One of the Living

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"One of the Living"
Single by Tina Turner
from the album Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
B-side "One of the Living" (Dub Version)
Released 1985
Format 7", 12"
Genre Hard rock
Length 5:59
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Holly Knight
Producer(s) Mike Chapman
Tina Turner singles chronology
"We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)"
(1985)
"One of the Living"
(1985)
"It's Only Love"
(1985)

One of the Living is a 1985 song by Tina Turner. It was one of two songs recorded by Turner for the film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, in which she also starred. The single reached number 15 on the American Billboard Hot 100.[1]

The song was written by Holly Knight, who also co-wrote Turner's singles "The Best" and "Better Be Good to Me." In 1986, it won the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.

Versions and remixes[edit]

  • Album Version - 5:59
  • 7" Remix - 4:10
  • 7" Dub Version - 4:45
  • 12" Special Club Mix - 7:35
  • 12" Dub - 4:56
  • 12" Instrumental - 5:58

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[2] 34
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 12
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 7
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[5] 18
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[6] 9
Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 6
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 15
Italy (Hit Parade Italia)[9] 49
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[10] 10
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[11] 24
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 9
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 55
US Billboard Hot 100[14] 15
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[15] 6
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[16] 41

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allmusic: Tina Turner (Awards)". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-10-11. 
  2. ^ David Kent (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. Australia: St Ives, N.S.W. : Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Tina Turner – One of the Living" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Tina Turner – One of the Living" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  5. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 0605." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  6. ^ "Singlet 1985-10 lokakuu" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Tina Turner - Top Titel" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  8. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – One of the Living". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  9. ^ "Indice per Interprete: T". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 45, 1985" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  11. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Tina Turner – One of the Living". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  12. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Tina Turner – Switzerland". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  13. ^ "Tina Turner: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  14. ^ "Tina Turner – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Tina Turner. Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  15. ^ "Tina Turner – Chart history" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Tina Turner. Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  16. ^ "Tina Turner – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Tina Turner. Retrieved September 22, 2015.