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Private Dancer
Private Dancer cover
Studio album by Tina Turner
Genre Pop, R&B, Rock, Soul
Length 44:02
Label Capitol
Producer(s) Terry Britten
Bob Carter
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler
Wilton Felder
Rupert Hine
Joe Sample
Greg Walsh
Martyn Ware
Professional reviews
Tina Turner chronology
Love Explosion
(1984)
Private Dancer
(1984)
Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome
(1985)

Private Dancer was Tina Turner's breakthrough solo album. Turner's success with the album came after several challenging years of going solo after a public divorce from husband and performing partner Ike Turner. Private Dancer was released on November 16, 1984 (see 1984 in music). Tina Turner Private Dancer album cover This is an album cover. ... A Studio Album is an album of regular studio recordings. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939) is a Grammy Award-winning American pop/rock singer, Buddhist and occasional actress. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Rock is a form of popular music with a prominent vocal melody accompanied by electric guitars, a bass guitar, and drums. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Singer/songwriter who has written songs for Tina Turner. ... Robert Gene Bob Carter is the father of the Backstreet Boys-member Nick Carter and the singer Aaron Carter. ... Wilton Felder(born on August 31, 1940 in Houston, Texas) is a saxophone and bass player best known as a founder of The Crusaders, initially called the Jazz Crusaders. ... Rupert Hine (full name Rupert Neville Hine) is an English musician and also a prolific producer in the synth pop era, helming albums such as Tina Turners Private Dancer, Howard Joness Humans Lib, Sagas Worlds Apart, and The Fixx Reach the Beach. ... Joseph Leslie Joe Sample is an American pianist, keyboard player and composer. ... Martyn Ware (born on 19 May 1956, in Sheffield, Yorkshire) is one of the leading figures in electronic music. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 4. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939) is a Grammy Award-winning American pop/rock singer, Buddhist and occasional actress. ... Maladroit (Pronounced mălə-droit, meaning either inept or an inept person) is the fourth album by Weezer. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939) is a Grammy Award-winning American pop/rock singer, Buddhist and occasional actress. ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks distributed to the public. ... It has been suggested that Divorcee be merged into this article or section. ... Ike Turner album cover, 1963 Ike Wister Turner (born November 5, 1931) is an American musician (piano, guitar), bandleader, talent scout and record producer, best known for his work with his former wife Tina Turner. ... November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 45 days remaining. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1983 in music, other events of 1984, 1985 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // [edit] Events January 21 - Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood reaches number one in the UK singles chart: it spends a total of forty-two weeks in the...


The album was an outstanding success in the United States and worldwide. The U.S sales of Private Dancer topped the 6 million mark, and world-wide, the album has sold over 20 million copies, thus making Private Dancer Tina Turner's most successful solo album and one of the most successful albums of all time worldwide. Private Dancer was also the biggest-selling album of 1984.


The album produced a number of highly successful singles including "What's Love Got To Do with It" which went to number one and stayed there for three weeks. At the 1985 Grammy Awards, Private Dancer won four awards. In 2003 the TV network VH1 named Private Dancer the 95th greatest album of all time. Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division...


The album was a departure from the R&B and soul music Turner had performed with her husband. The songs reflected a more straightforward rock sensibility, but mixed in elements of pop, R&B, and New Wave music. Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... The soul, acording to many religious and philosophical traditions, is a self-aware ethereal substance particular to a unique living being. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Contents

Track listing

  1. "I Might Have Been Queen" (Rupert Hine, Jeanette Obstoj, Jamie West-Oram) – 4:10
  2. "What's Love Got To Do With It" (MichaelAlfredMontalbanoTerry Britten, Graham Lyle) – 3:49
  3. "Show Some Respect" (Britten, Sue Shifrin) – 3:18
  4. "I Can't Stand The Rain" (Don Bryant, Bernard Miller, Ann Peebles) – 3:41
  5. "Private Dancer" (Mark Knopfler) – 7:11
  6. "Let's Stay Together" (Al Green, Al Jackson, Jr., Willie Mitchell) – 5:16
  7. "Better Be Good To Me" (Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn, Holly Knight) – 5:10
  8. "Steel Claw" (Paul Brady) – 3:48
  9. "Help!" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 4:30
  10. "1984" (David Bowie) – 3:09

Whats Love Got to Do with It was the second single from Tina Turners album Private Dancer. ... Don Bryant is a singer and songwriter. ... Ann Peebles is an internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter best known for her popular Memphis soul albums of the 1970s on the Hi Records label. ... Private Dancer is a song by Tina Turner which was written by Mark Knopfler. ... Mark Freuder Knopfler, OBE (born August 12, 1949, Glasgow, Scotland) is a British[1] guitarist, singer, and songwriter. ... Lets Stay Together is a song by Al Green on his 1972 album of the same name. ... Al Green may refer to: Al Green (musician) Al Green (politician) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Willie Mitchell is a soul, r&b, rock and roll, pop and funk music producer and arranger who runs Royal Recording in Memphis, Tennessee. ... Better Be Good to Me is a hit single released from Tina Turners breakthrough solo album, Private Dancer. ... Help! is a song by The Beatles. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. ... A song from David Bowies 1974 album Diamond Dogs. ... David Bowie (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English Grammy Winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor, producer, arranger and audio engineer whose work spans more than four decades. ...

Original US vinyl and cassette Track listing

  1. "I Might Have Been Queen" (Rupert Hine, Jeanette Obstoj, Jamie West-Oram) – 4:10
  2. "What's Love Got To Do With It" (Terry Britten, Graham Lyle) – 3:49
  3. "Show Some Respect" (Britten, Sue Shifrin) – 3:18
  4. "I Can't Stand The Rain" (Don Bryant, Bernard Miller, Ann Peebles) – 3:41
  5. "Better Be Good To Me" (Mark Chapman, Nicky Chinn, Holly Knight) – 5:10
  6. "Let's Stay Together" (Al Green, Al Jackson, Jr., Willie Mitchell) – 5:16
  7. "1984" (David Bowie) – 3:09
  8. "Steel Claw" (Paul Brady) – 3:48
  9. "Private Dancer" (Mark Knopfler) – 7:11

Whats Love Got to Do with It was the second single from Tina Turners album Private Dancer. ... Better Be Good to Me is a hit single released from Tina Turners breakthrough solo album, Private Dancer. ... Lets Stay Together is a song by Al Green on his 1972 album of the same name. ... Al Green may refer to: Al Green (musician) Al Green (politician) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Willie Mitchell is a soul, r&b, rock and roll, pop and funk music producer and arranger who runs Royal Recording in Memphis, Tennessee. ... A song from David Bowies 1974 album Diamond Dogs. ... David Bowie (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English Grammy Winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor, producer, arranger and audio engineer whose work spans more than four decades. ... Private Dancer is a song by Tina Turner which was written by Mark Knopfler. ... Mark Freuder Knopfler, OBE (born August 12, 1949, Glasgow, Scotland) is a British[1] guitarist, singer, and songwriter. ...

Centenary Edition Tracklisting

  1. "I Might Have Been Queen" – 4:10
  2. "What's Love Got To Do With It" – 3:49
  3. "Show Some Respect" – 3:18
  4. "I Can't Stand The Rain" – 3:41
  5. "Private Dancer" – 7:11
  6. "Let's Stay Together" – 5:16
  7. "Better Be Good To Me" – 5:10
  8. "Steel Claw" – 3:48
  9. "Help!" – 4:30
  10. "1984" – 3:09
  11. "I Wrote A Letter" – 3:25
  12. "Rock N Roll Widow" – 4:45
  13. "Don't Rush The Good Things" – 3:46
  14. "When I Was Young" – 3:11
  15. "What's Love Got To Do With It? (Extended Version)" – 5:48
  16. "Better Be Good To Me (Extended Version)" – 7:03
  17. "I Can't Stand The Rain (Extended Version)" – 5:43

Whats Love Got to Do with It was the second single from Tina Turners album Private Dancer. ... Lets Stay Together is a song by Al Green on his 1972 album of the same name. ... Help! is a song by The Beatles. ... A song from David Bowies 1974 album Diamond Dogs. ... Whats Love Got to Do with It was the second single from Tina Turners album Private Dancer. ...

Personnel

  • Tina Turner - vocals, background vocals
  • Gary Barnacle - saxophone
  • Jeff Beck - guitar
  • Terry Britten - guitar, vocals, background vocals
  • Graham Broad - drums
  • Alex Brown - background vocals
  • Alexandra Brown - vocals
  • Bob Carter - percussion
  • Leon "Ndugu" Chancler - drums
  • Alan Clark - percussion, keyboard
  • Mel Collins - saxophone
  • David Cullen - strings
  • Cy Curnin - vocals, background vocals
  • Julian Diggle - percussion
  • David Ervin - synthesizer
  • Gwen Evans - vocals, background vocals
  • Charles Fearing - guitar
  • Wilton Felder - bass, saxophone
  • Nick Glennie-Smith - keyboard
  • Glenn Gregory - vocals, background vocals
  • Rupert Hine - bass, percussion, keyboard, vocals, background vocals
  • John Illsley - bass
  • Graham Jarvis - drums
  • Hal Lindes - guitar
  • Billy Livsey - keyboard
  • Trevor Morais - drums
  • Simon Morton - percussion
  • Tessa Niles - vocals, background vocals
  • Nick Plytas - synthesizer, piano
  • Frank Riccotti - percussion
  • Ray Russell - guitar
  • Joe Sample - synthesizer, piano
  • Nick Smith - keyboard
  • David T. Walker - guitar
  • Greg Walsh - synthesizer
  • Martyn Ware - synthesizer, vocals, background vocals
  • Jamie West-Oram - guitar
  • Terry Williams - drums
  • Richie Zito - guitar

In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... The saxophone (colloquially referred to as sax) is a conical-bored instrument of the woodwind family, usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece like the clarinet. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... A percussion instrument can be any object which produces a sound by being struck with an implement, shaken, rubbed, scraped, or by any other action which sets the object into vibration. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... David Ervin (born March 16,1961) is an American pop and jazz synthesizer pioneer and jazz pianist from Altadena, California, USA. He took after his musical father, DiFosco Ervin a. ... A synthesizer (or synthesiser) is an electronic musical instrument designed to produce electronically generated sound, using techniques such as additive, subtractive, FM, physical modelling synthesis, phase distortion, or Scanned synthesis. ... Martin EB18 Bass Guitar in flight case. ...

Production

  • Producers: Terry Britten, Bob Carter, Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, Wilton Felder, Rupert Hine, Joe Sample, Greg Walsh, Martyn Ware
  • Engineers: F. Byron Clark, John Hudson, Walter Samuel, Greg Walsh
  • Mixing: John Hudson
  • Remixing: Humberto Gatica
  • Mastering: Alan Yoshida
  • Programming: David Ervin, Rupert Hine, Greg Walsh
  • Drum programming: Martyn Ware
  • String arrangements: David Cullen
  • Arrangers: Greg Walsh, Martyn Ware
  • Compilation producer: Akira Taguchi
  • Creative director: Sam Gay
  • Art direction: Roy Kohara
  • Design: John O'Brien
  • Photography: Pete Ashworth

David Ervin (born March 16,1961) is an American pop and jazz synthesizer pioneer and jazz pianist from Altadena, California, USA. He took after his musical father, DiFosco Ervin a. ...

Chart Performance

Album - Billboard (North America) Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...

Year Chart Position
1984 The Billboard 200 3 (6x Platinum)
1984 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1
Billboard 200
Week 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Position
26
22
17
14
11
9
6
5
5
4
3
3
6
11
18
12
10
8
4
4
4
Week 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42
Position
5
7
5
8
9
9
10
8
13
13
14
11
19
18
24
27
28
29
27
32
37
Week 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63
Position
41
43
52
55
59
66
69
74
78
89
95
98
99
109
116
131
139
146
149
164
171
Week 64 65 66 67 68
Position
139
126
149
184
197

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1984 "Better Be Good to Me" Hot Dance Music/Club Play 16
1984 "Better Be Good to Me" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 6
1984 "Better Be Good to Me" Mainstream Rock Tracks 32
1984 "Better Be Good to Me" The Billboard Hot 100 5
1984 "Let's Stay Together" Hot Dance Music/Club Play 1
1984 "Let's Stay Together" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 3
1984 "Let's Stay Together" The Billboard Hot 100 26
1984 "What's Love Got To Do With It?" Adult Contemporary 8
1984 "What's Love Got To Do With It?" Hot Dance Music/Club Play 21
1984 "What's Love Got To Do With It?" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 2(5)
1984 "What's Love Got To Do With It?" The Billboard Hot 100 1(3)
1985 "Private Dancer" Adult Contemporary 30
1985 "Private Dancer" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 3
1985 "Private Dancer" The Billboard Hot 100 7
1985 "Show Some Respect" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 50
1985 "Show Some Respect" The Billboard Hot 100 37

Miscellanea

  • Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits wrote the title song for this album, Private Dancer. He originally wrote the song for Dire Straits, but then decided to give the song to Tina Turner. Notably, many original members of Dire Straits are part of the personnel who composed this album.
  • In a 1984 interview[1], Mark Knopfler stated of Jeff Beck's guitar work on the title track, "she (Tina Turner) got Jeff Beck to play the second ugliest guitar solo you've ever heard on it."

Mark Freuder Knopfler, OBE (born August 12, 1949, Glasgow, Scotland) is a British[1] guitarist, singer, and songwriter. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Awards

Grammy Awards

Year Winner Category
1985 "Better Be Good to Me" Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
1985 "What's Love Got To Do With It?" Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
1985 "What's Love Got To Do With It?" Record Of The Year
1985 "What's Love Got To Do With It?" Song Of The Year

Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1980. ... The Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1966. ... The Record of the Year is one of the two most prestigious Grammy Awards presented annually. ... The Song of the Year is one of the two most prestigious awards in the Grammies, if not in all of the music industry. ...

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