Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover

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"Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover"
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Single by Sophie B. Hawkins
from the album Tongues and Tails
B-side "Don't Stop Swaying"
Released March 31, 1992
Format CD single, CD maxi
7" single, 12" maxi
Recorded 1991
Genre Pop rock[1]
Length 5:23 (Album Version)
4:08 (Radio Edit)
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Sophie B. Hawkins (lyricist and composer)
Producer(s) Rick 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"
(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 worldwide.

Song information[edit]

The drumbeat of the song is sampled from "When the Levee Breaks" by Led Zeppelin.

The television network MTV banned the original music video for the song.[why?][2] A portion of this original video is featured in the documentary The Cream Will Rise.[3] Both video versions used the shorter single version.

Track listings[edit]

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[edit]

  • Mixed by David Leonard and Steve Churchyard
  • Produced by Ralph Schuckett and Rick Chertoff

Charts[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

In Pop Culture[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover by Sophie B. Hawkins (Single, Pop Rock): Reviews, Ratings, Credits, Song list - Rate Your Music
  2. ^ 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... 
  3. ^ Creme de la Creme by Todd Martinez-Padilla Simmons [1] (Retrieved March 6, 2008)
  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 Archived 2009-06-03 at WebCite (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 Archived September 2, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved November 18, 2008)
  9. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1992". Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2010-07-30. 
  10. ^ CD Baby Online Music Store "http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mattpalmer2"

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