Better Be Good To Me is a cover from the US band Spider and the fourth single from Tina’s comback album Private Dancer. It was honored with a Grammy Award in the category „Best Rock Vocal Performance Female“ in 1985. 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.
Written by Holly Knight, Nick Chinn, Mike Chapman / Produced by Rupert Hine for Gestalt
Written by Eric Burdon / Produced by John Carter
Special Version / Recorded live at Park West, Chicago 1984 / Mobile Recording by Westwood One
Remix: Steve Algozino
Design: Shot That Tiger!
Photography: Peter Ashworth
August 08, 1984
Power and authority that set a new standard for female rockers (though musicians have been saying that about her for 15 years).
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.