TINA: 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 and at the American TV-Show 60 Minutes with an unplugged version, and performed it 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: Trevor Horn for Horn Productions
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)
AlbumWildest Dreams

  1. Missing You (Edit) 4:04
  2. Missing You (Alternative Mix) 4:03
    Additional tracks:
  1. The Difference Between Us 4:32
  2. Previously Unreleased / From the European release / Written by Camus Mare Celli, Nicola Holland, Andres Levan / Produced by Andres Levan, Camus Mare Celli
  3. Do Something 3:20
  4. Previously Unreleased / From the American release / Written by Holly Knight, Mike Chapman / Produced by Trevor Horn
  5. Whatever You Want (Todd Terry Mix) 6:49
  6. From the 5" digipack / Taken from the 12" single / Remix by Todd Terry
  7. We Don't Need Another Hero (Live) 4:55
  8. What's Love Got To Do With It (Live) 4:55
  9. Let's Stay Together (Live) 4:40
  10. Recorded live at the Amsterdam Arena 1996 / Produced and Mixed by John Hudson
Tina Turner - Missing You - Single

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 from Tina’s record company, but is available on the sampler Super Hits and on Tina’s official YouTube channel.

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

Tina Turner - Missing You - Music Video

Billboard - 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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