What's Love Got to Do with It (album)

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What's Love Got to Do with It
Soundtrack album / Studio album by Tina Turner
Released June 15, 1993
Recorded 1993, 1984
Genre Rock, R&B, pop, soul
Length 51:52
Label Parlophone
Tina Turner chronology
Simply the Best
(1991)
What's Love Got to Do with It
(1993)
The Collected Recordings – Sixties to Nineties
(1994)
Singles from
What's Love Got to Do with It
  1. "I Don't Wanna Fight"
    Released: April 23, 1993
  2. "Disco Inferno"
    Released: July 12, 1993
  3. "Why Must We Wait Until Tonight"
    Released: September 16, 1993
  4. "Proud Mary"
    Released: November 19, 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A−[2]

What's Love Got to Do with It is the eighth solo album by Tina Turner, released on Parlophone in 1993. The soundtrack album for the 1993 Tina Turner biographical film What's Love Got to Do with It, it was released by Touchstone Pictures the same year.

Overview[edit]

Turner re-recorded many of her songs from the Ike and Tina Turner period for this album including their first hit single "A Fool in Love". Three brand new tracks were also included, "I Don't Wanna Fight" being a top 10 hit in both the U.S. and U.K. The album also includes Turner's version of The Trammps' disco classic "Disco Inferno", a song she had often performed live in concert during the late seventies, but was never previously recorded in studio. Two tracks from her 1984 breakthrough solo album Private Dancer are included as well, the title track to the movie and "I Might Have Been Queen". The album hit #1 on the UK Albums Chart and was certified platinum in many countries including the U.S., the U.K., and Germany.

The U.S. version of the album omits two tracks; "Shake a Tail Feather" and "Tina's Wish".

Track listings[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Don't Wanna Fight"   Lulu, Billy Lawrie, Steve DuBerry 6:06
2. "Rock Me Baby" (1993 version) Riley King, Joe Josea 3:57
3. "Disco Inferno"   Leroy Green, Ron Kersey 4:03
4. "Why Must We Wait Until Tonight"   Bryan Adams, Robert John Lange 5:53
5. "Stay Awhile"   Terry Britten, Graham Lyle 4:50
6. "Nutbush City Limits" (1993 version) Tina Turner 3:19
7. "(Darlin') You Know I Love You" (1993 version) King, Jules Taub 4:27
8. "Proud Mary" (1993 version) John Fogerty 5:25
9. "A Fool in Love" (1993 version) Ike Turner 2:54
10. "It's Gonna Work Out Fine" (1993 version) Sylvia McKinney, Rose McCoy 2:49
11. "Shake a Tail Feather" (1993 version) Verlie Rice, Otis Hayes, Andre Williams 2:32
12. "I Might Have Been Queen" (1993 version, from 1984 album Private Dancer) Jeanette Obstoj, Rupert Hine, Jamie West-Oram 4:20
13. "What's Love Got to Do with It" (from 1984 album Private Dancer) Britten, Lyle 3:49
14. "Tina's Wish" (1993 version) Tina Turner, Ike Turner 3:08

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Roger Davies - record producer
  • Tina Turner - producer
  • Chris Lord-Alge - producer
  • Bryan Adams - producer "Why Must We Wait Until Tonight"
  • Robert Lange - producer "Why Must We Wait Until Tonight"
  • CJ Mackintosh - producer "Nutbush City Limits"
  • Dave Dorrell - producer "Nutbush City Limits"
  • Rupert Hine - producer "I Might Have Been Queen"
  • Terry Britten - producer "What's Love Got To Do With It"
  • Graham Lyle - producer "What's Love Got To Do With It"
  • Chris Lord-Alge - sound engineer (tracks 1-2, 5, 6-10)
  • Steve McNamara - sound engineer (track 4)
  • John Hudson - sound engineer (track 12)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Dutch Albums Chart 1
UK Albums Chart 1
Swiss Albums Chart 5
Austrian Albums Chart 6
New Zealand Albums Chart 6
Norweigen Albums Chart 6
French Albums Chart 21
German Albums Chart 8
US R&B Albums Chart 8
Canadian Albums Chart 10
US Billboard Albums Chart 17
Swedish Albums Chart 22
Australian Albums Chart 30

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1993 "I Don't Wanna Fight" Adult Contemporary 1
1993 "I Don't Wanna Fight" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 44
1993 "I Don't Wanna Fight" Rhythmic Top 40 26
1993 "I Don't Wanna Fight" The Billboard Hot 100 9
1993 "I Don't Wanna Fight" Top 40 Mainstream 5
1993 "Why Must We Wait Until Tonight?" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 12
1993 "Why Must We Wait Until Tonight?" The Billboard Hot 100 97
1993 "Disco Inferno" Hot Dance Music/Club Play 8
Preceded by
No Limits by 2 Unlimited
UK number one album
June 19, 1993 – June 25, 1993
Succeeded by
Emergency on Planet Earth by Jamiroquai

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