On Silent Wings

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"On Silent Wings"
Single by Tina Turner featuring Sting
from the album Wildest Dreams
B-side "Do Something"
Released June 8, 1996
Format CD single, 12" single
Genre Country pop, soft rock
Length 4:22
Label Parlophone Records
Writer(s) Tony Joe White & James Ralston
Producer(s) Trevor Horn
Tina Turner featuring Sting singles chronology
"Whatever You Want"
(1996)
"On Silent Wings"
(1996)
"Missing You"
(1996)

"On Silent Wings" is a song by Tina Turner with guest vocals from Sting. Released in April 1996 in support of Turner's Wildest Dreams album, the single performed reasonably well on the U.S. Adult Contemporary music chart, peaking at number 24. Like much of Turner's later work, "On Silent Wings" enjoyed greater success in the UK, topping out just shy of the top ten at number 13 on the singles chart, while in Poland the track stayed at #1 for five weeks. The single included the country-flavoured single edit with additional guitar overdubs, later appearing on the 2004 compilation All the Best, as well as a second alternative version of the track. Some formats also featured the non-album track "Do Something", written by Holly Knight and Mike Chapman and produced by Trevor Horn.

The dance version of "On Silent Wings", re-mixed by Soul Solution, charted at #47 on the U.S. dance chart. Neither released nor supported by the label, that the dance mix charted at all was due almost entirely to its inclusion by D.J. Julian Marsh on his Centaur Music release Winter Party 1998.

The music video released to support the single featured Turner standing on the edge of a cliff in a white dress interspersed with live performance clips.

Versions and remixes[edit]

  • Album version – 6:12
  • Single edit – 4:22
  • Alternate version – 4:21
  • Soul Solution Club Mix – 8:32
  • Soul Solution Instrumental – 8:32
  • Soul Solution Percappella – 8:32
  • Soul Solution Radio Edit – 3:51

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Poland 1
France 8
UK 13
Spain 14
UK Airplay 15
US AC 24
Austria 30
Belgium (Flanders) 36
Netherlands 37
European Hot 100 45
US Dance/Club Play 47
Germany 55

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