We Don’t Need Another Hero is the first single from the Mad Max soundtrack album, to promote the upcoming 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. The music video includes many scenes from the movie and was available on the originally Mad Max home video release. Tina added the song to the setlist of her Private Dancer Tour and performed it since then live at every concert. Live versions are available on the Live In Europe album from 1988 and the Rio '88 home video.
Released June 1985 in America and July 1985 in Europe on the Capitol / EMI label on 7“ (picture shape) and 12“ vinyl, We Don’t Need Another Hero 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“ and for a MTV Video Music Award in the category „Best Female Video“ 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.
Director, Producer: George Miller
Home Video: Mad Max