I Don’t Wanna Fight is a slow ballad, first offered to the singer Sade, but she didn’t recorded it. Tina thought the song fits perfect for the movie What's Love Got To Do With It about her life story and released it as the lead single from the soundtrack album. She promoted the song at some TV-Shows in Europe and America and performed it live at her What’s Love? Tour in 1993. A live version is available on the What’s Love? Live home video from 1993.
Writer: Steve DuBerry, Lulu, Billy Lawrie
Producer: Chris Lord-Alge, Roger Davies
Photographer: Peter Lindbergh
Release: April 1993
Label: Parlophone (Europe) / Virgin (USA)
Format: 7“ Vinyl / 12“ Vinyl / 5“ CD / Cassette
Charts: UK: #7 / USA: #9 (Pop), #1 (A/C) / Germany: #35 / Europe: #11, #1 (Airplay) / Canada: #1 / Australia: #39
Grammy: Best Female Pop Vocal Performance (Nomination 1994)
Album: What’s Love Got To Do With It
The music video is available in two different versions - with or without scenes from the movie. It shows Tina in a film studio and outside in a car, alone and together with two female models. Once she wears jeans and a white blouse, and another time a long black dress. The clip with the movie scenes was originally released on the What’s Love Got To Do With It home video on VHS. The version without scenes from the movie is available on the Simply The Best Video-CD edition, on Tina’s official YouTube channel and the promotional LaserDisc Promo Lights Clip! An alternate version was released on the Tears To Triumph promotional video and shows Tina in the studio in monotone in front of a microphone singing the song, also with many scenes from the movie in between.
Director: Peter Care
Producer: Howard Woffingden
Home Video: Simply The Best / What’s Love Got To Do With It
Director: John Pattyson
Home Video: Tears To Triumph
Billboard - May 08, 1993
Turner makes her Virgin debut with a shuffling pop/dance ditty that stylistically lands somewhere between her comeback hit „Let’s Stay Together“ and Amy Grant’s „Baby Baby“. The track clearly is designed to fit into current top 40 mold, though Tina’s distinctive and worldly vocal delivery gives it a necessary edge that sets it apart from the rest.