Viva La Money is the second single from the album Rough in 1978. The song is a cover version, first released from Allen Toussaint on the album „Motion“. The b-side track „Sometimes When We Touch“ was also a single in the UK in 1979. For promotion, Tina performed the title track at some tv shows in Europe and America.
Written by A. Toussaint / Produced by Bob Monaco
Written by D. Hill, B. Mann / Produced by Bob Monaco
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.