by Sophie B Hawkins
~ A one-gimmick wonder ~
Yeah sure, she had another hit song eight years later, but really this is the only thing she’s known for. At the time it came out, having the word “damn” so prominent in the song, much less in the title, was unusual. There were top 40 stations that refused to play it no matter how big a hit it became because they didn’t want to have to announce the word “damn” on the radio station while mom was listening in the minivan with the tweens.
Like several other tunes out here there’s a good, slow rolling build that eventually hits a crescendo late in the game and sounds like a very different song from where it started. Oh, and the guitar is way too low in the mix.