Single

Love Thing (1991)

Tina Turner - Love Thing - Single

Love Thing was taken from the greatest hits sampler Simply The Best as the fist 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.

Writer: Holly Knight, Albert Hammond
Producer: Chris Lord-Alge, Tina Turner and Roger Davies
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)

7“ Vinyl (Europe)
  1. Love Thing 4:28
  2. Written by Holly Knight, Albert Hammond / Produced by Chris Lord-Alge, Tina Turner, Roger Davies
  3. Nutbush City Limits (’91) 4:17
  4. Written by Tina Turner / Produced & Remixed by C.J. Mackinthos, Dave Dorrell
7“ Vinyl / Cassingle (UK)
  1. Love Thing 4:28
  2. I’m A Lady (Previously Unreleased) 3:24
  3. Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Produced by Terry Britten, Chris Lord-Alge
Cassingle (USA)
  1. Love Thing 4:28
  2. Foreign Affair 4:28
  3. Written by Tony Joe White / Produced by Roger Davies, Tony Joe White
12“ Vinyl / CD Single (Europe)
Side A
  1. Love Thing 4:28
Side B
  1. Nutbush City Limits (’91) 4:17
  2. I’m A Lady (Previously Unreleased) 3:24
CD Single (Picture) (UK)
  1. Love Thing 4:28
  2. I’m A Lady (Previously Unreleased) 3:24
  3. It’s Only Love (Live Tina & Bryan Adams) 4:15
  4. Written by Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance / Produced by Terry Britten
  5. Private Dancer (Live) 5:37
  6. Written by Mark Knopfler / Produced by Terry Britten
CD Single (USA)
  1. Love Thing 4:28
  2. Foreign Affair 4:28
  3. Steamy Windows 4:03
  4. Written by Tony Joe White / Produced by Dan Hartman, Chris Lord-Alge
Billboard Review

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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Music Video

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.

Director: Michael Bay
Producer: Mike Bodnarczuk
Home VideoSimply The Best (DVD)
Time: 4:26

Holly Knight

hollyknight.com

This was a greatest hits package, and Tina wanted a bonus single to round out the package. I had submitted Love Thing to her for „Foreign Affair“ and she wasn’t sure about the tune, I think she thought it was too racy. I asked her to have a second listen when they were looking for a single for this record, I had cleaned the lyrics up a bit, and Tina decided she loved it after all and recorded it. Not many people have seen the video, but I think she never looked hotter. I remember thinking that she would’ve made a great Cat Woman. She was clad from head to toe in a Leopard skin halter dress by Azzadine Alia. The woman has style.

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