Viva La Money was written from A. Toussaint and originally released on his album „Motion“. Tina covered the song for her album Rough and released it as the second single in Europe. She promoted it at some tv shows in Europe and America and performed it live at her Wild Lady of Rock concerts. Viva La Money was released in December 1978 in Europe from Ariola Records and in November 1978 as a promotional single in America from United Artists Records on 7“ vinyl. In England, the b-side song Sometimes When We Touch was released instead as a single.
A. Viva La Money 3:16
Written by A. Toussaint / Produced by Bob Monaco
B. Sometimes When We Touch 3:57
Written by D. Hill, B. Mann / Produced by Bob Monaco
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A. Viva La Money (Mono) 3:16
B. Viva La Money (Stereo) 3:16
AUDIO magazine reviewer Michael Faber: It seems that the divorce from her husband Ike moved Tina Turner to new heights: "Viva La Money" from the 39 year-old Tennessean energy-bundle, taken from her first solo album "Rough," is finally not only loud, but also thrilling.
What is true for the entire LP, it’s summarized on "Viva La Money". Excellent studio musicians provide the background for the right feeling, the atmosphere. Tina Turner, with a metallic voice, electrifies as ever. The soul diva, whose influence is hard to resist.
If everything goes well, "Viva La Money“ will not only remain as an acoustic listening pleasure. It’s told that Mike Leckebusch will bring Tina Turner to the music show "Musikladen" at the end of March.
March 22, 1979