Simply The Best is a re-recorded version of Tina’s 1989 hit single The Best. It’s a duet with Jimmy Barnes and was included on the Australian edition of the Simply The Best album. The song was also used for an advertising campaign for the New South Wales Rugby League. The saxophone instrumental part was replaced with a guitar part, played from the Australian musician Johnny Diesel.
The music video shows Tina and Jimmy Barnes in the studio recording the song together. Tina is dancing a little bit in front of the microphone and we can see Johnny Diesel playing guitar. The clip was released from Jimmy Barnes on the DVD „Barnes Hits“ and is also available on the VHS promo sampler „Can’t Beat The Music - Vol. 2“ from Festival Records.
Released in May 1992 only in Australia and New Zealand from Mushroom Records on 7“ vinyl, cassette and 5“ CD, Simply The Best reached #11 in New Zealand and #13 in Australia.
1. (Simply) The Best (duet with Jimmy Barnes) 4:11
Written by Holly Knight, Mike Chapman / Produced by Dan Hartman, Chris Lord-Alge
2. River Deep, Mountain High (Jimmy Barnes) 3:38
Written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich / Produced by Don Gehman, Tony Brock
3. I’m A Lady (Tina Turner) 3:24
Written by Terry Britten, Graham Lyle / Produced by Terry Britten, Chris Lord-Alge
4. (Simply) The Best (Extended Version) 5:30
Photography: Paul Cox
Design: Pierre Baroni / MushroomArt