"Tonight" is a song written by David Bowie and Iggy Pop for the latter's second solo studio album, Lust for Life (1977). The song was later made into the title-track for Bowie's own album Tonight (1984).
|Single by David Bowie|
|from the album Tonight|
|B-side||"Tumble and Twirl"|
|Recorded||Le Studio, Morin-Heights, Quebec, Canada, May 1984|
|Label||EMI – EA187|
|David Bowie singles chronology|
Bowie covered the song with guest singer Tina Turner in 1984 for his sixteenth studio album of the same name. One of three Iggy Pop covers on the album, it was recorded as a duet with Turner, but the single release was only credited to Bowie. The original spoken-word introduction to the 1977 version, establishing that the lyric is addressed to a lover dying of a heroin overdose, was excised from Bowie's version because Bowie regarded it as an "idiosyncrasy" of Iggy Pop that did not match his own personal vocabulary.Bowie also stated that he didn't want to "inflict" that part of the song on Tina Turner, either. The reggae-style song reached No. 53 on both the UK Singles Chart and the Billboard Hot 100.
|Australia (Kent Music Report)||70|
|Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)||22|
|Canada Top Singles ( RPM )||21|
|Netherlands (Single Top 100)||45|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||23|
|UK Singles (OCC)||53|
|US Billboard Hot 100||53|
|US Dance Club Songs ( Billboard )||28|
|US Mainstream Rock ( Billboard )||32|
|Single by Tina Turner duet with David Bowie|
|from the album Tina Live in Europe|
|B-side||"River Deep – Mountain High" (Live)|
|Recorded||23 March 1985 , National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham|
|Tina Turnersingles chronology|
David Bowie would perform the song live with Tina Turner at the latter's 23 March 1985 concert at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. This version was included on Turner's live album Tina Live in Europe three years later, and also released as a single in late 1988, then becoming a number-one hit in the Netherlands.
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||21|
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)||3|
|Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)||70|
|Germany (Official German Charts)||39|
|Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)||1|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||17|
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)||18|
|Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)||5|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
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