What’s Love Got To Do With It is Tina’s first number one single in America, released as the first single to promote her upcoming album Private Dancer while she was on tour with Lionel Richie. It was a huge worldwide success, won two Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Tina produced two different music videos for this single: A black and white (secret) version and the second official video, which shows Tina walking down a street in New York City, interacting with different people. Both videos were released on the Simply The Best video collection. The b-side track is a previously unreleased song, which was already recorded and produced by John Carter in 1982. The song was used as the title for the biographical movie about Tina’s life story in 1993.

Released May 1984 in America,  June 1984 in the UK and Juli 1984 in Germany on the Capitol / EMI label on 7“ & 12“ (picture) vinyl, What’s Love Got To Do With It reached #3 in England (1x Silver), #7 in Germany, #9 in Europe and #1 in America (1x Gold). The single was also #1 in Australia and Canada and a #2 airplay hit in Europe. What’s Love Got To Do With It won Grammy Awards in the categories „Best Pop Vocal Performance Female“ and „Record of the Year“ in 1985 and was inducted into the „Grammy Hall of Fame“ in 2012. It won also a MTV Video Music Award in the category „Best Female Video“.

Tina Turner - What’s Love Got To Do With It - Single
Tina Turner - What’s Love Got To Do With It - Single

single (europe)

A. What’s Love Got To Do With It 3:48

Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Produced by Terry Britten

B. Don’t Rush The Good Things (Previously Unreleased) 3:45

Written by Neil Gammack / Produced by John Carter

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single (usa)

A. What’s Love Got To Do With It 3:48

B. Rock’n Roll Widow (Previously Unreleased) 4:45

Written by Tom Snow / Produced by John Carter

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maxi (europe)

A. What’s Love Got To Do With It (Extended Version) 5:45

B. Don’t Rush The Good Things (Previously Unreleased) 3:45

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maxi (usa)

A. What’s Love Got To Do With It (Extended Version) 5:45

B. Rock’n Roll Widow (Previously Unreleased) 4:45

Sleeve Design: Shot That Tiger!
Photography: Peter Ashworth

Tina Turner - What’s Love Got To Do With It - Single
Tina Turner - What’s Love Got To Do With It - Single
Tina Turner - What’s Love Got To Do With It - Single
Tina Turner - What’s Love Got To Do With It - Promo

Billboard Magazine
May 12, 1984

Strong, new, reggae-influenced song allows Turner to showcase her unique, expressive style; from her new album "Private Dancer".

Tina Turner - What’s Love Got To Do With It - Music Video (Secret Version)

Music Video (Secret Version)
Director / Producer: Bud Schaetzle
Home Video: Simply The Best
Time: 3:50

Tina Turner - What’s Love Got To Do With It - Music Video

Music Video
Director: Mark Robinson
Producer: John Caldwell
Home Video: Simply The Best
Time: 3:48

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Tina Turner - What’s Love Got To Do With It - Single

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