1990 - It takes two 7 Inch Single

"It Takes Two" is a duet single from Rod Stewart's album "Vagabond Heart".
Is is a cover version. It was first released in 1966 by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston as a Motown single and written by Sylvia Moy and William Stevenson.
Marvin Gaye re-recorded the version later with Tammi Terrell.

A lot of famous duo’s have covered this song for instance Donny & Marie Osmond and Otis Redding & Carla Thomas. The most important cover for us is from Rod Stewart and Tina Turner.

Rod and Tina have known each other for a long time. Rod was already a fan of Tina and vice versa. Rod invited Tina to a few of his concerts in the early 80’s and they did a performance together at Saturday Night Live.

Stewart wanted to record the single for his album "Vagabond Heart" in 1990. He invited Tina for a duet and the single became the lead single for Rod’s album. Rod’s idea of the old Die Hard Rockers was perfect and they shot a video for the song. The song became a huge hit in Europe.

 

 

We saw fireworks again between Rod and Tina in the offical video, but Pepsi saw that too. They immediately wanted to use the song and the video for their commercial. Tina already was the face op Pepsi since 1987, and known for her commercials from 1987-1989. Here’s the video of the Pepsi Commercial.


 

As far as we know Rod and Tina never performed it live or on a tv show together. We only have the official video and of course the 7" single, 12" single and cd single with the 12" remix.
It Takes Two was included on Tina’s "Simply The Best" compilation album in 1990.
The B-side is "Hot Legs". Originally a song from Rod Stewart from 1978 and on the VHS "Wild Lady of Rock".

 

 

Track Listing
It Takes Two
It takes two

Single: It takes two (with Rod Stewart) - 1990

One can have a dream baby
two can make a dream so real
on can talk about living love
two can see how it really feels
one can wish upon a star
two can make a wish come true
one can stand alone in the dark
two can make the light shine through

It takes two baby
it takes two baby
just me and you
you know it takes two

One can have a broken heart
living in misery
two can really ease the pain
that's a perfect remedy
one can be alone in a bar
like an island here all alone
two can make just any place
seem just like being at home

It takes two baby
it takes two baby
just me and you
you know it takes two

One can go out to the movies
looking for a special treat
two can make that scene in the movies
something really kind of neat
one can take a walk in the moonlight
thinking that it's really nice
but two lovers walking hand in hand
is like adding just a pinch of spice

- 4.13 min.
Hot Legs
Hot Legs

Video: Wild lady of Rock (originally from Rod Stewart) - 1979

Who's that knocking on my door
It's gotta be a quarter to four
Is it you again coming 'round for more
Well you can love me tonight if you want
But in the morning make sure you're gone
I'm talkin' to you
Hot legs, wearing me out
Hot legs, you can scream and shout
Hot legs, are you still in school
I love you honey

Gotta most persuasive tongue
You promise all kinds of fun
But what you don't understand
I'm a working man
Gonna need a shot of vitamin E
By the time you're finished with me
I'm talking to you
Hot legs, you're an alley cat
Hot legs, you scratch my back
Hot legs, bring your mother too
I love you honey

Imagine how my daddy felt
in your jet black suspender belt
Seventeen years old
He's touching sixty four

You got legs right up to your neck
You're making me a physical wreck
I'm talking to you
Hot legs, in your satin shoes
Hot legs, are you still in school
Hot legs, you're making me a fool
I love you honey

Hot legs, making your mark
Hot legs, keep my pencil sharp
Hot legs, keep your hands to yourself
I love you honey
Hot legs, you're wearing me out
Hot legs, you can scream and shout
Hot legs, you're still in school
I love you honey

- 4.53 min.

Released: 1990
Genre: Rockpop
Length: 4.13 min.
Label: Warner Bros
Writers: "It Takes Two" – Sylvia Moy and William Stevenson
"Hot Legs ( live ) " – Rod Stewart
Producer: Bernard Edwards

Chart Positions (1990-1991)
Australia (ARIA) - 16
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) - 15
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) - 6
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles) - 7
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) - 12
Germany (Official German Charts) - 22
Ireland (IRMA) - 4
Italy (Musica e dischi) - 4
Netherlands (Single Top 100) - 3
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) - 19
Spain Radio (PROMUSICAE) - 36
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) - 11
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) - 10
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) - 5

 

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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