When The Heartache Is Over was the first single from the album Twenty Four Seven, produced by the Metro team, the same team behind Chers #1 single „Believe“. The song is Tina’s most remixed song ever with regular remixes from 7th Disctrict, Metro and Hex Hector as well as a lot of other DJ mixes. Tina promoted the song at several TV-Shows in Europe, at the Superbowl pre-game show in America and performed it live at her Twenty Four Seven Tour. A live version is available on the One Last Time home video from 2000. The single was officially released in America only on vinyl, while in Europe it was available in different formats depending on the country. A Brazilian promo record contains the additional track „Go Ahead“. The British dance band Freemasons used the lyrics from the chorus in 2005 for their single „Love On My Mind“.
Writer: Graham Stack, John Reid
Producer: Bryan Rawling, Mark Taylor
Photographer: Herb Ritts
Design: Jeremy Plumb
Release: October 1999 (Europe) / February 2000 (USA)
Label: Parlophone (Europe) / Virgin (USA)
Format: 7“ Vinyl / 12“ Vinyl / 5“ CD / Cassette / Digital
Charts: UK: #10 / Europe: #16, #2 (Airplay) / Germany: #23 / USA: #3 (Club Play)
Album: Twenty Four Seven
12“ Vinyl (Europe)
12“ Vinyl (USA)
CD Promo (USA)
Director: Paul Boyd
Producer: Danyi Deats
Choreographer: Tina Landon
Home Video: Celebrate!
Time: 3:43 (Original Version) / 4:57 (Metro Superstar Remix) / 3:25 (Hex Hector Remix) / 4:01 (Hex Hector Extended Remix) / 3:48 (Metro Club Remix)
Billboard - December 04, 1999
The mighty Tina Turner returns with a song that is so scintillating, so accessible to today’s pop leanings, and so, well, that it can’t help but launch the third coming of this timeless superstar. Produced by Brian Rawling and Mark Taylor, the team that catapulted Cher back to fame via „Believe“ (and more recently, commandeered Enrique Iglesias’ „Bailamos“ and new „Rhythm Divine“), this number has similar energy, with a bright-eyed dance beat and production so tight and joyful that listeners will be pulled in by the first chorus and singing along by the last. The feat’s already been accomplished across Europe, where this song was an instantaneous smash. Lyrically, Turner sings of the joy of liberation from a love gone bad - once the heartache has passed. It’s a positive message that will bring in a new generation of pop listeners, while allowing adults to crack a smile and tap a toe to the worldwide return of one of contemporary music’s greatest achievers and most-cherished performers. From the forthcoming „Twenty Four Seven“.