Back Where You Started is a North American promotional single from Tina’s Break Every Rule album. 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 .

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. 

Released in 1986 in America on 12“ vinyl and in 1987 in Canada on 7“ vinyl from Capitol Records, Back Where You Started reached #15 on the Rock charts in America and #85 on the Canadian charts. Tina's vocal performance earned her also a Grammy Award in the category „Best Female Rock Vocal Performace“ in 1987.

Tina Turner - Back Where You Started - Promo
Tina Turner - Back Where You Started - Promo
Tina Turner - Back Where You Started - Promo

usa 12"

A. Back Where You Started 4:25

B. Back Where You Started 4:25

Written by Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance / Produced by Bryan Adams, Bob Clearmountain

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canada 7"

A. Back Where You Started 4:25

B. Paradise Is Here 5:36

Written by Paul Brady / Produced by Mark Knopfler, Neil Dorfsman

1986

Tina Turner - Overnight Sensation - Promo

Overnight Sensation

1986

Tina Turner - Back Where You Started - Promo

Back Where You Started

1986

Tina Turner - Undercover Agent For The Blues - Promo

Break Every Rule (Pepsi)