1990 - 634-5789 - 7 Inch Single

"634-5789" is a single from Tina Turner's live album "Tina Live in Europe" from 1988.
"634-5789" is a soul song written by Eddie Floyd and Steve Cropper. It was first recorded by Wilson Pickett on his 1966 Atlantic Records album "The Exciting Wilson Pickett".
Tina Turner performed it at her concerts in Camden Palace, London together with Robert Cray. This Show is known as the Break Every Rule live concert special and was taped in 1986. Tina tributes songs from her own idols such as Wilson Pickett, Sam Cooke and Al Green.

There was a rumour that Tina invited Wilson Pickett into her Break Every Rule live special back in 1986, but they have had some personal issues because of Picketts behaviour and Tina refused to work with him. Robert Cray seems to be Wilson’s replacer.

"634-5789" is a soulfull song about two people getting together for love. You simply have to call the number to get some "good lovin". Well there were some pretty hot sparks on stage!!!

"634-5789" was included on her 1988 album Tina Live in Europe and sung as a duet with Robert Cray. It was also issued as a single in certain countries.



The B-sides were "Private Dancer" and "Help!", both taken from the Tina Live in Europe album. They used the video of Turner’s Break Every Rule live concert special from 1986.
"Private Dancer" is song about a dancer, who could be a classical dancer, stripper or even a prostitute who considers herself as a private dancer for money. She gives us a piece of her mind and her loneliness and emptiness inside. That even she has feelings and dreams to look forward too. Tina shot a video for this song and she plays the story very well, and let us see the multiple personalities of this empty feeling dancer. The video was shot in London at The Rivoli Ballroom, was directed by Brian Grand, and choreographed by Arlene Phillips.

Track Listing

Album: Tina Live in Europe - 1988

If you need some good loving
Call on me
And if you need some good hugging
Call on me baby
I'll be right here at home
All you gotta do is pick up the telephone and dial now

That's my number

If you want some loving
Call on me
And if you want sweet hugging
Call on me baby
No more lonely nights will you be alone
All you gotta do is pick up the telephone and dial now

That's my number

I'll be right there
Just as soon as I can
And if I'll be a little bit late
I hope you will understand

If you want some good loving
Call on me
If you need a good loving baby
Call on me baby
Oh I'll be right here at home
All you gotta do is pick up that telephone and dial now

That's my number

- 3.05 min.

Single: Help - 1983 (originally from the Beatles)

When I was younger
So much younger than today
I never needed anybody's
Help in anyway
And now those days are gone
I'm not so self assured
And now I find
I've changed my mind
I've opened up the doors

Help me if you can
I'm feeling down
And I do appreciate
You being 'round
Oh, help me get my feet back on the ground
Won't you please, please help me

And now my life has changed
In oh so many ways
My independence seems to
Vanish in the haze
And every now and then
I feel so insecure
And now I just need you like
I never did before


- 5.03 min. or
"Private Dancer"
Private Dancer

Album: Private Dancer - 1984

All the men come in these places
And the men are all the same
You don't look at their faces
And you don't ask their names
You don't think of them as human
You don't think of them at all
You keep your mind on the money
Keeping your eyes on the wall

I'm your private dancer
A dancer for money
I'll do what you want me to do
I'm your private dancer
A dancer money
Any old music will do

I wanna make a million dollars
I wanna live out by the sea
Have a husband and some children
Yeah, I guess I want a family
All the men come in these places
And the men are all the same
You don't look at their faces
And you don't ask their names

[Chorus 2x]

Deutschmarks or dollars
American Express will nicely...Thank You!
Let me loosen up your collar
Tell me do you wanna see me do the shimmy again


Live - 5.37 min.

Released: 1989
Genre: Soul
Length: 3.04 min.
Label: Capitol
Writers: "634-5789" – E. Floyd and S. Cropper
"Help!" - J. Lennon
Producers: John Hudson (634-5789), Terry Britten (Help and Private Dancer)

Chart Positions
Belgium (Ultratop 50 – Flanders) – 23
the Netherlands (Single Top 100) – 14


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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