Love Thing was taken from the greatest hits sampler Simply The Best as the fist single in America and the third one in Europe. It’s a very powerful rock song, which remained unreleased from the Foreign Affair recording session. As a special bonus, the UK single was released with an additional poster cover.
Writer: Holly Knight, Albert Hammond
Producer: Chris Lord-Alge, Tina Turner and Roger Davies
Release: October 1991 (USA) / February 1992 (Europe)
Label: Capitol / EMI
Format: 7“ Vinyl, 12“ Vinyl, 5“ CD, Cassette
Charts: UK: #29 / Germany: #67, Europe: #10, #18 (airplay) / Australia: #62
Album: Simply The Best
7“ Vinyl (Europe)
7“ Vinyl / Cassette (UK)
Cassette (USA, Australia)
12“ Vinyl / CD (Europe)
CD Picture (UK)
CD (USA, Australia)
Director: Michael Bay
Producer: Mike Bodnarczuk
Home Video: Simply The Best
Billboard - October 12, 1991
New song featured on upcoming greatest-hits collection, „Simply The Best,“ is a swaggering rocker, replete with crunchy guitars and a muscular rhythm section. Tune and arrangement are a perfect match for Turner’s signature growl. A must for top 40 and album rock formats.
This was a greatest hits package, and Tina wanted a bonus single to round out the package. I had submitted Love Thing to her for „Foreign Affair“ and she wasn’t sure about the tune, I think she thought it was too racy. I asked her to have a second listen when they were looking for a single for this record, I had cleaned the lyrics up a bit, and Tina decided she loved it after all and recorded it. Not many people have seen the video, but I think she never looked hotter. I remember thinking that she would’ve made a great Cat Woman. She was clad from head to toe in a Leopard skin halter dress by Azzadine Alia. The woman has style.