Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover

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"Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover"
Single by Sophie B. Hawkins
from the album Tongues and Tails
B-side"Don't Stop Swaying"
ReleasedMarch 31, 1992
FormatCD single, CD maxi
7" single, 12" maxi
Recorded1991
GenrePop
Rock
Length5:23 (Album Version)
4:08 (Radio Edit)
LabelColumbia
Writer(s)Sophie B. Hawkins (lyricist and composer)
ProducerRick Chertoff, Ralph Schuckett
Sophie B. Hawkins singles chronology
"Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover"
(1992)
"California Here I Come"
(1992)
 
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"Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover"
Single by Sophie B. Hawkins
from the album Tongues and Tails
B-side"Don't Stop Swaying"
ReleasedMarch 31, 1992
FormatCD single, CD maxi
7" single, 12" maxi
Recorded1991
GenrePop
Rock
Length5:23 (Album Version)
4:08 (Radio Edit)
LabelColumbia
Writer(s)Sophie B. Hawkins (lyricist and composer)
ProducerRick Chertoff, Ralph Schuckett
Sophie B. Hawkins singles chronology
"Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover"
(1992)
"California Here I Come"
(1992)

"Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" is a hit song in the U.S. (#5) by Sophie B. Hawkins. Released in 1992, it is from her album Tongues and Tails. It achieved success in many countries such as Norway and Australia where it was a top ten hit.

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Song information

The television network MTV deemed the original music video for the song too erotic and the video was banned from airing on the channel.[1] A portion of this original video is featured in the documentary The Cream Will Rise.[2]

The song features a sample of Led Zeppelin's "When the Levee Breaks".[3]

Track listings

CD maxi
  1. "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" (radio edit) — 4:08
  2. "Don't Stop Swaying" — 5:32
  3. "Listen" — 3:32
CD single
  1. "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" — 5:21
  2. "Don't Stop Swaying" — 5:32
7" single
  1. "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" (radio edit) — 4:08
  2. "Don't Stop Swaying" — 5:32
12" maxi
  1. "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" (radio version) — 4:08
  2. "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" (long version) — 5:22
  3. "Listen" — 3:31
  4. "Don't Stop Swaying" — 5:32

Personnel

Charts

Chart (1992)Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[4]7
French SNEP Singles Chart[4]45
German Singles Chart[4]15
Irish Singles Chart[5]17
Norwegian Singles Chart[4]3
Sweden Singles Chart[4]12
Swiss Singles Chart[4]11
UK Singles Chart[6]14
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[7]5
End of year chart (1992)Position
Australian Singles Chart[8]18
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[9]34

Cover versions

References

  1. ^ Fitzharris, Dustin (July 10, 2008). "An Interview With Sophie B. Hawkins". GO Magazine. http://www.gomag.com/article/an_interview_with_sophie_/. Retrieved July 14, 2012. "...she burst onto the scene with her debut album Tongues and Tails 15 years ago and released “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover” with an erotically charged music video that was banned by MTV..." 
  2. ^ Creme de la Creme by Todd Martinez-Padilla Simmons [1] (Retrieved March 6, 2008)
  3. ^ [2] (Retrieved May 4, 2010)
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved January 5, 2008)
  5. ^ Irish Singles Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved November 18, 2008)
  6. ^ "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover", UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved November 18, 2008)
  7. ^ Sophie B.Hawkins' singles, Billboard Allmusic.com (Retrieved November 18, 2008)
  8. ^ 1992 Australian Singles Chart aria.com (Retrieved November 18, 2008)
  9. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1992". http://longboredsurfer.com/charts.php?year=1992. Retrieved 2010-07-30. 
  10. ^ "iTunes - Music - Let Go by Matt Palmer". Itunes.apple.com. 2010-10-12. http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/damn-i-wish-i-was-your-lover/id397448058?i=397448165. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 

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