Video: I Wanna Be Your Lover

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I Wanna Be Your Lover

I Wanna Be Your Lover music video selected snapshots

Music Video details

First aired: TV: tbc
YouTube: 14 July 2017
Producer(s):  ?
Director:  ?
Related home video/DVD: The Hits Collection
First (Commercially) Released: 14 September 1993


Date Institution, Country Award
This music video has not received any awards in the USA

I Wanna Be Your Lover is the first Prince video to have been broadcast as no videos were made for either of the two previous singles Soft And Wet and Just As Long As We’re Together.

The video show Prince singing, playing various instruments: keyboards, drums, guitar and bass. He is also seen dancing and playing with a red scarf attached to his mic. The video looks to have been interpreted as a attempt to market Prince as a prodigy multi-instrumentalist (a potential new Stevie Wonder).

Another video was shot at a later date after with Prince’s band but it was never aired and remains unreleased. The videos are two separate run-throughs of the song and neither contains any shots also present in the other.

Shooting Information
Shooting Sessions
Date Location Additional info
August 1979 Leeds Rehearsal Facility, North Hollywood, CA, USA (assumed) '’solo version
  • More information needed

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
I Wanna Be Your Lover 2:55 The Story So Far... (1986)

The Hits Collection (1993)
Prince streaming video platforms (2017)
Released for sale as separate track on iTunes (2017)

solo version

Additional Information

See Also Quotation & triva

Iwannabeyourlover single.jpg

  • The video features Prince playing an Orr bass, (named after its luthier Charles Orr), an instrument Prince used to record almost all the basslines on For You album. The bass had seldom been seen or cited in credits since 1978, but made an appearance in the My Name Is Prince video. Prince also uses a Gibson L6-S Deluxe guitar (customized with red blinking led lights), an instrument he would stop using after having heavily customizing it, until he ultimately opted for the Hohner Telecaster guitar in 1980.

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