TINA: Single

Steamy Windows (1989)

Tina Turner - Steamy Windows - Single

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 1990 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.

PhotographerHerb Ritts 
Design: Glenn Sakamoto
Release: November 1989 (Germany, USA) / February 1990 (UK) / 2021 (Digital)
Label: Capitol / EMI
Format: 7“ Vinyl / 12“ Vinyl / 3“ CD / 5“ CD / Cassette / Digital
Charts: UK: #13 / Germany: #29 / Europe: #31 / USA: #39 (Pop), #33 (Club Play) / Australia: #34
Grammy: Best Rock Vocal Performance (Nomination 1991)
AlbumForeign Affair

Tina Turner - Steamy Windows - Single
  1. Steamy Windows 4:05
  2. From the 7" record / Writer: Tony Joe White / Producer: Dan Hartman / Tony Joe White: Lead & Rhythm Guitar, Synth Bass, Harmonica / Dan Hartman: Electric Piano, Organ / Eddie Martinez: Rhythm Guitar / Neil Taylor: Crunch Note, Slide & Power Chord Guitar / Jeff Bova: Horn Section / Gary Barnacle: Sax Section / Carmine Rojas: Bass / J.T. Lewis: Drums
  3. Steamy Windows (12“ Vocal Mix) 6:27
  4. Steamy Windows (7“ Mix) 4:23
  5. Steamy Windows (12“ Dub Mix) 6:37
  6. Steamy Windows (12“ House Mix) 7:15
  7. Steamy Windows (7“ House Mix) 4:12
  8. Steamy Windows (12“ House Dub Mix) 6:51
  9. From the 5" disc & 12" record / Remix by Justin Strauss, Daniel Abraham / Additional Keyboard Programming: Eric Kupper / Edited by Chep Nunez
  10. Steamy Windows (NRG Edit) 6:35
  11. From the DJ sampler 'Hot Tracks (Series 9, Issue 1)' from 1990 / Remix by Glenn Cattanach / BMP 135
  12. Steamy Windows (The Sedan Mix) 7:52
  13. From the DJ sampler 'Art of Mix' from 1990 / BMP 134
    Additional tracks:
  1. Not Enough Romance 4:04
  2. From the German release / Taken from the album 'Foreign Affair'
  3. Stronger Than The Wind 4:00
  4. From the German 12" single / Previously Unreleased / Written by Essra Mohawk, T. Sciuto / Produced by Nick Glennie-Smith, Roger Davies
  5. The Best (Single Muscle Mix) 4:16
  6. From the UK release / Previously Unreleased / Remix by John Luongo
  7. The Best (Edit) 4:16
  8. From the American release / Taken from the 7" single
  9. Bold And Reckless 3:48
  10. From the Australian release / Previously Unreleased / Written by Rupert Hine, Jeanette Obstoj / Produced by Rupert Hine
Tina Turner - Steamy Windows - Single

In the music video, Tina wears the same mini dress as on the cover of the single, while she is dancing together with some background dancers, filmed through a wet glass. In-between, there are some scenes with couples in cars, filmed as well through the wet panes. The clip was originally released on the Foreign Affair EP on VHS and later on the Simply The Best video collection on DVD. It’s also available as a HD remastered version on the Foreign Affair (Deluxe Edition).

Director: Andy Morahan
Producer: Luc Roeg
Release: Foreign Affair EP / Simply The Best / Foreign Affair (Deluxe Edition) / YouTube
Time: 4:04

Tina Turner - Steamy Windows - Music Video

Foreign Affair Promo Interview

Well, Tony, like Eric 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.“

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