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I WISH is Morning Musume's tenth single. It was released on September 6, 2000. It sold a total of 654,640 copies.

"I WISH" was the song used in Japanese commercials for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Morning Musume also appeared in the commercials. It was also used as the ending theme to Idol wo Sagase!.

Tracklist[]

Morning_Musume_-_I_WISH_(MV)

Morning Musume - I WISH (MV)

I WISH (MV)

  1. I WISH
  2. Akogare My Boy (あこがれMy Boy; My Admirable Boy)
  3. I WISH (Instrumental)

Featured Members[]

Single Information[]

I WISH
  • Lyrics and Composition: Tsunku
  • Arrangement and Programming: Kono Shin
  • Bass: Irie Naoyuki
  • Guitar: Kono Shin, Hayashibe Naoki
  • Percussion: Misawa Izumi
  • Trumpet: Araki Toshio, Sugazawa Masahiko, Yokoyama Hitoshi
  • Trombone: Murata Yoichi, Tsuji Fuyuki
  • Bass Trombone: Murata Yoichi
  • Horn: Arima Yoshiharu, Abe Masato
  • Strings: Kinbara Chieko Group
  • Turntable: DJ COUNTRY
  • Chorus: Tsunku
  • Dance Choreography: Natsu Mayumi
  • Music Video: Miyasaka Mayumi
Akogare My Boy
  • Lyrics and Composition: Tsunku
  • Arrangement: AKIRA

Performances[]

TV Performances[]

Concert Performances[]

I WISH
Akogare My Boy

Event Performances[]

I WISH

Oricon Chart Positions[]

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- - - - - - - 1 407,350
- - - - - - - 5 86,640
- - - - - - - 6 52,930
- - - - - - - 14 31,330
- - - - - - - 16 20,750
- - - - - - - 21 15,180
- - - - - - - 27 8,540
- - - - - - - 41 6,330
- - - - - - - 52 4,190
- - - - - - - 80 2,390
- - - - - - - 95 2,030
- - - - - - - Out for 5 weeks.
- - - - - - - 48 10,750
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - - 52 3,790
- - - - - - - 66 2,550

Total Reported Sales: 654,640

Trivia[]

  • This is the fifth Morning Musume single with an English name.
  • 4th Generation member Tsuji Nozomi gives a comment about the single on YouTube.
  • As of February 2016, the official music video is 1 of 46 music videos for a single that has reached over 1,000,000 views on Morning Musume's official YouTube channel.
  • All the 4th Generation members sang "I WISH" in each of their separate graduation concerts.
  • I WISH was re-arranged and performed by Morning Musume's 2013 lineup in The Best! ~Updated Morning Musume~.
  • An English cover was recorded by Vanessa Williams as "I Wish" for the album Cover Morning Musume!.
  • The Center for this single is Goto Maki.
  • This single is the first of two singles where which the number of members matches the number of the single. In this case, this is the tenth single, and there are ten members. The only other example is the 13th single, Mr.Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~, which is the debut of the 5th generation, and increases the lineup from 9 to 13.
  • This is the first single to not feature Ichii Sayaka since Morning Coffee.
  • I Wish was used during the group vocal lesson of Morning Musume LOVE Audition 21, which was used to determine the members of Morning Musume's fifth generation.

External Links[]

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