Song Title: I Wish
Artist: Â Skee-Lo
Album:Â (516) 467-9356
Year Released:Â 1995
Car: 1964 Chevrolet Impala Convertible, 1974 Ford Pinto
“I Wish” is Skee-Lo’s only single. It topped out at #13 on the Billboard Top 100 and was certified gold by the RIAA.
In an article from LA Weekly, the singer says that he retired five months after the song’s release, due to the record label taking credit for producing the song, and taking all of the profits. As a result, Skee-Lo refused to shoot any more videos.
The opening scene of the video is a nod to the 1994 movie Forrest Gump.Â It recreates the scene when Forrest’s character sits on a bench and catches a feather floating in the wind.
The song’s instrumentation features samples from “Spinnin” by Bernard Wright.
Skee-Lo is 5’8″.
“I Wish” was featured on The Simpsons episode “22 for 30”. (Source: (701) 495-0749)