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Elvis SongPedia: My Wish Came True

My Wish Came True




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Basic Stats

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Written by: Ivory Joe Hunter

Recorded: September 6, 1957, Radio Recorders, Hollywood
Released master is take 28.

Single: w/ "A Big Hunk O' Love", 47-7600, June 23, 1959
Also re-released as Gold Standard Series, 447-0626, February 1962

Highest U.S. Charts Positions:
#12 on Billboard's Hot 100
#23 on Cash Box Top 100
#15 on Billboard's Rhythm & Blues chart

1st LP release: - December 1959
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My Spin

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In an interview in 1959, Elvis cited "My Wish Came True" as his own favorite of the two sides of his current single. For the record, I disagree. Sorry Elvis, but it doesn't hold a candle to "A Big Hunk O' Love". He was probably prouder of his ballads than his rockers around that time, since he wanted to be more than a rock 'n' roll singer, so maybe he played down the rockers. For "My Wish Came True", there's no denying he gets an A for effort. Elvis did 28 takes in the first session, then tried again on two more sessions, although it was the last take from the first session that was eventually released. To me, though, this was just a fair ballad, nothing outstanding, especially considering Ivory Joe Hunter's songs usually are!

Other Spins

(What did the critics and fans say?)


Another slow ballad, "My Wish Came True" is similar to "Don't", but not so successful. The Jordanaires gospel-harmonies take the spotlight.

Robert Matthew-Walker, Elvis Presley: A Study in Music, 1979




An early RCA gem with nicely layered choral backing by the Jordanaires.

Martin Torgoff, The Complete Elvis, 1982




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"My Wish Came True" Lyrics

My wish came true
When I met you
I've searched and searched
My whole life through

There's just one thing
Dear before we start
Don't say you care
Then break my heart

When you speak of love
Please be sincere
For if you play with love
It can bring tears my dear

My wish came true
To my surprise
When you stood there before my eyes

And when my heart
Started beating fast
Twas then I knew
I found true love at last
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Yea! Great '50s Ballad!

Nay! It Can Bring Tears My Dear !


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