1978 - Viva La money 7 Inch Single

"Viva La Money" is a single from Tina Turner's album "Rough".
Is is a cover version. It was first released by Allen Toussaint on his album "Motion".
It is a funky, bit cynical song about the influence of money in your life, that can be good as well as bad.

 

 

Tina Turner performed it a couple of times on several shows, for instance on Musikladen in 1979. The B-side is "Sometimes When We Touch". It is a 1977 ballad written by Dan Hill (lyrics) and Barry Mann (music) for the album "Longer Fuse". It is a soft rock song, moving. It is about a woman who talks about her man, whom she both loves and hates.
Tina Turner performed the song several times, for instance in the concert with Tom Jones at the Warner Theatre in 1979 and it is also on the "Live on the Road" DVD.

 

 

Track Listing
"Viva La Money"
Viva la money

Album: Rough (originally from Allen Toussaint)- 1978

Nothing makes ‘em holler
Like the almighty dollar
Johnny has it ready
Again

If the rich treat him nice
They get the good price
Overcharge the poor
Some more
I’m talking about viva la money
Viva la money
Money
Viva la money
Viva la money
Viva la money

It could buy cheap thrills
You can pay a few bills
You can get you self killed
Fast
Now it can fool your heart
And they can make you smart
Tear friends apart
Too bad
Too bad
Viva la money
Viva la money
Money
Money
Viva la money
Viva la money
Viva la money
Viva la money
I’m talking about viva la money
Money
Viva la money
Viva la money
Viva la money

It can make you feel good
But it can make you bad
It can make you happy
But it can make you sad
It can make you do right
But it can make you wrong
But it still be around
When you’re dead and gone
I’m talking about viva la money
Viva la money
Money
Viva la money
Viva la money
Viva la money
Viva la money
I’m talking about viva la money
Money
Viva la money
Viva la money
Viva la money
Viva la money
Money
Viva la money
Viva la money
Money
Taking about

- 3. 14 min.
"Sometimes When We Touch"
Sometimes when we touch

Album: Rough (originally from Dan Hill) - 1978

You ask me if I love you
And I choke on my reply
I'd rather hurt you honestly
Than mislead you with a lie
And who am I to judge you
On what you say or do?
I'm only just beginning to see the real you

And sometimes when we touch
The honesty's too much
And I have to close my eyes and hide
I wanna hold you til I die
'Til we both break down and cry
I wanna hold you till the fear in me subsides

Romance and all its strategy
Leaves me battling with my pride
But through the insecurity
Some tenderness survives
I'm just another writer
Still trapped within my truth
A hesitant prize fighter
Still trapped within my youth

And sometimes when we touch
The honesty's too much
And I have to close my eyes and hide
I wanna hold you til I die
Til we both break down and cry
I wanna hold you till the fear in me subsides

At times I'd like to break you
And drive you to your knees
At times I'd like to break through
And hold you endlessly

At times I understand you
And I see how hard you've tried
I've watched while love commands you
And I've watched love pass you by

At times I think we're drifters
Still searching for a friend
A brother or a sister
But then the passion flares again

And sometimes when we touch
The honesty's too much
And I have to close my eyes and hide
I wanna hold you til I die
Til we both break down and cry
I wanna hold you till the fear in me subsides

- 3:54 min.

Released
: 1978
Genre: Pop
Length: 3.14 min.
Label: Ariola
Writers: "Viva La Money" - A Toussaint
"Sometimes When We Touch" - B. Mann, D. Hill
Producer: Bob Monaco

 

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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