"Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" is a song written, composed, recorded, and released by singer-songwriter Sophie B. Hawkins. Released in 1992 from her debut album Tongues and Tails, it achieved success in many countries worldwide; in the United States alone, it reached No. 5 on Billboard Magazine's Hot 100 charts.
The original music video for the song featured Sophie lying on her back in a flowing white outfit while singing the song, interspersed with scenes of dancers and Sophie wearing a very skimpy outfit, kneeling and moving erotically. While the video would probably be considered acceptable by modern standards, the television network MTV banned the original version for its excessive erotic content; moreover, Sony Music Entertainment (SME) was still repeatedly banning it from YouTube "on copyright grounds" as of late June of 2017. A new video was shot, after the MTV ban, that showed Sophie in a complete non-erotic flannel shirt and jeans outfit, performing the song on a stage. Both versions of the video were in black and white, with some color used for artistic highlighting in the original. A portion of this original video is featured in the documentary The Cream Will Rise. Both video versions used the shorter single version.
^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...
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