Steamy Windows was written by Tony Joe White and 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. She promoted the song also at several tv shows in Europe.

In the music video, directed by Andy Morahan and produced by Luc Roeg, Tina wears the same mini dress as on the cover of the single. 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.

Released in November 1989 in Germany and America and in February 1990 in England from Capitol / EMI Records on 7“ & 12“ vinyl, cassette and 3“ & 5“ CD, Steamy Windows reached #13 in England, #29 in Germany, #31 in Europe and #39 (Pop), #33 (Club Play) in America.

CashBox Magazine - November 11, 1989: Tina Turner is amazing. She is talented, she’s famous, and even if she ain’t no spring chicken, she still looking awfully bodcious. Tina’s husky, sen-sual voice growls about those backseat adventures that cause heavy breathing, cramped legs, and of course, steamy windows. All of this passion is wrapped around a tune that sounds suspiciously like Creedence Clearwater Revival swamp rock, but still falls a little short in the originality category. Tina sounds as good as she did twenty years ago, and the sleeve photo for this single is enough to make any guy’s jaw hit the floor at an alarming speed. Tina is still going strong, and even though the song isn’t any pop masterpiece, her voice, her beauty and her vibrant persona will uphold her reputation as one of the greatest female artists in the pop world. (Stephanie Brainerd)

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 Widows“.

from the 'Foreign Affair' promotional interview

Tina Turner - Steamy Windows - Single

Vinyl Single - Front Cover

Tina Turner - Steamy Windows - Single

CD Single (Germany) - Back Cover

single (germany)

A. Steamy Windows 4:05

Written by Tony Joe White / Produced by Dan Hartman, Chris Lord-Alge

B. Not Enough Romance 4:04

Written by Dan hartman / Produced by Dan Hartman / Mixed by Chris Lord-Alge

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single (usa)

A. Steamy Windows 4:05

B. The Best (Edit) 4:16

Written by Holly Knight, Mike Chapman / Produced by Dan Hartman, Tina Turner, Chris Lord-Alge

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single (uk)

A. Steamy Windows 4:05

B. The Best (Single Muscle Mix) 4:16

Remix by John Luongo

Photography: Herb Ritts
Design: Glenn Sakamoto

Tina Turner - Steamy Windows - Single

Remix Maxi (Germany) - Front Cover

Tina Turner - Steamy Windows - Single

Remix Maxi (Germany) - Back Cover

Tina Turner - Steamy Windows - Single

Remix Maxi (Germany) - Front Cover

Tina Turner - Steamy Windows - Single

Remix Maxi (Germany) - Back Cover

Tina Turner - Steamy Windows - Single

CD Maxi (Germany) - Front Cover

Tina Turner - Steamy Windows - Single

CD Maxi (Germany) - Back Cover

maxi (germany I)

A1. Steamy Windows 4:05

Written by Tony Joe White / Produced by Dan Hartman, Chris Lord-Alge

B1. Stronger Than The Wind (Previously Unreleased) 4:00

Written by Essra Mohawk, T. Sciuto / Produced by Nick Glennie-Smith, Roger Davies / Mixed by Chris Lord-Alge

B2. Not Enough Romance 4:04

Written by Dan hartman / Produced by Dan Hartman / Mixed by Chris Lord-Alge

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maxi (germany II)

A1. Steamy Windows (12“ Vocal Mix) 6:27

B1. Steamy Windows (7“ Mix) 4:23

B2. Steamy Windows (12“ Dub Mix) 6:37

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maxi (germany III)

A1. Steamy Windows (12“ House Mix) 7:15

B1. Steamy Windows (7“ House Mix) 4:12

B2. Steamy Windows (12“ House Dub Mix) 6:51

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maxi (uk)

A1. Steamy Windows (12“ Vocal Mix) 6:27

B1. The Best (Single Muscle Mix) 4:16

B2. Steamy Windows (12“ House Mix) 7:15

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maxi (usa)

A1. Steamy Windows (12“ Vocal Mix) 6:27

A2. Steamy Windows (12“ House Mix) 7:15

B1. Steamy Windows (12“ Dub Mix) 6:37

B2. Steamy Windows (12“ House Dub Mix) 6:51

Remix by Justin Strauss, Daniel Abraham / Additional Keyboard Programming: Eric Kupper / Edited by Chep Nunez

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dj-sampler

(hot tracks) Steamy Windows (NRG Edit) 6:35

Remix: G. Cattanach

Tina Turner - Steamy Windows - Single

Billboard Promo - November 11, 1989

Tina Turner - Steamy Windows - Music Video

Music Video
Director: Andy Morahan / Producer: Luc Roeg
Home Video: Simply The Best
Time: 4:04

1989

Tina Turner - The Best - Single

The Best

1989

Tina Turner - Steamy Windows - Single

Steamy Windows

1989

Tina Turner - I Don’t Wanna Lose You - Single

I Don’t Wanna Lose You