1988 - Addicted to love 7 Inch Single

"Addicted To Love" is a single from Tina Turner's live album "Tina Live In Europe".
It’s a cover. The song belongs to Robert Palmer. He wrote the song and released it in 1986 and the song became the single for the album "Riptide".
The song is about a person who’s addicted to love. He’s so addicted that he can’t sleep or eat and the mind is set on just one thing: Love and making love.
Tina covered the song for the first time during her concert in London. It was recorded and taped for her Break Every Rule Live Special and we saw The Queen for the first time in her red leather dress walking onto the stage. When Tina heard "Addicted To Love" she immediately fell in love with the song and wanted to cover it right away.

 

 

We have never seen footage of Tina performing the song on a tv show, but "Addicted To Love" has never left the setlist during her live tours since 1986. It became a full energy moment when the guitars blast of the intro of the song during Tina’s concerts. "Addicted To Love" became the lead single in certain countries and was a small success for Tina on the charts. They’ve used the live recording of the Break Every Rule Live Special as video for the song.

 

 

"Addicted To Love" is released in different formats: 7" single, 12" single, cd single, cd maxi single and cassette. The version of "Addicted to Love" issued on the single was in fact an alternate mix of the track; the single mix was later included on the European editions of her 1991 greatest hits album "Simply the Best", as well as "All the Best" in 2004 and "Tina!" in 2008.
Another live version was included in Tina Live in 2009. Versions of the original recording are listed below.
-Tina Live in Europe album mix – 5.22 min.
-Single Mix – 5.10 min.
-Tina Live – 4.54 min.

The B-side for the single was "Overnight Sensation", an up-tempo country rock song. The song is about a girl who has been around in the music for a long time. Working in small venues until she breakes out of the circuit and becomes a huge star. This song is autobiographical in comparison to Tina’s career. Tina started perform in the late 50’s, in rhythm and soul revues and honky tonk dresses.

 

 

Track Listing
"Addicted To Love"
Addicted to love

Single: Addicted to Love - 1988 (originally from Robert Palmer)

The lights are on but you're not home
Your mind is not your own
Your body sweats, your body shakes
Another kiss is what it takes
You can't eat, you can't sleep
There's no doubt you're in deep
Your throat is tight, you can't breathe
Another kiss is all you need

You like to think that you're immune to the stuff, oh, yeah
It's closer to the truth, you know
You're gonna have to face it
You might as well face it, you're addicted to love

You see the signs but you can't read
You're running at a different speed
Your heart beats at double time
Another kiss and you'll be mine
One track mind, you can't be saved
Another young love is all you crave
And if the sun left you
You don't mind if you do

You like to think that you're immune to the stuff, oh, yeah
It's closer to the truth, you see
You're gonna have to face it
You're gonna have to face that you're addicted to love

You might as well face it, you're addicted to love

- 5.22 min.
"Overnight Sensation"
Overnight Sensation

Album: Break every rule - 1986

Well, I guess I been a long time
Working in the back line
Trying to make a song fit
You know it never was mine
Two dollar high-heel and a honky tonk dress
In the rhythm and soul revues
I had a dream, I guess
Yes, yes

And I had to beat the stage fright
I had to cry all night
Tryin' to make a song fit
You know it never was right
I said, 'Girl, get up and get out of this mess
You're gonna be and overnight sensation
Be an overnight success'

And all through the badlands
Rockin' on the bandstands
It's so hard in the bar bands
When there's no one there who understands
And Lady Luck'll pass you by
And she'll never say, 'Yes
You're gonna be an overnight sensation
Gonna be an overnight success'

Well, I used to be a sweet little rock 'n' roll singer
Chasing after fortune and fame
What's your story? What's your payola?
Me, I'm in the music game

Well, I guess I've been a long time
Workin' in the backline
Tryin' to make a song fit
You know it never was mine
What can I tell you
I made a break I guess
Now I'm an overnight sensation
I'm an over overnight
I'm an over overnight success

- 3.48 min.

Released: 1988
Genre: Rock, Pop
Length: 5.22 min.
Label: Capitol
Writers: "Addicted To Love Live" – Robert Palmer
"Overnight Sensation’’ - Mark Knopfler
Producer: John Hudson

Chart Positions (1988)
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) – 23
Belgium (VRT Top 30 Flanders) – 29
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) – 19
Netherlands (Single Top 100) – 28
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) - 71

 

Source: Wikipedia and Discogs

1975 - Under my thumb
1975 - Whole lotta love
1976 - Acid Queen
1978 - Root Toot Undisputable Rock 'n Roller
1978 - Viva la money
1978 - Sometimes When We Touch
1979 - Fruits of the Night
1979 - Music keeps me dancin'
1979 - Backstabbers
1980 - Are you breaking my heart
1982 - Ball of confusion
1983 - Lets Stay Together
1984 - Help
1984 - What's love got to do with it?
1984 - Better be good to me
1984 - Private Dancer
1984 - I can't stand the rain
1985 - Show some respect
1985 - We don't need another hero - Mad Max
1985 - One of the living
1985 - It's only love - with Bryan Adams
1986 - Typical Male
1986 - Back where you started
1986 - Two People
1987 - Girls
1987 - What you get is what you see
1987 - Break every rule
1987 - Paradise is here - Special Edition
1987 - Tearing us apart - with Eric Clapton
1988 - Nutbush City Limits
1988 - Tonight Live - with David Bowie
1988 - Addicted to love
1988 - A change is gonna come
1989 - The Best
1989 - I don't wanna lose you
1989 - 6345789 - with Robert Cray
1990 - Steamy Windows
1990 - Foreign Affair
1990 - Look Me in the Heart
1990 - Be Tender With Me Baby
1990 - It takes Two - with Rod Stewart
1991 - Nutbush City Limits
1991 - Way of the world
1991 - I want you near me
1991 - Love Thing
1993 - I don't wanna fight
1993 - Disco Inferno
1993 - Why must we wait until tonight?
1993 - Proud Mary
1995 - Goldeneye
1996 - On silent wings
1996 - Whatever you want
1997 - Cose della vita - with Eros Ramazzotti

 

 

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