We Don’t Need Another Hero was written by Terry Britten & Graham Lyle and is the first single from the Mad Max soundtrack album, to promote the Mad Max 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. After the release, Tina added it to the setlist of her ongoing Private Dancer Tour and performed it since then live at every concert tour. Live versions are available on the Live In Europe album from 1988 and the Rio '88 home video.

The music video was produced and directed by George Miller and shows Tina standing on a bright spotlight and dressed in her Auntie Entity costume, with various scenes from the movie in-between. At the end, she is accompanied by the King’s House school children's choir and Timmy Capello playing the saxophone part. The clip was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award in the category „Best Female Video“ in 1986. Unfortunately, the video was never officially released on home video until today. On the Simply The Best video collection it was replaced with a live version, taken from the Do You Want Some Action! video.

Released in June 1985 in America and in July 1985 in Europe from Capitol / EMI Records on 7“ (picture shape) & 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“ in 1986.

Billboard Magazine - 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.

CashBox Magazine - July 06, 1985: From the motion picture soundtrack to the forthcoming Warner Bros. film, 'Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome' (in which Turner stars with Mel Gibson), Tina Turner delivers another solid gold vocal with this surging tune. Written by Terry Britten and Graham Lyle, the same team who penned Turner’s #1 hit, "What’s Love Got To Do With It,” this first of two Turner tunes from 'Mad Max' is sure to take her on another ride up the charts. A dramatic ballad.

Tina Turner - We Don’t Need Another Hero - Single

Vinyl Maxi (Germany) - Front Cover

Tina Turner - We Don’t Need Another Hero - Single

Vinyl Maxi (Germany) - Back Cover


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)"

Tina Turner - We Don’t Need Another Hero - Single

UK Promo

The New Single
(Thunderdome) 12/CL 364

12 Inch Features Extended
Vocal And Instrumental Dub Mixes

Featured On The Forthcoming Original Motion Picture Soundtrack "MAD MAX"

Tina Turner - We Don’t Need Another Hero - Single

Vinyl Picture Shape

Tina Turner - We Don’t Need Another Hero - Music Video

Music Video
Director: George Miller
Producer: George Miller
Time 4:04


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