Single

Steamy Windows (1989)

Tina Turner - Steamy Windows - Single

Steamy Windows is 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)

7“ Vinyl / 3“ CD Single (Germany)
  1. Steamy Windows 4:05
  2. Written by Tony Joe White / Produced by Dan Hartman
  3. Not Enough Romance 4:04
  4. Written by Dan Hartman / Produced by Dan Hartman / Mixed by Chris Lord-Alge
7“ Vinyl / Cassingle (UK)
  1. Steamy Windows 4:05
  2. The Best (Single Muscle Mix) 4:16
  3. Written by Holly Knight, Mike Chapman / Produced by Dan Hartman, Tina Turner, Chris Lord-Alge / Remix by John Luongo
7“ Vinyl / Cassingle (USA)
  1. Steamy Windows 4:05
  2. The Best (Edit) 4:16
12“ Vinyl / CD Single (Germany 1)
Side A
  1. Steamy Windows 4:05
Side B
  1. Stronger Than The Wind (Previously Unreleased) 4:00
  2. Written by Essra Mohawk, T. Sciuto / Produced by Nick Glennie-Smith, Roger Davies / Mixed by Chris Lord-Alge
  3. Not Enough Romance 4:04
12“ Vinyl / CD Single (Germany 2)
Side A
  1. Steamy Windows (12“ Vocal Mix) 6:27
Side B
  1. Steamy Windows (7“ Mix) 4:23
  2. Steamy Windows (12“ Dub Mix) 6:37
  3. Remix by Justin Strauss, Daniel Abraham / Additional Keyboard Programming: Eric Kupper / Edited by Chep Nunez
12“ Vinyl / CD Single (Germany 3)
Side A
  1. Steamy Windows (12“ House Mix) 7:15
Side B
  1. Steamy Windows (7“ House Mix) 4:12
  2. Steamy Windows (12“ House Dub Mix) 6:51
  3. Remix by Justin Strauss, Daniel Abraham / Additional Keyboard Programming: Eric Kupper / Edited by Chep Nunez
12“ Vinyl / CD Single (UK)
Side A
  1. Steamy Windows (12“ Vocal Mix) 6:27
Side B
  1. The Best (Single Muscle Mix) 4:16
  2. Steamy Windows (12“ House Mix) 7:15
12“ Vinyl (USA)
Side A
  1. Steamy Windows (12“ Vocal Mix) 6:27
  2. Steamy Windows (12“ House Mix) 7:15
Side B
  1. Steamy Windows (12“ Dub Mix) 6:37
  2. Steamy Windows (12“ House Dub Mix) 6:51
DJ-Sampler
  1. Steamy Windows (NRG Edit) 6:35
  2. Hot Tracks: Remix by G. Cattanach
Gallery

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Music Video

Tina wears in the music video 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, but is also available on the Simply The Best video collection on DVD.

Director: Andy Morahan
Producer: Luc Roeg
Home VideoSimply The Best (DVD)
Time: 4:04

Tina Turner - Steamy Windows - Music Video
Promo Interview

Tina Turner

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.

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