I Don’t Wanna Fight is a slow ballad, written by Steve DuBerry & Lulu. It was first offered to Sade but she didn’t recorded it. Tina thought the song fits perfect for the movie What's Love Got To Do With It about her life story and released it as the lead single from the soundtrack album. She promoted it at some tv shows in Europe and America and performed it live at her What’s Love? Tour in 1993. A live version is available on the What’s Love? Live home video from 1993.

The music video was directed by Peter Care and produced by Howard Woffingden. It shows Tina in a film studio and outside in a car, alone and together with two female models. Once she wears jeans and a white blouse, and another time a long black dress. The clip was originally released on the What’s Love Got To Do With It home video on VHS and was also included on the Simply The Best Video-CD edition. Unfortunately, it’s still waiting for a release on DVD. An alternate video was produced from John Pattyson, which is available on the Tears To Triumph promotional video. It shows Tina in the studio in front of a microphone singing the song with some scenes from the movie in between.

Released in April 1993 from Parlophone Records in Europe and from Virgin Records in America on 7“ & 12“ vinyl, cassette and 5“ CD, I Don’t Wanna Fight reached #7 in England, #9 (Pop) and #1 (Adult) in America and #35 in Germany. It was also #1 in Canada and a #1 airplay hit in Europe. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category „Best Female Pop Vocal Performance“ in 1994.

Tina Turner - I Don’t Wanna Fight - Single

single (europe)

A. I Don’t Wanna Fight (Edit) 4:28

Written by Steve DuBerry, Lulu / Produced by Chris Lord-Alge, Roger Davies

B. The Best (Edit) 4:10

Written by Holly Knight, Mike Chapman / Produced by Dan Hartman, Tina Turner

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single (usa)

A. I Don’t Wanna Fight (Edit) 4:28

B. Tina’s Wish 3:08

Written by Ike & Tina Turner / Produced by Chris Lord-Alge, Tina Turner, Roger Davies

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maxi

1. I Don’t Wanna Fight (Edit) 4:28

2. Tina’s Wish 3:08

3. I Don’t Wanna Fight (Urban Mix) 5:18

4. I Don’t Wanna Fight (Holiday Inn Lounge Mix) 5:45

Remix: The Darp Swat Team / Jerry Moran, Paul Anderson, Robert Anderson / Chris-Lord-Alge

Tina Turner - I Don’t Wanna Fight - Single
Tina Turner - I Don’t Wanna Fight - Single

digipack

1.1. I Don’t Wanna Fight (Edit) 4:28

1.2. Tina’s Wish 3:08

1.3. I Don’t Wanna Fight (Urban Mix) 5:18

2.1. I Don’t Wanna Fight (Edit) 4:28

2.2. The Best (Edit) 4:10

2.3. I Don’t Wanna Lose You 4:10

Written by Albert Hammond, Graham Lyle / Produced by Roger Davies, Graham Lyle, Albert Hammond

2.4. WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT 3:48

Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Produced by Terry Britten

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promo

1. I Don’t Wanna Fight (Urban Radio) 4:05

2. I Don’t Wanna Fight (Club House Mix) 5:26

3. I Don’t Wanna Fight (Urban Radio Instrumental) 4:02

4. I Don’t Wanna Fight (Urban Overnight Mix) 4:19

5. I Don’t Wanna Fight (Jerry Moran Dance Mix) 4:43

Remix: The Darp Swat Team / Jerry Moran, Paul Anderson, Robert Anderson / Chris-Lord-Alge

Photography by Peter Lindbergh

Tina Turner - I Don’t Wanna Fight - Promo

Billboard Mazazine
May 08, 1993

Turner makes her Virgin debut with a shuffling pop/dance ditty that stylistically lands somewhere between her comeback hit, "Let’s Stay Together,“ and Amy Grant’s "Baby Baby." The track clearly is designed to fit into current top 40 mold, though Tina’s distinctive and worldly vocal delivery gives it a necessary edge that sets it apart from the rest.

Tina Turner - I Don’t Wanna Fight - Music Video

Music Video
Director: Peter Care
Producer: Howard Woffingden
Home Video: Simply The Best (Video-CD)
Time: 4:20

Tina Turner - I Don’t Wanna Fight - Music Video

Music Video (Alternativ)
Producer: John Pattyson
Home Video: Tears to Triumph (Promo)
Time: 4:35

1992

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Tina Turner - I Don’t Wanna Fight - Single

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