We Don’t Need Another Hero was written by Terry Britten & Graham Lyle and is the first single from the Mad Max soundtrack album, to promote the movie with Tina’s first starring role as a main actor. The song was a massive worldwide success and Tina's first #1 in Germany. After the release, Tina added it to the setlist of her ongoing Private Dancer Tour and performed it since then live at every concert tour. Live versions are available on the Live In Europe album from 1988 and the Rio '88 home video.
The music video was produced and directed by George Miller and shows Tina standing on a bright spotlight and dressed in her Auntie Entity custome singing the song, with various scenes from the movie in-between. At the end, she is accompanied by the King’s House school children's choir and Timmy Capello playing the saxophone part. The clip was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award in the category „Best Female Video“ in 1986. Unfortunately, the video was never officially released on home video until today. On the Simply The Best video collection it was replaced with a live version, taken from The Do You Want Some Action! home video.
The single was released in June 1985 in America and in July 1985 in Europe from Capitol / EMI Records on 7“ (picture shape) & 12“ vinyl. It reached #3 in England (1x Silver), #1 in Germany (1x Gold), #4 in Europe and #2 in America. It was also #1 in Australia, Canada, Switzerland and Spain and a #1 airplay hit in Europe. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category „Best Female Pop Vocal Performance“ in 1986.
A. We Don’t Need Another Hero 4:16
B. We Don’t Need Another Hero (Instrumental Edit) 4:45
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A. We Don’t Need Another Hero (Extended Version) 6:10
B. We Don’t Need Another Hero (Instrumental) 6:31
Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle
Produced by Terry Britten
Sleeve Design: Shoot That Tiger!
Cover Illustration: Amsel
Taken from the original motion picture soundtrack album „Mad Max (Beyond Thunderdome)"
June 29, 1985
And now for one where the rock’n roller not just sings the theme, but stars in the flick; here’s "Mad Max’s" leading lady in a (relatively) quiet mood … and the Capitol 12-inch promo will certainly be one of the top 40 reverse crossovers, being rather downtempo, and having the theatrical sound of a movie theme.
Live in Barcelona 1990
Director: Egbert van Hees
Producer: Marijke Llasema