Sharlene Hector – I Wish


Coca-Cola Company has scored a winner with a new feel-good ad that’s been playing these Olympics. When I first saw the commercial I was riveted. Who was that woman? What a gorgeous song! The answers lie, thankfully, at the Coca-Cola website. Her name is Sharlene Hector; she’s a UK singer. The song is I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free, popularized by Nina Simone in 1967, composed by Richard Lamb and William Taylor.

The Hector version is not yet available on iTunes (What a missed opportunity Coca Cola!!!). You can buy the imported single from The Nina Simone song is available at iTunes, plus several other artists’ versions.

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