is a rock song, originally released from Bonnie Tyler in 1988. One year later, Tina covered it for her album Foreign Affair and released it as the lead single. The song became Tina Turner's anthem, repeatedly used at various ceremonies and sport events and became the theme tune for the New South Wales Rugby League in Australia. Tina performed it live at every concert tour, available on many home videos. In 1992, she re-recorded the track together with Jimmy Barnes under the slightly different title (Simply) The Best.
Writer: Holly Knight, Mike Chapman
Producer: Dan Hartman, Tina Turner
Album: Foreign Affair (1989) / Wildest Dreams (Tour Edition) (1997) / Divas Live (1999) / TINA Live (2009) / Do You Want Some Action? (2021)
Single: The Best (1989) / Proud Mary (1994) / Don’t Leave Me This Way (2000)
Video: Do You Want Some Action? (1990) / What’s Love? Live (1994) / Live In Amsterdam (1997) / One Last Time (2000) / TINA Live (2009)
Charts (1989): Europe: #3, #1 (Airplay) / Germany: #4 / Australia: #4 / UK: #5 / USA: #15
Charts (2010): UK: #9 (2010)
I'm responsible for the arrangement on that one because I changed it a lot at the front the "dun, da, da, dun, da, da" all of that and so forth...and it's the best, that song, I was in LA at the time and everytime I was in my jeep driving I blasted it because it was the best, it was ohhhhh oh it makes you feel, even if you're not in love you feel so in love with that song, you just feel like someone is there that's the best, you know, when someone is really right, they're the best, it doesn't matter that they're not as pretty or as great or as rich as someone else it's like you're just the best. (good slang) That song is so good for so many feelings and so many situations and I had to have it, I wanted it.
From the 'Foreign Affair' promotional interview