Girlfriend
from the album It's Up to You
B-side"Triangle Of Love"
ReleasedDecember 1993
FormatCD single
Recorded1993
GenrePop
Length4:05
LabelBMG Australia
Songwriter(s)Diane Warren
Producer(s)
  • Noel McDonald
  • Anthony Copping
  • Cheryl Webb
  • Peter Contini
Girlfriend singles chronology
"Heartbeat"
(1993)
"Wishing on the Same Star"
(1993)
"Sooner or Later"
(1994)

"Wishing on the Same Star" was covered by Australian pop group Girlfriend. It was released in December 1993 as the second and final single from the group's second studio album, It's Up to You. The song peaked at number 44 on the ARIA Charts.

Track listingEdit

BMG (74321178712)
No.TitleLength
1."Wishing on the Same Star" (Radio mix)4:05
2."Triangle of Love"4:38
3."Wishing on the Same Star" (Karaoke)3:57

ChartsEdit

Chart (1993/94) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 44

Namie Amuro versionEdit

"Wishing on the Same Star"
 
Single by Namie Amuro
from the album Style
B-side"Did U"
ReleasedSeptember 11, 2002
FormatCD single
RecordedOn Air Azabu Studio
GenreJ-pop
LabelAvex Trax
Songwriter(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 listingEdit

  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

PersonnelEdit

  • Namie Amuro – vocals, background vocals
  • Kareb James – background vocals
  • Yuko Kawai – background vocals
  • Muriyama-Kiriyama Strings – strings

ProductionEdit

  • 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

ChartsEdit

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

Other versionsEdit

The song has been covered by several other artists, most notably by Puerto Rican singer Chayanne as "Mi Primer Amor" (1992), which peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks.[3], 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. In Brazil by Sandy & Junior in the portuguese version "A Estrela Que Mais Brilhar".

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