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 originally was 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.
The Bangles charted at number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 31 on the UK Singles Chart, and number 31 on the Australian Kent Music Report chart. In Canada it peaked in its' 10th week on the RPM 100 Singles chart at number 29 on July 26th, 1986.
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.