Proud Mary (1971)
With her husband Ike Turner, Tina discovered fame with their model of the gospel-influenced Proud Mary, which had been launched by Creedence Clearwater Revival two years earlier.
The duo’s tackle the track, with its well-known refrain a few Mississippi steamboat “rolling, rolling on the river”, was extra rock and raunchy than the unique, profitable them a Grammy.
Tina continued to carry out the piece when she went solo, and it could turn into one among her signature sounds.
What’s Love Got To Do With It (1984)
Another of Turner’s defining songs, this was her sole US primary and introduced her 4 Grammys, additionally offering the title for the 1993 Oscar-nominated biopic of her life.
Its launch marked her institution as a profitable solo artist following her skilled and marital cut up from Ike in 1976.
A monitor on her fifth solo album Private Dancer, the track had been turned down by Cliff Richards and Donna Summer earlier than Turner picked it up.
Lyrics reminiscent of “Who wants a coronary heart when a coronary heart could be damaged” took on deeper significance following revelations within the Nineteen Nineties of her abuse throughout her marriage.
We Don’t Need Another Hero (1985)
The track is the title monitor to Mel Gibson’s post-apocalyptic Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome movie during which Turner performs ruthless, blonde group chief Aunty Entity, wearing chainmail.
She wears an identical Amazon-style get-up for the video of the choral-backed piece, which warns towards false hope and oppression.
The Best (1989)
Turner’s cowl of the Bonnie Tyler unique launched a 12 months earlier was the key success of her album Foreign Affair.
Renamed Simply the Best, it was used to advertise Australian rugby league in 1990, the video that includes gamers of the day with an unforgettably-styled Turner.
It went on to turn into a traditional sports activities anthem, chanted at baseball matches and soccer video games worldwide.
GoldenEye (1995) –
As a mark of her pop megastar standing, Turner was picked to carry out the coveted title monitor to the James Bond movie Golden Eye, written by U2’s Bono and The Edge.
In the music video for the track, which grew to become a Top Ten hit in lots of international locations, Turner’s signature white robe highlights her picture as pop’s all-glamour diva.
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