Tina Turner

What's Love Got To Do With It  (1984)

This page features a live version of the classic eighties tune, but you can view the original video on the main Tina Turner page.

Released in June 1984, What's Love Got To Do With It? was Tina Turner's third single release from her fifth solo album Private Dancer, and reached #3 in the UK and #1 in the U.S.

The song was originally offered to Cliff Richard, but it was rejected and then offered to Bucks Fizz. Their producer decided in his wisdom that the track wasn't suitable for a female lead vocal! However, they still recorded the song with the lead being provided by Bobby G from the group, but it was not included on their next album as Tina Turner released her version before their album was due for release. They did, however, include the song on the re-issue of their album Are You Ready? in 2000.

Previous solo albums had been unsuccessful for Tina Turner, and Private Dancer was not only Tina Turner's breakthrough album, but also her most successful one, reaching 7x Platinum in Canada, 5x Platinum in the U.S. and 3x Platinum in the UK.

All I can say is thank goodness that Cliff Richard turned down the song!

Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do With It - 80s sheet music
What's Love Got To Do With It (1993 cassette album) - Tina Turner
In 1993, the soundtrack to the film What's Love Got To Do With It was released, which was based (loosely) on the life ofthe singer. The album also includes the single from 1984.

 

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