Better Be Good To Me is a cover from the US band Spider and the fourth single from Tina’s comback album Private Dancer. The music video with a guest appearance of Cy Curnin from The Fixx is available on the Simply The Best video collection. For promotion, Tina performed the song at several tv shows in Europe and America. The previously unreleased b-side track „When I Was Young“ is a cover from Eric Burdon and was already recorded and produced by John Carter in 1982.

Released August, 1984 in America, September 1984 in the UK and January 1985 in Germany on the Capitol / EMI label on 7“ (picture shape) and 12“ vinyl, Better Be Good To Me reached #5 in America, #45 in England and #52 in Germany. The song won a Grammy Award in the category „Best Rock Vocal Performance Female“ in 1985.

Tina Turner - Better Be Good To Me - Single
Tina Turner - Better Be Good To Me - Single

single

A. Better Be Good To Me (Edit) 3:40

Written by Holly Knight, Nick Chinn, Mike Chapman / Produced by Rupert Hine for Gestalt

B. When I Was Young (Previously Unreleased) 3:11

Written by Eric Burdon / Produced by John Carter

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maxi

A. Better Be Good To Me (Extended Version) 7:47

B. When I Was Young (Previously Unreleased) 3:11

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promo

A + B. Better Be Good To Me (Live) 4:36

Recorded live at Park West, Chicago 1984 / Mobile Recording by Westwood One

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dj-sampler

(hot tracks) Better Be Good To Me (Extended Dance Edit) 8:53

Remix: Steve Algozino

Design: Shot That Tiger!
Photography: Peter Ashworth

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Tina Turner - Better Be Good To Me - Single
Tina Turner - Better Be Good To Me - Promo

Billboard Magazine
August 08, 1984

The follow-up smash to her No.1 GOLD record, “What’s Love Got To Do With lt”. From the PLATINUM album, PRIVATE DANCER

Power and authority that set a new standard for female rockers (though musicians have been saying that about her for 15 years).

Billboard Magazine
August 11, 1984

… Brian Grant worked on another video in Los Angeles, but that one turned out to be far less tiring. This one, for Tina Turner’s „Better Be Good To Me,“ was the usual performance video. The production company staged the video at the Beverly Theater, which was packed with Turner fans wooed to the venue by advertisements on local radio stations. After filming ceased, the Capitol Records artist sang a four-song medley. „Better Be Good To Me“ cost less than $100,000, according to the production company. Post-production took place at the Post Group in Los Angeles. Jacqui Byford produced Turner’s clip.

Tina Turner - Better Be Good To Me - Single
Tina Turner - Better Be Good To Me - Single
Tina Turner - Better Be Good To Me - Music Video

Music Video
Director: Brian Grant
Producer: Adrian Irving
Home Video: Simply The Best
Time: 4:05

1984

Tina Turner - What’s Love Got To Do With It - Single

What’s Love Got To Do With It

1984

Tina Turner - Better Be Good To Me - Single

Better Be Good To Me

1984

Tina Turner - Private Dancer - Single

Private Dancer