TINA TURNER IN THE 80S -
The Comeback Queen of Rock and Roll
By Mark Nobes and Hannah Johnson
Tina Turner's Biggest 80s Hits
1983 - Let's Stay Together - #26, #6
1984 - What's Love Got To Do With It -#1, #3
1984 - Better Be Good To Me - #5, #45
1984 - Private Dancer - #7, #26
1985 -Show Some Respect - #37, -
1986 - Typical Male - #2, #37
1986 - Two People - #30, #43
1987 - What You Get Is what You See - #13, #30
1989 - The Best - #15, #5
1989 - Steamy Windows - #39, #13
Private Dancer (1984 Album)
During the 1970s, Tina's four studio albums failed to make any impact on either the British or US charts. Indeed, they were hard times for the singer, who in 1978, was trying to recover from divorcing musician Ike (after alleged domestic abuse) and make it as a solo artist.
"LET'S STAY TOGETHER" (The 1983 Comeback Single)
After a huge hit drought during the 70s, Tina Turner's comeback single "Let's Stay Together" provided the singer with her first major hit in ten years - "Nutbush City Limits" (with Ike) had reached No.4 in 1973. It was the lead single 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, with the single reaching No.7 in the UK) was Tina's first release of the eighties.
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Break Every Rule (1986 Album)
Tina Turner Live In Europe (1988 Album)
Tina's first live album entitled "Tina Live in Europe" was released in March 1988 and went Gold in the UK, reaching No.8 here. However, the album was not a huge commercial success outside of Europe, reaching only No.86 in the U.S., but performed well in Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands and Austria, reaching the top 5 here.
Foreign Affair (1989 Album)
1974 Tina Turn The Country On -
1975 Acid Queen #115 (US)
1978 Rough -
1979 Love Explosion -
1984 Private Dancer #3 (US) #2 (UK)
1986 Break Every Rule #4 (US) #2 (UK)
1989 Foreign Affair #31 (US) #1 (UK)
1996 Wildest Dreams #61 (US) #4 (UK)
1999 Twenty Four Seven #21 (US) #9 (UK)
1985 Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome #41 (US)
1993 What's Love Got To Do With It #17 (US) #1 (UK)
1988 Tina Live In Europe #86 (US) #8 (UK)
1999 Divas Live '99 #90 (US)
2009 Tina Live #169 (US) #43 (UK)
Tina Turner on the front cover of Record Mirror (March 9th 1985)
Tina sadly passed away at the aged of 83 on May 24th 2023. R.I.P.