TINA: Single (Rod Stewart)

It Takes Two (1990)

Tina Turner & Rod Stewart - It Takes Two - Single

It Takes Two was originally recorded from Marvin Gaye in 1966. Rod Stewart and Tina covered the song in 1990 and released it as the lead single from Rod's album Vagabond Heart, but it was also included on Tina’s greatest hits compilation Simply The Best the following year. Both, the song and the video were also used for a Pepsi advertising campaign. The live b-side track Hot Legs (without vocals from Tina) was taken from the album Absolutely Live. The single was not released in America.

Remix: Nick Launay
Release: November 1990
Label: Warner
Format: 7“ Vinyl / 12“ Vinyl / 5“ CD / Cassette
Charts: UK: #5 / Europe: #7, #3 (Airplay) / Germany: #22 / Australia: #16
AlbumVagabond Heart / Simply The Best

  1. It Takes Two 4:13
  2. From the 7" record / Writer: Sylvia Moy, William Stevenson / Producer: Rod Stewart, Bernard Edwards / Guitars: Jeff Golub / Keyboards: Chuck Kentis / Bass Guitar: Bernard Edwards / Drums: Rave Calmer / Sax Solo: Jimmy Roberts
  3. It Takes Two (Extended Remix) 4:52
  4. From the 12" record
    Additional track:
  1. Hot Legs (Live Rod Stewart) 4:53
  2. Written by Gary Grainger, Rod Stewart / Produced by Rod Stewart
Tina Turner & Rod Stewart - It Takes Two - Single

The music video was filmed at the Côte d’Azur in Nice and shows Tina singing the first part of the song alone in a nightclub with a lot of people around her. Rod is driving through the streets of Nice and joins her to perform the rest of the song together. In the background, we can also see Tina’s band with James Ralston and Jack Bruno. At the end of the song, Tina and Rod leaving the club. The video was also used for a Pepsi advertising campaign in a slightly different version. There is also a „Making of“ available with many backstage scenes and interviews.

Director: David Hogan
Producer: Simon Straker
ReleaseSimply The Best
Time: 4:08

Tina Turner & Rod Stewart - It Takes Two - Music Video

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