Flashback Friday: Tina Turner

Flashback Friday - Tina Tuner at the Frank Erwin Center Oct. 27, 2000

This Flashback Friday takes us back to Oct. 27, 2000 when Tina Turner rocked our stage. Known to many as the Queen of Rock and Roll, this singer, dancer and actress started her career in the 1960s and made a comeback as a solo artist in the mid-1980s. Named as “one of the greatest singers of all time” by Rolling Stone, Ms. Turner knew how to put on a show – especially with her big hair, big voice, glitzy ensembles and great legs.

Here is a list of our favorite Tina Turner songs – enjoy!

“What’s Love Got to Do With It”

Released in 1984, this song became one of the year’s biggest hits and is considered Turner’s comeback song. The single won several Grammy awards in 1985, including Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

“The Best”

Originally a Bonnie Tyler song, Turner released her version in 1989 and it is considered one of Turner’s most successful and popular singles.

“We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)”

This single became the hit theme song for the 1985 film “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” featuring Mel Gibson and of course, Ms. Turner. The following year, the song received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song and a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

“Private Dancer”

This song is the title track from Turner’s breakthrough 1984 album “Private Dancer,” which became one of her most successful albums in the U.S. and internationally.

“Better Be Good to Me”

This was another hit single from the album “Private Dancer” and won a Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance in 1985.

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