Songs to Learn English – Wishes

How can songs help you learn English? Read this blog post!

Wishes about the Present


Manic Monday by The Bangles

Released in 1986 by the American pop group

Theme: Work


Wishlist by Pearl Jam

Released in 1998 by the American Indie group

Theme: Wishes


Then Again by Alan Smith Robertson

Released by an EFL teacher on YouTube

Theme: Wishes


I Wish I Didn’t Miss You by Angie Stone

Released in 2001 by the American R&B/Soul singer

Theme: Memories of a relationship


Ugly by Bon Jovi

Released in 2001 by the American rock band

Theme: Love

Note: Also 2nd conditional; ‘ain’t’ = isn’t, aren’t, am not in Standard English


I Wish I Could Fly by Roxette

Released in 1999 by the Swedish pop duo

Theme: Love


Wishes about the Future


I Wish It Would Rain Down by Phil Collins

Released in 1989 by the British pop singer.



I Wish You Would by Taylor Swift

Released in 1989 by the American pop singer

Theme: End of a relationship


Wishes about the Past


Wilder Days by Morgan Wade

Released in 2021 by the American Country Singer

Theme: Love