2000 - Don't leave me this way CD Maxi Single

"Don’t Leave Me This Way" is a single from Tina Turner's album "Twenty Four Seven".
The song is a cover from Malandra Burrows, an actress from the series Emmerdale. She released her version in 1998. The song was written by Paul Barry, Mark Taylor and Brian Rawling.

"Don’t Leave Me This Way" is a song about an ending relationship between two people. Although one of them doesn’t want to give up and tries to reach the other with words, the other isn’t reachable and walks out. This song is an emotional ballad and Tina’s vocals on this song will bring your hair in the back of you neck stand up again. Raw and soulful notes are coming out of Tina again and makes this a great love ballad.



Tina didn’t shoot an official video for the song. She did perform the song on a few tv/award shows like Echo Awards and the SKL show.
Although she didn’t include the song on her setlist of the Twenty Four Seven Tour, she did perform it on her 60th birthday Celebrate concert in London 1999. This particular version was also used as promotion video for the single.

"Don’t Leave Me This Way" was released in 2000 as the 3rd and final single for the album "Twenty Four Seven". It was released in Germany as a CD Maxi Single and it was the only country were it charted.

"Don't Leave Me This Way"
Don't leave me this way

Album: Twenty Four Seven - 1999

All of my life, all of my life
I've been searching for a love like ours
Somewhere to stay, somewhere safe in your arms
I was so sure
Are you really saying your heart's changing?
Do you really mean goodbye?

Don't leave me this way, no, no
Don't tell me it's over
We've only begun and our love is so young
You're leaving me nowhere
Don't leave me this way
Don't leave me this way

Say what's on your mind, one thing at a time
And I promise you, we'll talk it through
Don't walk away, there's so much more to say
Though my words seem lost on you
Can't believe you're talking like we're just friends
Can't you see the tears I've cried?


Are you really saying your heart's changing?
Do you really mean it this time?
Baby...Don't leave me this way, oh no


– 4.01 min.
"The Best" (Recorded Live In London '99) - 5.21 min.
"Steamy Windows" (Recorded Live In London '99) - 3.16 min.
"River Deep Mountain High" (Recorded Live In London '99) - 4.00 min.



Released: 2000
Genre: Pop, Soul , R&B
Length: 4.01 min.
Label: Parlophone
Writers: "Don’t Leave Me This Way" - P. Barry, M. Taylor and B. Rawling
"The Best (live in London ’99)" - M. Chapman and H. Knight
"Steamy Windows (live in London ’99)’" – T.J. White
"River Deep, Mountain High" (live in London ’99) – P. Spector, J. Barry and E. Greenwhich
Producers: Mark Taylor, Brian Rawling and Ollie Marland

Chart Positions
Germany (Official German Charts) - 78


Source: Wikipedia and Discogs

1996 - Whatever you want
1996 - On Silent Wings
1996 - Missing you
1996 - Something beautiful remains
1996 - In your wildest dreams - with Barry White
1997 - Hot Legs - with Tom Jones
1997 - Cose della vita - with Eros Ramazotti
1999 - When the heartache is over
2000 - Whatever you need
2000 - Don't leave me this way
2004 - Open Arms
2005 - Teach me again