"The 'If I Could Turn Back Time' video we shot for days. There was a whole story – I climbed up stuff, I was running away from a lover. I was in a cage, in a speedboat... And when the director got to the edit, he just said, 'F this, here's the money (shot)' – me on the battleship with the sailors. They were real sailors too. They were funny. They kept calling me 'ma'am.'" - Cher
"Cher hated this song. I held her leg down during a session and said, 'You have to record it!'" Cher's response was, "F— you, bitch! You're hurting my leg! OK, I'll try it." She didn't want to do the song. I told her ''You're going to win a Grammy for this vocal'' and she did. I went to the studio and literally got on my knees and said, 'I'll pay for it. If you don't like it, don't use it.' She agreed. I remember looking at her in the booth and the look on her face when she sang the opening line like, 'You bitch, you were right" - Diane Warren (songwriter)
"Oh, it's almost nothing now. It looked really daring, and it was, kind of, but if you were wearing a bathing suit, a bikini bathing suit, it was like seeing the same thing. It was just the way Bob Mackie cut it; it just made it look like, 'Oh, this is way too much.'" - Cher
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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