Tina Turner's biggest success was with the album "Private Dancer". Released in 1984, it was an incredible success and sold around 250,000 units each week for 2 months in the U.S. Worldwide the album has been estimated to have sold over 20 million copies. An astounding seven of the album's ten tracks (nine in the U.S.) were released as singles!
Tina recorded two more studio albums in the 80s, and these were "Break Every Rule" (released in Sept 1986 - Worldwide sales 12 million) and "Foreign Affair" (released Sept 1989 - Worldwide sales 9 Million). The latter album sold particularly well in the UK and went 5 x Platinum).
A live album entitled "Tina Live in Europe" was also released in March 1988 and went Gold in the UK.
Two singles were also released from the soundtrack album "Mad Max, Beyond Thunderdome" which was released in 1985. This included the massive No.2 UK hit "We Don't Need Another Hero" and "One Of The Living" which reached No.15 in the UK singles chart.
Other big hit singles of the 80s included "What's Love Got to Do With It" (No.3 - UK) and "Let's Stay Together (No.6 - UK).
So far, Tina Turner has acheived 29 Top 40 singles in the UK, including the re-release of "The Best" during 2010 which reached No.9 in the UK singles chart.
This No.2 hit single (in the UK) was the first track to be lifted from the soundtrack album Mad Max, Beyond Thunderdome, and became the singer's seventh hit of the eighties. Tina starred in the film herself as Aunty Entity, alongside Mel Gibson. The soundtrack was composed by Jean Michel Jarre's father Maurice, and features the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Peaking at No.6 in the UK, this comeback single for Tina Turner was the first track to be lifted from the hugely successful Private Dancer album, which was later released in the spring of 1984.
This cover of the Al Green song (which originally featured on the album of the same name in 1972) was Tina's first release of the eighties and also reached #26 in the U.S. and #3 in the Hot R&B charts and #1 in the U.S. Dance Chart. Al Green's version reached #7 in the UK.
The second single to be lifted from the Foreign Affair album was Tina Turner's final hit single of the eighties, reaching #8 in the UK. Surprisingly, this very memorable song was only a minor hit across Europe, and in the majority of countries failed to break into the Top 20. The B-side featured a new track entitled Stronger Than The Wind.