One Of The Living is a rock song, written by Holly Knight and produced by Mike Chapman and the second single from the soundtrack album Mad Max (Beyond Thunderdome). Tina added the song to the setlist of her Private Dancer Tour, while she was on the American leg of the tour.
The music video was directed by George Miller and Jeff Tannebring and photographed by Toby Phillips. The shooting took place in a crumbling prison near Philadelphia, where Tina in a leather jacket and boots is walking through the corridors and playing a red guitar. Later she comes to a hall with a fireplace, dancing around with her band in the background, while Timmy Capello plays the instrumental saxophone part. It’s a very fast video, with some scenes from the movie in black & white in between. Unfortunately, the clip was never officially released on home video until today.
Released in September 1985 from Capitol / EMI Records on 7“ & 12“ vinyl, One Of The Living reached #6 in Germany, #15 (Pop), #6 (Dance) in America, #23 in Europe and #55 in England. The song won a Grammy Award in the category „Best Female Rock Vocal Performance“ in 1986.
A. One Of The Living 4:12
B. One Of The Living (Dub Version) 5:23
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A1. One Of The Living (Special Club Mix) 7:49
B1. One Of The Living (Dub Version) 5:23
B2. One Of The Living (Instrumental) 6:11
Written by Holly Knight
Produced by Mike Chapman
Remix by Steve Thompson, Michael Barbiero
October 05, 1985
An instant pop radio add; second “Mad Max” single rocks out with a martial beat and surreal production effects.
November 09, 1985
Jeff Tannebring assisted director George Miller in Tina Turner’s latest clip „One Of The Living,” from the movie „Mad Max III: Beyond Thunderdome.” The shooting took place in a crumbling prison near Philadelphia. Toby Phillips photographed the performer who appears in her customary black leather and teased hair, toting a red guitar.
Director: George Miller, Jeff Tannebring
Photography: Toby Phillips
Home Video: Never officially released