1996 - Whatever you want CD Single - CD Maxi Single

"Whatever You Want" is a single from Tina Turner's "Wildest Dreams" album.
The single was released at the 23rd of March 1996.
"Whatever You Want" is noted for its different levels of energy and strong vocal performance, its orchestral arrangement and complex production.
The song was released as the lead single from the album and was the opening number on her 1996 Wildest Dreams Tour.
The music video was directed by Stéphane Sednaoui and features Turner with futuristic special effects surrounding her. The special effects become more vigorous as the song progresses.
"Whatever You Want" is about a woman who will do anything for her man. Because together they are strong. Their love is strong.
There is an official videoclip of the song.
Tina performed the song many times in concerts and on TV. For instance in the British "Top of the Pops", at the San Remo Festival, at the Echo Awards, on Spanish TV etc.

 

 

There are several different versions of "Whatever You Want".
Here is the list:
-European album version – 4.52 min.
-Extended version (Credited as "album version" on certain European CD singles) – 6.03 min.
-U.S. album version – 4.31 min.

The CD Single has "Unfinished Sympathy" as B-Side. And the CD Maxi Single has also the "Goldeneye" (Single Edit) on it.
"Unfinished Sympathy" is about a woman who wants to know more about a man. She met him and she is so attracted to him and wonders how it will be with him.

 

 

There are also several Remixes of "Whatever You want".
-Alternative Mix – 4.48 min.
-Tee's Frozen Sum Mix/Todd Terry Mix – 6.49 min.
-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)

Tracklist
"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

- 4.45 min.
"Unfinished Sympathy"
Unfinished Sympathy

Album: Wildest Dreams (originally from Massive Attack) - 1996

I know that I've imagined love before
And how it could be with you
You really hurt me baby
You really cut me baby
How could you have a day without a night
You're the book that I have opened
And now I've got to know much more

The curiousness of your potential kiss
Has got my mind and body aching
You really hurt me baby
You really cut me baby
How could you have a day without a night
You're the book that I have opened
And now I've got to know much more

Like a soul without a mind
And a body without a heart
I'm missing every part

- 4.36 min.
"Goldeneye"
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

- 3.32 min.

Released: 23 March 1996
Genre: Pop rock
Length: 4.45 min.
Label: Festival Records/ Parlophone
Writers: "Whatever You Want" - Arthur Baker, Fredd zarr and Taylor Dane
"Unfinished Sympathy" - Robert "3D" Del Naja, Andrew "Mushroom" Vowles and Grant "Daddy G" Marshall from Massive Attack
"Goldeneye" - Bono from U2
Producers: Trevor Horn (Whatever you want), Gary Hughes (Unfinished Sympathy) and Nelle Hooper and Bono (Goldeneye)

 

 

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
Italy (Hit Parade Italia) - 56
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) - 200

 

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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