Single

Missing You (1996)

Tina Turner - Missing You - Single

Missing You was originally a hit single from John Wait in 1984, who also wrote the song. Tina covered it for her Wildest Dreams album and released it as the first single in America and the third one in Europe. She promoted the song at the tv show „National Lottery“ in England as well as with an unplugged version at the American tv show „60 Minutes“ and performed it also live at her Wildest Dreams Tour. A live version is available on the Live In Amsterdam home video from 1997.

Writer: John Waite, Charles Sanford, Mark Leonard
Producer: Steve Robson
Photographer: Peter Lindbergh
Release: July 1996 (Europe) / August 1996 (USA)
Label: Parlophone (Europe) / Virgin (USA)
Format: 7“ Vinyl / 5“ CD / Cassette 
Charts: UK: #12 / Germany: #66 / USA: #84 / Europe: #18 (airplay)

CD Single (Europe 1)
  1. Missing You (Edit) 4:04
  2. Written by John Waite, Charles Sanford, Mark Leonard / Produced by Steve Robson
  3. The Difference Between Us (Previously Unreleased) 4:32
  4. Written by Camus Mare Celli, Nicola Holland, Andres Levan / Produced by Andres Levan, Camus Mare Celli
CD Single (Europe 2)
  1. Missing You (Edit) 4:04
  2. The Difference Between Us (Previously Unreleased) 4:32
  3. We Don't Need Another Her (Live) 4:55
  4. What's Love Got To Do With It (Live) 4:55
CD Single (USA)
  1. Missing You (Edit) 4:04
  2. Do Something (Previously Unreleased) 3:20
  3. Written by Holly Knight, Mike Chapman / Produced by Trevor Horn
  4. We Don’t Need Another Hero (Live) 4:55
Cassingle (Europe)
  1. Missing You (Edit) 4:04
  2. Whatever You Want (Todd Terry Mix) 6:49
  3. Written by Arthur Baker, Taylor Dayne, Fred Zarr / Produced by Trevor Horn / Remix by Todd Terry
Cassingle (USA)
  1. Missing You (Edit) 4:04
  2. Do Something (Previously Unreleased) 3:20
CD Digipack (UK)
Disc 1
  1. Missing You (Edit) 4:04
  2. The Difference Between Us (Previously Unreleased) 4:32
  3. Whatever You Want (Todd Terry Mix) 6:49
  4. Missing You (Alternative Mix) 4:03
Disc 2
  1. Missing You (Edit) 4:04
  2. We Don't Need Another Her (Live) 4:55
  3. Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Produced and Mixed by John Hudson
  4. What's Love Got To Do With It (Live) 4:55
  5. Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Produced and Mixed by John Hudson
  6. Let's Stay Together (Live) 4:40
  7. Written by Al Green, Willie Mitchel, Andrew Jackson / Produced and Mixed by John Hudson
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Music Video

The black & white music video was filmed at a rainy set in Los Angeles and was also used for a Hanes Hosiery advertising commercial, the sponsor of the American leg of Tina’s Wildest Dreams Tour . It shows a very elegant and youthful looking Tina, dancing in the streets, surrounded by some male models half her age. The clip was never officially released on home video, but is available on the DVD sampler „Super Hits“ from Kinky Records.

Director / Producer: Peter Lindberg
Home Video: Never officially released
Time: 4:07

Tina Turner - Missing You - Music Video
Billboard Review

August 03, 1996

La Tina previews her fab new collection „Wildest Dreams,“ with a lushly arranged rendition of John Waite’s mid-80s pop hit. Under the shrewd guidance of mega-producer Trevor Horn, Turner’s distinctive growl is pushed to deliciously dramatic heights and is matched by countless layers of synths and a crisp rock backbeat. The combined attention of the singer’s loyalists and those who simply never get enough of this timeless tune should make this cover an instant (and most deserving) winner at top 40 and AC.

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