2004 - Open Arms CD Single - CD Maxi Single

"Open Arms" is a single from Tina Turner's compilation album "All The Best".
The song was written by Martin Brammer, Colette van Sertima and Ben Barson.

"Open Arms" is a song about someone who let a person know that he or she is there for him/ her. Basically to rely and trust that person, because this person has a lot of experience with problems and will be there for him/ her with Open Arms, when the going gets tough. This makes "Open Arms" a classic Tina song with a message.

Tina didn’t shoot an official video for the song. However she performed it on both sides of the oceans live in tv shows and award shows, like the Nordic Music Awards, Televiziering and many many other shows in Europe and the USA. This became the final promotion tv tour for Tina. The single had (small) success in the charts and became a top 10 hit in Belgium and Hungary. Tina surprisingly didn’t add the song to her setlist on the Tina! 50th Anniversary Tour in 2008-2009.

The single was released as lead single of her "All The Best" compilation Album and was released as CD Single and CD Maxi Single in Europe.

 

 

Tracklist
CD Single - Europe

"Open Arms"
Open Arms

Single: Open Arms - 2004

Ask me no questions
I'll tell you no lies
Come to me when you're down
I'll give you friendly advice
I'll be your avenue, your trusting ear
Release your deepest secrets
I'll be sincere

It's an age old situation
There's nothing to fear
Whatever life throws at you
Your friend is here
Right by your side

When love leaves you cold
Lies have been told
I will be there with my open arms
Hurting inside
Please don't hide the pain
I will be there with my open arms

I know what you're saying
I been there myself
Promises withstand
They left me for someone else
Then the tables turn
A lesson I had to learn
I can't put my fingers cuz
Girls, my fingers have been burned

It's an age old situation
The message is clear
Whatever life throws at you
Your friend is here
Right by your side

– 4.03 min.
"The Best"
The Best

Album: Foreign Affair (originally from Bonnie Tyler) - 1989

I call you when I need you, my heart's on fire
You come to me, come to me wild and wild
When you come to me
Give me everything I need
Give me a lifetime promises and a world of dreams
Speak a language of love like you know what it means
And it can't be wrong
Take my heart and make it strong baby

[Chorus:]
You're simply the best
Better than all the rest
Better than anyone
Anyone I've ever met
I'm stuck on your heart
I hang on every word you say
Tear us apart
Baby, I would rather be dead

In your heart, I see the star of every night and every day
In your eyes I get lost, I get washed away
Just as long as I'm here in your arms
I could be in no better place

[Chorus]

Each time you leave me I start losing control
You're walking away with my heart and my soul
I can feel you even when I'm alone
Oh, baby, don't let go

[Chorus]

– 4.09 min.

CD Maxi Single - Europe
"Open Arms" – 4.03 min.
"Great Spirits" – 3.57 min.
"Cose della vita - Can't Stop Thinking of You" (with Eros Ramazzotti) – 3.43 min.
"Open Arms" (Enhanced Interview Footage)

In 2004 I went to several TV performances in which Tina Turner performed "Open Arms". We went to the Nordic Music Awards in Oslo, to the Hans Christian Anders Show in Copenhagen, to Zürich for the Bénissimo Show and to Leipzig for Wetten Dass. it was great doing this and meeting with all the other fans. Even though Tina did only perform "Open Arms" we had a great time. In Copenhagen she performed a couple of songs.
This is the performance on the Bénissimo Show in Zürich, Switzerland.

 

 

Released: 2004
Genre: Pop, Soft Rock
Length: 4.01 min.
Label: Parlophone
Writers: "Open Arms" - M. Brammer, C. van Sertima and B. Barson
"The Best (Edit)" - M. Chapman and H. Knight
"Great Spirits" - Phil Collins
"Cose Della Vita" - Piero Cassano
Producers: Jimmy Hogarth (Open Arms), Dan Hartman and Tina Turner (The Best), Mark Mancina and Phil Collins (Great Spirits), Eros Ramazzotti (Cose Della Vita)

Chart Positions (2004–2005)
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) - 31
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) - 5
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia) - 16
Germany (Official German Charts) - 33
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40) - 2
Italy (FIMI) - 21
Netherlands (Single Top 100) - 54
Romania (Romanian Top 100) - 52
Scotland (Official Charts Company) - 20
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) - 32
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) - 25
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard) - 70
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard) - 15

 

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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