1996 - Whatever you want 7 Inch Single

"Whatever You Want" is a single from Tina Turner's album "Wildest Dreams".
The song was written by Arthur Baker, Fred Zarr and Taylor Dayne.

"Whatever You Want" is a pop/rock song and well known for it’s strong vocals, complex production and orchestral arrangement. Tina’s vocals were amazingly strong and powerful. This was another side of Tina which we had not seen before. The song is about a woman who’s crazy about this man and completely exposes herself to him. She doesn’t want anybody except him, even if he isn’t interested in her. She is convinced that they are strong together whatever happens. Just as strong as Tina’s powerful vocals on this track.

Tina shot an official video for this song and it became the lead single for her new album "Wildest Dreams". The video is very different if you compare it to other Tina video’s. She really looks like a force of nature and when the songs progresses the futuristic screen effects get more vigorous as they surround The Queen of Rock. The video was directed by Stephane Sednaoui.

 

 

"Whatever You Want" became also the opening song for her live concerts during the Wildest Dreams Tour 1996/1997. Tina mostly came out in a very short silver sparkling mini dress by Versace. Tina wasn’t very happy with the dress but boy are we glad she still wore it. She was a stunning 56 year old and did create the WOW factor on stage. Tina also performed the song many times on tv and award shows like Echo Awards, Top Of The Pops and Des O’Conner.

 

 

The single was released in many formats. 7" single, 12" single, cd single, cd maxi single and cassette single. There are many versions of these formats except for the 7’’ single.
The B-side is "Whatever You Want" (Album Version).

They’ ve also released many Remixes of "Whatever You Want". Here’s a list of Remixes.
European album version – 4:52
Extended version (Credited as "album version" on certain European CD singles) – 6:03
Alternative Mix – 4:48
Tee's Frozen Sum Mix/Todd Terry Mix – 6:49
Tod's Rubber Dub
Todd's Mix 1
Todd's Mix 2
Todd's Mix 3
The Massive Jungle Mix (Arthur Baker)
Remix (Arthur Baker)
U.S. album version – 4:31


 

Track Listing
"Whatever you want"
Whatever you want

Single: Whatever you want - 1996

Whatever you want me to do
I will do it for you
Whatever you want me to be
I will be what you need
Because it's love that I feel
Whenever you're really near
I'm feeling sensual I can't rely on myself
I'm wanting you and no one else
You've got me wrapped up
Cause times takes what love heals
Wherever you are I know it's for real

[Chorus:]
Whatever you want me to do
I will do it for you
Whatever you want me to be
I will be what you need
Because it's love that I feel
Whenever you're really near
I'm feeling sensual
And I, I know that it's real

I know you've had pains in your heart
That have torn you apart
I know you've been safe on your own
But together we're strong
Because it's love that I feel
Whenever you're holding me
I'm feeling passionate
And I can't deny it in myself
I'm wanting you and no one else
You've got the power
Cause love takes what time steals
And deep in my heart
I know that it's real

[Chorus:]
Whatever you want me to do
I will do it for you
Whatever you want me to be
I will be what you need
Because it's love that I feel
Whenever you're next to me
I'm feeling sensual

I know (I know), I know (I know) that it's real
Cause times takes and love heals
Wherever you are
I know it's for real
I know, I know that it's real

Whatever you want me to do baby, baby, baby
I will do, darling, do it for you
Whatever you want me to be, yeah
I will be everything
Because it's love that I feel
Whenever you're really near
I'm feeling sexual
It's time that I breathe
For the love that pleases me
Too easily, easily, baby

- 3.14 min.
"Whatever You Want (Album Version)’’ - 4.52 min.


Released: 1996
Genre: Pop, Rock
Length: 3.14 min.
Label: Parlophone
Writers: "Whatever You Want (Edit)" - A. Baker, F. Zarr and T. Dayne
"Whatever You Want (Album Version)’’ - A. Baker, F. Zarr and T. Dayne
Producer: Trevor Horn

Chart Positions (1996)
Australia (ARIA) - 94
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) - 27
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) - 26
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles) - 23
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) - 9
Germany (Official German Charts) - 53
Italy (Hit Parade Italia) - 5
Netherlands (Single Top 100) - 18
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) - 16
Scotland (Official Charts Company) - 20
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) - 36
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) - 18
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) - 23

 

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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