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Tina Turner Hated Her Own Best Song But This Is Why We All Love It

Tina Turner lived and died on 24th May 2023 but we shall always remember her for being the Queen of Rock n Roll. That’s right. She is was a legendary record maker with certified platinum hit songs from her most famous Album,Private Dancer. But do you all remember those good old days?
In 1984, her multi-platinum album Private Dancer with the hit song “What’s Love Got to Do with It”, won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and became her first and only number-one song on the Billboard Hot 100. At the age of 44, Tina was the oldest female solo artist to top the Hot 100. That was the power of Tina Turner to make an old record always sound great!

She won a total of 12 Grammy Awards in her lifetime. These awards include eight competitive Grammy Awards; she shares the record (with Pat Benatar) for most awards given for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. Three of her recordings, “River Deep – Mountain High” (1999), “Proud Mary” (2003), and “What’s Love Got to Do with It” (2012) are in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Tina Turner is the only female artist to have won a Grammy in the pop, rock, and R&B fields. In 2018 Turner received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. She also won Grammys as a member of USA for Africa and as a performer at the 1986 Prince’s trust concert.

She also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1986 and a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame in 1991. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a duo with Ike Turner way back in 1991.

With such an amazing career, I think Tina was not just a successful career legend but a woman of passion and compassion that made so many people adore her for so long.
So Why Does her famous hit, ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ really mean?

This is the song whose meaning she didn’t like at all but it’s my favorite epic. In her personal life, she was a feminist who overcame domestic violence which I think is also a picture of herself getting free from the bondages of Love!
So Amazing!

Tina Turner played the part of a woman who enjoyed the carnal encounters with her lover, but felt no emotional attachment. She wants him to know that there’s nothing more to it, as for her it’s purely physical. Their relationship has nothing to do with love, which she dismisses as “a sweet, old-fashioned notion.”

It’s really an anti-love song, though it’s also about the growing attraction between two lovers, and that’s why Tina hated it. She balked at recording it, but had the good sense to defer to her manager, Roger Davies, who was engineering her comeback and was sure the song would be a hit. Davis got the song from his friends, the songwriters Terry Britten and Graham Lyle (who was in the duo Gallagher and Lyle), and it was Britten who produced the track.

Turner could sell a song as well as anyone, so she could deliver a convincing vocal even if she didn’t have a personal connection to the track. Outside of “Nutbush City Limits,” her hits were written by others and interpreted by Tina, who could always get into character. She was never anyone’s “Private Dancer,” but she managed to make a song about one a hit as well.

“It’s physical
Only logical
You must try to ignore that it means more than that

What’s love got to do, got to do with it?
What’s love but a second hand emotion?
What’s love got to do, got to do with it?
Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken?”

We love this song because it’s a truth that we can’t hide. It’s not just something women think about but the men too! It’s a very honest epic of not being bondaged by love. A sweet free spirited artistry.

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