Sunday, January 9, 2011


Grammy Song Of the Year 1985

"What's Love Got to Do with It" is the second single (after "Let's Stay Together") released from Tina Turner's fifth solo album Private Dancer. In Europe it was the third single following Turner's cover of The Beatles' "Help!". "What's Love Got to Do with It" became Turner's most successful single. Turner had previously released two solo albums while still with her husband and musical partner Ike Turner. She split from him in 1976 and divorced him in 1978. Following the divorce, she released two more solo albums, both of which failed on the charts. However, "What's Love Got to Do with It", from her fifth solo album, reached the top five in both the US and UK. The music video was directed by Mark Robinson. The song ranked #309 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". It also ranked #38 on Songs of the Century. It was the 17th best-selling single of 1984 in the UK. The song was originally recorded by UK pop group Bucks Fizz, but unreleased until 2000. In 1993, the song's name was used as the title for What's Love Got to Do With It, a biographical film about Tina Turner's life.

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