It's Only Love (Bryan Adams song)

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"It's Only Love"
Single by Bryan Adams with Tina Turner
from the album Reckless
Released 1985
Recorded 1984
Genre Hard rock
Length 3:15
Label A&M
Bryan Adams chronology
"One Night Love Affair"
"It's Only Love"
Tina Turner chronology
"One of the Living"
"It's Only Love"
"Typical Male"

"It's Only Love" is a song by Canadian singer and songwriter Bryan Adams, featuring American singer Tina Turner. It was the sixth and final single from Adams' album Reckless and was included on Tina Turner's live album Tina Live in Europe, as well as being added to both artists' greatest hits compilations: Adams' Anthology and Turner's All the Best. It reached number 15 in January, 1986 on the Billboard Hot 100[1] in the U.S. and number 29 in the UK. The 12" single included the 1985 live version that would later appear on the 1988 album Tina Live in Europe.

Adams told Songfacts that this was his most memorable collaboration of all the ones he has done. He explained: "Working with Tina Turner was amazing. I used to go to see her in the clubs when I was in my late teens/early 20s before she hit the big time. It was incredible to watch her." He added: "It was such a privilege to have sung with her, especially since I was only 24 at the time."[2]

Music video[edit]

The video is a live clip from Tina Turner's 1985 Private Dancer Tour. It begins with Turner in her trademark black leather mini dress and jean jacket, introducing the young Canadian Bryan Adams. He then joins her on stage for a live performance of the song. The popular video won Best Stage Performance in a Video at the 1986 MTV Awards.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
Australian singles chart 52
Austrian Singles Chart 30
Belgium Singles Chart[3] 14
Canadian Singles Chart 14
Dutch Singles Chart 21
Dutch Top 40[3] 20
German Singles Chart 44
Irish Singles Chart 16
New Zealand Singles Chart 37
Swedish Singles Chart[3] 1
Swiss Singles Chart 16
UK Singles Chart 29
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 15
U.S. Top Rock Tracks 7


  1. ^ Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 2015-07-03. 
  2. ^ "It's Only Love". Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  3. ^ a b c "Song Artist Tina Turner". Retrieved 2012-02-04.