Private Dancer is the title track and the fifth single from the Private Dancer album. The song remained unreleased from a Dire Straits recording session, because Mark Knopfler thought it’s a song for a woman. The music video is available on the Simply The Best video collection. A slightly longer version of the video was unfortunately never officially released. The b-side track „Keep Your Hands Off My Baby“ from the German single is a previously unreleased song, which was already recorded and produced by John Carter in 1982. The live versions from the UK and US release were recorded in Chicago on August 2, 1984.

Released October 1984 in Germany, November 1984 in America and January 1985 in England on the Capitol / EMI label on 7“ & 12“ vinyl, Private Dancer reached #7 in America, # 20 in Germany, #12 in Europe and #26 in England.

Tina Turner - Private Dancer - Single
Tina Turner - Private Dancer - Single

single (germany)

A. Private Dancer (Edit) 4:01

Written by Mark Knopfler / Produced by John Carter

B. Keep Your Hands Off My Baby (Previously Unreleased) 3:44

Written by Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg / Produced by John Carter

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single (usa, uk)

A. Private Dancer (Edit) 4:01

B. Nutbush City Limits (Live) 3:06

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maxi (germany)

A. Private Dancer (Full Length Version) 7:14

B. Keep Your Hands Off My Baby (Previously Unreleased) 3:44

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maxi (usa, uk)

A1. Private Dancer (Full Length Version) 7:14

B1. River Deep, Mountain High (Live) 4:14

Written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich / Mixed by John Carter and Mark Woods / Recorded live in Chicago August 2, 1984 by Westwood One

B2. Nutbush City Limits (Live) 3:06

Written by Tina Turner / Mixed by John Carter and Mark Woods / Recorded live in Chicago August 2, 1984 by Westwood One

Design: Shot That Tiger!
Photo: Norman Seefe

Tina Turner - Private Dancer - Single
Tina Turner - Private Dancer - Single
Tina Turner - Private Dancer - Promo

Billboard Magazine
January 12, 1985

Relatively quiet tune conceals the sharp edges in both a grim storyline and the singer’s smoldering growl; fourth release from her platinum
LP.

Billboard Magazine
January 19, 1985

Introducing the first hit of 1985. TINA TURNER’S PRIVATE DANCER (B-5433), the title track from her triple platinum album, PRIVATE DANCER (ST-12330) is now a single. Written by Mark Knopfler. Produced by Carter.

Tina Turner - Private Dancer - Music Video

Music Video
Director: Brian Grant
Producer: Pam James
Home Video: Simply The Best
Time: 4:23

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