Private Dancer (song)
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|Single by Tina Turner|
|from the album Private Dancer|
|B-side||"Keep Your Hands Off My Baby"
"Nutbush City Limits" (live) (US)
|Released||October 28, 1984 (US)
February 17, 1985 (UK)
|Genre||Pop, smooth jazz, R&B|
|Length||7:11 (Album version)
3:54 (7" edit)
|Tina Turner singles chronology|
"Private Dancer" is a hit song recorded by Tina Turner, and written by Mark Knopfler. It is the title track of Tina Turner's most successful album, Private Dancer. 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. The track reached number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number three on the US R&B chart. The song had moderate international success, reaching number twenty-six on the UK Singles Chart.
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. The original drummer Pick Withers had been replaced by Terry Williams. Also, Knopfler did not feature on the track and was replaced by Jeff Beck.
- Jeff Beck: Lead guitar
- John Illsley: Bass guitar
- Alan Clark: Piano, Hammond organ, percussion
- Guy Fletcher: Synthesizers
- Hal Lindes: Rhythm guitar
- Terry Williams: Drums
- Mel Collins: Saxophone
- Norman Seeff: Cover photography
Versions and mixes
- 7" edit – 3:54
- Album version a.k.a. Full Length Mix (12") – 7:11
|Australia ARIA Singles Chart||21|
|French Singles Chart||7|
|Spanish Singles Chart||5|
|Dutch Singles Chart||4|
|German Singles Chart||20|
|Irish Singles Chart||14|
|New Zealand Singles Chart||5|
|Swiss Singles Chart||8|
|UK Singles Chart||26|
|U.S. Billboard R&B Singles||3|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||7|
|U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary||30|
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