1990 - Foreign Affair 7 Inch Single

"Foreign Affair" is a single from Tina Turner's album "Foreign Affair".
The song was written by Tony Joe White.
It is an up-tempo song which we could see as pop, poprock and popsoul.

The song is about an affair in the South of France. You even could say a foreign spring romance. They made a videoclip for the song, and it shows a strong man and sensual woman making love during their romance.

Tina Turner performed it a couple of times on several shows, for instance on Countdown and during an award show in Germany called Goldene Europa. Tina also performed it live during her Foreign Affair Farewell Tour 1990 and What’s Love Live Tour 1993/1994. Tina’s wild choreography and energy blows the song into your body.

 

 

The single was released in 1990 in European countries only in different formats. 7", 12", cd, cassette. They also involved Shep Pettibone to make remixes of the song "Foreign Affair", which were separately released on 12" and cd.

The official B-side of the regular 7" single was a live track from "Private Dancer".
"Private Dancer" is song about a dancer, who could be a classical dancer, stripper or even a prostitute who considers herself as a private dancer for money. She gives us a piece of her mind and her loneliness and emptiness inside. That even she has feelings and dreams to look forward too.

 

 

The Remixes for this song are listed here:
Album version – 4.27 min.
Special Feelings Mix – 4.43 min.
Special Feelings Instrumental – 4.43 min.
One in a Million Club Mix – 6.54 min.
One in a Million Extended Mix – 7.19 min.
Heartbeat Mix – 4.24 min.
Heartbeat Edit – 4.00 min.
Heartbeat Instrumental – 4.25 min.

 

 

Track Listing
"Foreign Affair"
Foreign Affair

Album: Foreign Affair - 1989

A one in a million chance
You know the moment that you cross over the line
A casual glance
No one has to read between the lines
In the south of France it was springtime
Special feelings come alive
There's romance in the air, so they say
Love could be a small cafe away

Love is a piece of cake
And making love is all there is to eat
It's a heart out of a limb
When you start to feel forever in a kiss

But you must remember there's no point of refuge
You only have a part in a lover's play
And you could be the one left in the dark
If someone takes a shortcut to your heart

All too soon you're touching for the last time
No one has to tell you how it is
It's just a memory two people share
File it under foreign affair

- 3.44 min.
"Private Dancer"
Private Dancer

Album: Private Dancer - Live in Europe - 1988

All the men come in these places
And the men are all the same
You don't look at their faces
And you don't ask their names
You don't think of them as human
You don't think of them at all
You keep your mind on the money
Keeping your eyes on the wall

[Chorus:]
I'm your private dancer
A dancer for money
I'll do what you want me to do
I'm your private dancer
A dancer money
Any old music will do

I wanna make a million dollars
I wanna live out by the sea
Have a husband and some children
Yeah, I guess I want a family
All the men come in these places
And the men are all the same
You don't look at their faces
And you don't ask their names

[Chorus 2x]

Deutschmarks or dollars
American Express will nicely...Thank You!
Let me loosen up your collar
Tell me do you wanna see me do the shimmy again

[Chorus]

- Live - 5.35 min.

Released: 1990
Genre: Pop, Poprock, Popsoul
Length: 3.44 min.
Label: Capitol
Writers: "Foreign Affair" – Tony Joe White
"Private Dancer (live)" – Mark Knopfler
Producers: Roger Davies and Tony Joe White

Chart Positions
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) - 49
Germany (Official German Charts) - 35
Italy (Hit Parade Italia) - 45
Netherlands (Single Top 100) - 55

 

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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