I Can’t Stand The Rain was originally written and a hit single from Ann Peebles in 1973 and was the last single from the album Private Dancer in Europe, instead of Show Some Respect in the rest of the world. Tina promoted it at several TV-Shows 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.
Writer: Ann Peebles, Don Bryant, Bernard Miller
Producer: Terry Britten
Release: February 1985 (UK) / March 1985 (Germany)
Label: Capitol / EMI
Format: 7“ Vinyl / 12“ Vinyl
Charts: Germany: #9 / UK: #57
Album: Private Dancer
12“ Vinyl (Germany)
12“ Vinyl (UK)
Director: David Mallet
Producer: Jacqui Byford
Home Video: Private Dancer Tour
Billboard - 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.