Single

I Don’t Wanna Lose You (1989)

Tina Turner - I Don't Wanna Lose You - Single

I Don’t Wanna Lose You is the third single from the album Foreign Affair in Germany and the second one in England. Tina promoted it at several tv shows in and performed it live at her Foreign Affair Tour as a sing-along version with the audience, available on the Do You Want Some Action! home video from 1991. The b-side tracks „Stronger Than The Wind“ and the „Steel Claw“ live version were previously unreleased. As a special bonus, the UK maxi single contains a giant poster. The single was not released in America.

Writer: Albert Hammond, Graham Lyle
Producer: Roger Davies, Graham Lyle, Albert Hammond
Photographer: Peter Lindbergh
Release: November 1989 (UK) / February 1990 (Germany)
Label: Capitol / EMI
Format: 7“ Vinyl / 12“ Vinyl (poster) / 3“ CD / 5“ CD / Cassette
Charts: Europe: #4 / UK: #8 / Germany: #38

7“ Vinyl / 3“ CD Single (Germany)
  1. I Don’t Wanna Lose You 4:21
  2. Written by Albert Hammond, Graham Lyle / Produced by Roger Davies, Graham Lyle, Albert Hammond
  3. Steel Claw (Live) (Previously Unreleased) 4:34
  4. Written by Paul Brady / Produced by Terry Britten / Engineered by John Hudson
7“ Vinyl / Cassingle (UK)
  1. I Don’t Wanna Lose You 4:21
  2. Not Enough Romance 4:04
  3. Written by Dan Hartman / Produced by Dan Hartman
12“ Vinyl / CD Single (Germany)
Side A
  1. I Don’t Wanna Lose You 4:21
Side B
  1. Steel Claw (Live) (Previously Unreleased) 4:34
  2. The Best (Extended Mighty Mix) 6:36
  3. Written by Holly Knight, Mike Chapman / Produced by Dan Hartman, Tina Turner, Chris Lord-Alge / Remix by John Luongo for "The Office"
12“ Vinyl (UK)
Side A
  1. I Don’t Wanna Lose You 4:21
Side B
  1. Stronger Than The Wind (Previously Unreleased) 4:02
  2. Written by Essra Mohawk, T. Sciuto / Produced by Nick Glennie-Smith, Roger Davies / Mixed by Chris Lord-Alge
  3. Not Enough Romance 4:04
CD Single (UK)
  1. I Don’t Wanna Lose You 4:21
  2. Stronger Than The Wind (Previously Unreleased) 4:02
  3. Not Enough Romance 4:04
  4. We Don't Need Another Hero 4:16
  5. Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Produced by Terry Britten
Gallery

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Music Video

The music video shows different scenes with couples and Tina in-between singing on a balcony, and leaning against a window. The clip was originally released on the Foreign Affair EP on VHS, but is also available on the Simply The Best video collection on DVD.

Director: Dominic Sena
Producer: Aris McGary
Home VideoSimply The Best (DVD)
Time: 4:15

Promo Interview

Tina Turner

Oh Gosh! When I heard that song, I just knew that it was another Terry Britten-ish kind of „What’s Love Got To Do With It,“ or better, because the words were even better then „What’s Love Got To Do With It,“ as far as I’m concerned. Then I found that Hammond co-wrote it with Graham Lyle. Just an automatic song that you couldn’t say no to, again. That was one that was finished with the album. We had chosen the songs already and I said Roger, "I don’t know how many songs we have, but I’ve got a feeling that we had better take this one". Because you do as many as you can and whatever’s the best you take it, so I took it.

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