1991 - I want you near me 7 Inch Single

"I Want You Near Me" is a single from Tina Turner's compilation album "Simply The Best".
This song is a R&B popsong and was released as 4th and last single of the compilation album "Simply The Best". It was written by Terry Britten and Graham Lyle.

"I Want You Near Me" is a Sensual R&B pop love song. The song is about a woman who is in control in a relationship. She’s Hot ‘n’ Cold at the same time and loves to play games. Tina shot a video for the song. It was taped at a beach. Tina is waving a whip around and a beautiful red dress. We’d better listen to her or we’ll get whipped!

As far as we know Tina never performed this song in tv shows or Live shows.



"I Want You Near Me" was released in different formats. 7" single, 12" single, cd single, cd digipack, 2 set picture disc and cassette.

The B-Side of the 7" Single was a live version of "Let’s Stay Together". (UK) There is also a 7" Single with "Steamy Windows" as B-side. (Germany)



Track Listing
"I Want You Near Me"
"I want you near me"

Album: Simply the Best - 1991

Should you stay, should you go
you're begging to see
I go hot, I go could
it's just the devil in me
you've got to understand I am
in love with a beautiful man
so if your feeling insecure
you've really no cause to be

I want you near me, don't you run away
I just got used to having you around
I want you near me, come on here and stay
don't let me down

Your so good with your hands
to help me with a hook or a zip
indispensable that's what you are
for the occasional kiss
I'm only playing games with you
I can't be nice without being crule
I know it's not fair, but I make the rules

I want you near me, don't you run away
I just got used to having you around
I want you near me, come on here and stay
don't let me down

All I want, I've decided
is your attention undivided

I want you near me, don't turn away
I want you near me, won't you stay

- 3.52 min.
"Steamy Windows"
Steamy Windows

Album: Foreign Affair - 1989

I was thinking about parking the other night
We was out on a back road
Me and my baby was just getting right
Our systems going overload
The radio blasting in the front seat
Churning out the music fine
And we was snuggled up in the back seat
Making up for lost time

Steamy windows
Zero visibility
Steamy windows
Coming from the body heat

You can wine and dine with the men all night
With good intent
But there's something about the confrontation on the back road
Breaks down the defense


Steamy windows
Ain't nobody can see
Steamy windows
Coming from the body heat

There's a sound outside the front door
And I know that's just the wind
But it makes him snuggle up just a little bit closer
Starts things happening again


- 4.03 min. or
"Let's Stay Together"
Let's stay together

Single: Let's stay together (originally from Al Green) - 1983

Let me say that since
Since we've been together
Loving you forever
Is all I need
Let me be the one you come running to
I'll never be untrue
Oh baby

Let's, let's stay together
Loving you whether, whether
Times are good or bad
Happy or sad

I'm, I'm so in love with you
Whatever you want to do
Is all right with me
Let me be the one you come running to
I'll never be untrue
Oh baby


Why, oh tell me, why do people break up
And turn around and make up
I just came to see
You'd never do that to me, would ya baby
Being around you is all I see
Oh baby


- Live - 3.37 min.

Released: 1992
Genre: R&B/ POP
Length: 4.28 min.
Label: Capitol
Writers: "I Want You Near Me" - T. Britten, G. Lyle
"Steamy Windows" - Tony Joe White
"Let’s Stay Together" - A. Green, W. Mitchell, A. Jackson
Producers: Terry Britten (I Want You Near Me) and Dan Hartman (Steamy Windows and Let's Stay Together)

Chart Positions (1992)
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles) – 54
Germany (Official German Charts) – 53
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) – 22


Source: Wikipedia and Discogs

1975 - Under my thumb
1975 - Whole lotta love
1976 - Acid Queen
1978 - Root Toot Undisputable Rock 'n Roller
1978 - Viva la money
1978 - Sometimes When We Touch
1979 - Fruits of the Night
1979 - Music keeps me dancin'
1979 - Backstabbers
1980 - Are you breaking my heart
1982 - Ball of confusion
1983 - Lets Stay Together
1984 - Help
1984 - What's love got to do with it?
1984 - Better be good to me
1984 - Private Dancer
1984 - I can't stand the rain
1985 - Show some respect
1985 - We don't need another hero - Mad Max
1985 - One of the living
1985 - It's only love - with Bryan Adams
1986 - Typical Male
1986 - Back where you started
1986 - Two People
1987 - Girls
1987 - What you get is what you see
1987 - Break every rule
1987 - Paradise is here - Special Edition
1987 - Tearing us apart - with Eric Clapton
1988 - Nutbush City Limits
1988 - Tonight Live - with David Bowie
1988 - Addicted to love
1988 - A change is gonna come
1989 - The Best
1989 - I don't wanna lose you
1989 - 6345789 - with Robert Cray
1990 - Steamy Windows
1990 - Foreign Affair
1990 - Look Me in the Heart
1990 - Be Tender With Me Baby
1990 - It takes Two - with Rod Stewart
1991 - Nutbush City Limits
1991 - Way of the world
1991 - I want you near me
1991 - Love Thing
1993 - I don't wanna fight
1993 - Disco Inferno
1993 - Why must we wait until tonight?
1993 - Proud Mary
1995 - Goldeneye
1996 - On silent wings
1996 - Whatever you want
1997 - Cose della vita - with Eros Ramazzotti