Typical Male

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"Typical Male"
Single by Tina Turner
from the album Break Every Rule
B-side "Don't Turn Around"
Released August 30, 1986
Format
Genre Pop rock
Length 4:18
Label Capitol
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Britten
Tina Turner singles chronology
"It's Only Love"
(1985)
"Typical Male"
(1986)
"Back Where You Started"
(1986)

"Typical Male" is a song performed by recording artist Tina Turner. It was written by Terry Britten and Graham Lyle and produced by the former for Turner's 1986 album Break Every Rule. The song peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and number three on the R&B Chart. The B-Side of the single was "Don't Turn Around", covered by Bonnie Tyler, Aswad and Ace of Base. Phil Collins plays drums on this song. "Typical Male" is unusual for a pop song, in that the chorus includes a single measure in 2/4 time.

Music video[edit]

In the music video, Turner is seen in a red minidress, flirting with a lawyer. She plays games with him, such as chess and Scrabble in order to get his attention. Throughout the video, Turner is seen hugging and leaning against a statue of the lawyer's leg. At one point in the video, she and the lawyer are sitting on a gigantic telephone headpiece, and she jumps up and down on one end of the phone sending the lawyer high into the air. At the end of the video, Turner and the lawyer are seen walking together holding hands.

Versions and remixes[edit]

  • Album version – 4:18
  • 12" Dance Mix – 7:06
  • 12" Dub Mix – 6:18

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[1] 6
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[2] 17
France (SNEP)[3] 31
Germany (Media Control Charts)[4] 3
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 12
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[6] 8
Norway (VG-lista)[7] 2
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 6
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 2
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 33
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 2
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[12] 23
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[13] 3
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[14] 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tina Turner – Typical Male – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  2. ^ "Ultratop.be – Tina Turner – Typical Male" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  3. ^ "Lescharts.com – Tina Turner – Typical Male" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  4. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  5. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  6. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Tina Turner – Typical Male". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  7. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Tina Turner – Typical Male". VG-lista. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  8. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Tina Turner – Typical Male". Singles Top 60. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  9. ^ "Tina Turner – Typical Male – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  10. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved January 13, 2013.
  11. ^ "Tina Turner Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Tina Turner. Retrieved 12 September 2013.
  12. ^ "Tina Turner Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Tina Turner. Retrieved 12 September 2013.
  13. ^ "Tina Turner Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Tina Turner. Retrieved May 12, 2013.
  14. ^ "Tina Turner Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Tina Turner. Retrieved May 12, 2013.

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