“Steamy Windows” by Tina Turner

Succinctly put, Tina Turner’s “Steamy Windows” is a bedroom fun classic. More specifically, the setting is the singer and her romantic interest being parked somewhere on a back road. And the way she presents the situation is that it wasn’t really in her mind to get physical with him. However, the way Tina puts it is that being alone with such a person in this type of setting ‘breaks down the defenses’, i.e. her resolutions not to get intimate. And at the end of the day, the titular “steamy windows” are representative of the heat the two of them generate inside the car.

“Steamy windows – coming from the body heat”

This track was released on 13 September 1989 as part of Tina Turner’s album “Foreign Affair”. And this project is a product of Capitol Records, who reissued the tune during February of 1990 as the third single from the album.

The music video to this track had Andy Morahan as its director.

This is one of the well-known songs in Tina Turner’s catalog. For instance, it charted in over a dozen nations and made it onto the Billboard Hot 100 and UK Singles Chart, in the latter case peaking at number 13.

It was also regularly performed by Miss Turner during her concerts of the 1990s and 2000s. And country singer Kenny Chesney covered the tune in 1997.

“Steamy Windows” was written by the late Tony Joe White (1943-2018). And Tina Turner’s version was produced by Dan Hartman (1950-1994).

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