If She Knew What She Wants

Album: Different Light (1986)
Charted: 31 29

Songfacts®:

  • This song was written by Jules Shear and originally recorded by the American singer-songwriter on his 1985 album The Eternal Return. His version is essentially a love song, written in the third person. The Bangles rewrote the lyrics when they covered the tune the following year, changing them to the third person.
  • This was the second Jules Shear song in quick succession to come to the public attention, following Cyndi Lauper's hit cover of his "All Through The Night." However, Jules was more interested on working on his own material than becoming a songwriter for hire. He recalled in a Songfacts interview: "People started calling up to see if I had other songs and stuff. Fortunately, they called up my manager, and he would send over some songs. I don't know. All of a sudden I was hot. But I was working on my own album and I don't remember it affecting anything. I was just trying to get it done. I was more interested in what my record would sound like."

Comments: 1

  • Jinny from Brighton , United KingdomA great song!
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