The television network MTV deemed the original music video for the song too erotic and the video was banned from airing on the channel. A portion of this original video is featured in the documentary The Cream Will Rise.
^Fitzharris, Dustin (July 10, 2008). "An Interview With Sophie B. Hawkins". GO Magazine. 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...
^Creme de la Creme by Todd Martinez-Padilla Simmons  (Retrieved March 6, 2008)
^ abcdef"Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved January 5, 2008)