Terence Trent D'Arby

Wishing Well

Composed by Sean Oliver / Terence Trent D'Arby

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Terence Trent D'Arby wrote "Wishing Well" while he was in a semi-dream state. The New York native was signed by CBS Records U.K. and worked with producer Howard Gray on his initial single "If You Let Me Stay," which peaked at number 19 R&B and number 66 pop in the fall of 1987. Then D'Arby was teamed with Heaven 17's Martyn Ware with whom he recorded "Wishing Well." A single from his double-platinum debut LP Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby, "Wishing Well" went gold, topping both the R&B and pop charts in the spring of 1988.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent d'Arby 1987 Columbia / Sony Music Distribution
Ronny's Pop Show: Die Zehnte 1987
Various Artists
CBS Records 3:34
No Image 1988 Image Entertainment / Sony Music Distribution
Rock '89 1989
Various Artists
Quality
Hit Power 1990
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 3:29
Billboard Top Hits: 1985-1989 1995
Various Artists
Rhino 3:35
Chart Toppers: Dance Hits of the 80s 1998
Various Artists
Priority Records / Priority 3:32
Monster Hits 86-88 1999
Various Artists
Platinum Disc 3:32
Monster '88 Hits 1999
Various Artists
Platinum Disc 3:32
Sony Music 100 Years: Soundtrack for a Century 1999
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 3:32
Rockin' 80's, Vol. 3 1999
Various Artists
Madacy Distribution / Madacy 3:32
Millennium of Pop 2000
Various Artists
Import 3:32
Entertainment Weekly: The Greatest Hits 1988 2000
Various Artists
Buddha Records 3:33
Hits of 1988 2001
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 3:32
Modern Rock: Love Songs 2001
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:32
No Image 2001
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 3:32
No Image 2001
Various Artists
Buddha Records 3:33
Typisch Tachtig! 2001
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 3:32
Soul Hits of the 80's [Sony] 2002
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 3:32
Terence Trent D'Arby's Greatest Hits 2002 Columbia 3:31
No Image 2002 Columbia 3:31
80's Top Ten Hits 2003
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution
Soul Funk 80s 2003
Various Artists
Madacy Distribution / Madacy 3:32
Best Singles of All Time, Vol. 2 2003
Various Artists
Rajon Entertainment Pty Ltd.
Neo-Soul Music for Dummies 2003
Various Artists
Superb Records 3:31
Box of Rock 2003
Various Artists
Import 3:32
Casey Kasem Presents: America's Top Ten - The 80s #1 Pop Hits 2004
Various Artists
Top Sail Productions 3:31
Most Fun You've Had All Decade: 80s 2004
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 3:31
Triple Treat: Love Songs, Vols. 1-3 2004
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 3:31
Essential Soul: Nitelife 2005
Various Artists
Madacy Distribution / Madacy 3:32
Do You Love Me Like You Say: The Very Best of Terence Trent d'Arby 2006 BMG / Sony Music
Chart Toppers: 70's-90's 2006
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 3:31
Fantastic 80's: Extended 2006
Various Artists
BMG International 6:17
Collections 2006 Sony BMG 3:31
No Image 2006
Various Artists
Barking Mad
100 Hits: 80s 2007
Various Artists
100 Hits / Demon Music Group 3:32
Sign Your Name: The Best of Terence Trent d'Arby 2007 Music Club Records / Music Club Deluxe 3:31
Forever Pop 80er 2007
Various Artists
Ar-Express / Sony BMG 3:31
100 Hits: Soul 2007
Various Artists
100 Hits 3:32
Absolute Radio Hits 2007
Various Artists
Crimson Productions 3:32
Ultimate Grammy Collection: Contemporary R&B 2007
Various Artists
Shout! Factory 3:33
Top of the Pops 1987 2008
Various Artists
EMI 3:32
Disco Inferno [Cloud 9] 2008
Various Artists
Various Tunes 3:31
Top of the Pops Collection [43 CD] 2008
Various Artists
EMI
Die Hit Giganten: Hits der 80er 2008
Various Artists
Sony BMG 3:32
Dance Classics Top 50 2008
Various Artists
Various Tunes 3:31
Gold: Greatest Hits of the 80s 2008
Various Artists
sbc / Sony Music Entertainment 3:30
No Image 2009
Various Artists
Sony BMG 3:30
The Pop Years: 1986-1987 2009
Various Artists
Crimson Productions 3:31
Sign Your Name [Video] 2009 Charly Records
The Best Year of My Life: 1987 2009
Various Artists
Sony Music
No Image 2009
Various Artists
Commercial Canada 3:30
The Pop Years: The 80s 2010
Various Artists
Crimson Productions 3:31
Lo Esencial de Jugo de Hits 2010
Various Artists
Sony Music Entertainment 3:33
Original Album Classics 2011 Columbia / Sony Music / Sony Music Distribution
Haynes Ultimate Guide to the 80s 2011
Various Artists
Sony Music 3:31
Mix 80's, 90's y Más 2011
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 3:25
Pure...80s 2012
Various Artists
Sony Music 3:30
Greatest Ever! 80s Pop Anthems 2013
Various Artists
Greatest Ever 3:31
100 Hits: 80s Weekender 2013
Various Artists
100 Hits 3:31
Top 40: Soul 2014
Various Artists
Crimson
100 Hits: 80s Anthems 2014
Various Artists
100 Hits 3:31
'80s Summer Album 2016
Various Artists
Crimson 3:31
100 Hits: 80s [2015]
Various Artists
100 Hits
100 Hits: Soul [2015]
Various Artists
100 Hits
25 Years Of Chrysalis Music
Various Artists
Sony CMG
Box of Rock [Disc 1]
Various Artists
Rajon Entertainment Pty Ltd. 3:32
Essential: 80s Love
Various Artists
Sony Music 3:31
Now That's What I Call the 80s Hits [Deluxe Edition]
Various Artists
Now Joint Venture 3:31
Pure... Singer Songwriters
Various Artists
Sony Music 3:30
No Image
Various Artists
Allegro / Allegro Corporation / Rolling Stone
Yoga Hoser [Original Soundtrack]
Various Artists
Rhino 3:33
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