The music video for the song features Tina Turner as a disillusioned ballroom dancer, although the song could also be interpreted as being sung from the perspective of a lap dancer. Contrasting images of the lavish decadence of the mid-1980s on one hand, and the mid-40s prime of Turner (foreshadowing the mid-40s prime of Starship's Grace Slick, born less than a month before Turner, during 1985-1987 and the early-50s prime of Cher in 1998-1999) on the other hand, are both clearly on display.
The song was originally going to be included on the Dire Straits album Love over Gold. After the song was recorded, however, the vocals were not added. Mark Knopfler considered that they were not suitable for a male to sing, so the track was cut from the final mix. Legal restrictions prevented the original recording from being used, so two years after it was recorded, the track was remade by Dire Straits for Tina Turner. Terry Williams replaced the original drummer Pick Withers. Knopfler did not feature on the track and was replaced by Jeff Beck.