Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack album to the movie of the same name, starring Mel Gibson and Tina Turner. The album was originally released in 1985 on the Capitol Records label and reissued numerous times on different labels.
The second Tina Turner track on the album, "One of the Living" (U.S. #15), was the film's opening titles song, produced by Mike Chapman and composed by Holly Knight - the team behind "Better Be Good To Me" - and also credited to Knight's band Device on both the film's end titles and the original vinyl album. Released as the follow-up single to "We Don't Need Another Hero", "One of the Living" was also remixed for both the 7" and 12" singles. Aside from the 7" Remix appearing on The Platinum Collection 3CD set in 2009, the 7" Dub, 12" Special Remix, 12" Dub and 12" Instrumental versions, co-produced and mixed by Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero, all remain unreleased on CD. "One of the Living" won Turner a Grammy Award in 1985 for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female.
In 2010, a deluxe edition of the soundtrack was released and includes Maurice Jarre's complete, intended score with music cues that were ultimately replaced in the final film by Tina Turner's songs. Although Jarre's alternate cues from the original album were included as bonus tracks, Turner's songs were not due to licensing issues.