Foreign Affair is the title track and the fourth single from the Foreign Affair album, including several remixed versions from Shep Pettibone. Tina promoted the song on the German tv and performed it live at her Foreign Affair Tour in 1990 and the What’s Love? Tour in 1993. A live version is available on the Do You Want Some Action! home video from 1991.

The music video was directed by Paula Walker and produced by Natalie Hill. It shows a man and a woman in different scenes, acting like a bullfight. Tina, totally dressed in black, is singing and dancing in an old theater together with her band and for the very last time with her dancers Ann Behringer and Lejune Richardson in the background. The clip was originally released on the Foreign Affair EP on VHS, but is also available on the Simply The Best video collection on DVD.

Released in May 1990 in some European countries from Capitol / EMI Records on 7“ & 12“ vinyl and 5“ CD, Foreign Affair reached #35 in Germany. The single was not released in England and America.

I had finised basically all of Tony’s songs. We were in New York there together, and that one popped up and I felt "Alright Tony, now this is enough, you know, I mean come on I’ve recorded three of your songs. What are you trying to do, take over the album?!!" And then I stopped kidding myself. I said "this is a European song". I could hear it blasting in the streets of Paris or Europe. The feeling of Europe and their music is different from ours in America, and I said "Oh God, it’s a beautiful song". I said "Get me the words, get me the words, I’ve got to hear every line".

from the 'Foreign Affair' promotional interview

Tina Turner - Foreign Affair - Single

Vinyl Single (Germany) - Front Cover

Tina Turner - Foreign Affair - Single

Vinyl Maxi (Germany) - Back Cover


A. Foreign Affair (Edit) 3:39

Written by Tony Joe White / Produced by Roger Davies, Tony Joe White / Mixed by Chris Lord-Alge

B. Private Dancer (Live) 5:37

Written by Mark Knopfler / Produced by Terry Britten

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maxi (germany I)

A1. Foreign Affair (One In A Million Club Mix) 6:54

B1. Foreign Affair (Heartbeat Instrumental) 4:25

B2. Foreign Affair (Heartbeat Mix) 4:24

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maxi (germany II)

A1. Foreign Affair (One In a Million Extended Mix) 7:10

B1. Foreign Affair (Special Feelings Instrumental) 4:43

B2. Foreign Affair (Heartbeat Edit) 4:00

Remix by Shep Pettibone / Engineered by Dave Way / Edited by Tony Shimkin / Additional Programming by Fred McFarlane

Design by Glenn Sakamoto
Stan Evenson Design

Tina Turner - Foreign Affair - Single

Vinyl Maxi (Germany) - Front Cover

Tina Turner - Foreign Affair - Single

Vinyl Maxi (Germany) - Back Cover

Tina Turner - Foreign Affair - Music Video

Music Video
Director: Paula Walker
Producer: Natalie Hill
Home Video: Simply The Best
Time: 4:07


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