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 won two Grammy Awards in 1985 and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 1993, it was used as the title for the biographical movie What’s Love Got To Do With about Tina’s life story and in 2018, a special Symphonic Version was released digitally, taken from the album 80’s Symphonic. In 2020, the Norwegian DJ Kygo released a remix as a digital single which topped the iTunes charts in many countries.
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) / 2010 (Digital)
Label: Capitol / EMI
Format: 7“ Vinyl / 12“ Vinyl (Picture) / Digital
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)
American Music Award: Favorite Soul/R&B Single / Favorite Pop/Rock Single (Nominated 1985)
Album: Private Dancer
Secret Version (b/w)
Director / Producer: Bud Schaetzle
Home Video: Simply The Best
CashBox - May 26, 1984
Tina Turner's second single from her soon-to-be-released LP „Private Dancer“ is highlighted by the tantalizing production of British songster Terry Britten. Turner’s voice has never been stronger as is evidenced by her smash remake of Al Greens „Let’s Stay Together“ and this 7“ „What’s Love Got To Do With It.“ The upbeat reggae chours is a choice melody and the bridge harmonica solo adds a nice texture. Clearly hit material for both pop and A/C playlists.
Billboard - September 01, 1984