1992 - Love Thing 7 Inch Single

"Love Thing" is a single from Tina Turner's compilation album "Simply The Best".
This amazing rock song was written by Holly Knight and Albert Hammond. This song brought Tina back to her rock roots, which she loved so much. She produced this song herself together with Roger Davies and Chris Lord-Alge.

"Love Thing" is an amazing sexy rock song and takes people to another dimension. Tina sets herself as a love machine in this song but also in her video. Hot! Hot! Hot! The song is about temptation what leads to passionate love. Tina made it happen, and blushed a lot of cheeks back then and now with this video. Tina’s vocals were the best. We hear strong notes and sounds which were never heard on her previous recordings

Tina was 52 years old in this video and model Tyra Banks who walked along at Tina’s side couldn’t compete with Tina. I guessed that says that Tina was pretty hot!

"Love Thing" was the third single release from the compilation album "Simply The Best". "Love Thing" was released in 1991 in the US and 1992 in Europe and came in different formats. 7" single, 12" single, cd single, picture disc and cassette.

 

 

Another interesting fact is the B-Side of "Love Thing". (UK)
It’s a rare track called "I’m A Lady".
The song never made it to the album, and has never been released on compilation cd’s. "I’m A Lady" is a poprock song about a young man who is inpatient to get a girl. However this girl isn’t easy to persuade, because she’s a lady and gives him advice although she’s tempted by his childish attractions. The song was written and produced by Terry Britten and Graham Lyle.

 

 

There is also a 7" Single with "Nutbush City Limits, the 91 version" as B-side (Germany) and a 7" Single with "Foreign Affair" as B-side. (Australia)

Tina did never perform "Love Thing" or "I’m A Lady" in a tv show or live show as far as we know.

Track Listing
"Love thing"
Love thing

Album: Simply the Best - 1991

Saw you there, so confused
I knew that I could make my move now
treading softly, I walked over to you
we talked about this thing called love
saw your eyes open wide
and I knew your heart was in it
let me take you there
let me take you there tonight

Get on board, get on my love thing
gonna drive you wild
I wanna show you, I wanna hear you sing
baby we got a love thing, right now

Close your eyes, follow me
I'll show you a world you've never been to
take a ride in my love machine
and I won't do anyting you can't get into
what I've got is what you need
and you won't do a thing about it
let me take you there
let me take you there tonight

Get on board, get on my love thing
gonna drive you wild
I wanna show you, I wanna hear you sing
baby we got a love thing, right now
I never want you to go
I always want you to stay
so come on baby, come on now

- 4.27 min.
"I'm A lady"
I'm a lady

Single: Love Thing - 1992

You're so crude
but you're so nice
a boy like you could use some advice

You're so cruel
but you're so sweet
the way you're lookin'
when you're lookin' at me

Well, I'm keeping my thoughts to myself
and with that I'm thinkin'
you know it's just as well

I'm a lady
you can't go messin' around with my heart
I'm a lady
now you need love
cause your sweet talk
won't do a thing for me
I prefer my man sugar free
I'm a lady

You're standing close to me
a sure sign of immaturity
young man you shouldn't be so bold
and exercise a little self-control

Uh, remember that we just met
you need to learn to walk
before you jump ahead

I'm a lady
you can't go messin' around with my heart
I'm a lady
and you're attractive
but you don't go saying things like that
you're trying to make me forget
I'm a lady

You should have no regrets
though you lost out on me
and when you're friends ask who you met
you can tell them that she

That she
was a lady
I'm a lady

I'm keeping my thoughts to myself
and with what I'm thinkin'
yeah well maybe it's just as well

Yeah
I'm a lady
I'm a lady

No your sweet talk won't do a thing for me
I prefer my man sugar free
I'm a lady
oh, yeah

- 3.45 min. or
"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

- 4.27 min. or
"Nutbush City Limits - the 90s version"
Nutbush city limits

Single: Nutbush City Limits - Ike and Tina Turner - 1973

A church house gin house
A school house outhouse
On highway number nineteen
The people keep the city clean

They call it Nutbush, oh Nutbush
They call it Nutbush city limits

Twenty-five for speed limit
Motorcycle not allowed in it
You go to store on Friday

You go to church on Sunday

They call it Nutbush, oh Nutbush
They call it Nutbush city limits

You go to the fields on weekdays
And have a picnic on Labor Day
You go to town on Saturday
And go to church every Sunday

They call it Nutbush, oh Nutbush
They call it Nutbush city limits

No whiskey for sale
If you get drunk no bail
Salt pork and molasses
Is all you get in jail

They call it Nutbush, oh Nutbush
They call it Nutbush city limits

A little old town in Tennessee
A quiet little old community
A one-horse town
You have to watch what you're putting down
In old Nutbush, oh Nutbush

- 4.16 min.


Released: 1991-1992
Genre: Rock , Poprock
Length: 4.27 min.
Label: Capitol
Writers: "Love Thing" – H. Knight and A. Hammond
"I’m A Lady" - T. Britten and G. Lyle
"Foreign Affair" - Tony Joe White
"Nutbush City Limits" - Tina Turner
Producers: Tina Turner, Roger Davies and Chris Lord-Alge (Love Thing), Terry Britten (I'm A Lady), C.J. Mackintosh and Dave Dorrell (Nutbush City Limits, 90s version) and Tony Joe White (Foreign Affair)

Chart Positions (1992)
Australia (ARIA) - 62
Germany (Official German Charts) - 67
The Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) - 36
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) - 29

 

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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