If She Knew What She Wants
|"If She Knew What She Wants"|
|Single by The Bangles|
|from the album Different Light|
|Recorded||1985; Sunset Sound Factory|
|The Bangles singles chronology|
Shear's song was originally written in the first person as a love song; the Bangles rewrote the lyrics in the third person, rather than change the subject's gender.
Two different music videos were created for the song, one that was commonly shown in North America and the other that was commonly shown in Europe. The "American version" was produced by Tamar Simon Hoffs, the mother of Bangles guitarist/vocalist Susanna Hoffs, who sings lead in this song.