I Can’t Stand The Rain was originally written and a hit single from Ann Peebles in 1973 and is the last single from the Private Dancer album in Europe, instead of Show Some Respect in the rest of the world. Tina promoted it amongst others at the German tv show Wetten Dass..? and performed it live at most of her concert tours. Live versions are available on the album Live In Europe from 1988 and the TINA Live home video from 2009. The live b-side tracks were recorded in Chicago on August 2, 1984.

The music video was recorded live in Birmingham, England at the N.E.C. on May 06, 1985 as part of Tinas Private Dancer Tour. It shows Tina in a white trouser and top performing the song, partly together with her pianist Kenny Moore. The clip was taken from the Private Dancer Tour home video. Curiously, on the Simply The Best video collection it was replaced with another live version, taken from the Rio '88 home video.

Released in February 1985 in England and in March 1985 in Germany from Capitol / EMI Records on 7“ & 12“ vinyl, I Can’t Stand The Rain reached #9 in Germany and #57 in England. The single was not released in America.

Billboard Magazine - April 13, 1985: Tina Turner’s new British single, on Capitol U.K., is her reinterpretation of Ann Peebles “I Can’t Stand The Rain,” which is re-edited to get to the beat faster, with new instrumental and soloing passages, too. If it should be released here, it would be the song’s second go-’round on the dance chart (after Eruption’s 1978 remake), its third on the pop chart, and its fourth on the black chart, having been redone late in the ’70s by Graham Central Station.

Tina Turner - I Can’t Stand The Rain - Single

Vinyl Single (Germany) - Front Cover

Tina Turner - I Can’t Stand The Rain - Single

Vinyl Single (Germany) - Back Cover

single

A. I Can’t Stand The Rain 3:43

B. Let’s Pretend We’re Married (Live) 4:16

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maxi (germany)

A1. I Can’t Stand The Rain (Extended Version) 5:43

Written by Ann Peebles, Donald Bryant, Bernard Miller / Produced by Terry Britten

B1. Let’s Pretend We’re Married (Live) 4:16

Written by Prince / Mixed by John Carter and Mark Woods

B2. Nutbush City Limits (Live) 3:06

Written by Tina Turner / Mixed by John Carter and Mark Woods

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maxi (uk)

A. I Can’t Stand The Rain (Extended Version) 5:43

B. Let’s Pretend We’re Married (Live) 4:16

Tina Turner - I Can’t Stand The Rain - Single

Vinyl Single (UK) - Front Cover

Tina Turner - I Can’t Stand The Rain - Single

Vinyl Single (UK) - Back Cover

Tina Turner - I Can’t Stand The Rain - Single

Vinyl Single (Europe) - Cover

Tina Turner - I Can’t Stand The Rain - Music Video

Music Video
Director: David Mallet
Producer: Jacqui Byford
Home Video: Private Dancer Tour
Time: 3:19

1984

Tina Turner & David Bowie - Tonight - Single

Tonight

1985

Tina Turner - I Can’t Stand The Rain - Single

I Can’t Stand The Rain

1985

Tina Turner - Show Some Respect - Single

Show Some Respect