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The race of Tina Turner started in the 1960s, when she formed a successful duet with her ex-husband Ike, but in the 1980s she resurfaced as a solo artist with the album private dancer, becoming one of the best exponents of rock and R&B. Here we present the best songs by the artist, whose real name was Anna Mae Bullock.
What’s love got to do with it (1984)
After a long absence from the musical world, Tina returned supported by her manager Roger Daviesand with the simple “What’s love got to do with it” reached number 1 in the charts from United States. The song became a classic and the singer’s most emblematic theme. The promo video for her features her with her fluffy hair, which would become hers. looks distinctive.
We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) (1985)
The same composers of “What’s love got to do with it” (Graham Lyle and Terry Britten) had prepared another catchy enough pop song for Tina that was one of the most listened to in 1985. It was also the main theme of the film “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome”, in which she played the villain. In fact, she is characterized as her character in her video, with her platinum hair.
I Don’t Wanna Fight (1993)
Singer Sade suggested to Tina Turner record this song, which was the main theme of the film “What’s love got to do with it”based on his biographical book I, Tina. The ballad became a huge hit in the fall of 1993 and one of her favorites to perform in her concerts.
What you get is what you see (1987)
Tina achieved one of her most danceable and joyful singles with this rock-pop song, which was the singer’s favorite on her album Break every rule. By then she was 48 years old and had a spectacular figure, as can be seen in the promotional clip.
It’s Only Love (with Bryan Adams) (1986)
When Tina Turner she was in the prime of her career many artists wanted to record with her and sent her songs for her consideration. One of the lucky ones was the Canadian Bryan Adamswith whom he did the duet It’s only lovewhich became a hit at the beginning of 1986 and with which she showed that she was still one of the queens of rock.
The best (1989)
By the end of the 1980s, many thought that the career of Tina Turner It would go downhill, but it didn’t. She came back with the album Foreign affairwhich was very successful (especially in Europe) and which generated the single The bestwith a saxophone solo from Edgar Winter.
It Takes Two (with Rod Stewart) (1991)
a good friend of Tina Turner was Rod Stewartwhom he had known since the 1970s. Both had wanted to record together, but their busy work schedules prevented it. Finally, in 1991 the singer released “It takes two”a cover of the subject of Marvin Gaye which reached the Top 5 of the charts in England.
Proud Mary (1971)
Many artists remember Tina Turner (whether in parodies or tributes) with this song, which she recorded together with her ex-husband Ike and which became one of her first worldwide hits, in 1971. The singer’s version of the group’s classic Creedence Clearwater Revival even impressed its composer john fogertywho always claimed to be his fan.
Golden Eye (1995)
Tina Turner he also made a subject for a secret agent James Bond movie: he was “Golden Eye”from 1995, which can be heard in the credits of the action film starring Pierce Brosnan. A curious fact is that the song was written especially for her by Bond and The Edgemembers of the band u2.
When the Heartache Is Over (1999)
The tenth studio album that Tina Turner recorded was twenty four sevenfrom 1999, and this generated the single “When the heartache is over”, which can be considered his last big hit (especially on the dance charts). That album would be her final work, since she would never again work on a collection of unpublished songs.
State of Shock/It’s Only Rock and Roll (with Mick Jagger) (1985)
the great concert live aidwhich took place on July 13, 1985, is not only remembered for the presentation of the group What in. The event included dozens of bands and soloists, and one of the highlights was in charge of Mick jagger -Tina’s friend since the 1960s-, who performed a duet with her covers of success “State of shock” (of The Jacksons) and the classic “It’s only rock and roll” (from Mick’s group, The Rolling Stones). To date, many describe the performance of both artists as something spectacular.