1996 - Missing you CD Single - CD Maxi Single

"Missing You" is a single from Tina Turner's "Wildest Dreams" album.
The single was released at the 25th of July 1996. It is a cover version, written by John Waite.
"Missing You" is about a woman whose relationship with a man has ended. Her heart broke, but she won't admit that she is missing him.
The music video was directed by Peter Lindbergh and premiered in mid-1996.
Tina performed the song live several times. For instance for the National Lottery Show in the UK and for the Spanish TVE2 channel.

 

 

The B-Side is "The Difference Between Us". The song is about a woman who tells her man that their love is strong, if only he would see it. Their differences make them strong. They don't have to compromise. They just can be themselves and all will be good.

There are several different CD Maxi Singles.
Maxi CD Single - The Netherlands

"Missing You" (Edit) - 4.05 min.
"The Difference Between Us" - 4.31 min.
"We Don't Need Another Hero" (Live) - 4.46 min.
"What's Love Got To Do With It" (Live) 5.47 min.

Maxi CD Single - USA
"Missing You" (Edit) - 4.38 min.
"Do Something" - 3.19 min.
"We Don't Need Another Hero" - 4.46 min.

2 CD Maxi Single - UK
CD 1

"Missing You" (Edit) - 4.05 min.
"The Difference Between Us" - 4.32 min.
"Whatever You Want" (Todd Terry Mix) - 6.49 min.
"Missing You" (Alternative Mix) - 4.03 min.

CD 2
"Missing You" (Edit) - 4.05 min.
"We Don't Need Another Hero" (Live) - 4.46 min.
"What's Love Got To Do With It" (Live) - 5.28 min.
"Let's Stay Together" (Live) - 4.40 min.

There are several different versions of "Missing You".
Here is the list:
-European album version – 4.36 min.
-U.S. album version – 4.40 min.
-Single edit – 4.02 min.
-Alternate mix – 4.04 min.

 

 

Tracklist
"Missing You"
Missing you

Album: Wildest Dreams (originally from John Waite) - 1996

Every time I think of you
I always catch my breath
And I'm still standing here
And you're miles away
And I'm wondering why you left
And there's a storm that's raging
Through my frozen heart tonight
I hear your name in certain circles
And it always makes me smile
I spend my time thinking about you
And it's almost driving me wild
And there's a heart that's breaking
Down this long distance line tonight

[Chorus:]
I ain't missing you at all (Missing you)
Since you've been gone away (Missing you)
I ain't missing you (Missing you)
No matter what I might say (Missing you)

There's a message in the wire
And I'm sending you the signal tonight
You don't know how desperate I've become
And it looks like I'm losing this fight
In your world I have no meaning
Though I'm trying hard to understand
And it's my heart that's breaking
Down this long distance line tonight

[Chorus]

And there's a message that I'm sending out
Via telegraph to your soul
And if I can't bridge this distance
Stop this heartbreak overload

[Chorus]

Every time I think of you
I always catch my breath

- 4.05 min.
"The Difference Between Us"
The difference between us

Single: Missing you - 1996

If you really love me don't try to change me
If you look in the mirror, it's not me you see
I don't want what's yours as mine
No I'll never cross that line
I want you just the way you are
Boy you're everything I'm not
And that's all I've ever wanted

If we ever come close
If we ever discover
How to hold on and keep our faith in each other
The difference between us will keep us together

I tell you my love is everlasting
If you promise to give your best every moment
No, you don't have to compromise
Try to live each other's life
We can be ourselves tonight

If we ever come close
If we ever discover
How to hold on and keep our faith in each other
The difference between us will keep us together

If we open our eyes
Don't look any further
Cos we found all we'll ever need in each other
The difference between us will keep us together

So don't look at the words I've said
There's nothing that I might regret
No don't play games inside your head

Keep us, keep us
What's going on inside your head
Keep us, keep us
Keep us together

- 4.31 min.

Released: 25 July 1996
Genre: Dance rock
Length: 4.05 min.
Label: Parlophone
Writers: "Missing You" - John Waite, Mark Leonard and Chas Sandford
"The Difference Between Us" - Andres Levan, Claudio Celli and Nicky Holland
"Do Something" - Arthur Baker, Fred Zarr and Taylor Dayne
"Whatever You Want" (Todd Terry Mix) - Arthur Baker, Fred Zarr and Taylor Dayne
"We Don't Need Another Hero" - Graham Lyle and Terry Britten
"What's Love Got To Do With It" - Graham Lyle and Terry Britten
"Let's Stay Together" - Al Green, Andrew Jackson and Willie Mitchell
Producers: Trevor Horn (Missing You), "The Difference Between Us" (Andres Levan and Camus Maré Celli)

 

 

Chart Positions (1996)
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) - 3
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles) - 70
Germany (Official German Charts) - 66
France (Official France Charts) - 9
Poland (Official Poland Charts) - 20
Scotland (Official Charts Company) - 7
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) - 12
US Billboard Hot 100 - 84
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard) - 16

 

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

 

 

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