TINA: Song

Steamy Window

is one of the four songs written by Tony Joe White for Tina’s album Foreign Affair and was released as the second single from the album, including remixed dance versions from Justin Strauss. Tina used the track as the opening number at her concert tours, available on many home videos and live albums.

Writer: Tony Joe White
Producer: Dan Hartman, Chris Lord-Alge
Album: Foreign Affair (1989) / Wildest Dreams (Tour Edition) (1997) / TINA Live (2009) / Do You Want Some Action? (2021)
Single: Steamy Windows (1989) / Don’t Leave Me This Way (2000)
Video: Do You Want Some Action? (1990) / What’s Love? Live (1994) / Live In Amsterdam (1997) / TINA Live (2009)
Charts: UK: #13 / Germany: #29 / Europe: #31 / USA: #39 (Pop), #33 (Club Play) / Australia: #34
Grammy: Best Rock Vocal Performance (Nomination 1991)

  1. Steamy Windows 4:05
  2. From the album 'Foreign Affair'
    Tony Joe White: Lead & Rhythm Guitar, Synth Bass, Harmonica / Dan Hartman: Electric Piano, Organ / Eddie Martinez: Rhythm Guitar / Neil Taylor: Crunch Note, Slide & Power Chord Guitar / Jeff Bova: Horn Section / Gary Barnacle: Sax Section / Carmine Rojas: Bass / J.T. Lewis: Drums
  3. Steamy Windows (12" House Mix) 7:15
  4. Steamy Windows (7" House Mix) 4:12
  5. Steamy Windows (12" House Dub Mix) 6:51
  6. Steamy Windows (12" Vocal Mix) 6:27
  7. Steamy Windows (7" Mix) 4:23
  8. Steamy Windows (12" Dub Mix) 6:37
  9. From the 1989 single release
    Remix by Justin Strauss, Daniel Abraham / Additional Keyboard Programming: Eric Kupper / Edited by Chep Nunez
  10. Steamy Windows (NRG Edit) 6:35
  11. From the DJ-Sampler 'Hot Tracks'
  12. Steamy Windows (Live) 3:38
  13. From the album 'Wildest Dreams (Tour Edition)' live from Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1996
  14. Steamy Windows (Live) 3:08
  15. From the single 'Don't Leave Me This Way' live from London in 1999
  16. Steamy Windows (Live) 4:26
  17. From the album 'TINA Live' with a concert at the GelreDome in Arnhem, Holland on March 21, 2009
    Warren McRae: Bass / Laurie Wisefield: Guitars, Vocals / Euge Groove: Saxophone, Percussion, Keyboards / Jack Bruno: Drums / Joel Campbell: Keyboards, Vocals / Ollie Marland: Musical Director, Keyboards, Vocals / John Miles: Guitar, Vocals / Stacy Campbell, Lisa Fisher: Backing Vocals
  18. Steamy Windows (Live) 7:04
  19. From the album 'Do You Want Some Action?' with a concert from Barcelona, Spain in 1990
    Ollie Marland: Keyboard, Vocals / Jack Bruno: Drums / Bob Feit: Guitar / Timmy Capello: Persussion, Keyboard, Saxophone, Vocals / James Ralston: Guitar, Vocals / Kenny Moore: Piano, Vocals / John Miles: Guitar, Vocals

From the 'Foreign Affair' promotional interview

Well, Tony, like Eric Clapton and a lot of the people that write their own music, he plays only what he does. He doesn't try to be anyone else, and I like it. I like that about him, it's a reminder of the music that people love. „Steamy Windows“ was the very first one that I said out of the three that we received, I said to Roger Davies, I like Steamy Windows and Roger says „Oh, I don‘t know, this one is really commercial and blah, blah, blah… Fine, but I'm just talking about me. And I don't get that involved with record company and management once I record it and we get it. They can choose whatever they want to do with it, but my preference from the very beginning was „Steamy Windows.“

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