I Might Have Been Queen
|"I Might Have Been Queen"|
|Song by Tina Turner|
|from the album Private Dancer|
|Released||November 16, 1984|
|Songwriter(s)||Jeanette Obstoj, Rupert Hine, Jamie West-Oram|
"I Might Have Been Queen" is a song written for Tina Turner as the first track on her highly successful Private Dancer album, and later included as a re-mixed version, with an additional lyric added to the bridge, on her What's Love Got to Do With It soundtrack album.
The lyrics are meant to be autobiographical, telling Turner's story. Following a discussion with Rupert Hine, co-writer Jeannette Obstoj spoke with Turner about her life, starting with the cotton fields in Nutbush, Tennessee. They also discussed Turner's interest in Egypt and her belief in previous lives, including her apparent belief that in a prior life she was Hatshepsut, a Pharaoh who took the throne from her brother.
- I, Tina, a book about Tina's life written by Tina Turner and Kurt Loder.
- Hatshepsut: Daughter of Amun, novel by Moyra Caldecott