Typical Male

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Typical Male"
Single by Tina Turner
from the album Break Every Rule
B-side "Don't Turn Around"
Released August 30, 1986
Format
Genre
Length 4:18
Label Capitol
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Britten
Tina Turner singles chronology
"It's Only Love"
(1985)
"Typical Male"
(1986)
"Back Where You Started"
(1986)

"Typical Male" is a song recorded by American singer Tina Turner. It was written by Terry Britten and Graham Lyle and produced by the former for Turner's studio album Break Every Rule (1986).

The song hit #1 in Cash Box magazine and peaked at #2 for three weeks on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, behind "When I Think of You" by Janet Jackson and "True Colors" by Cyndi Lauper. It reached #3 on the Billboard R&B Chart. The B-Side of the single was "Don't Turn Around", covered by Bonnie Tyler, Aswad, and Ace of Base. Phil Collins plays drums on the song. "Typical Male" is unusual for a pop song, in that the chorus includes a single measure in 2/4 time.

Music video[edit]

In the music video, Turner is seen in a red minidress, flirting with a lawyer. She plays games with him, such as chess and Scrabble in order to get his attention. Throughout the video, Turner is seen hugging and leaning against a statue of the lawyer's leg. At one point in the video, she and the lawyer are sitting on a gigantic telephone headpiece, and she jumps up and down on one end of the phone sending the lawyer high into the air. At the end of the video, Turner and the lawyer are seen walking together holding hands.

Versions and remixes[edit]

  • Album version – 4:18
  • 12" Dance Mix – 7:06
  • 12" Dub Mix – 6:18

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Kent (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. Australia: St Ives, N.S.W. : Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  2. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Tina Turner – Typical Male" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Tina Turner – Typical Male" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  4. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 0740." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  5. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 8847." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  6. ^ "Hits of the World" (PDF). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. October 11, 1986. Retrieved September 23, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Singlet 1986-08 elokuu" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – Tina Turner – Typical Male" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  9. ^ "Tina Turner - Top Titel" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  10. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Typical Male". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  11. ^ "Indice per Interprete: T". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 42, 1986" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  13. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Tina Turner – Typical Male". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  14. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Tina Turner – Typical Male". VG-lista. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  15. ^ Fernando Salaverri (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  16. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Tina Turner – Typical Male". Singles Top 100. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  17. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Tina Turner – Typical Male". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  18. ^ "Tina Turner: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  19. ^ "Tina Turner – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Tina Turner. Retrieved 12 September 2013.
  20. ^ "Tina Turner – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Tina Turner. Retrieved 12 September 2013.
  21. ^ "Tina Turner – Chart history" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Tina Turner. Retrieved May 12, 2013.
  22. ^ "Tina Turner – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Tina Turner. Retrieved May 12, 2013.
  23. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 1986" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  24. ^ "Top 100 Singles of 1986". RPM. December 27, 1986. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  25. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts 1986" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  26. ^ "I singoli più venduti del 1986". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  27. ^ "Jaaroverzichten - Single 1986" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 17, 2015. 
  28. ^ "Topp 20 Single Sommer 1986" (in Norwegian). VG-lista. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  29. ^ "Swiss Year-end Charts 1986". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  30. ^ "The Year in Music: 1986" (PDF). Billboard. December 27, 1986. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 

External links[edit]