What’s Love Got To Do With It is a pop song and Tina’s first number one hit in America. It was released as the first single to promote her upcoming album Private Dancer while she was on tour with Lionel Richie. Tina promoted the song at several tv shows in Europe and America and performed it live at every concert tour. Live versions are available on the album Live In Europe from 1988 and TINA Live from 2009. Both b-side tracks were previously unreleased, already recorded and produced by John Carter in 1982. The song was nominated for three Grammy Awards and won two of them in 1985. It was also inducted into the „Grammy Hall of Fame“ in 2012. What’s Love Got To Do With was also used as the title for the biographical movie about Tina’s life story. In 2010, a „Karaoke Edition“ (Instrumental Version) and in 2018, a Symphonic Version, taken from the album „80’s Symphonic,“ was released digitally.
Writer: Terry Britten, Graham Lyle
Producer: Terry Britten
Design: Shot That Tiger!
Photographer: Peter Ashworth
Release: May '84 (USA) / June '84 (UK) / Juli '84 (Germany)
Label: Capitol / EMI
Format: 7“ Vinyl / 12“ Vinyl (picture)
Charts: USA: #1 / Australia: #1 / Canada: #1 / UK: #3 / Germany: #7 / Europe: #9, #2 (airplay)
Certifications: USA: 1x Gold / UK: 1x Silver
Grammy: Best Pop Vocal Performance Female / Record of the Year (1985)