It’s Only Love is a duet with Bryan Adams from his 1984 album Reckless. While Bryan was the opening act for Tina’s Private Dancer Tour in 1985, they performed this song together on stage. The live music video was filmed at the NEC in Birmingham and is available on the Private Dancer Tour home video. At the Break Every Rule Tour in 1987 / '88, Tina performed the song as a duet with John Miles. In 1993 at the „Rainforest Concert“ and once again in 1999 at Tina’s birthday special Celebrate!, Tina and Bryan performed It’s Only Love live again.

Released November 1985 on the A&M label on 7“ & 12“ vinyl, It’s Only Love reached #15 in America, #29 in England, #44 in Germany and #52 in Europe. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category „Best Rock Vocals by a Group“ and won a MTV Video Music Award in the category „Best Stage Performance in a Video“ in 1986.

Tina Turenr & Bryan Adams - It’s Only Love - Single
Tina Turenr & Bryan Adams - It’s Only Love - Single


A. It’s Only Love 3:15

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

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A1. It’s Only Love 3:15

B1. It’s Only Love (Live) 5:05

Recorded live in Birmingham, NEC in 1985 / Live sound recorded and mixed by John Hudson / Produced by Terry Britten

Front cover photography: Paul Cox
Back cover photography: Mike Putland, Paul Cox

Billboard Magazine
November 16, 1985

Double whammy of a rock tune teams two of the most potent voices that ever growled a harmony; from „Reckless," which celebrates its first anniversary on the LP chart this week

Tina Turner - It’s Only Love - Music Video

Music Video
Director: David Mallet
Home Video: Private Dancer Tour
Time: 4:13


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Tina Turenr & Bryan Adams - It’s Only Love - Single

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