TINA: Single (David Bowie)

Tonight (1984)

Tina Turner & David Bowie - Tonight - Single

Tonight is the title track from David Bowie's Tonight album, including guest vocals from Tina Turner. The single was curiously released without any hints about Tina and without a music video. Tina and David performed the song live in Birmingham on March 23, 1985 at Tina’s Private Dancer Tour. This live version was released as a single as well in 1988, taken from the album Live In Europe.

Writer: David Bowie, Iggy Pop
Producer: David Bowie, Derek Bramble, Hugh Padgham
Release: November 1984
Label: EMI
Format: 7“ Vinyl / 12“ Vinyl / Cassette / Digital
Charts: USA: #53 (Pop), #28 (Club Play) / UK: #53

Tina Single-Tonight-Logo

7“ & 12“ Vinyl

  1. Tonight (David Bowie & Tina) 3:42
  2. Written by David Bowie, Iggy Pop / Produced by David Bowie, Derek Bramble, Hugh Padgham
  3. Tumble And Twirl (David Bowie) 4:56

12“ Vinyl / Cassette / Digital

    Side A
  1. Tonight (Vocal Dance Mix) 4:29
    Side B
  1. Tumble And Twirl (Extended Dance Mix) 5:03
  2. Tonight (Dub Mix) 4:19
  3. Remix by S. Thompson
Tina Turner & David Bowie - Tonight - Single

CashBox - December 01, 1984

This substantially reworked version of the Bowie-Iggy Pop track which originally appeared on Pop’s „The Idiot“ is an excellent choice for the follow-up single to „Blue Jean“. Featuring a heartfelt duet from Bowie and Tina Turner, Tonight's sad-eyed reggae sound should capture Bowie fans old and new with yet another musical approach. Excellent steel drum-sounding fills make this release a colorful one which captures Bowie and Turner at their soulful best.

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