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Wishing on a Star
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Information
Released

November 27, 2011

B-side

Wishing On A Star (Instrumental)

Format

CD single, digital download

Length

3:30

Recorded

October 2011,
London, England

Writers

Billie Rae Calvin

"Wishing on a Star" is a song by Rose Royce from 1978. In 2011, it was covered by the finalists of the eighth season of The X Factor, and featured previous contestants JLS and One Direction. The single was released on November 27, 2011 for digital download. A CD singled was released the following day.

Background

"Wishing on a Star" was written by Billie Rae Calvin. It was produced by Richard "Biff" Stannard, Ash Howes, and Steve Mac. All proceeds from the single went to the childrens charity, Together for Short Lives.

Lyrics

I'm wishing on a star
To follow where you are
I'm wishing on a dream
To follow what it means

And I wish on all the rainbows that I see
I'm wishing on the people who really dream
I'm wishing on tomorrow pray it never comes
I'm wishing on the love the things we never done

I never thought I'd see
A time when you would be
So far away from home
So far away from me

Just think of all the moments that we'd spend
I just can't let you go for me you were meant
And I didn't mean to hurt you, but I know
In the game of love you reap what you sow

I feel this time we should make up, baby
I feel it's time for us to get back together
And make the best of things, oh baby when we're together
Whether or never

I'm wishing on a star (wishing on that star)
To follow where you are
I'm wishing on a dream
To follow what it means

And I wish upon the rainbows that I see
I'm wishing on the people who really dream
And I'm wishing on tomorrow pray it never comes
I'm wishing on all the things that we, we never done

(Whoo... JLS, 1D)

[ALL]
I'm wishing on a star
[ZAYN] (Oh, wishing on a star)
To follow where you are
[HARRY] (Oh, anywhere you go)
I'm wishing on a star
[LIAM] (I'm wishing on that star)
To follow where you are
(To anywhere you go)

Wishing on a star

Music video

Music Video Information
The X Factor Finalists 2011 (ft03:25

The X Factor Finalists 2011 (ft. JLS and One Direction) - Wishing on a Star

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Released November 25, 2011
Length 3:30
Director Unknown
Production Co
Choreographer
Filmed November 11, 2011
Location London, England
VEVO views N/A

Background

"Wishing on a Star" is the second X Factor charity single that One Direction has contributed to. The music video was filmed on November 11, 2011.[1]

Release

The music video for "Wishing on a Star" premiered on ITV2 on November 25, 2011.[2] It uploaded to YouTube the next day.

Credits

References

  1. @Harry_Styles. Twitter. Filming video. November 11, 2011
  2. 'The X Factor' U.K. 2011 'Wishing on a Star' video debuts. Examiner. November 25, 2011.

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