1989 - I don't wanna lose you 7 Inch Single

"I Don’t Wanna Lose You" is a single from Tina Turner's album "Foreign Affair".
It is a classic love song. Tina Turner performed it a couple of times on several shows, for instance
on Countdown and the Royal Variety.
The song was released in the UK in 1989 and in 1990 in other European countries.

"I Don’t Wanna Lose You" is a 1989 ballad written by Albert Hammond and Graham Lyle. It is a soft rock song about a woman who has fallen in love with a man even she doesn’t know him that well, but sure doesn’t wanna lose him. Because the feeling inside is so riiiiiigggghhttt.
Turner added the song to her setlist during the Foreign Affair Farewell Tour, and made the public fall in love with her and sang along with The Queen.

 

 

The B-side of "I Don’t Wanna Lose You" is "Not Enough Romance". Another catchy love song which was written and produced by Dan Hartman. The message in this song is, that people in this world only think about themselves instead of that love conquers all emotions. Tina says it all in this song and yes, everybody needs love. This song made it into a movie called "Opportunity Knocks" in 1990.

 

 

There also is an European 7 inch single with "Steel Claw" Live as B-side. "Steel Claw" is originally from Paul Brady. It is on the "Private Dancer" album from 1984. The Live version was recorded somewhere in Europe, but it is unknown where and when.
It is a sociopolitical song, a critique against politicians in favour of common people.

 

 

Track Listing
"I Don't Wanna Lose You"
I don't wanna lose you

Album: Foreign Affair - 1989

Women of a certain age
They learn to rely and judge all his responses
Having played the mating game
She doesn't waste time cause all that she wants is
Really honest emotions
Ones he can't help but show
Though I hardly know your name I know about love and I know

[Chorus:]
I don't wanna lose you
I don't even wanna say goodbye
I just wanna hold on
To this true love, true love

Women who have made mistakes
Are a little afraid, they don't like taking chances
She will play the waiting game
She's never impressed by those manly advances
I know, I've only just met you
Maybe, I should know better
But when you look at me that way
There's something inside that's so right

[Chorus:]
I don't wanna lose you
I don't even wanna say goodbye
I just wanna hold on
To this true love, true love
I don't wanna lose you
And I always wanna feel this way
Cause every time I'm with you I feel true love, true love

Tell me you're real
You're not pretending
Let's make a deal
'Coz my heart's depending on you

- 4.19 min.
"Not Enough Romance"
Not enough romance

Album: Foreign Affair - 1989

Should’ve never made eye contact
Should’ve been a heart of stone
When you stopped me to say hello

Would’ve been twice as easy to just say no
‘Cause I don’t wanna lose at love again
But as a couple we were quite handsome
And the moon was out that night
So we let our hearts go dancing if the thing is missing in my life
There’s not enough romance in this world
No
Not enough romance in this world
There’s too many people thinking only of themselves
You gotta give love for it’s return

Wanna sing about new lovers
Stand up against the odds
Nothing can chagce
A thing that strong
And myself I know my emotions
I got my love to share
And when you need something so tender What you’re looking for is so rare
There’s not enough romance in this world
No
There’s not enough romance in this world
You gotta believe in what your heart tells you is right
And I’m here to say that I believe in love
We take a lot of chances
Playing foolish games
But that’s the only price that you gotta pay
I gotta keep believing hungry hearts run free
Everybody needs a good loving
It’s anything you want it to be

There’s too many people thinking only for themselves
Gotta give love for it’s return
Not enough romance in this world
No
Not enough romance in this world
Gotta believe in what your heart tells you is right
And I’m here to say that I believe in love
Not enough romance in this world
No
Not enough romance in this world

- 4.04 min. or
"Steel Claw"
Steel Claw

Album: Private Dancer (originally from Paul Brady) - 1984

A night in television wonderland
Just one more
Fairy tale about some rich bitch
Lying by the swimming pool
It's golden school
Living's easy when you make the rules

Last Friday was the first time
It took only about half a minute
On the stairway
It was child's play
The odds turn out even
When you give up believing in the...

[Chorus:]
Cold law, steel claw
Try to get on board you find the lock is on the door
Well I say 'No way
Don't try to keep me out or there'll be hell to pay'
I don't know who's right or who's wrong
But it doesn't really matter when you're lying in the gutter
It's a see-saw
A long hot battle with the cold law
Is what you get for messing with the steel claw

The politicians have forgotten this place
Except for a flying visit in a black Mercedes
No election time
They cross the line
And everybody runs to watch the pantomine
If they could see what's going on around here
So many people hanging on the edge
Crying out for revolution
Retribution
The odds turn out even
When you give up believing in the...

[Chorus]

Sometimes I think I'm going crazy
Sometimes I do a line
Makes me laugh
Makes me want to take a joyride
On the high tide
Sometimes I'm contemplating suicide
Meanwhile Eddy's on the West Coast
He's making out with some sweet senorita
Up in Frisco you and I know
The odds turn out even
When you give up believing...

[Chorus]

- 4.32 min.

Released: 1989/1990
Genre: R&B, PoP
Length: 4.19 min.
Label: Capitol
Writers: "I Don’t Wanna Lose You" – A. Hammond/G. Lyle
"Not Enough Romance" - D. Hartman
"Steel Claw" - Paul Brady
Producers: Roger Davies, Albert Hammond and Graham Lyle (I Don't Wanna Lose You), Terry Britten (Steel Claw) and Dan Hartman (Not Enough Romance)

Chart Positions
Australia (ARIA) – 59
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) – 20
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) - 9
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles) - 36
Germany (Official German Charts) - 38
Ireland (IRMA) - 16
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) - 24
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) - 30
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) - 8

 

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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