Review: New York’s Sweet Sensation – If Wishes Came True (Pop)

This review covers the pop track New York’s Sweet Sensation – If Wishes Came True.

This track was released in 1990 as a single.

The track starts with a guitar backed by some string elements. Eventually, the guitars come in along with the drum kit. After this, the music pulls back and the vocals come in.

Going into the main chorus, the track does build back up. When the chorus ends, there is a brief instrumental section.

From there, the track pulls back again. The track goes into the next verse. This is backed by guitar elements and some chime elements. Towards the end, the track the track starts to build up again with a more pronounced drum kit.

After this, the track goes back into the main chorus. At the end, some additional vocals come in. After this, a guitar solo comes in. This leads into another round with the main chorus. By the end of the second main chorus, the track does start to break down. The track is then lead out with the guitars.

One thing I like about this track is that it does try and keep that positive and sappy vibe. What I hear a lot of in pop music is that whenever there are themes of love, it almost inevitably leads to talking about down and dirty sex with virtually no creativity. This track, in the mean time, takes a higher road and leans more towards the emotional side of things. This, ultimately, isn’t a bad thing by any means.

While it’s all well and good to have a track that does try to be meaningful, it is also a challenge to make this track a memorable one. For me, I’m not sure that really is the case with this one. It says all the basic stuff in the lyrics and it hits on elements to be a decent track. Unfortunately, I’m not really hearing anything that will make me think 5 years from now that this track was special because of reason “x, y, and z”. In fact, I’m not sure I would even really remember it at all in the not too distant future.

So, the good news is that this track does take a higher road when it comes to love themes in a pop track. The pitfall is that it isn’t particularly memorable. It does all the basics to be a decent track, but little is done to make this a particularly special track. It’s decent all around, but nothing amazing.

Score
7/10

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