is a rock ballad, recorded for Tina’s album Foreign Affair in 1989. It was the last single from the album and was also performed live at the Foreign Affair Tour, available on the Do You Want Some Action? home video. 18 years later, Tina performed it once again at her 50th Anniversary Tour as the encore.
Writer: Albert Hammond, Holly Knight
Producer: Dan Hartman
Album: Foreign Affair (1989) / Do You Want Some Action? (2021)
Single: Be Tender With Me Baby (1990)
Video: Live In Barcelona (1990) / TINA Live (2009)
Charts: UK: #28
From the 'Foreign Affair' promotional interview
The song again was one of those annoying songs that if you didn't really deliver it properly it just kind of goes on but it was so right. What can I tell you except to say that, they were old fashioned songs again, it was songs that you want to sing about, you will always get into that mood of feeling like you want to say 'be tender with
me baby’ it's an old melody that's very sad and very pleading….. that always works. I mean if you look back into the days of Sam Cooke and Sam And Dave they did that pleading type of singing you know, and Marvin Gaye, I mean it actually just took me back to that feeling of all of those old songs you know.