Steamy Windows was the second single from the album Foreign Affair in Germany and America and the third one in England, including remixed dance versions from Justin Strauss. Tina used the track as the opening number at her Foreign Affair Tour in 1990, the What’s Love? Tour in 1993 and once again in 2008 / '09 at her 50th Anniversary Tour. Live versions are available on the Do You Want Some Action! home video from 1991 and the album TINA Live from 2009. For promotion, Tina performed the song at several tv shows in Europe and the record company released a large number of promo records with remixed versions.
Writer: Tony Joe White
Producer: Dan Hartman
Photographer: Herb Ritts
Design: Glenn Sakamoto
Release: November 1989 (Germany, USA) / February 1990 (UK)
Label: Capitol / EMI
Format: 7“ Vinyl / 12“ Vinyl / 3“ CD / 5“ CD / Cassette
Charts: UK: #13 / Germany: #29 / Europe: #31 / USA: #39 (pop), #33 (club play)
Grammy: Best Rock Vocal Performance (Nomination 1991)
Album: Foreign Affair
Well, Tony, like Elric Clapton and a lot of the people that write their own music, he plays only what he does. He doesn't try to be anyone else, and I like it. I like that about him, it's a reminder of the music that people love. Steamy Windows was the very first one that I said out of the three that we received, I said to Roger Davies, I like Steamy Windows and Roger says „Oh, I don‘t know, this one is really commercial and blah, blah, blah… Fine, but I'm just talking about me. And I don't get that involved with record company and management once I record it and we get it. They can choose whatever they want to do with it , but my preference from the very beginning was Steamy Windows.