#TuesdayTune - Tina Arena

Hello dear friends and welcome! Please sit back, relax and listen to this week's #TuesdayTune!

Have you heard Tina Arena sing?

Tina began her career as a seven year old, performing live every weekend on Australia’s longest running variety television show, Young Talent Time, one of my favourite shows when I was growing up! My sisters and I would would watch this every Sunday night and we would sing and dance along with the performers. Oh how I wanted to be just like Tina Arena!

By the time she departed the show in 1983, Tina was already a household name and her songs I Need Your Body and Strong As Steel (1989) cemented her blossoming status. Her 1998 album In Deep sealed her fate as an international star and she then based herself in LA. Some of her performance highlights at this time included performances with Chaka Kahn, Stevie Wonder and Donna Summer. However, it was her collaboration with Mark Anthony on the song Spend My Lifetime loving You from the Mask of Zorro soundtrack that gave her a new kind of European success. The duet tipped the scales in France where both song and the movie were huge hits. 

Arena's sixth album titled Songs of Love & Loss was released in 2007  and was primarily made up of songs originally recorded by women in the 1960s and 70s such as Dusty Springfield and Diana Ross and the arrangements featured a full string orchestra. The album peaked at #3 on the ARIA Top Albums chart.

While Arena was promoting Songs of Love & Loss in Australia, her first French single in two years, Entends-tu le monde?, was made available to French radio. The film clip for the song  was shot in and around Sydney during the promotional tour of Australia and went on heavy rotation on French music television channels upon its release. The song was the first single from her French album 7 vies which was released on 28 January 2008 and debuted at #12 on the official French charts, her highest debut ever in the country. The single "Entends-tu le monde?" was released on 11 February 2008 and debuted at #10 on the French charts, becoming her sixth top ten single there.

The title roughly translates into English as "Do you hear the world?"

I hope you enjoy listening to one of my favourite Australian singers.

I love listening to music and I especially love hearing music from all around the world. If you have ever shared a song on your site I would love to hear it too! 

Thanks so much for visiting today. I love it when my blogging friends come and visit me in my little corner of the world Down Under!

I hope that you have a wonderful week and I look forward to seeing you soon!

Best wishes always,
Natasha In Oz 
Music is the universal language of mankind. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,Outre-Mer


  1. Tina Arena...Wow, that takes me back watching Young Talent Time and day dreaming about being Tina or Dannii or one of the other girls. Happy Sunday Natasha.

  2. Great post Natasha! I have always like Tina Arena, she is on eof those consistent performers that never disappoints. She is a beauty too.
    Enjoyed the video.
    Have a good Sunday...or I should say evening where you are.

  3. Thank you, Natasha, for inviting me to post the film clip. Because it is not a song, I probably would not have done so.

    YouTube says that your selected music for this week is no longer available in our country - so I will try to find it elsewhere. Have you ever heard of this happening before?

    Are you teaching the entire school year - or substituting?

  4. She is such an exceptional talent isn't she? And has grown into a very beautiful woman as well.

  5. I am glad you posted it Mya-thank you. About the youtube clip, that sort of thing normally always happens to me when I try to watch clips from American blogs...strange isn't it!? I have added another link now in case so thanks for letting me know.

    I am only doing a contract for the term-I finish on Sep 17....and counting down!

    Best wishes,

  6. Happy sunday......Natascha..enjoy all the things today....love Ria...

  7. Good morning Natasha, time for a coffee and a listen to this week's great selection of music, before heading next door to celebrate Ferragosto with our wonderful neighbours.

  8. Thanks for doing this Sunday Song Natasha... I always try to find one specially so i can joij in! Today I have lunked up a brooke Fraser song which is a favourite of mine, and which I woke up with going around in my head.
    Because some things just don't add up.

    PS Is it Tina Arena who sing "I'm in Chains??"

  9. Hello Natasha, I am so happy I made to your Sunday Song, even though it's almost Monday for you over there!
    I picked Enya to share here with you because I have loved her songs for so many years now! She brings me peace and inspiration when I am painting. Hope you like her! Take care!

  10. Nice to see you Natasha! unfortunately i couls not hear the song, but i will go on youtube! you have beautiful children! catherine

  11. Happy Sunday, Natasha. The singer sounds interesting. I'll look to see if I can find something on her. The two links don't let me access the song. Says it is no longer available in my country. ~ Sarah

  12. Dear Natasha

    I just found your blog and love it - especially the concept of a Sunday Song!

    I just signed on as a follower and hope to join you in subsequent weeks on this hop.

    In the meantime, please stop by and visit me at Create With Joy - I'd love the chance to get to know you and would be delighted if you joined my family of Kindred Spirits too!


  13. I'm getting the same, "not in your country" message, but I will try to find her some other way. She sounds interesting!

    Hope you had a great Sunday:)

  14. This video contains content from Sony Music Entertainment. It is no longer available in your country.

    Natasha, above is a copy of what I am getting. Does not seem to matter if I try to connect fron your site of from the other YouTube site. Maybe a glitch with YouTube.

  15. I look so forward to your Sunday Song posts . They make Monday better. I hum the new to me music all day.
    Thank you,

  16. Chain by Tina Arena always my fave!
    by sharing this you bring lots of nice memories

    xOxO ...

  17. Was it Tina Arena who sang Sorento Moon? Because my mum used to listen to that over and over and over when I was a kid, I used to hate it at the time but now I love it, makes me all nostalgic! :D x

  18. Change course...could not pull up the particular song you listed but her "Aller Plus Haut" was playing without problems, was lovely and worth the detour. Thanks for the introduction

  19. I'll try to find the song Mya did, because I get the same messages she did.

  20. Thank you for hosting this special event. I get so much pleasure and relaxation from enjoying the music everyone shares.



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