TINA: Single

Love Thing (1991)

Tina Turner - Love Thing - Single

Love Thing was taken from the greatest hits sampler Simply The Best as the first single in America and the third one in Europe. It’s a very powerful rock song, which remained unreleased from the Foreign Affair recording session. As a special bonus, the UK single was released with an additional poster cover.

Release: October 1991 (USA) / February 1992 (Europe)
Label: Capitol / EMI
Format: 7“ Vinyl, 12“ Vinyl, 5“ CD, Cassette
Charts: UK: #29 / Germany: #67, Europe: #10, #18 (Airplay) / Australia: #62
AlbumSimply The Best

Tina Turner - Love Thing - Single
  1. Love Thing 4:28
  2. Writer: Holly Knight, Albert Hammond / Producer: Chris Lord-Alge, Tina Turner and Roger Davies / Mixed by: Chris Lord-Alge / Recorded at: A & M Studios, Los Angeles / Mixed at: Image Studios, Los Angeles / Drums: Jack Bruno / Bass: Bob Feit / Guitar: James Ralston / Lead Guitar: Gene Black / Piano: Kenny Moore / Keyboards: Ollie Marland / Sax, Organ and Tambourine: Timmy Cappello / Backing Vocals: Timmy Cappello
    Additional tracks:
  1. Foreign Affair 4:28
  2. From the European release / Taken from the album 'Foreign Affair'
  3. Nutbush City Limits (’91) 4:17
  4. From the European release / Taken from the album 'Simply The Best'
  5. Steamy Windows 4:03
  6. From the Australian release / Taken from the album 'Foreign Affair'
  7. I’m A Lady 3:24
  8. Previously Unreleased / From the European release / Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Produced by Terry Britten, Chris Lord-Alge
  9. It’s Only Love (Live Tina & Bryan Adams) 4:15
  10. Private Dancer (Live) 5:37
  11. From the UK 5" picture disc / Taken from the album 'Live In Europe'
Tina Turner - Love Thing - Single

The music video shows Tina and two female models (one of them Tyra Banks) on a catwalk, posing for a photoshot. At the end, Tina drives away on a motorcycle together with the photographer. The version from the music video is slightly different, because the intro is a little bit longer. The clip was released on the Simply The Best video collection.

Director: Michael Bay
Producer: Mike Bodnarczuk
ReleaseSimply The Best / YouTube
Time: 4:26

Tina Turner - Love Thing - Music Video

Billboard - October 12, 1991

New song featured on upcoming greatest-hits collection, „Simply The Best,“ is a swaggering rocker, replete with crunchy guitars and a muscular rhythm section. Tune and arrangement are a perfect match for Turner’s signature growl. A must for top 40 and album rock formats.

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