December 24, 2008

Bedtime Music: Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do With It

In my opinion, the period of 1983-85 was an exceptionally good time for rock music. Tina Turner happened to be at the start of her comeback at this time, and she really shook up the music industry with her hit, What's Love Got To Do With It, from her 1984 album, Private Dancer. The irony is that, because she was considered "unmarketable" by the American recording industry, only eleven radio stations initially put this single on their playlists. With some pressure on Capitol Records to promote the song more, What's Love Got To Do With It eventually rose to number one, for Tina her first and, in America her only, number one hit. Eventually, the song won three Grammy Awards in 1985: "Record of the Year," "Song of the Year," and "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance." The song is also ranked #309 on Rolling Stone's listing of the 500 greatest songs of all time.

This video is of Tina's performance at the Grammy Awards on February 26th, 1985.

1 comment:

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