It Takes Two was originally recorded from Marvin Gaye in 1966. Rod Stewart and Tina covered the song in 1990 and released it as the lead single from Rod's album Vagabond Heart. The following year, it was also included on Tina’s greatest hits compilation Simply The Best. Both, the song and the video were used for a Pepsi television advertising campaign.
The music was directed by David Hogan and produced by Simon Straker. It shows Tina and Rod visiting a nightclub and singing the song together with a lot of people around them. The clip is available on the Simply The Best video collection on DVD.
Released in November 1990 in Europe from Warner Records on 7“ & 12“ vinyl, cassette and 5“ CD, It Takes Two reached #5 in England, #7 in Europe and #22 in Germany. It was also a #3 airplay hit in Europe. The single was not released in America.
A. It Takes Two (duet with Rod Stewart) 4:13
Written by William Stevenson, Sylvia Moy / Produced by Rod Stewart, Bernard Edwards
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A1. It Takes Two (Album Version) 4:13
B1. It Takes Two (Extended Remix) 4:52
Remix by Nick Launay
Director: David Hogan
Producer: Simon Straker
Home Video: Simply The Best