Careful What You Wish For (Texas album)

Careful What You Wish For
Studio album by Texas
Released 20 October 2003
Recorded 2002–2003
Genre Alternative rock
Label Mercury
Producer Johnny McElhone, Trevor Horn, Ian Broudie, Ceri "Sunship" Evans
Texas chronology
The Greatest Hits
Careful What You Wish For
Red Book
Singles from Careful What You Wish For
  1. "Carnival Girl"
    Released: 6 October 2003
  2. "I'll See It Through"
    Released: 8 December 2003

Careful What You Wish For is the seventh album by Scottish rock band Texas, released 20 October 2003. The album went on to achieve gold status in the UK for 100,000 copies sold.[1]

Release and reception

Only two singles were produced from Careful What You Wish For. The first was the hit UK Top 10 single, "Carnival Girl" which reached #9 on the UK Singles Charts and was also a hit in other European countries.

A second single, "I'll See It Through" was released in December 2003. However, the single was less successful than the release of "Carnival Girl", only debuting at #40 on the UK Singles Charts. After this their record label, Mercury Records, decided not to release a third single from the album, and this led Texas to re-enter the studio to start work on their next album, Red Book (2005).

Track listing

No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Telephone X"  Johnny McElhone, Sharleen Spiteri, Eddie Campbell, Tony McGovernJohnny McElhone, Trevor Horn  
2. "Broken"  McElhone, Spiteri, Guy ChambersMcElhone, Ian Broudie  
3. "Carnival Girl" (featuring Kardinal Offishall)McElhone, Spiteri, Jason HarrowMcElhone  
4. "I'll See It Through"  McElhone, Spiteri, ChambersMcElhone  
5. "Where Did You Sleep?"  McElhone, Spiteri, ChambersMcElhone  
6. "And I Dream"  McElhone, SpiteriMcElhone  
7. "Careful What You Wish For"  McElhone, SpiteriMcElhone  
8. "Big Sleep"  McElhone, SpiteriMcElhone  
9. "Under Your Skin"  McElhone, Spiteri, McGovernMcElhone  
10. "Carousel Dub" (featuring Suncycle)McElhone, Spiteri, Suncycle, Ceri EvansMcElhone  
11. "Place in My World" (featuring Dolomite)McElhone, Spiteri, Evans, WilliamsonMcElhone, Ceri Evans  
12. "Another Day"  McElhone, SpiteriMcElhone  




Chart positions

Chart (2003) Peak
UK Albums Chart 5[2]
Ireland 35[2]
France 5[2]
Swiss Album Chart 6[2]
Belgium 18[2]
Denmark 23[2]
Germany 25[2]
Sweden 28[2]
Norway 35[2]
Austria 46[2]
Netherlands 88[2]


  1. "British Phonographic Industry searchable certification database". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 17 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-08.
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