santana and tina turner - game of love

February 28, 2008

original artist: SANTANA and TINA TURNER! (i was so surprised to read that Michelle Branch's is a remake)

read details below:

By Nekesa Mumbi Moody, AP Music Writer

NEW YORK — Carlos Santana's song "Game of Love" with Michelle Branch was a huge hit and even won the pair a Grammy. Still, for years, Santana wished that fans could have heard the original version -- with Tina Turner as his duet partner. In October, the guitar god will get his wish.

Included on the release of "Ultimate Santana," a greatest-hits disc, will be the "Game of Love" song -- one version featuring Branch, and one featuring Turner.

"Queens come and go -- there's only one Tina Turner," Santana told The Associated Press. "I love Michelle, and she did a great interpretation of it. It's just that with all honor and respect to Michelle, there's the girl and there's the woman, and Michelle is unfolding into a woman. ... but it takes time to go from a girl to a woman."

The hit song was originally included on Santana's 2002 disc, "Shaman," the follow-up to his multi-Grammy, multiplatinum disc "Supernatural." Santana had asked Turner to sing on the song and she obliged and recorded the vocals to the track.

But Santana says that executives at his record label at the time apparently weren't interested in having Turner on the track.

In the interim, he found Branch and he says she did a great job.

"But my heart was always set because I heard Tina first," he says.

Santana says he sent Turner flowers and messages, and was elated that she decided to allow their version to appear on the greatest-hits disc. He says her version is still his favorite.

"No one can hit a note like Tina Turner," he says.

"The Ultimate Santana," out Oct. 16, features some of his old classics, including "Black Magic Woman" and "Oye Como Va," along with his newer classics such as "Smooth" with Rob Thomas. This is not the 60-year-old Santana's first greatest-hits disc -- there have been several released over his decades-long career.

But Santana says each collection is like "fingerprints. They are all unique and individual."

i love both versions! everybody should hear this original version too. i soooo like it! here we go:

tina turner / santana

Tell me
Just what you want me to be
One kiss
And boom you're the only one for me
So please tell me why
Don't you come around no more?
'Cause right now I'm cryin'
Outside the door
Of the candy store

It just takes a little bit of this, a little bit of that
It started with a kiss now we're up to bat
A little bit of laughs, a little bit of pain
I'm tellin' you my babe, its all in the game of love--

Whatever you make it to be
sets on this cold, lonely sea
So please baby try
And you'll live for what I'm good for
It ain't sayin' goodbye
Its knockin' down the door
Of your candy store


You roll me, control me, console me
Please hold me!
You guide me, divide me into whole--yeah!

(Make me feel good--yeah!)

So please tell me why
Don't you come around no more?
'Cause right now I'm dyin'
Outside the door
Of your lovin' store


Its all in this game of love, its all in the game of love
All in the game of love
(A little bit of this, a little bit of that)
You roll me, control me, please hold me
(A little bit of laughs, a little bit of pain)
And I'm here on my own...on my own


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