Back Where You Started from Tina’s Break Every Rule album was released in America for rock radio stations as a 12“ promotional single in 1986 and reached #15 in the Billboard Rock charts. In 1987, a single with Paradise Is Here on the b-side charted also in the Canadian Hot 100 single charts. The track was written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance and is the second collaboration between Tina and Adams after their 1985 hit It's Only Love. Tina's vocal performance earned her a 1987 Grammy Award in the category „Best Female Rock Vocal Performace“.
Jim Vallance: A year after recording "It's Only Love" with Bryan Adams, Tina Turner approached us to write a song for her "Break Every Rule" album. When we asked her what kind of song she was looking for, Tina told us, "Write about anything you want ... just don't write about my life!". So we wrote a song about her life anyway! Either she didn't notice -- or she liked the song so much she didn't care -- but our lyric draws inspiration from the story of Tina's relationship with her abusive ex-husband, Ike Turner.
Written by Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance / Produced by Bryan Adams, Bob Clearmountain
Written by Paul Brady / Produced by Mark Knopfler, Neil Dorfsman