Tina Turner 1996

COVER vs ORIGINAL: ‘Missing You’

The song, “Missing You”, was originally recorded by John Waite in 1984

“Missing You” was co-written and performed by British singer John Waite (b.1952) for his second album, “No Brakes”. The song was released as the first single in June that year and became his first global chart hit, topping the US and Canadian singles chart and making No.9 at home in the UK.

Tina Turner covered the song for her 1996 album, “Wildest Dreams”, releasing it as the fourth single that July. Her version went to No.12 in the UK while charting top twenty across Europe. Not surprisingly, Americans were less enamoured of this new version, which reached No.84 there.

But whose version is the best? JOHN WAITE’s original or TINA’s cover?

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