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Encyclopedia > We Don't Need Another Hero
"We Don't Need Another Hero"
Single cover
Single by Tina Turner
Released 1985
Format 45, 7", 12"
Genre Pop
Label Capitol Records
Writer(s) Terry Britten
Graham Lyle
Producer(s) Terry Britten
Chart positions
Tina Turner singles chronology
We Don't Need Another Hero (1985)

"We Don't Need Another Hero" was the theme song to the 1985 film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome performed by Tina Turner. It reached #2 in the USA and #3 in the UK. Image File history File links Tina_Turner_We_dont_need_another_hero. ... In music, a single is a short (usually ten minutes or less*) record, usually featuring one or two tracks as A-side, often accompanied by several B-sides, usually remixes or other songs. ... Tina Turner on the cover of her 1991 compilation album Simply the Best Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock, November 26, 1939) is an American R&B, pop, rock and soul singer, Buddhist and occasional actress. ... This article is about the year. ... A gramophone record, (also phonograph record - often simply record) is an analog sound recording medium: a flat disc rotating at a constant angular velocity, with inscribed spiral grooves in which a stylus or needle rides. ... A gramophone record, (also phonograph record - often simply record) is an analog sound recording medium: a flat disc rotating at a constant angular velocity, with inscribed spiral grooves in which a stylus or needle rides. ... A gramophone record, (also phonograph record - often simply record) is an analog sound recording medium: a flat disc rotating at a constant angular velocity, with inscribed spiral grooves in which a stylus or needle rides. ... 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. ... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in producing, manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and sometimes video recordings (especially music videos), on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // History 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... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Singer/songwriter who has written songs for Tina Turner. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Singer/songwriter who has written songs for Tina Turner. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... Motto: E pluribus unum (1789 to present) (Latin: Out of Many, One) In God We Trust (1956 to present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York, New York Official language(s) None at federal level; English de facto Government • President  â€¢ Vice President Federal republic... Tina Turner on the cover of her 1991 compilation album Simply the Best Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock, November 26, 1939) is an American R&B, pop, rock and soul singer, Buddhist and occasional actress. ... This article is about the year. ... Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome was a 1985 film, the 2nd sequel to the action movie Mad Max. ... Tina Turner on the cover of her 1991 compilation album Simply the Best Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock, November 26, 1939) is an American R&B, pop, rock and soul singer, Buddhist and occasional actress. ...


The song was written by Terry Britten and Graham Lyle and produced by Terry Britten. It got a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song in 1986 and a 1986 Grammy nomination for best female pop vocal performance. Singer/songwriter who has written songs for Tina Turner. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... For the main article see Golden Globe Awards. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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 video, from a 2006 broadcasting by VH1
The video, from a 2006 broadcasting by VH1

The video version received an MTV nomination for best female video. It featured Tina Turner in the movie's costume on a circular light platform, mixed with images from the movie. In the last part of the song, a saxophonist and a children's choir joined her. Image File history File links Tina_Turner_We_dont_need_another_hero_video. ... Image File history File links Tina_Turner_We_dont_need_another_hero_video. ... VH1 (which originally stood for Video Hits One) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment (then a division of Warner Communications and then-current owners of MTV, which originally came up with the idea of the channel). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The sentiment of the song is anti-war and anti-violence. In the words of the chorus:

We don’t need another hero
We don’t need to know the way home
All we want is life beyond the thunderdome

Turner was backed by a choral group from Kings House School in Richmond, London. In an interesting postscript to the story of this song, the Musicians' Union realized in October 2005 that none of the 21 choir members who sang on the track had been paid royalties for their appearance on the record. One of the choir members who appeared on the record, Lawrence Dallaglio, became famous in a totally different field as a rugby union star and captain of the England national team. A choir or chorus is a musical ensemble of singers. ... The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames is a London borough in southwest London. ... The Houses of Parliament and the clock tower containing Big Ben Part of the London skyline viewed from the South Bank London (see Wiktionary:London for the name in other languages) is the capital of the United Kingdom and England. ... The Musicians Union of the United Kingdom represents the interests of working musicians. ... Look up October in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Date of Birth: August 10, 1972 Place of Birth: Shepherds Bush, London Height: 1. ... Image from a test-match between Ireland and the New Zealand All Blacks. ... England Rugby is the name of the English national rugby union team. ...


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