I Want You Near Me is a pop ballad, written by Terry Britten & Graham Lyle. It’s a new recorded song from the greatest hits compilation Simply The Best and the last European single from this album. The CD digipack from England contains two picture discs with some live songs, taken from the album Live In Europe

The music video was directed by Paula Walker and is very sexy. Tina at a beach wears a red mini dress and plays around with a whip. Some shirtless men with white trousers are lying in the waves and do acrobatic exercises, while some women in bikinis are dancing at the beach. The clip is only available on the Simply The Best LaserDisc edition and still waiting for a release on DVD.

Released in April 1992 in Europe from Capitol / EMI Records on 7“ & 12“ vinyl, cassette and 5“ CD (digipack), I Want You Near Me reached #22 in England and #53 in Germany. The single was not released in America.

Tina Turner - I Want You Near Me - Single

Vinyl Maxi - Front Cover

Tina Turner - I Want You Near Me - Single

Vinyl Maxi - Back Cover

single (germany)

A. I Want You Near Me 3:53

B. Steamy Windows 4:06

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single (uk)

A. I Want You Near Me 3:53

B. Let’s Stay Together (Edit) 3:37

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maxi (vinyl)

A1. I Want You Near Me 3:53

B1. Steamy Windows 4:06

B2. What’s Love Got To Do With It 3:48

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maxi (cd)

1. I Want You Near Me 3:53

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

B2. Steamy Windows 4:06

Written by Tony Joe White / Produced by Dan Hartman, Chris Lord-Alge

3. What’s Love Got To Do With It 3:48

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

3. We Don’t Need Another Hero 4:14

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

Tina Turner - I Want You Near Me - Single

CD Digipack (UK) - Picture Label

Tina Turner - I Want You Near Me - Single

CD Digipack (UK) - Picture Label

maxi (digipack)

1.1. I Want You Near Me 3:53

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

1.2. Let’s Stay Together 5:16

Written by Al Green, Willie Mitchel, Al Jackson Jr. / Produced by Martyn Ware, Greg Walsh

1.3. Tonight (Live duet with David Bowie) 4:15

Written by David Bowie, Iggy Pop / Produced by Terry Britten

1.4. Let’s Dance (Live duet with David Bowie) 3:27

Written by David Bowie / Produced by Terry Britten

2.1. I Want You Near Me 3:53

2.2. Land Of 1.000 Dances (Live) 3:06

Written by Chris Kenner / Produced by John Hudson

2.3. In The Midnight Hour (Live) 3:32

Written by Wilson Picket, Steve Cropper / Produced by John Hudson

2.4. 634-5789 (Live duet with Robert Cray) 3:06

Written by Eddie Floyd, Steve Crooper / Produced by John Hudson

Tina Turner - I Want You Near Me - Single

CD Maxi (Germany) - CD Label

EMI Promo

Tina Turner is once more the undisputed and most successful artist of EMI Germany. Several longplayer from the "First Lady Of Rock" were certified last year. Her greatest hits compilation "Simply The Best", which was released in October 1991, was certified platinum, the album "Break Every Rule" and "Private Dancer" reached double platinum status.

"Simply The Best" became within a few months an excellent fundus for further top singles for the unique singer, whose popularity is undisputed, even without live and media presence. Another example: Earlier this year, Tina Turner was honored with the "Golden Camera".

After "Nutbush City Limits", in a newly recorded version, "Way of the World" and "Love Thing", "I Want You Near Me" is the fourth single from "Simply the Best". The latter three were exclusively recorded for this album. "I Want You Near Me" was written by the team of Terry Britten and Graham Lyle, who also composed her worldwide hits "What's Love Got To Do With It" and "We Don’t Need Another Hero". Terry Britten also produced the song.

With "I Want You Near Me", an excellent and elegant ballad, Tina Turner recommends her once more for a top listing in the charts.

Tina Turner - I Want You Near Me - Music Video

Music Video
Director: Paula Walker
Home Video: Simply The Best (LaserDisc)
Time: 3:47

1991

Tina Turner - Way Of The World - Single

Way Of The World

1992

Tina Turner - I Want You Near Me - Single

I Want You Near Me

1992

Tina Turner & Jimmy Barnes- (Simply) The Best - Single

(Simply) The Best