O Magazine interview
Wonder speaks about getting the idea for his song I Wish in an interview with O Magazine.
When I first came up with I Wish, it was going to be about some kind of crazy philosophical stuff, but that didn’t work with the song. So after a Motown picnic, we came back to the studio, and we were all sitting around the piano. We started talking about the different experiences we had growing up, like when I got a whipping for playing doctor with a girl.