1995 - GoldenEye 7 Inch Single

"GoldenEye" is a single from the soundtrack album 007 GoldenEye. "GoldenEye" was specially written for Tina by Bono and The Edge of U2.

Tina was asked to sing the title song for the new James Bond movie "GoldenEye". Tina got really excited and accepted the offer. When Tina got involved there were many songwriters who came up with all different kinds of songs and the producer and Tina went through them all. Tina wanted to sing a good and as close coming song to the movie, or she would leave. When they heard the demo from Bono & The Edge they all were very excited. Tina just said "This is magic!’’ They all decided to select this title song for the movie. Tina and Bono were neighbours in the South of France and she always has been a fan of U2.

The demo that Tina got was a rough demo. She didn't know how to deliver the song. Tina’s manager wanted a better demo, but Tina insisted to go on with it and simply said "We will meet them in the studio". Tina confessed it was a though song to sing, but she was able to do every twist and turn they wanted her to do and the result was brilliant. It came very close to Shirley Bassey’s Bond song. Tina recalls this experience as one of the best in her life.
"GoldenEye" is about a woman who shed many tears for a man. But now the time has come that she can get her revenge.

 

 

Although Tina didn’t want to go out to tour again, Roger and Tina knew that when they would record this song that there would be a next step. After the release of "GoldenEye" in 1995, it became a hit in Europe, but the song didn’t chart in the US. Tina and Roger went back to the studio and recorded the upcoming album "Wildest Dreams", and "GoldenEye" was included on this album. Tina started her Wildest Dreams World Tour in 1996 and it ended in 1997.

Tina performed "GoldenEye" many times at TV and Award shows in 1995/1996 and 1997, like the Billboard Awards and the Fashion Awards and Hey Hey It’s Saturday. She also shot a videoclip for the song, with Tina in the lead as a bad but classy bondgirl. She performed the song live during her 1996/1997 Wildest Dreams Tour and her 2008/2009 Tina! The 50th Anniversary Tour. In both tours she did build an act around the song which pays big tribute to the movie.

"GoldenEye" was released in multiple formats. Cd single, cd maxi single, cassette single, 7" single and 12" single. They’ve used two record labels. For Europe the label Parlophone and for the US the label Virgin.

There are also many remixes of this song. Mostly produced by David Moralis and Dave Hall. Here’s a recap of these mixes.

Soundtrack album version/Wildest Dreams album version (U.S.) – 4:43
Single Edit/Wildest Dreams Album Version (Europe) – 3:31
A/C Mix – 4:02
Urban A/C Mix by Dave Hall – 4:58
Club Edit by David Morales – 4:02
Morales Club Mix – 10:00
Morales 007 Dub – 9:37
Morales Dub of Bond – 5:36
Video Edit – 3:20

 

 

Track Listing
"Goldeneye" (Single Edit)
Goldeneye

Album: Goldeneye - 1995

See reflections on the water
More than darkness in the depths
See him surface and never a shadow
On the wind I feel his breath

Goldeneye, I found his weakness
Goldeneye, he'll do what I please
Goldeneye, no time for sweetness
But a bitter kiss will bring him to his knees

You'll never know how I watched you from the shadows as a child
You'll never know how it feels to be the one who's left behind
You'll never know the days and the nights, the tears, the tears I've cried
But now my time has come and time, time is not on your side

See him move through smoke and mirrors
Feel his presence in the crowd
Other girls they gather around him
If I had him I wouldn't let him out

Goldeneye, not lace or leather
Golden chain take him to the spot
Goldeneye, I'll show him forever
It will take forever to see what I've got

You'll never know how I watched you from the shadows as a child
You'll never know how it feels to get so close and be denied
It's a gold and honey trap I've got for you tonight
Revenge is a kiss

This time I won't miss
Now I've got you in my sight
With a goldeneye
Golden, goldeneye
With a goldeneye, goldeneye

- 3.28 min.
"Goldeneye" (Morales Club Edit) - 4.25 min.


Released: 1995
Genre: Pop, R&B
Length: 4.41 min.
Label: Parlophone (UK), (FR)
Writers: "Goldeneye" - Bono & The Edge
"Goldeneye Morales Mix" - Bono & The Edge
Producers: Nellee Hooper and David Morales

Chart Positions (1995)
Australia (ARIA) - 63
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) - 5
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) - 9
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) - 6
Canada Top Singles (RPM) - 43
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM) - 2
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles) - 3
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) - 3
France (SNEP) - 3
Germany (Official German Charts) - 8
Ireland (IRMA) - 15
Italy (Hit Parade Italia) - 6
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) - 14
Norway (VG-lista) - 9
Scotland (Official Charts Company) - 13
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) - 6
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) - 3
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) - 10
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles(Billboard) - 2
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard) - 22
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard) - 89

 

 

Source: Wikipedia and Discogs

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