Back Where You Started

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"Back Where You Started"
Tina Turner - Back Where You Started.jpg
Single by Tina Turner
from the album Break Every Rule
Released September 1986 (US), August 1987 (Canada)
Format 7" single
Genre Hard rock, classic rock
Length 4:27
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance
Producer(s) Bryan Adams, Bob Clearmountain
Tina Turner singles chronology
"Typical Male"
"Back Where You Started"
"Two People"

"Back Where You Started" is a popular album track and the second (promotional only) single released in the United States by rock/soul singer Tina Turner, from her Platinum-certified Break Every Rule album.

The song was written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, and produced by Adams and Bob Clearmountain. It was the second collaboration between Turner and Adams, their first being the 1985 hit "It's Only Love". Although "Back Where You Started" was never released commercially as a single, it was a hit on the US Rock Chart and won Turner a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female in 1987.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1986–87) Peak
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[1] 85
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[2] 18


  1. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 0881." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved September 23, 2015.
  2. ^ "Tina Turner – Chart history" Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs for Tina Turner. Retrieved September 22, 2015.

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