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Encyclopedia > What's Love Got to Do with It (song)
"What's Love Got to Do With It"
"What's Love Got to Do With It" cover
Single by Tina Turner
from the album Private Dancer
Released July 1984
Format CD single
Cassette single
7" single
12" single
Digital download
Genre Pop/R&B
Length 3:50
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Terry Britten
Graham Lyle
Producer(s) Terry Britten
Certification Gold
Chart positions
Tina Turner singles chronology
"Let's Stay Together"
1983
"What's Love Got to Do With It"
1984
"Better Be Good to Me"
1985

"What's Love Got to Do with It" was the second single released from Tina Turner's breakthrough solo debut album, Private Dancer. The song is widely credited for the huge success of the album itself. The song's lyrics and theme express how love is usually not a motive for someone to find a relationship. What's Love Got to Do with It is arguably Tina Turner's most popular and successful single, becoming her first number-one hit in United States and establishing Tina Turner as a mainstream Pop and Rock artist. In 1993, the song's name was used as the title for What's Love Got to Do with It?, a biographical film about Turner's life leading up to the actual release of the song. This song was also featured in "Weird Al" Yankovic's song "Hooked on Polkas" from his album Dare To Be Stupid. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... 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Better Be Good to Me is a hit single released from Tina Turners breakthrough solo album, Private Dancer. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939) is an eight-time Grammy Award-winning American pop/rock singer and actress. ... Private Dancer was Tina Turners breakthrough solo album. ... Whats Love Got to Do with It? is a 1993 biographical film which tells the life story of Tina Turner. ... Weird Al Yankovic (album) Alfred Matthew Weird Al Yankovic (IPA pronunciation: ; born October 23, 1959) is an American musician, satirist, parodist, accordionist, and television producer. ...

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Chart information

Tina Turner had not had a top twenty single in thirteen years, so no one expected the song to turn out to be the hit it became. "What's Love Got to Do With It" went straight to number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and remained there for three weeks, becoming Turner's first and only number-one hit. Tina Turner's first single had charted in 1960, and she achieved her first number-one single on September 1, 1984, which set a new record from the longest span between an artist's first charted record and first number-one single (a difference of 24 years, to the exact week). It also established another record, as Turner was 45-years-old when the song went to number one, making her the oldest artist to place a number-one single on the Hot 100. Both records were broken however, by Aerosmith in 1998 and Cher in 1999, respectively. The music video was directed by Mark Robingson. The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Aerosmith is a prominent American rock band, regarded by some as Americas Greatest Rock and Roll Band. [1][2] Although they are known as the bad boys from Boston, none of the bands members are actually from that city. ... Cheryl Sarkisian LaPiere (b. ...


Chart Positions

Position Chart
1 US Hot 100
2 US R&B
8 US AC
21 US Dance
3 UK
7 Germany
1 Australia
8 Switzerland
15 Netherlands
4 Austria
4 Ireland

Awards

The song was honored with several awards welcoming Turner's comeback, including the Grammy Awards of 1985. The music video for the song also claimed a prize at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1985, as the Best Female Video. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


The 1985 Grammy Awards

  • Record of the Year
  • Song of the Year
  • Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

1996 cover

In 1996, Warren G did a cover of the song, with Adina Howard singing the chorus. The video clip featured Jackie Chan. It has been suggested that G-Funk Entertainment be merged into this article or section. ... Adina Howard (b. ... Chan Kong-Sang, (陳港生) also known as Jackie Chan Sing Lung (陳成龍) or Jackie Chan SBS (born on April 7, 1954) is a Chinese martial artist, action star, actor, director, script writer, film producer, singer and stunt performer. ...

"What's Love Got To Do With It"
No cover available
Single by Warren G featuring Adina Howard
Genre Hip hop
Chart positions
  • #1 (NZ)
Warren G chronology
Do You See
(1995)
"What's Love Got To Do With It"
(1994)
...
Adina Howard chronology
Freak Like Me
(1995)
"What's Love Got To Do With It"
(1996)
...
Preceded by
"Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker, Jr.
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
September 1, 1984- September 15, 1984
Succeeded by
"Missing You" by John Waite
Preceded by
"Twisted" by Keith Sweat
RIANZ (New Zealand) number one single (Warren G version)
18 October 1996, 15 November 1996
Succeeded by
"Wannabe" by the Spice Girls

 
 

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