Two People is a slow ballad, written by Terry Britten & Graham Lyle and the second single from the album Break Every Rule. Tina promoted the song at several tv shows in Europe and performed it live at her Break Every Rule Tour in 1987 /’88. A live version is available on the Live In Europe album from 1988. The previously unreleased b-side track „Havin A Party“ was originally written by Sam Cooke and produced by Martyn Ware from B.E.F. As a special bonus, the UK single contains a poster and the gatefold maxi includes additional live songs.

The music video was directed by David Mallet and produced by Jacqui Byford. The first scene shows Tina sitting on a bed in an apartment. Later she wears a long coat, standing in front of a revolving door and walking down a street while it is raining. After she was looking for shelter in a telephone cabin, she changes her clothes and performs on stage in a nightclub. As a special bonus, Tina produced also a „Hollywood“ version, in which she represents different characters. In this version, she don’t perform in a nightclub, but standing alone on stage of a big concert hall, wearing a beautiful white long dress. Both videos were originally released on the What You See Is What You Get home video on VHS and are still waiting for a release on DVD.

Released in October 1986 in Europe and in November 1986 in America from Capitol / EMI Records on 7“ (poster) & 12“ vinyl, Two People reached #10 in Germany, #13 in Europe, #30 in America and #43 in England. It was also a #7 airplay hit in Europe. In 1988, a limited edition 7“ vinyl and 5“ CD single was available with some releases of the Live In Europe album, including a remixed version from Ben Liebrand.

Tina Turner - Two People - Single

Vinyl Single - Front Cover

Tina Turner - Two People - Single

Vinyl Single - Back Cover

single

A. Two People 4:11

Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Produced by Terry Britten

B. Havin’ A Party (Previously Unreleased) 4:00

Written by Sam Cooke / Produced by Martyn Ware

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maxi (europe)

A1. Two People (Dance Mix) 8:30

B1. Two People (Dub Mix) 7:06

B2. Havin’ A Party (Previously Unreleased) 4:00

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maxi (usa)

A1. Two People (Dance Mix) 8:30

A2. Havin’ A Party (Previously Unreleased) 4:00

B1. Two People (Dub Mix) 7:06

B2. Two People (Album Version) 4:11

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maxi (uk gatefold)

A1. Two People (Dance Mix) 8:30

B1. Havin’ A Party (Previously Unreleased) 4:00

C1. Let’s Stay Together (Live) 4:37

Written by Al Green, Willie Mitchel, Al Jackson Jr. / Produced by Terry Britten / Remixed by John Hudson / Recorded at the Birmingham NEC, March 1985

D1. Private Dancer (Live) 6:33

Written by Mark Knopfler / Produced by Terry Britten / Remixed by John Hudson / Recorded at the Birmingham NEC, March 1985

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promo

1. Two People (Tender Mix) 7:22

Mix and additional production by Ben Liebrand

Photography: Paul Cox
Design: Stylorouge

Tina Turner - Two People - Single

Vinyl Maxi (UK) - Gatefold Cover

Tina Turner - Two People - Single

Vinyl Maxi (UK) - Gatefold Cover

Tina Turner - Two People - Ben Liebrand Remix

CD Promo - Ben Liebrand Remix

Tina Turner - Two People - Poster

Vinyl Single (UK) - Poster

EMI Promo

Tina breaks all rules — "Two People" is the second single from Mrs. Turner's current album BREAK EVERY RULE, which stays on top of the German charts for weeks and has reached gold status in several countries, including Germany, England, France, the United States and Brazil.

Just as the single predecessor "Typical Male," the new number was written by the team Terry Britten / Graham Lyle, who wrote most songs of the LP. The multi-talented Britten is also the producer of "Two People," a sparingly arranged ballad that leaves much room for Tina's voice. He also played guitar and bass and can be heard as a vocalist in the background.

Tina Turner - Two People (Hollywood Version) - Music Video

Music Video (Hollywood Version)
Director: David Mallet
Producer: Jacqui Byford
Home Video: What You See Is What You Get
Time: 3:55

Tina Turner - Two People - Music Video

Music Video
Director: David Mallet
Producer: Jacqui Byford
Home Video: What You See Is What You Get
Time: 4:10

1986

Tina Turner - Typical Male - Single

Typical Male

1986

Tina Turner - Two People - Single

Two People

1987

Tina Turner - What You Get Is What You See - Single

What You Get Is What You See