Single

I Can’t Stand The Rain (1985)

Tina Turner - I Can't Stand The Rain - Single

I Can’t Stand The Rain was originally written and a hit single from Ann Peebles in 1973 and is the last single from the Private Dancer album in Europe, instead of Show Some Respect in the rest of the world. Tina promoted it at several tv shows and performed it live at most of her concert tours. Live versions are available on the album Live In Europe from 1988 and the TINA Live home video from 2009. The live b-side tracks were recorded in Chicago on August 2, 1984. The single was not released in America.

Writer: Ann Peebles, Don Bryant, Bernard Miller
Producer: Terry Britten
Release: February 1985 (UK) / March 1985 (Germany)
Label: Capitol / EMI
Format: 7“ Vinyl / 12“ Vinyl
Charts: Germany: #9 / UK: #57

7“ Vinyl Single
  1. I Can’t Stand The Rain 3:43
  2. Written by Ann Peebles, Don Bryant, Bernard Miller / Produced by Terry Britten
  3. Let’s Pretend We’re Married (Live) 4:16
  4. Written by Prince / Mixed by John Carter and Mark Woods
12“ Vinyl Maxi (Germany)
Side A
  1. I Can’t Stand The Rain (Extended Version) 5:43
Side B
  1. Let’s Pretend We’re Married (Live) 4:16
  2. Nutbush City Limits (Live) 3:06
  3. Written by Tina Turner / Mixed by John Carter and Mark Woods
12“ Vinyl Maxi (UK)
  1. I Can’t Stand The Rain (Extended Version) 5:43
  2. Let’s Pretend We’re Married (Live) 4:16
Billboard Review

April 13, 1985

Tina Turner’s new British single, on Capitol U.K., is her reinterpretation of Ann Peebles I Can’t Stand The Rain, which is re-edited to get to the beat faster, with new instrumental and soloing passages, too. If it should be released here, it would be the song’s second go-’round on the dance chart (after Eruption’s 1978 remake), its third on the pop chart, and its fourth on the black chart, having been redone late in the ’70s by Graham Central Station.

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Music Video

The music video was recorded live in Birmingham, England at the N.E.C. on May 06, 1985 as part of the Private Dancer Tour. It shows Tina in a white trouser and top performing the song, partly together with her pianist Kenny Moore. The clip was taken from the Private Dancer Tour home video. Curiously, on the Simply The Best video collection it was replaced with another live version, taken from the Rio '88 home video.

Director: David Mallet
Producer: Jacqui Byford
Home VideoPrivate Dancer Tour (VHS, LaserDisc)
Time: 3:19

Tina Turner - I Can't Stand The Rain - Music Video

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