I Don’t Wanna Lose You is a pop song, written by Albert Hammond & Graham Lyle and the third single from the album Foreign Affair in Germany and the second one in England. Tina promoted it at several tv shows in Europe and performed it live at her Foreign Affair Tour as a sing-along version with the audience, available on the Do You Want Some Action! home video from 1991. The b-side track „Stronger Than The Wind“ from the UK maxi and the „Steel Claw“ live version from the German single were previously unreleased. As a special bonus, the UK maxi single contains a giant poster.

The music video was directed by Dominic Sena and produced by Aris McGary. It shows different scenes with couples and Tina in-between singing on a balcony, and leaning against a window. 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 November 1989 in England and in February 1990 in Germany from Capitol / EMI Records on 7“ & 12“ vinyl (poster), cassette and 3“ & 5“ CD, I Don’t Wanna Lose You reached #4 in Europe, #8 in England, #38 in Germany and was also a #4 airplay hit in Europe. The single was not released in America.

Oh Gosh! When I heard that song, I just knew that it was another Terry Britten-ish kind of "What’s Love Got To Do With It", or better, because the words were even better then "What’s Love Got To Do With It", as far as I’m concerned. Then I found that Hammond co-wrote it with Graham Lyle. Just an automatic song that you couldn’t say no to, again. That was one that was finished with the album. We had chosen the songs already and I said Roger, "I don’t know how many songs we have, but I’ve got a feeling that we had better take this one". Because you do as many as you can and whatever’s the best you take it, so I took it.

from the 'Foreign Affair' promotional interview

Tina Turner - I Don’t Wanna Lose You - Single

Vinyl Single - Front Cover

Tina Turner - I Don’t Wanna Lose You - Single

Vinyl Single - Back Cover

single (germany)

A. I Don’t Wanna Lose You 4:21

Written by Albert Hammond, Graham Lyle / Produced by Albert Hammond, Graham Lyle, Roger Davies

B. Steel Claw (Live) (Previously Unreleased) 4:34

Written by Paul Brady / Produced by Terry Britten / Engineered by John Hudson

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single (uk)

A. I Don’t Wanna Lose You 4:21

B. Not Enough Romance 4:04

Written by Dan Hartman / Produced by Dan Hartman

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maxi (germany)

A1. I Don’t Wanna Lose You 4:21

B1. Steel Claw (Live) (Previously Unreleased) 4:34

B2. The Best (Extended Mighty Mix) 6:36

Written by Holly Knight, Mike Chapman / Produced by Dan Hartman, Tina Turner, Chris Lord-Alge / Remix by John Luongo for "The Office"

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maxi (uk cd)

1. I Don’t Wanna Lose You 4:21

2. Stronger Than The Wind (Previously Unreleased) 4:02

3. Not Enough Romance 4:04

4. We Don’t Need Another Hero 4:16

Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Produced by Terry Britten

Photography: Peter Lindbergh

Tina Turner - I Don’t Wanna Lose You - Single

CD Maxi (Germany) - Picture Label

Tina Turner - I Don’t Wanna Lose You - Music Video

Music Video
Director: Dominic Sena
Producer: Aris McGary
Home Video: Simply The Best
Time: 4:15


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