1990 - Look me in the heart 7 Inch Single

"Look Me In The Heart" is a single from Tina Turner's album "Foreign Affair".
The song was written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly.
The song is a storied love song. You sure could say it’s autobiographical.

Tina Turner didn’t perform this song often and it’s rare to hear it live. However she did perform this song in a French TV Show called Sacrée Soirée. She also has performed it live during the beginning of her Foreign Affair Farewell Tour, but not many times. She changed the setlist, and the song was taken out of it. Too bad!! We fans love this song!

"Look me in the heart" is a song about a woman and a man who get further apart from each other. The woman doesn’t accept this and tries to reach out and cries for love and understanding. Is there anybody who can do this better than The Queen? No, we don’t think so!

 

 

This single was released in certain countries and surprisingly reached number 8 at the US Adult Contemporary Chart. Who would have guessed that? We European fans did. There are many versions released in different formats. Single cassette, cd, 7" single, 12" single, limited editions, promo’s and remixes.

They’ve decided to make a videoclip of the song and it was nice to see a natural Tina. Wearing a purple suit and very sensual and spiritual movements and face expressions. We do love to see that from Tina.

The B-side of this song was a live recording of "Steel Claw". A song which was included on the "Private Dancer" album in 1984. It is a sociopolitical song, a critique against politicians in favour of common people.

 

 

Track Listing
"Look Me In The Heart"
Look me in the heart

Album: Foreign Affair - 1989

Last night, we tried to touch but we never got close
Last night, we tried to talk, the words got caught in our throats
When we finally fell asleep
We couldn't have been farther apart

[Chorus:]
Look me in the heart
If you think that love is blind
Baby, look me in the heart
And you'll see that I'm so crazy about you baby
And it's not in my mind
Can't you look me in the heart
Look me in the heart

You try, to say, that I'm hiding from you
You act, like a spy, always looking for clues
You've read about my past
But why don't we try to make a new start

[Chorus]

Remember how good we used to be together
Remember baby, to be tender baby
Remember the love we said would last forever
I know we can make it like that again

- 3.42 min.
"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]

- 4.41 min.

Released: 1990
Genre: Pop
Length: 3.42 min.
Label: Capitol
Writers: "Look Me In The Heart" – B. Steinberg and T. Kelly
"Steel Claw" – Paul Brady
Producers: Dan Hartman (Look Me In The Heart) and Terry Britten (Steel Claw)

Chart Positions
Canada Top Singles (RPM) – 28
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM) – 28
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles) – 77
France (SNEP) – 44
Ireland (IRMA) – 23
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) – 31
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard) – 8

Year-end charts – 1990
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM) - 96

 

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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