Tomorrow (Amanda Lear song)

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"Tomorrow"
Single by Amanda Lear
from the album I Am a Photograph
Released1977
Genre Euro disco
Length4:10
Label Ariola
Songwriter(s) Rainer Pietsch, Amanda Lear
Producer(s) Anthony Monn
Amanda Lear singles chronology
"Blood and Honey"
(1976)
"Tomorrow"
(1977)
"Blue Tango"
(1977)

"Tomorrow" is a song by French singer Amanda Lear from her 1977 album I Am a Photograph , released as a single the same year. The song was a commercial success and remains one of Lear's biggest hits.

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Song information

"Tomorrow" was released as the third single from Amanda's debut album I Am a Photograph in 1977. It is an uptempo disco song, written by Rainer Pietsch, with lyrics by Amanda Lear herself. The single was released by Ariola Records in most territories, by Polydor in Italy, and Nippon Columbia in Japan. The B-side of the 7" single in Italy was "The Lady in Black", and a French-language version of "Alphabet" was released in France. "Queen of Chinatown" was the B-side in Spain, Portugal and Brazil, and "Pretty Boys" in Japan. In Poland, the song was released as a one-sided 7" flexi disc in 1978 by Tonpress.

Amanda Lear promoted "Tomorrow" by numerous TV appearances and the track became one of her biggest hits of the disco era. It reached number 1 spot in Italy in October 1977 [1] and remains her trademark hit in that country. [2]

In 1998, Lear recorded a new version of the song for the album Back in Your Arms which consisted of re-recordings of her old hits. In 2008, she re-recorded "Tomorrow" again, this time in a salsa-flavoured style, for the album Amour toujours, which in fact was an updated version of her 2006 With Love album.

Music videos

Amanda Lear filmed a number of music videos for "Tomorrow". A blue screen video with two backing dancers was produced for Musikladen and can now be found on a 3-DVD box set Das beste aus dem Musikladen Vol. 1, released in 2012. [3] It was directed by Michael Leckebusch. [4] Another clip, produced for Italian television show Odeon in 1977, sees Amanda performing the song in a sport hall, surrounded by young men playing basketball.

Another video was filmed in 1982, also using the blue screen technique, presenting the singer in a golden cage, wearing a tight leopard print catsuit, with huge lipsticks in the background. The clip premiered on 31 December 1982 in Italian TV show Premiatissima, which Lear hosted at that time. [5] It was later used in her 1983 Italian TV special Ma chi è Amanda?.

Track listing

Chart performance

Cover of the 1988 CCCP Fedeli alla linea single Tomorrow (Voulez vous un rendez vous) cover.jpeg
Cover of the 1988 CCCP Fedeli alla linea single

Cover versions

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